Reading List (1/05)

Daniel Sonkin, Ph.D.

1505 Bridgeway, Suite 105   Sausalito, CA 94965   (415) 332-6703


Ainsworth, M. D. S., Blehar, M. C., Waters, E., & Wall, S. (1978).  Patterns of attachment: A psychological study of the strange situation. Hillsdale, N.J.: Erlbaum.

Bartholomew, K. & Horowitz, L.M. (1991) Attachment styles among young adults: A test of a four category model. Journal of personality and Social Psychology,  61 (2), 226 – 244.

Bartholomew, K.; & Moretti, M. (2002) The dynamics of measuring attachment. Attachment and Human Development, 4(2), 162-165.

Bowlby, J. (1969) Attachment  , Vol. 1 of Attachment and loss. London: Hogarth Press. New York: Basic  Books; Harmondsworth: Penguin (1971)

Bowlby, J. (1973). Separation:  Anxiety & Anger. Vol. 2 of Attachment and loss London: Hogarth Press;  New York: Basic Books; Harmondsworth: Penguin (1975).

Bowlby, J. (1980) Loss:  Sadness & Depression, in Vol. 3 of Attachment and loss, London:  Hogarth Press. New York: Basic Books; Harmondsworth: Penguin (1981).

Bowlby, J. (1988). A secure base: Clinical applications of attachment theory. London: Routledge.

Black D. A., Heyman R. E., Slep Amy M. Smith (2001). Risk factors for male-to-female partner sexual abuse. Aggression and Violent Behaviour, 6 (2/3), March-June 2001, pp.269-280.

Brassard, M.R.; Germain, R.; and Hart, S.N. (1987). Psychological maltreatment of children and youth. New York: Pergamon Press.

Brennan, K. A.; Clark, C. L. and Shaver, P. R. (1998).  Self-report measurment of adult attachment: An integrative overview.  In J.A. Simpson and W.S. Rholes (Eds.), Attachment theory and close relationships (pp. 46-76), New York: Guilford Press.

Briere, J. (1997). Psychological assessment of adult posttraumatic states. Washington, D.C: American Psychological Association.

Carrillo, R and Tello, J (1997). Domestic violence and men of color: Healing the male spirit. New York: Springer Publications.

Cassidy J. & P. R. Shaver (Eds.)(1999), Handbook of attachment: Theory, research, and clinical applications. New York: Guilford Press.

Cohen, R., Rosenbaum, A., Kane, R., Warnken, W. and Benjamin, S. (1999). Neuropsychological corelates of domestic violence. Violence and Victims, v14 (4), 397-411.

Coid, J.; Petruckevitch, A.; Feder, G.; Chung, W.; Richardson, J. and Moorey, S. (2001). Relation Between Childhood Sexual and Physical Abuse and Risk of Revictimisation in Women: A Cross-Sectional Survey. The Lancet (Vol. 358).

Cowan, C and Cowan, P. (1999).  When Partners Become Parents: The Big Life Change for Couples. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Damasio, A. (2003).  Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain.  New York: Harcourt.

Damasio, A. (1999). The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness. New York: Harcourt Brace.

Davidson, Richard (2004). What does the prefrontal cortex “do” in affect: Perspectives on frontal EEG asymmetry research.  Biological Psychology 67, pp. 219–233.

DiClemente, C.C. & Hughes, S.O.  Stages of change profiles in outpatient alcoholism treatment.  Journal of Subsatnce Abuse, 2, 217-235 (1990).

Dutton, D.G. (1998). The abusive personality: Violence and control in intimate relationships. N.Y: Guilford Press.

Dutton, Don (1995). The batterer. New York: Harper Collins.

Dutton, Don and Sonkin, Daniel (2003). Intimate Violence: Contemporary Treatment Innovations. New York: Haworth Trauma and Maltreatment Press.

Fonagy, P. (2001) Attachment Theory and Psychoanalysis. New York: Other Press

Fonagy, P.; Target, M.; Gergely, G. and Jurist, E.J.  (2002) Affect Regulation, Mentalization and the Development of the Self. New York: Other Press.

