Resources for Therapists

Therapist Resources recommended by Kathryn de Bruin:


Attachment & Psychotherapy

Attachment Theory in Practice: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with Individuals, Couples, and Families by Dr Sue Johnson (2019)

9781462538249 (1)Drawing on cutting-edge research on adult attachment–and providing an innovative roadmap for clinical practice–Susan M. Johnson argues that psychotherapy is most effective when it focuses on the healing power of emotional connection.

The primary developer of emotionally focused therapy (EFT) for couples, Johnson now extends her attachment-based approach to individuals and families. The volume shows how EFT aligns perfectly with attachment theory as it provides proven techniques for treating anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. Each modality (individual, couple, and family therapy) is covered in paired chapters that respectively introduce key concepts and present an in-depth case example.

Special features include instructive end-of-chapter exercises and reflection questions.

You can purchase Dr Sue Johnson’s newest release Attachment Theory in Practice on Amazon HERE


Assessing Adult Attachment: A Dynamic-Maturational Approach to Discourse Analysis (A Norton Professional Book) by Patricia McKinsey Crittenden and Andrea Landini (2011)

Attachment: Attachment and Loss Volume One by John Bowlby (1983)

Attachments: Why You Love, Feel, and Act the Way You Do by Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Gary Sibcy (2009)

Attachment-Based Psychotherapy: Helping Patients Develop Adaptive Capacities by Peter C. Costello (2013)

Carl Rogers Dialogues : Conversations With Martin Buber, Paul Tillich, B.F. Skinner, Gregory Bateson, Michael Polanyi, Rollo May, and Others by Howard Kirschenbaum and Valerie Land Henderson (1989)

On Becoming a Person: A Therapist’s View of Psychotherapy by Carl R. Rogers and Peter D. Kramer M.D. (1995)

The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) by Allan N. Schore Ph.D. (2012)

Unlocking the Emotional Brain: Eliminating Symptoms at Their Roots Using Memory Reconsolidation by Bruce Ecker, Robin Ticic, Laurel Hulley, and Robert A. Neimeyer

Family Therapy

Attachment-Based Family Therapy for Depressed Adolescents by Guy S. Diamon, Gary M. Diamond, and Suzanne A. Levy 

Play Therapy

Play Therapy: The Groundbreaking Book That Has Become a Vital Tool in the Growth and Development of Children by Virginia Axline (1981)