The Circle of Security Intervention: Enhancing Attachment in Early Parent-Child Relationships Hardcover – 6 Dec 2013
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"Brilliant, creative, and transformative are words that don't fully capture the true power of this approach. The authors have woven attachment theory into a research-based, innovative intervention that helps infants and their parents move toward security and a life of resilience and well-being. Soak in the wisdom of these masters and you'll be forever grateful--I certainly am. The book provides an intricate yet practical therapeutic exploration infused with the dedication and insights of its authors."--Daniel J. Siegel, MD, Department of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine; author of Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
"What a beautiful book! Insightful, compassionate, emotionally moving, crystal clear, eminently useful--this book offers the best combination of excellent science, deep clinical experience, and coherent guidance for therapists that I have ever encountered. A 'must read' for anyone who wishes to understand and promote effective parenting."--Phillip R. Shaver, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of California, Davis
"In this important book, the authors provide a masterful translation of complex concepts into an approach to enhancing attachments that makes intuitive sense and is supported by effectiveness research. The sensitive use of video enables parents to see themselves in a new light and gain awareness of how they enact their own early experiences in raising their children. COS frees the parent to respond to the child's needs for protection and support in ways that build trust and promote self-confidence. The gems of wisdom coupled with practical intervention strategies are a gift for any clinician seeking to enhance parenting and prevent child maltreatment."--Alicia F. Lieberman, PhD, Irving B. Harris Endowed Chair in Infant Mental Health, University of California, San Francisco
"COS is solidly based on attachment theory and research. With a surprising combination of simplicity, clinical relevance, and academic rigor, this book effectively teaches the reader what children need for secure attachment and clarifies what might stand in the way of parents being able to respond to these needs. For clinicians and students alike, the book brings to life what is viewed, both nationally and internationally, as the cutting edge of early parent-child intervention programs."--Jude Cassidy, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park
"In my view, the Circle of Security (COS) is an approach that has changed the gameâ€¦.This intervention translates attachment research more meaningfully and more directly than anything we have seen before."--from the Foreword by Charles H. Zeanah, Jr., MD, Department of Psychiatry, Tulane University School of Medicine
About the Author
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.
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In light of the above, the golden nugget hidden within this river of wisdom are what Powell et al. refer to as the "core sensitivities." The core sensitivities represent primordial needs for esteem, safety, and autonomy-within-relatedness and relatedness-within-autonomy in relationships to others. Building upon the personality theory of their late mentor, Dr. James F. Masterson, Powell et al. contend that deprivation of any one of these three basic human needs, especially during infancy and early childhood, constitutes the intrapsychic foundations that form a core sensitivity to either needing to garner a supply of esteem from others (Esteem Sensitive), being highly sensitive to relational separation (Separation Sensitive), or vigilantly focused upon to safety in relationships (Safety Sensitive). In so doing, the authors outline a continuum of personality dynamics that correspond to Narcissistic (Esteem Sensitive), Borderline (Separation Sensitive), and Schizoid (Safety Sensitive) Personality Disorders respectively. However, by postulating that these personality dynamics lie on a continuum, they make Masterson's theory much more universal regarding the frailty of the human condition and much more relevant to psychotherapists due to the fact that very few individuals have a full-blown personality disorder. While other psychological theorists have attempted to do so with the Borderline and Narcissistic personality disorders, these author's insight into safety sensitivity based upon the Schizoid Personality Disorder represents a unique insight into the psychological underpinnings that impede healthy relationships in adulthood. Thus, those who embrace this work will not only receive an excellent and practical framework for helping care-givers and their children develop a secure attachment bond, they will also be introduced to a way of understanding maladapted relational procedures of the adults with whom they work.
There are points of the book that brought me to tears in both reflecting on my own experiences within my family, as well as thinking about the families I work with. It's realness hits to the core of relationships; of "being with"; of being human. It's impossible to read this book and feel hopeless (often how a lot of attachment and early childhood research can leave me!). Instead, it instills in you a sense of knowing that "repair" is possible, often times incredibly simple, in the face of inevitable "mismatch". I highly, highly recommend COSI. It's one of the most important books I've read, especially when it comes to child development.
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