Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 107–110 | Cite as

A Response to Controversies in Attachment Disorders

  • Maxine L. WeinmanEmail author


This paper reviews Dr. Jean Mercer’s 2017 manuscript on Conventional and Unconventional Perspectives on attachment disorders. I will discuss assessment and summary of attachment disorders and the evaluation of attachment therapies in social work education and practice. I will conclude with the role of attachment theory in social work education and practice and the evaluation of evidence-based research theory and practice in attachment disorders.


Attachment theory Attachment disorders Conventional treatment Unconventional treatment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate College of Social WorkUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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