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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 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.” ...
  • How We Know We Are Known
    Attunement is a word routinely used by psychotherapists and often parents as well. But as we talk about ‘attuning,’ we rarely ask: “What is ‘attunement'”?  How ...
  • Groucho Marx Said It First
    Splitting as an Evolutionarily Adaptive Phenomenon
    “Who ya gonna believe, me or your own eyes?”( Marx Brothers film, Duck Soup, 1933). “Who are you going to trust, me or your lying eyes?” (Richard Pryor, Live on the Sunset ...
  • Impermanence
    and the Task of Psychoanalysis
    Shortly after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States I received an email with a quotation from the Dalai Lama about the wisdom of the perception of impermanence.  ...
  • Body to Body Communication in Couple Therapy
    Nell and Harry had been married for five years, and in “talk therapy” (their words) for three years.  They came to me for consultation at the suggestion of their frustrated ...

Editor’s Pick

New blog posts by Dan Hill, Janina Fisher, Arlene Montgomery, Sara Weber, and Pat Ogden
New in our free (really!) CE-accredited reference library: "Mentalization Based Therapy: What Works for Borderline Personality Disorder?" - a video lecture by Peter Fonagy


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