Fonagy, P., & Target, M. (1997). Attachment and reflective function:  Their role in self-organization. Development and Psychopathology, 9:677-699.

Gelles, R., & Tolman, R. (1998). The Kingston Screening Instrument for Domestic Violence (K-SID).  University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI.

George, C., Kaplan, N. & Main, M. (1996). Adult Attachment Interview. (Unpublished manuscript, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley (3rd ed.).

George, C. & West, M.  (2001). The Development and Preliminary Validation of a New Measure of Adult Attachment: The Adult Attachment Projective. Attachment and Human Development. 3, 30-61.

Gilligan, C. (1982). In a different voice: Psychological theory and women's development. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Gottman, J. M., Jacobson, N. S., Rushe, R. H., Short, J. W., Babcock, J., La Taillade, J. J. & Waltz, J. (1995). The relationship between heart rate reactivity, emotionally aggressive behavior, and general violence in batterers. Journal of Family Psychology, 9, 227-248.

Hamberger, L. K., Lohr, J. M., Bonge, D. & Tolin, D. F. (1996). A large sample empirical typology of male spouse abusers and its relationship to dimensions of abuse. Violence and Victims, 11, 277-292.

Hare, R. D. (1985). Comparison of procedures for the assessment of psychopathy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 53, 7-16.

Hazan, C. & Shaver, P. (1987). Romantic love as conceptualized as an attachment process. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 52, 511-524.

Hazan, Cindy and Zeifman, Debra (1999).  Pair bonds as attachments. In J. Cassidy & P. Shaver (Eds.), Handbook of attachment: Theory, research, and clinical applications (pp. 336—354). New York: Guilford Press.

Hesse, Erik (1999).  The adult attachment interview: Historical and current perspectives. In J. Cassidy & P. Shaver (Eds.), Handbook of attachment: Theory, research, and clinical applications (pp. 395—433). New York: Guilford Press.

Holmes, J. (2001).  In search of the secure base. London: Routledge.

Holtzworth-Munroe, A., Stuart, G. & Hutchinson, G. (1997). Violent versus nonviolent husbands: Differences in attachment patterns, dependency, and jealousy. Journal of Family Psychology, 11, 314-331.

Holtzworth-Munroe , A.; Meehan , J.C.; Herron, K.; Rehman, U. and Stuart , G.L. (2000).  Testing the Holtzworth-Munroe and Stuart (1994) Batterer Typology. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68, No. 6, 1000-1019

Horvath, A.O. and Luborsky, L (1993). The Role of the Therapeutic Alliance in Psychotherapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 61, No. 4, 561-573.

Johnson, Susan (2002). Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors: Strengthening Attachment  Bonds.  N.Y.: Guilford

Johnson, Susan (1996). The Practice of Emotionally Focused Marital Therapy: Creating Connection.  N.Y.: Brunner and Mazel.

Joly, B. and Liller, K. (2002). An assessment of adult attachment and intimate partner abuse.  Paper presented at The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA.

Kropp, P.R., Hart, S.D., Webster, C.D., & Eaves, D. (1995). Manual for the Spousal Assault Risk Assessment Guide (2nd Edition). Vancouver, British Columbia: The British Columbia Institute Against Family Violence.

Main, M. & Solomon, J. (1986) Discovery of an insecure disorganized / disoriented attachment pattern: procedures, findings and implications for classification of behaviour.   In M. Yogman & T. B. Brazelton, Affective development in infancy. Norwood (pages 95-124), NJ: Ablex.

Main M.,  Goldwyn R. (1993).  Adult Attachment Classification System. Unpublished  manuscript, University of California, Berkeley.

Meloy, J. R. (2000). Violence risk and threat assessment: A practical guide for mental health

         and criminal justice professionals.  San Diego: Specialized Training Services.

