A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder

Accessible and jargon-free, after reading this book you will gain:

  • A better understanding of attachment theory and how attachment impacts children’s development and approach to life;
  • A better understanding of what happens when attachment relationships go awry and how to get things back on track;
  • A better understanding of the treatment of Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) and Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder (DSED)

Written by Secure Start Principal Clinical Psychologist, Colby Pearce, this book is widely-regarded as the ideal starting point for those interested in attachment theory, what happens when attachment relationships go awry, and what to do about it. Written in an accessible style, it is suitable for diverse audiences; including foster parents, adoptive parents, kinship carers and residential care workers. Highly regarded among teachers and educationalists who interact with children that have experienced complex developmental trauma, it is also rated highly as a resource for mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, occupational therapists, psychotherapists and counsellors.

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A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder can be purchased direct from Secure Start. Simply contact us to arrange payment and delivery of your copy.

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Colby developed the video below, and the story that accompanies it, to help young people, and adults who interact with them, to better understand the impact of attachment trauma and their development and approach to life and relationships.