Securing Attachment: Mother–Infant Research Informs

Attachment-Based Clinical Practice
  • Donna Demetri Friedman
  • Leyla Ertegun
  • Tina Lupi
  • Beatrice Beebe
  • Sara Deutsch
Part of the Essential Clinical Social Work Series book series (ECSWS)


This chapter reviews the Attachment-Based literature on the parent–infant relationship. It begins by discussing the contributions of the early theorists of the mother–infant relationship, followed by later research and refinements in theory. It then presents how both theory and research inform Attachment-Based clinical practice, including the use of videotape in clinical intervention. A case example illustrates this parent–child treatment approach.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donna Demetri Friedman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Leyla Ertegun
    • 1
  • Tina Lupi
    • 4
  • Beatrice Beebe
    • 3
  • Sara Deutsch
    • 1
  1. 1.Riverdale Mental Health AssociationBronxNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Silver School of Social WorkNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.College of Physicians & Surgeons at Columbia UniversityNew York State Psychiatric InstituteNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Private PracticeNew YorkUSA

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