This book involves:
- A didactic formulation of the basic principles of attachment theory as a psychoanalytic paradigm.
- Critical discussions of controversial issues in psychoanalysis (such as theories of intersubjectivity, thinking and motivation, the role of the historical reconstruction in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and the relation between attachment and sexuality), viewed from an attachment perspective.
- An exploration of the clinical implications of these concepts.
This text will be of interest to individual therapists as well as group analysts, couple therapists, family therapists and academics.
Chapter 1 Attachment theory as a psychoanalytic paradigm.
Chapter 2 Attachment and intersubjectivity.
Chapter 3 On developmental pathways.
Chapter 4 On representation.
Chapter 5 What it means to be securely or insecurely attached.
Chapter 6 On motivation.
Chapter 7 On co–thinking.
Chapter 8 On memory.
Chapter 9 Attachment and sexuality.
Chapter 10 The sexual relationship.