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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Untreatable Couple?
    Misfires and Arousal Dysregulation in Couple Therapy
    Perhaps the most important area of co-regulation is a couple’s ability to relieve distress. Couples who are unable to quickly attenuate and foreshorten distress states are in ...
  • Focused Illusions
    Recently I saw the film Now You See Me 2 and found myself focused more on the power of illusion then the high intensity good guy/bad guy plot.1 In this movie, the characters are ...

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New blog posts by Janina Fisher, Arlene Montgomery, Sara Weber, Pat Ogden, and Stan Tatkin
New in our free (really!) CE-library: "Human Nature and Early Experience" - a video lecture by Stephen Porges


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