Archive for Adult Attachment Interview

A Question of Attachment: Book Chapter Ideas (part I)

In my last series of posts I announced my (preliminary) intention to write a book entitled A Question of Attachment—Bowlby Less Traveled: The Book. My proposed book will centrally look at the question asked by insecure attachment: How do I find intimacy and connection while at the same time avoiding the pain that loss of […]

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“Addictions from an Attachment Perspective”—A Review (part IV)

Welcome back. This is part IV of my multi-part blog series wherein I review the 2014 edited volume entitled Addictions from an Attachment Perspective—Do Broken Bonds and Early Trauma Lead to Addictive Behaviours? We’ll start off looking at Chapter Four—Alcohol Misuse, Attachment Dilemmas, and Triangles of Interaction: A Systemic Approach to Practice—by Arlene Vetere. Let’s […]

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Affectional Bonds—Bowlby on Inner Working Models and Expectation Fields

This is part III of my multi-part review of John Bowlby’s 1979 book The Making and Breaking of Affectional Bonds. In part I, I profiled Sir Richard Bowlby’s introduction to Affectional Bonds, which was added in 2005. In part II, I profiled criticisms of attachment theory that came from certain sectors of the feminist movement […]

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Repent for the Cosmic Castration Is Upon Us (part I)

By now you’ve probably read the following disturbing headline: Young Risk-Takers Drawn to Dangerous ‘Choking Game’ Kathleen Doheny wrote this article for HealthDay, an article that profiles research conducted by Robert Nystrom, adolescent health manager at the Oregon Public Health Division in Portland. The article hit the web on April 16th, 2012. Here’s Doheny’s tagline: Study […]

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Bringing in 2011 with a Review of Posts from December, 2010

I trust that everyone had a wonderful and restful holiday break. I know I did. Last year (sorry, couldn’t resist) on December 9th, 2010, I began a series of posts that were triggered by the following question: Q – Do mothers (therapists) really attach to their babies (clients)? Lets do a bit of a review […]

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