Redeeming Attachment: A Counselor's Guide to Facilitating Attachment to God and Earned Security

Author(s): Anita M. Knight Kuhnley, Gary A. Sibcy II

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2018

Pages: 112


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Redeeming Attachment is a powerful work to help us more effectively minister and offer wise counsel to those with attachment wounds. Using cutting-edge research on attachment, the book breaks down a wealth of information into understandable language and ideas about the pathways to God and how we attach to Him in adaptive or maladaptive-broken ways.

In these pages, students will also learn how attachment relates to psychopathology, and how chronic depression and attachment injuries are linked. It also describes behavioral patterns that maintain chronic depression, how strategies used to treat depression will also move a person towards a secure autonomous attachment style.

Alternating between groundbreaking research and powerful stories, the narrative feel of the book makes it both a compelling and informative read. Students could benefit from learning more about attachment, both in understanding those we care for and interact with, but also in understanding a little more about ourselves.


PART I Introduction to Attachment Concepts

CHAPTER 1 The Case for Grace

CHAPTER 2 Attachment Styles and Relationship Dynamics

CHAPTER 3 Measuring Your Attachment Style: The Gold Standard

PART II Attachment Pathologies and Scars

CHAPTER 4 Attachment Injuries and Depression

CHAPTER 5 Attachment to God and Coping

CHAPTER 6 God Attachment

CHAPTER 7 The Importance of Story Telling: Training the Narrator and Research Based Treatments for Attachment Injuries

CHAPTER 8 Earned Secure: Redeeming the Story

PART III Strategies for Growth

CHAPTER 9 Two Pathways for Seeking Proximity to the Divine

Attachment Figure

CHAPTER 10 Seeking Proximity to the Divine Attachment Figure

CHAPTER 11 Strategies for Enhancing Attachment Security

CHAPTER 12 Strategies for Strengthening Attachment to God

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Anita M. Knight Kuhnley

Anita Knight Kuhnley, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Counseling and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies at Liberty University, she teaches in the CACREP accredited clinical mental health counseling program. Kuhnley earned her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University and her M.A. in Community Counseling from Regent University. Kuhnley is also a certified as a highly reliable coder of the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) through Mary Main and Eric Hesse’s UC Berkeley AAI coder certification program. Kuhnley is also the author of several books including Redeeming Attachment. For more information see her website at: Her forthcoming trade book releases in September of 2020 and is entitled, “The Mister Rogers Effect: Seven secrets to bringing out the best in yourself and others from America’s beloved neighbor.”

Gary A. Sibcy II

Related ISBN's: 9781524949587, 9781524950590




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