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Attachment therapy on trial : the torture and death of Candace Newmaker

Author: Jean Mercer; Larry Sarner; Linda Rosa
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
Series: Child psychology and mental health.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Candace Newmaker was an adopted girl whose mother felt the child suffered from an emotional disorder that prevented loving attachment. The mother sought attachment therapy - a fringe form of psychotherapy - for the child and was present at her death by suffocation during that therapy. This text examines the beliefs of the girl's mother and the unlicensed therapists, showing that the death, though unintentional, was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Named Person: Candace Newmaker; Candace Newmaker; Candace Newmaker; Candace Newmaker
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Mercer; Larry Sarner; Linda Rosa
ISBN: 0275976750 9780275976750
OCLC Number: 51242100
Description: viii, 259 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Series foreword / Hiram E. Fitzgerald, Susanne Ayres Denham --
Introduction: Attachment therapy and its victims --
Case of Candace Newmaker. Candace's adoption and death : how a second chance became the last chance --
Backstory : people and systems behind Candace's death --
Candace's treatment : what they did and why they did it --
Facts behind Candace's case : realities of emotional development and childhood mental illness. Some facts about normal emotional development (and what the attachment therapists believed) --
When emotional life goes wrong : some facts about childhood mental illness versus the attachment therapists' beliefs --
Better treatment for Candace : how trained psychotherapists would have approached this case / Gerard Costa --
Preventing more cases like Candace's : problems and some possible solutions. Science and psychotherapy : is there evidence that attachment therapy is a valid treatment? --
Deceivers and the deceived : factors that made attachment therapy acceptable to parents and to practitioners --
Law and the child : how our legal system affected Candace Newmaker's life and death --
Conclusion --
Lawsuits and legislation : where do we go from here? --
Bibliography of materials relevant to attachment therapy.
Series Title: Child psychology and mental health.
Responsibility: Jean Mercer, Larry Sarner, and Linda Rosa ; with a chapter by Gerard Costa.
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