clulow_bkThe Secure Base in Practice and Research

Edited by: Christopher Clulow

Adult Attachment and Couple Psychotherapy brings research and practice perspectives to bear on the adult couple relationship, and provides a framework for assessing and working with secure and insecure partnerships. The book uses vivid illustrations from clinical and community work and offers stimulating reading for all those involved in this field who wish to re-assess their models of practice.

Divided into three parts, the book -

  1. Looks at what is meant by secure attachment in the couple;
  2. Describes how research and practice inform one another;
  3. Examines the significance of training and the organisation of work for effective practice with couples.

Part One: Conceptualising the Couple in Attachment Terms

Chapter 1: Patterns of Relating in the Couple - James Fisher and Lisa Crandell

Chapter 2: Attachment Security in Adult Partnerships - Judith Crowell and Dominique Treboux

Chapter 3: Insecure Attachment and Abusive Intimate Relationships - Kim Bartholomew, Antonia Henderson and Donald Dutton

Chapter 4: A Couple Perspective on the Transmission of Attachment Patterns - Philip Cowan and Carolyn Pape Cowan

Part Two: Applications to Couple Psychotherapy

Chapter 5: Attachment Theory and the Therapeutic Frame - Christopher Clulow

Chapter 6: Working with Intangible Loss - Christopher Clulow, Jenny Riddell and Avi Shmueli

Chapter 7: Clinical Reflections on Unresolved and Unclassifiable States of Mind - Christopher Vincent

Chapter 8: Attachment, Narcissism and the Violent Couple - Christopher Clulow

Chapter 9: Traumatic Loss and the Couple - Lynne Cudmore and Dorothy Judd

Part Three: A Secure Base for Practice

Chapter 10: Training Partnerships: Safe Haven or Secure Base? - Felicia Olney

Chapter 11: Security and Creativity at Work - Anton Obholzer

Chapter 12: The Sense of Connection - Christopher Clulow


Author: Christopher Clulow

Publisher : Routledge

Published : 2000

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