chapter  1
20 Pages

Introduction

WithKatherine Berry, Sandra Bucci, Adam N. Danquah

This chapter will describe the basic tenets of attachment theory including the importance of the attachment system to human functioning, individual differences in childhood attachment and the strange situation and theories of adult attachment. It will then focus on the importance of the theory to the understanding of the development of psychosis, including an overview of how the theory enhances current models and therapeutic approaches. The chapter concludes with an overview of the content of the book.