CSAR

A resource and portal for exploring affect regulation theory and its clinical applications.

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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 ...
  • What Is Trauma?
    Trauma and Dissociation
    Statistics and common experience tell us that exposure to trauma is common to human beings. , to greater and lesser extents. But what is it that is being measured and experienced? ...
  • Resonance and Synchrony
    The Two Moons of Attunement
    A decade of research focused on the neurobiology of attachment clearly shows that primary caregivers regulate their children’s affect, which in turn connects and organizes the ...
  • Exploring the Prenatal Origins of Our Core Beliefs and Behaviors
    Our biological parents’ experiences before we were conceived, and during our gestation in our mothers’ wombs, shaped the quality of the environment in which we developed.  These ...
  • 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 ...

Editor’s Pick

New blog posts by Elizabeth Howell, Ruth Newton, Ann Diamond Weinstein, and Jessica Benjamin
New in our free (really!) reference library: "The Compulsion to Repeat the Trauma: Reenactment, Revictimization, and Masochism" by Bessel A. van der Kolk, PLUS Free CEs for "Affect Regulation Theory: A Clinical Model" by Daniel Hill

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