Attachment Therapy on Trial: The Torture and Death of by Jean Mercer,Larry Sarner,Linda Rosa

By Jean Mercer,Larry Sarner,Linda Rosa

Candace Newmaker used to be an followed lady whose mom felt the kid suffered from an emotional ailment that avoided loving attachment. the mummy sought attachment therapy―a fringe type of psychotherapy―for the kid and was once current at her demise via suffocation in the course of that treatment. this article examines the ideals of the girl's mom and the unlicensed therapists, displaying that the demise, although accidental, was once a logical final result of this manner of treatment.

The authors clarify criminal elements that make it tricky to prohibit attachment remedy, regardless of its major risks. a lot of the text's fabric is drawn from courtroom testimony from the therapists' trial, and from eleven hours of videotape made whereas Candace was once forcibly held underneath a blanket by means of a number of adults in the course of the remedy. This booklet additionally provides historical past connecting attachment treatment to century-old fringe remedies, explaining why they could attract an unsophisticated public. This publication will attract normal readers, similar to mom and dad and adoption educators, in addition to to students and scholars in medical psychology, baby psychiatry, and social work.

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