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  • Welcome to CSAR
    Welcome to CSAR — an educational resource for clinicians interested in learning and deepening their understanding of affect regulation theory and its applications.  Along with ...
  • Affect Regulation, Recognition, and Mutuality
    by Jessica Benjamin
    We may imagine the psychological position of the Third originating in the mutual accommodation, the system of adaptation and fitting (Sander, 2008) between mother and infant that ...
  • Sex for Affect Regulation
    Temporary Band-Aid or Therapeutic Balm?
    For those who struggle with addiction, factors including genetics, epigenetics, and the interuterine environment have contributed to their developing this sorry substitute for ...
  • Collective Trauma and Communal Affect Regulation
    In late September, 2001 I sat inside my quiet, private office with a patient I had known for many years.  She looked deeply into my eyes and said: Now the whole world knows what I ...
  • Engaging Parts
    Vertigo Gets Grounded
    When we encounter defenses and entrenched symptoms, The Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model, founded by Richard Schwartz PhD, offers a unique perspective and set of interventions ...
  • What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Dissociation?
    Confused about what people mean when they use the word ‘dissociation’? You’re not alone. Dell (2009) notes that the definition of dissociation “has never suffered from clarity.” ...

Editor’s Pick

New blog posts by Jessica Benjamin, Alexandra Katehakis, Karen Hopenwasser, and Nancy Bravman
New in our free (really!) reference library: "Playing with the Right Side of the Brain" by Allan Schore


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