Attachment and Psychoanalysis: Theory, Research, and Clinical Implications (Psychoanalysis and Psychological Science)
Publisher: The Guilford Press
ISBN 10: 1462508405
ISBN 13: 978-1462508402
Although attachment theory was originally rooted in psychoanalysis, the two areas have since developed quite independently. This incisive book explores ways in which attachment theory and psychoanalysis have each contributed to understanding key aspects of psychological functioning--including infantile and adult sexuality, aggression, psychopathology, and psychotherapeutic change--and what the two fields can learn from each other. Morris Eagle critically evaluates how psychoanalytic thinking can aid in expanding core attachment concepts, such as the internal working model, and how knowledge about attachment can inform clinical practice and enrich psychoanalytic theory building. Three chapters on attachment theory and research are written in collaboration with Everett Waters.
"Eagle has the rare combination of a scientist's mind and a clinician's heart. His exceptionally lucid exploration of commonalities, disparities, and unresolved questions between the literatures on psychoanalysis and attachment is a 'must read.' This is an ideal text for advanced students in clinical training. It also deserves the attention of practicing therapists, empirical investigators, and anyone interested in individual psychology, sexuality, aggression, security, and the mitigation of suffering."--Nancy McWilliams, PhD, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
"Eagle, one of the foremost scholars in both psychoanalysis and attachment theory, has given us a wonderful gift. In this cogent, original account, he unravels the intricate relationship between these influential theories and brings their history and complexity to life in a most accessible way. Eagle integrates recent advances in developmental study and neuroscience and breaks important new ground in examining the relationships among attachment, sexuality, and aggression. His remarkably broad, deep knowledge and rich clinical wisdom leap off every page."--Arietta Slade, PhD, Professor of Clinical and Developmental Psychology, The City University of New York; Visiting Research Scientist, Yale Child Study Center
About the Author
Morris N. Eagle, PhD, ABPP, is Distinguished Educator in Residence at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California, and Professor Emeritus at the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York. His publications include the books From Classical to Contemporary Psychoanalysis: A Critique and Integration, Recent Developments in Psychoanalysis: A Critical Evaluation, and The Interface of Psychoanalysis and Psychology (coedited with James W. Barron and David L. Wolitzky). He is also the author of more than 100 journal articles and 100 presentations. Dr. Eagle is a past president of the Division of Psychoanalysis (Division 39) of the American Psychological Association, a recipient of the Sigourney Award for distinguished contributions to the field of psychoanalysis, and cofounder, along with Everett Waters and Gary Cox-Steiner, of the New York Attachment Consortium.