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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (15 Jun. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843109573
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843109570
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 0.7 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 87,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Colby Pearce is the Principal Psychologist at Secure Start. A graduate of the University of Adelaide, he was first registered to practice as a Psychologist in 1995. His work since registration has incorporated the provision of assessment and psychotherapy services in the areas of child protection, family law, intercountry adoption, refugees and community child and family psychology. His past and present appointments include Regulation 7 Officer of the Family Court of Australia and Family Consultant in the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia. He was the founder and inaugural Director of the Child Wellbeing Clinics, Master of Psychology training clinics that operated as a joint initiative between the University of South Australia and Families SA, and provided a psychology service to abused, neglected and traumatised children.

Colby has extensive experience in teaching and training of psychologists and other professionals and seven international publications in adolescent mental health. His 1994 publication Predicting Suicide Attempts Among Adolescents contributed to a nationwide General Practitioner education and awareness program concerning adolescent suicidality. He is regularly called upon to provide education seminars and workshops, particularly in relation to insecure and attachment disordered children, which is an area of specialisation, and the care of children who have been sexually abused. He is married with three young children.



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This excellent book is a concise description of the core characteristics of early attachment experience and how this impacts on children's expectations of themselves, of others and of the world in general. Attachment disorders are described in detail with recommendations for interventions which facilitate more hopeful development. It is relevant to those working with children in any setting, but in particular to carers of children whose early life has been affected by adversity. --Dr Heather Geddes, Educational Psychotherapist, The Caspari Foundation, London

About the Author

Colby Pearce is Principal Psychologist at Secure Start, a private psychology practice based in Adelaide that provides assessment and psychotherapy services in the areas of child protection, inter-country adoption, refugees and community child and family psychology. He has extensive experience in the teaching and training of psychologists and other professionals particularly in relation to insecure and attachment disordered children. He lives in South Australia with his wife and three young children.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By MoggyTom on 30 Nov. 2010
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As a well written introduction to issues around attachment, or as a quick refresher, this book has to be recommended. In one sense it adds little new to the field, but its length and clarity are enhanced by a useful running case history - the living details that bring theory to life. For anyone working with children damaged by insecure attachments, this book will be a constant 'dip in' companion.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 30 Oct. 2013
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Having lived with this in the family, we were asked to read it. I could of written it. Those who think they know about this disorder should read it to open their eyes. I will ask the teachers to read it to gain some shred of understanding.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Queenbea on 28 Dec. 2011
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This book explains the concept of attachment and attachment disorder in a clear and easy manner which is suitable both for students new to the theory and those who use the model on a daily basis. Although a student of the Dynamic Maturation Model I found it refreshing to touch base with the founding theories of attachment and the book helped me explain the principles to my niece as part of her A level studies. Would recommend this book highly to anyone interested in the theory of attachment.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By R. Barker on 12 Oct. 2009
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A book that 'does what it says on the can'! It has quickly become a favourite with our team and is quoted in training material that we are developing. It is succinct and well written with some useful case vignettes and offers some practical strategies for helping attachment disordered children. A recommended read for anyone working within the field and for foster and adoptive parents.

Robin Barker
Country Care Children's Homes
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jeannie Payne on 21 July 2009
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This book is BRILLIANT! Short but succinct,a valuable resource and a great introduction for LSA's and teaching staff that have not come across Attachment Disorders before. A Must for the staff room!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By dawn on 15 Oct. 2011
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recently purchased, thoroughly interesting book that i would highly recommend to any foster carers dealing with children suffering from attachment issues or studying attachment, or parents who have a child that could be showing symptoms of attachment disorder. Easy to read and understand
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Aylin on 24 July 2012
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Great book, easy and quick outline on the issue of secure attachments and what happens when they don't exist. Top notch book.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth on 29 Jan. 2013
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I picked this book as I was doing an adoption preparation course and wanted something to give me some background information. It was excellent - easy to read but very informative and then when attachment came up on the course I found it easy to follow as I new the information already from reading the book and was able to ask and answer questions as we went along.
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