Seeing Through Tears: Crying and Attachment
It would be the rare human being who has not, at many times, both cried and acted as a shoulder for someone else's sorrows. However, few people encounter tears in a professional setting as often as psychotherapists, counsellors, and others in the field of mental health. Crying, Care giving and Connection presents a comprehensive treatment of crying forms and situations, from children to adults, client to therapist, in-session and out-of-session, while developing an attachment-based theory of crying as not driven simply by emotional needs, but by a fundamental desire for connection. Though written primarily for the mental health practitioner, the book would also be appropriate for many other health care professionals, educators, students, parents, and anyone interested in the topic of crying.
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