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
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  12. David Howe
    Pages 208-223
  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

  1. 1.School of Health and Social WorkUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUK

About the authors

David Howe OBE is currently an Emeritus Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. His research and writing interests span social work theory, relationship-based work, emotional intelligence, attachment theory, and child abuse and neglect. To date, he has written eighteen books, many of them regarded as best-sellers.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Attachment Theory for Social Work Practice
  • Authors David Howe
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information David Howe 1995
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-62561-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-62562-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-24081-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 246
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Developmental Psychology
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