SpringerBriefs in Child Development

Integrating Behaviorism and Attachment Theory in Parent Coaching

Authors: Troutman, Beth

  • ​Describes similarities and differences between parent-child interventions based on attachment theory and behaviorism
  • Discusses specific strategies for infants and young children adopted following maltreatment, attachment disruptions, and deprivation
  • Summarizes theoretical foundations and research on coaching parents in their interactions with infants and young children
  • Explains in-the-moment coaching and video feedback as strategies for addressing parenting concerns and child problems​
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About this book

This practical guide provides a robust positive-parenting framework for professionals coaching parents of infants, toddlers, and primary school children. The first half of the book explains behaviorist and attachment theories of parenting, comparing, contrasting, and synthesizing them into an effective, research-informed approach to practice. The second half shows these guidelines in action, using play therapy as a means to improve disruptive child behaviors, correct harsh parenting practices, and address root causes of adversarial parent-child relationships. Throughout these chapters, vivid composite cases demonstrate not only common parent-child impasses but also therapist empathy, flexibility, and self-awareness.

This innovative text:

  • Makes a rigorous case for a combined behavioral/attachment approach to parent coaching.
  • Reviews current data on behavioral and attachment-based parenting interventions.
  • Details the use of an attachment-informed approach to providing behavioral interventions such as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Helping the Noncompliant Child.
  • Illustrates how parent coaching can be tailored to match different patterns of attachment.
  • Includes tools for evaluating coaching sessions.

Integrating Behaviorism and Attachment Theory in Parent Coaching is an essential guide for professionals, graduate students, and researchers in clinical, child and school psychology, social work, pediatrics, mental health counseling, and nursing.

About the authors

Beth Troutman, Ph.D., is a Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Her teaching, research, and clinical work has focused on improving parent-child interactions for more than 30 years. She has had a foot in more than one theoretical camp since graduate school, conducting research on parenting self-efficacy, temperament, and attachment theory and disseminating Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), a behavioral model for improving parenting.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Viewing Parent-Child Interactions Through the Lens of Behaviorism

    Troutman, Beth, PhD

    Pages 3-20

  • Viewing Parent-Child Interactions Through the Lens of Attachment Theory

    Troutman, Beth, PhD

    Pages 21-41

  • Comparison of Attachment and Behavioral Parenting Perspectives

    Troutman, Beth, PhD

    Pages 43-51

  • Framework for Integrating Behaviorism and Attachment Theory in Parent Coaching

    Troutman, Beth, PhD

    Pages 55-73

  • Ordinary Magic

    Troutman, Beth, PhD

    Pages 75-84

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-15239-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-15238-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Integrating Behaviorism and Attachment Theory in Parent Coaching
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Child Development
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-15239-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-15239-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-15238-7
Series ISSN
2192-838X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 126
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