From the publisher:
"This comprehensive volume addresses attachment theory’s history as well as its integration with neurobiology, psychophysiology, theories of emotion, regulation theory, and mentalization theory. It explores how clinicians can connect with their clients so that they feel completely seen and heard.
Attachment theory speaks to one’s biological drive to connect, to relate, and to feel heard. The author aims to achieve this by condensing the enormous and diverse literature of the ﬁeld into a singular, manageable work that clinicians can use to foster these connections. The book traces the history of attachment theory and describes how neurobiological research has inﬂuenced the expansion of attachment theory, and how emotions and psychophysiology have become critical to our understanding of human attachment connections. It concludes with a detailed examination of how to apply these theories in clinical practice.
This practical book addresses attachment theory’s take on integrating the mind, body, and emotion when striving toward well-being. It will be of great importance for psychotherapy students, beginning therapists, and experienced clinicians with an interest in attachment theory."
Mandelbaum is a licensed clinical social worker. She received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania (1993), her master's degree in social work from Columbia University (1996), a certificate in couples and family therapy from The Family Institute of Philadelphia (2000), and her Ph.D. in social work from Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (2016). Additionally, she is a certified coder for the Adult Attachment Interview, a research measure of adult attachment styles. She has experience working in agency settings and has been in private practice since 2003. She has also been a lecturer at Bryn Mawr College’s School of Social Work and Social Research and has taught several continuing education courses on attachment theory and clinical practice.