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John Bowlby at the Tavistock

By Margaret Rustin


Bowlby's best know work at the Tavistock Clinic is his foundational research into attachment relationships. This paper describes his other significant contributions, as a clinician interested in family dynamics and the impact of real events in the genesis of childhood anxieties, and as an institution builder in his role in establishing a psychoanalytically based training in Child Psychotherapy oriented towards public health. \u

Topics: Attachment/Affectional Bonds
Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2007
DOI identifier: 10.1080/14616730701712308
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