Recommended reading

These books and journal articles explain the most important aspects of attachment in adults and children, child maltreatment, treatment approaches, parenting and related social issues.

  • Achor, S. (2010). The happiness advantage. New York: Crown.
  • Ainsworth, M.D.S., Blehar, M.C., Waters, E., & Wall, S. (1978).  Patterns of attachment: A psychological study of the strange situation.  Hillsdale, NJ:  Erlbaum.
  • American Psychiatric Association (2013).  Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association.
  • Arden, J.B., & Linford, L. (2009). Brain-based therapy for children and adolescents. New York: Wiley.
  • Badenoch, B. (2008). Being a brain-wise therapist: A practical guide to interpersonal neurobiology. W.W. Norton & Company: New York.
  • Baylin, J., & Hughes, D. (2012). Brain-based parenting. Psychotherapy Networker, 36(1), 38-57.
  • Bowlby, J. (1969).  Attachment and loss. Vol. I:  Attachment.  New York:  Basic Books.
  • Bowlby, J. (l973)  Attachment and loss: Vol. 2. Separation, anxiety and anger.  New York: Basic Books.
  • Bowlby, J. (l980)  Attachment and loss: Vol. 3. Loss, sadness and depression.  New York: Basic Books.
  • Bowlby, J. (1988a).  A secure base:  Parent-child attachment and healthy human development.  New York:  Basic Books.
  • Brazelton, T.B., & Cramer, B.G. (1990). The earliest relationship.  New York: Addison-Wesley.
  • Bremmer, J.D. (2002). Does stress damage the brain?  New York:  W.W. Norton.
  • Cohen, J. (2013). The hell of American day care. The New Republic, April 29, 2013, 20-27.
  • Cozolino, L. (2006). The neuroscience of human relationships: Attachment and the developing brain. New York: Norton.
  • D’Andrea, W., Ford, J., Stolbach, B., & van der Kolk. B. (2012). Understanding interpersonal trauma in children. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 82,187-200.
  • Dozier, M., Lindhiem, O., & Ackerman, J. P. (2005). Attachment and biobehavioral catch-up: An intervention targeting empirically identified needs of foster infants. In L. J. Berlin, Y. Ziv, L. Amaya-Jackson, & M. T. Greenberg (Eds.), Enhancing early attachments: Theory, research, intervention, and policy (pp. 178-194). New York: Guilford Press.
  • Field, T. (2010). Touch for socioemotional and physical well-being: A review. Developmental Review, 30, 367-383.
  • Foa, E.B., Hembree, E.A., & Rothbaum, B.O. (2007).  Prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD: Emotional processing of traumatic experiences therapist guide (Treatments that work). Oxford University Press:  USA.
  • Goleman, D. (1995).  Emotional intelligence. New York: Bantam.
  • Gottman, J.M. (1999). The seven principles for making marriage work. New York: Three Rivers Press.
  • Greenspan, S. (1999).  Building healthy minds: The six experiences that create intelligence and emotional growth in babies and young children.  Cambridge: Perseus Books.
  • Herman, J. (1992). Trauma and recovery.  New York: Basic Books.
  • Hughes, D. (1997).  Facilitating developmental attachment. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson.
  • Hughes, D.A. (2007). Attachment-focused family therapy. New York: Norton
  • Johnson, S. (2002). Emotionally-focused couples therapy with trauma survivors: Strengthening attachment bonds. New York: Guildford Press.
  • Johnson, S. (2008). Hold me tight: Seven conversations for a lifetime of love. New York: Little, Brown & Company.
  • Johnson, S.M., & Whiffen, V.E. (Eds.) (2003). Attachment processes in couple and family therapy. New York: Guilford.
  • Karen, R. (1994).  Becoming attached.  New York: Warner Books.
  • Kendall-Tackett, K. (2009). Psychological trauma and physical health. Psychological Trauma, 1, 35-48.
  • Levine, A. & Heller, R. (2010). Attached: The new science of adult attachment. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin.
  • Levy, T. (Ed.). (2000). Handbook of attachment interventions. San Diego: Academic Press.
  • Levy, T. & Orlans, M. (2000a).  Attachment disorder as an antecedent to violence and antisocial             patterns in children.  In T. Levy (Ed.), Handbook of attachment interventions (pp.1-26). San Diego: Academic Press.
  • Levy, T. & Orlans, M. (2000b). Attachment disorder and the adoptive family.  In T. Levy (Ed.),          Handbook of attachment interventions (pp. 243-259).  San Diego: Academic Press.
