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Treating Attachment Abuse : A Compassionate Approach - Steven Stosny

Treating Attachment Abuse

A Compassionate Approach

Hardcover Published: 27th September 1995
ISBN: 9780826189608
Number Of Pages: 290

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Attachment abuse can involve both physical and emotional violence between people in close relationships, which includes couples, parents and their children, and adult children and their aging parents, among others. Attachment abusers blame their victims for their own feelings of shame, inadequacy, or inability to love.

Dr. Stosny's innovative and integrative approach to the treatment of attachment abuse emphasizes the importance of compassion for both the abused and the abuser. This hands-on manual provides a series of treatment modules designed to teach the perpetrators and the victims how to cope with their feelings and to end attachment abuse. This volume will be of interest to psychotherapists, group therapists, social workers, and counselors working with abusive clients and their victims.

Beginnings: Self-Building, Abuse, and Treatmentp. 3
The Experience of Attachmentp. 13
Attachment Abuse: Why We Hurt the Ones We Lovep. 30
Pathways to Abuse: Deficits in Attachment Skills and Affect Regulationp. 42
A New Response for Clinicians in the Prevention of Emotional Abuse and Violencep. 63
Compassion and Therapeutic Moralityp. 77
The Compassion Workshop, Module One: Healingp. 91
The Compassion Workshop Module Two: Dramatic Compassionp. 139
The Compassion Workshop, Module Three: Self-Empowerment; Module Four: Empowerment of Loved Onesp. 165
The Compassion Workshop, Module Five: Negotiating Attachment Relationships; Module Six: Moving Toward the Futurep. 200
Epiloguep. 238
Referencesp. 241
Appendix A. Pilot Evaluation of the Compassion Workshopp. 261
Appendix B. The Attachment Compassion Scalep. 279
Indexp. 281
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ISBN: 9780826189608
ISBN-10: 0826189601
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 27th September 1995
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.52