Review: "Handbook of Attachment-Based Interventions" - Dr. Christo Franklin

Review: “Handbook of Attachment-Based Interventions”

Handbook of Attachment-Based Interventions, edited by Howard and Miriam Steele, Guilford Press, 2018.

I don’t understand the purpose of this book. It is not a handbook, if a handbook is a guide for doing something. There is not enough detail to evaluate whether the cited research supports the reported conclusions, but that is not the purpose of the book. There is not enough detail for the reader to implement the methods/ modularized treatments, but that is not the purpose of the book either. Rather, it is a collection of chapters, each summarizing an attachment based therapy and related research. But what can one do with that? I suppose one could look it over to decide which of the summarized therapies one would like to learn more about, from somewhere else.