Category Archives: Book Reviews

CARERS must CARE – Lessons on attachment from Colby Pearce

It was such a privilege to be asked recently to write a review for Colby Pearce’s second edition of a ‘Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder’. Colby Pearce is one of the leading experts in attachment and as a … Continue reading

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Attachment theory made simple

The following is an excerpt from Carr, S. (2013). Attachment in Sport, Exercise and Wellness. Routledge: London and New York (pp 1-2) Some months ago a graduate student came to my office visibly excited after reading the prologue section in … Continue reading

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The importance of empathy

This is a reproduction of blog post I wrote approximately two years ago, so it is buried a bit in this site. Thought I would re-post under a new title because the message has been well received and, in my … Continue reading

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Who is my audience?

A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder began its life as a notes I wrote for a lecture I gave in 1999. The topic of the lecture was Assessing Attachment and the audience was Masters Degree students in the Clinical … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading for National Psychology Exam

My book, A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder, has been selected for the list of recommended readings for Provisional Psychologists who are to sit the National Psychology Exam as a prerequisite for registration as a Psychologist in Australia! … Continue reading

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Review of A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder

I recently came across the following review of my book A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder. The review was written by Philippa Kelly, a Social Work Consultant who works with foster parents. It appeared in the Journal of … Continue reading

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Musings on book reviews

I have become aware of some new reviews of my books in recent days and this has spurred me on to share some musings regarding book reviews. Firstly, while I accept that not everyone will like my books, I am … Continue reading

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