Attachment – New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis

Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis is a vibrant, cutting-edge journal promoting modern attachment theory in the clinical setting. Attachment brings together leading clinicians and theorists from around the world to provide an illuminating forum of outstanding papers and ideas from noted contributors, such as Beatrice Beebe, Jeremy Holmes, Daniel Stern, Arietta Slade, Giovanni Liotti, Philip Bromberg, Karlen Lyons-Ruth, and many more. Alongside, you will find sections on poetry, art, book and film reviews, which advance mental health in a human and non-pathologising fashion. By tapping into the therapist’s right-brain communication, this pioneering journal represents a major step in bringing to life attachment-based and relational psychoanalysis.

The journal is issued twice annually and all individual subscriptions include two printed issues and complimentary online access to the entire collection from Ingenta Connect

Reasons to subscribe:

  • A leading journal for clinicians working relationally with their clients
  • A professional journal featuring cultural articles, politics, reviews and poetry relevant to attachment and relational issues
  • An inclusive journal welcoming contributions from clinicians of all orientations
  • An international journal open to ideas and practices from all countries and cultures
  • A cutting-edge journal with the latest relevant developments in neuroscience.

“This journal fills a still significant gap in the existing, albeit large, volume of literature on attachment theory and research. With an exclusive focus on presenting, discussing and enhancing clinical work inspired by attachment theory and research, this journal will be of immediate and enduring interest to all those who pursue fresh thinking and feeling in how best to achieve and maintain attachment security, and the resolution of mourning concerning past loss or trauma. This journal speaks to the heart of all that John Bowlby devoted himself to.” 
Howard Steele, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychology, New School for Social Research, New York

“A most welcome journal, both lively and accessible to practitioners. Theory and practice are joined in case material, poetry and anecdote in which the manifold workings of the attachment system are manifest.”
Judith Lewis Herman Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Editorial Board

Dr. Aysha Begum

Assistant Editor
Wayne Davis

Book Review Editor

Consultant Historian Editor
Prof. Brett Kahr

Founding Editor
Dr. Joe Schwartz

Editor Emeritus
Kate White
Dr. Orit Badouk Epstein

Contributions to the journal are welcome – please click here for “Notes to Contributors”. and send to

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Founded in 2007, you can subscribe or purchase print copies of all back issues and the PDF of any individual article.