Nurturing Children: From Trauma to Growth Using Attachment Theory, Psychoanalysis and Neurobiology
29 January 2019
The internationally respected clinician and trainer Dr Graham Music, tackles major issues affecting troubled children, including trauma, neglect, depression and violence in his latest book, ‘Nurturing Children: From Trauma to Growth Using Attachment Theory, Psychoanalysis and Neurobiology’.
Chief Executive of the Anna Freud Centre, Professor Peter Fonagy, says Graham Music is ‘certainly one of the best and probably the most deep thinking child psychotherapists in the world…For those who wish to understand clinical phenomena and through this improve their clinical work, this book is a must. “
A culmination of decades of clinical experience working with some of the most distressed and disturbed children, ‘Nurturing Children’ uses psychoanalysis alongside modern developmental thinking from neurobiology, attachment and trauma theory and mindfulness. Dr Graham Music has created his own distinctive blend of approaches to help even the most traumatised of children. Child Psychotherapist Anne Alvarez, says, ‘This is a much needed book and the clinical work is profoundly moving…All of us in the field of child mental health will be extremely grateful for it.’
A mix of personal accounts and therapeutic riches, Nurturing Children will appeal to anyone helping children, young people and families to lead fuller lives. Bestselling author of ‘Why Love Matters, Sue Gerhardt, says, ‘If you are looking for a book that tells you what attachment-based, neuroscience informed psychotherapy looks like in practice, look no further.’
Graham Music is a consultant child, adolescent psychotherapist at the Tavistock and Portman Clinics in London, UK, and an adult psychotherapist in private practice. He teaches, supervises and lectures internationally. He has been a contributor to many BBC programmes and featured in international press and TV, from South Africa to Iran to Australia, about child mental health.