The summary of attachment theory presented through this new framework is insightful and accessible. The discussion of the intervention itself and case studies make this book a must read... Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals; general readers.
Brilliant, creative, and transformative are words that don't fully capture the true power of this approach. The authors have woven attachment theory into a research-based, innovative intervention that helps infants and their parents move toward security and a life of resilience and well-being. Soak in the wisdom of these masters and you'll be forever grateful - I certainly am. The book provides an intricate yet practical therapeutic exploration infused with the dedication and insights of its authors.
-Daniel J. Siegel, MD,
Department of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine
What a beautiful book! Insightful, compassionate, emotionally moving, crystal clear, eminently useful - this book offers the best combination of excellent science, deep clinical experience, and coherent guidance for therapists that I have ever encountered. A 'must read' for anyone who wishes to understand and promote effective parenting.
-Phillip R. Shaver, PhD,
University of California, Davis
In this important book, the authors provide a masterful translation of complex concepts into an approach to enhancing attachments that makes intuitive sense and is supported by effectiveness research. The sensitive use of video enables parents to see themselves in a new light and gain awareness of how they enact their own early experiences in raising their children. COS frees the parent to respond to the child's needs for protection and support in ways that build trust and promote self-confidence. The gems of wisdom coupled with practical intervention strategies are a gift for any clinician seeking to enhance parenting and prevent child maltreatment.
-Alicia F. Lieberman, PhD,
Irving B. Harris Endowed Chair in Infant Mental Health, University of California, San Francisco
COS is solidly based on attachment theory and research. With a surprising combination of simplicity, clinical relevance, and academic rigor, this book effectively teaches the reader what children need for secure attachment and clarifies what might stand in the way of parents being able to respond to these needs. For clinicians and students alike, the book brings to life what is viewed, both nationally and internationally, as the cutting edge of early parent-child intervention programs.
-Jude Cassidy, PhD,
Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park