By Arturo Ezquerro
Encounters with John Bowlby: stories of Attachment is an insightful, heartfelt and trustworthy homage to John Bowlby (1907-1990), the ‘father’ of attachment conception. The ebook unfolds as a touching and soaking up biographical trip into his existence and paintings, the place Bowlby is portrayed vividly via his person, relatives and workforce attachment historical past, in addition to his own improvement.
This is a completely researched and specific quantity: an inventive hybrid of scholarly erudition and passionately-delivered actual existence studies protecting the total box of attachment. The paintings is co-constructed from the privileged place of sitting on the toes of the founding father of the speculation, drawing on his lifelong learn and information. The reader can examine from and establish with stirring, real tales that illustrate the fight to develop into connected, to outlive, and to grow.
Encounters with John Bowlby will entice someone who's attracted to own improvement and relationships. it will likely be of detailed curiosity to psychological future health pros, psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, social employees, psychoanalysts and workforce analysts, in addition to different healthcare pros, similar to basic practitioners and paediatricians. The textual content may also be worthy to scholars venture doctoral classes or attending different classes relating to attachment and John Bowlby.
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Additional resources for Encounters with John Bowlby: Tales of Attachment
Bowlby made clear his devotion to new generations of trainees: “Invitations from students’ societies always got priority since students are likely to be less committed to traditional ideas than their elders and, in any case, theirs is the future” (Bowlby, 1991a, p. 30). Domenico Di Ceglie (a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist who came from Italy and trained at the Tavistock some 10 years earlier than I) recently told me that Bowlby was inclusive and welcoming, with a contagious enthusiasm for teaching, which made him feel at home.
He was a caring and compassionate person throughout his life. In 1961, he set up a Benevolent Fund Committee at the British Psychoanalytical Society to help members who, through illness or ageing, had gotten into ﬁnancial or other diﬃculties. The war years and beyond Bowlby was only seven when the First World War erupted. His father, Sir Anthony, was immediately sent oﬀ to the Front. Bowlby and his brother Tony An outline of John Bowlby’s pilgrimage 17 were later dispatched to boarding school because of the danger of air raids on London, they were told.
It seems likely that he might have suﬀered from post-traumatic stress. As a child, Sir Anthony had to endure a major traumatic experience. He was only ﬁve when his father (a journalist who covered the British–Chinese Opium War) was captured and tortured to death. As a young man, he decided to delay his marriage in order take care of his widowed mother until her death. A caring son and doctor, he was portrayed as a remote, intimidating, hard-working and formidable person. Despite being admired by his six children (three girls and three boys) he was often inaccessible to them.