  • Levy, T. & Orlans, M. (1999).  Kids who kill:  Attachment disorder, antisocial personality and violence.  The Forensic Examiner, 8 (3 & 4).
  • Levy, T. & Orlans, M. (1998).  Attachment, trauma and healing: Understanding and treating           attachment disorder in children and families. Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America Press.
  • Levy, T. & Orlans, M. (1995). Intensive short-term therapy with attachment disordered children. In L. VandeCreek, S. Knapp & T.L. Jackson (Eds.), Innovations in clinical practice: A source book, Vol 14 (pp. 227-251).  Sarasota, FL: Professional Resource Press.
  • Lewis, T., Amini, F. & Lannon, R. (2000).  A general theory of love.  New York:  Vintage Books. 
  • Lopez, S. L. & Snyder, C.R. (2009). Oxford handbook of positive psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Mikulincer, M. & Shaver, P. R. (2007). Attachment in adulthood: Structure, dynamics, and change. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Orlans, M. & Levy, T. (2006). Healing parents: Helping wounded children learn to trust and love. Washington, D.C.: Child Welfare League of America Press.
  • Osofsky, J.D. (1995).  The effects of exposure to violence on young children.  American Psychologist, 50, 782-788.
  • Osofsky, J.D. (Ed.). (2011). Clinical work with traumatized children. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Perry, B., & Szalavitz, M. (2010). Born for love. Harper, New York.
  • Perry, B. D. (1995).  Incubated in terror:  Neurodevelopmental factors in the ‘cycle of violence.’  In J. D. Osofsky (Ed.), Children, youth, and violence (pp. 45-63).  New York:  Guilford.
  • Peterson, C. (2006). A Primer in Positive Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Pruett, K. (2001). Fatherneed: Why father care is as essential as mother care for your child. New York: Free Press.
  • Rath, T. & Harter, J. (2010). Well-being: The five essential elements. New York: Gallup Press.
  • Rice, K., & Groves, B. (2005). Hope and healing: A caregiver’s guide to helping young children affected by trauma. Washington, DC: ZERO TO THREE Press.
  • Rutter, M. (2008). Implications of attachment theory and research for child care policies. In. J. Cassidy, P.R. Shaver (Eds.), Handbook of Attachment, (pp. 958-974), New York: Guilford Press.
  • Schore, A.N. (2012). The science and the art of psychotherapy. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.
  • Seligman, M. (2002). Authentic happiness. New York: Free Press.
  • Shonkoff, J.P. & Phillips, D.A. (Eds.). (2000). From neurons to neighborhoods: The science of early childhood development.  Washington, D.C.  National Academy Press.
  • Siegel, D. (1999). The developing mind: Toward a neurobiology of interpersonal experience.  New York: Guilford Press.
  • Siegel, D. (2007). The mindful brain: Reflection and attunement in the cultivation of well-being. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.
  • Siegel, D.J., & Hartzell, M. (2003). Parenting from the inside out. New York: Tarcher/Putnam.
  • Sroufe, A., Egeland, B., Carlson, E., & Collins, W. A. (2005).  The development of the person: The Minnesota study of risk and adaptation from birth to adulthood. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Vaillant, G.E. (2002). Aging well: Surprising guideposts to a happier life from the landmark Harvard study of adult development. New York: Little, Brown & Company.
  • van der Kolk, B. (1996).  The complexity of adaptation to trauma.  In van der Kolk, B., McFarlane, A.C., & Weisaeth, L. (Eds.), Traumatic stress (pp. 182-213).  New York:  Guilford Press.
  • van der Kolk, B.A. (2003). The neurobiology of childhood trauma and abuse. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 12, 293-317.
  • Verny T., & Kelly J. (1981).  The secret life of the unborn child.  New York:  Delta Publishing.
  • Verrier, N.  (1993).  Primal wound.  Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press.
  • Zero to Three (1994).  Diagnostic classification of mental health and developmental Disorders in early childhood. Arlington, VA:  Zero to Three/National Center for Clinical Infant Programs.

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