- Paperback: 313 pages
- Publisher: CWLA Press (Child Welfare League of America); 1 edition (January 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0878687092
- ISBN-13: 978-0878687091
- Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.5 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #460,686 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Attachment, Trauma, and Healing: Understanding and Treating Attachment Disorder in Children and Families Paperback – January 1, 1998
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Author Michael Orlans takes credit for inventing the brutal "two-week intensive" used in Attachment Therapy in which survivors report being subjected to 3-8 hours a day of Holding Therapy. "The Holding Nurturing Process (HNP), introduced in the [second day of the 'two-week intensive'], is used throughout the remainder of the treatment. The child's oppositional and controlling behaviors typically escalate as a result of deliberate therapeutic confrontation and structure. In contrast to other modalities, where the expression of the child's intense affect is discouraged, our goal is to encourage the release of these emotions..."(p. 183)
The authors also promote highly authoritarian parenting that includes forced age-regression, an emotionally abusive practice typical of Attachment Therapy parenting: "Mother-child attachment experiences are repeated many times during treatment....The regressive experience enables the child to simulate that original mother-infant attachment. We often use baby bottles and blankets during the attachment exercises to enhance authenticity." (p.191)
The authors use an unrecognized definition of Reactive Attachment Disorder, one that has a long, catch-all list of signs. (p.Read more ›
Having said that, the book definitely provides an important contribution to the literature on this issue, and I do wish that more mental health professionals, particularly among psychiatrists, would familiarize themselves with its contents. Very often the symptoms that accompany attachment issues and the related post-traumatic stress syndrome look like those of bi-polar disease or psychosis. But they're not "serious mental illness" in the way that traditional psychiatrists understand, and trying to plug these round pegged children into such square holes does an enormous disservice to the children, their parents, and society as a whole.
An important book for all affected by this problem.
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VERY disappointed to see that they encourage holding techniques and other aspects that have been long proven to be detrimental to healing attachment based problems. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Tiffany
This text book has been great for helping us. Very easy to read with amazing examples and suggestions.Published 17 months ago by carrie
This book is wonderful! I am learning so much from it. Being the caregiver of one child with an attachment disorder and another one with Aspergers I really needed some help.Published 20 months ago by Lacretia Cirelli
I used this also as reference to find out why people are so distant or cold towards other people. I found out that it starts when we are young. Read morePublished on December 6, 2013 by WisdomThang
Read this book in one day could not put it down brilliant .kept you going right to the end revenge is good if only . Can't wait to read next book.Published on October 21, 2013 by Joan Sheridan
I looked through the book and thought it was excellent however, the child's mother we gave it to thinks she is perfect and will not implement anything from it. Read morePublished on July 12, 2013 by CB
Quality of the book was as promised. The price was very reasonable. Shipping was fast. The book deals with attachment disorder, the trauma that caused it and steps to healing... Read morePublished on April 28, 2013 by Deborah Douglas
Well written, informative, and very useful information is given in this book. Just what I was looking for at this time. Read morePublished on February 15, 2013 by Rhonda L. Rain
For those who are interested in behavior or those struggling with a child with such special needs, this book is a wonderful resource and overview of attachment disorders. Read morePublished on May 25, 2012 by Richard A. Lazear