Mantooth, C.M.; Geffner, R.; Franks, D.; and Patrick, J. (1987). Family violence: A treatment manual for reducing couple violence. Tyler, TX: University of Texas at Tyler

Milkulincer, M., & Shaver, P. (2001).  Attachment theory and intergroup bias: Evidence that priming the secure base schema attenuates negative reactions to out-groups.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 81, 97-115.

Morgan, Hillary and Shaver, Phillip R. (1999). Attachment Processes and Commitment to Romantic Relationships. In Adams, J. and Jones, W. (eds), Handbook of Interpersonal Commitment and Relationship Stability, New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.

Newberger, Eli H. (1999).  The men they will become: The nature and nurture of male character.  London, England: Bloomsbury.

Prochaska, J.O., DiClemente, C.C., & Norcross, C.C. (1992). In search of how people change: Applications to addictive behaviors. American Psychologist, 47, 1102-1127.

Rossman, B. B. R. & Rosenberg, M.S. (1998). (Eds.), Multiple victimization of children: Conceptual, research, and treatment issues. New York: Haworth Press.

Rossman, B. B. R., Hughes, H. & Rosenberg, M.S. (1999). Children and interparental violence: The impact of exposure. Washington, D.C.: Brunner/Mazel.

Saunders, D. G. (1996). Feminist—cognitive—behavioral and process—psychodynamic treatments for men who batter: Interactions of abuser traits and treatment model. Violence and Victims, 4, 393-414.

Schore, A.N. (1994). Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self: The Neurobiology of Emotional Development. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Schore, A. N. (2003a).  Affect dysrgulation and disorders of the self.  New York: Norton.

Schore, A. N. (2003b).  Affect regulation and the repair of the self.  New York: Norton.

Schumacher J. A., Slep A. M. Smith, Heyman R. E. (2001). Risk factors for male-to-female partner psychological abuse. Aggression and Violent Behaviour, 6 (2/3), pp.255-268.

Schumacher J. A., Slep A. M. Smith, Heyman R. E. (2001).  Risk factors for male-to-female partner physical abuse. Aggression and Violent Behaviour, 6 (2-3), pp.281-352.

Shaver, P. R., & Clark, C. L. (1994). The psychodynamics of adult romantic attachment. In J. M. Masling & R. F. Bornstein (Eds.), Empirical perspectives on object relations theories (pp. 105-156). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Shaver, P.; Belsky, J.; & Brennan, K. (2000) The Adult Attachment Interview and self-reports of romantic attachment: Associations across domains and methods. Personal Relationships, 7, 25-43.

Shaver, Phillip & Mikulincer, Mario (2002).  Attachment-Related Psychodynamics.  Attachment and  Human Development, 2002, 4: 133-161.

Siegel, DJ (1999). The developing mind: How relationships and the brain interact to shape who we are.  New York: Guilford Press.

Siegel, D. J. and Hartzell, M. (2003). Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive.  New York: Tarcher/Putna 

Slade, A. (1999). Attachment theory and research: Implications for the theory and practice of individual psychotherapy for adults.(In J. Cassidy & P. Shaver (Eds.), Handbook of attachment: Theory, research, and clinical applications (pp. 575—594). New York: Guilford Press.).

Solomon & Siegel (Eds.) (2003). Healing Trauma: attachment, mind, body, and brain. New York: Norton.

Sonkin, D. (2000).  Domestic violence: The court-mandated perpetrator assessment and treatment handbook/CD.

Sonkin, D.J. (1998). Wounded men: A guide for healing from childhood abuse for men and their partners. New York: Adams Publications. 

Sonkin, D.J. and Durphy, M. (1982, rev. 1989, 1997). Learning to live without violence: A handbook for men. Volcano, CA: Volcano Press.

Sonkin, D.J. and Durphy, M. (Adapted by Jorge Corsi) (1995). Aprender a Vivir Sin Violencia - Manual Para Hombres.  Volcano, CA: Volcano Press.

Sonkin, D.J. and Durphy, M. (1993). Learning to Live Without Violence: A Worktape for Men. Volcano, CA: Volcano Press.

