Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. David Howe
    Pages 9-26
  3. David Howe
    Pages 71-77
  4. David Howe
    Pages 96-104
  5. David Howe
    Pages 105-115
  6. David Howe
    Pages 116-130
  7. David Howe
    Pages 131-143
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    Pages 144-150
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    Pages 151-159
  10. David Howe
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  11. David Howe
    Pages 188-207
  12. David Howe
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 224-246

About this book


The quality of early social relationships has a deep bearing on our psychological and social development; adversity in childhood can lead to adult relationships that may be difficult and distressing. This book addresses the needs of social workers in understanding and assessing the nature and origins of such disturbed social relationships. Taking a comprehensive and wide-ranging look at the theories emerging in and around attachment theory, it provides a sophisticated but accessible base from which social workers can make sensitive assessments and develop humane practices.


organization psychology social work

Authors and affiliations

  • David Howe
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Health and Social WorkUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUK

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