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Circle of Security Intervention: Enhancing Attachment in Early Parent-Child Relationships

by Bert Powell, Glen Cooper, Kent Hoffman and Bob Marvin Guilford Publications
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Presenting both a theoretical foundation and proven strategies for helping caregivers become more attuned and responsive to their young children's emotional needs (ages 0–5), this is the first comprehensive presentation of the Circle of Security (COS) intervention. The book lucidly explains the conceptual underpinnings of COS and demonstrates the innovative attachment-based assessment and intervention strategies in rich clinical detail, including three chapter-length case examples. Reproducible forms and handouts can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2'' x 11'' size. COS is an effective research-based program that has been implemented throughout the world with children and parents experiencing attachment difficulties.

The authors are corecipients of the 2013 Bowlby–Ainsworth Award, presented by the New York Attachment Consortium, for developing and implementing COS.

Foreword, Charles H. Zeanah, Jr.I. Attachment in Early Caregiving Relationships1. Hidden in Plain Sight: The Critical Importance of Secure Attachment2. The Circle of Security: Understanding a Child’s Needs for a Safe Haven and a Secure Base for Exploration3. Being-With: Meeting the Child’s Needs through Relationship4. Limited Circles: Insecurity and the Power of Adaptation5. Shark Music: How State of Mind Shapes Caregiving6. Completing the Circle II. The Circle of Security Intervention7. Observing the Relationship8. The Interactional Assessment: Differential Diagnosis and Identification of the Linchpin Struggle9. Understanding State of Mind and Defensive Processes through Core Sensitivities10. The Parent Perception Assessment: Using the Circle of Security Interview to Enhance Treatment Efficacy11. Treatment Principles and Planning12. The Circle of Security Intervention ProtocolIII. Case Examples13. Laura and Ashley14. Ana and Sam15. Shelly and Jacob

GÇ£The summary of attachment theory presented through this new framework is insightful and accessible. The discussion of the intervention itself and case studies make this book a must read…. Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals; general readers.n++?
Bert Powell, MA, Glen Cooper, MA, and Kent Hoffman, RelD, have devoted their Spokane, Washington, clinical practice of more than 30 years to translating complex clinical insights and developmental research into straightforward and accessible protocols for use with families. During the last two decades they have focused specifically on the creation and dissemination of the Circle of Security (COS), for which each has received the Washington Governor's Award for Innovation in Prevention, among other honors. Bob Marvin, PhD, served as principal investigator on the original COS study and participated in the development of COS. He is Founder and Director of the Mary Ainsworth Attachment Clinic in Charlottesville, Virginia.