Sonkin, Daniel and Liebert, Douglas (in press).  The assessment of domestic violence. Journal of Trauma, Aggression and Maltreatment.

Sonkin, Daniel and Dutton, Don (in press).  Attachment theory and domestic violence.  In Dutton, Don and Sonkin, Daniel (ed).  Treatment of Intimate Violence: Multidimensional Perspectives on Addressing Violence in Psychotherapy.  New York: Haworth Publishing.

Sroufe, L. A., Duggal, S., Weinfield, N. and Carlson, E. (2000).  Relationships, development and psychopathology.  In Sameroff, A., Lewis, M. and Miller, S. (eds), Handbook of Developmental Psychology, Second Edication.  New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.

Sroufe L.A. (1995). Emotional Development: The Organization of Emotional Life in the Early Years. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Stern, Daniel (1985). The Interpersonal World of the Infant Basic Books.

Stern, D. (1998).  The process of therapeutic change involving implicit knowledge: Some implications of developmental observations for adult psychotherapy. Infant Mental Health Journal, Volume (19), 300-308.

Stern, Daniel (2004).  The Present Moment in Psychotherapy and Everyday Life.  New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

Stith, Sandra and Hamby, Sherry (2002).  The anger management scale: Development and preliminary psychometric properties.  Violence and Victims (17), 4, pp 383-402

Tolman, R. M. (1989). The development of a measure of psychological maltreatment of women by their male partners. Violence and Victims, 4, 159-177.

Tronick, E. (1989). Emotions and emotional communication in infants. American Psychologist, 44, 112–119.

Van der Kolk, B. (1987). Psychological trauma. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.

Van der Kolk, B., A., McFarlane, A. C., & Weisaeth, L.  (Eds.) (1996). Traumatic stress: The effects of overwhelming experience on mind, body, and society. New York: The Guilford Press.

Van IJzendoorn, M. H. (1995b). Adult attachment representations, parental responsiveness, and infant attachment: A meta-analysis on the predictive validity of the Adult Attachment Interview." Psychological Bulletin, 117, 387-403.

Van IJzendoorn, M. H., Juffer, F., & Duyvesteyn, M. G. C. (1995). Breaking the intergenerational cycle of insecure attachment - A review of the effects of attachment-based interventions on maternal sensitivity and infant security. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 36, 225-248.

Vaughan, S. (1997).  The talking cure: Why traditional talking therapy offers a better chance for long-term relief than any drug.  New York: Owl Books.

Walker, L.E.A. (1994). Abused women and survivor therapy: A practical guide for the psychotherapist. Washington, DC: APA Press.

Waters E., Merrick, S., Treboux, D, Crowell, J., and Albersheim, L. (2000). Attachment Security in Infancy and Early Adulthood: A Twenty-Year Longitudinal Study.  Child Development, May/June 2000, Volume 71, Number 3, Pages 684-689.

West, M., & George, C. (1999). Violence in intimate adult relationships: An attachment theory perspective. Attachment and Human Development, 1, 137-156.

Yalom, I. (1975, rev 1994) The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy. Basic Books: New York.


Web Resources:

Daniel Sonkin's Domestic Violence Resources:

Sonkin Risk Assessment:

Don Dutton's web site:  or

Domestic Violence Project of Santa Clara County:

Experiences in Close Relationships online test (UC Davis Attachment Lab):

David Baldwin’s Trauma Pages:

Pat McClendons Clinical Social Work site:

UC Davis Attachment Lab (Phil Shaver):

Chris Fraley’s web site (articles on measures of attachment):

Stonybrook Attachment Lab (Everett Waters)

Murray Straus (Conflict Tactics Scale)

Jacqueline Campbell's Danger Assessment Scale

Rick Tolman (Psychological Maltreatment Toward Woman Scale)

Bruce Perry child trauma pages:

The National Center for PTSD:

Kim Bartholomew (Relationship Styles Questioniare):

John Briere (Trauma Symptom Inventory – R):