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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 ...
  • Cause or Effect?
    How Best to Define Trauma
    Popular culture tends to define trauma as “being the victim of harm,” and sees trauma as being located in the harmful experiences themselves. But is this the best way to define ...
  • The Spectral Fingerprint of Attunement
    In her entertainingly brilliant 2007 TED talk, How to Truly Listen, profoundly deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie explains that to truly listen, we must use our bodies as ...
  • Affect Regulation in the Supervisory Relationship
    An Experiential Dynamic Approach
    Affect regulation refers to the ability to maintain or increase positive feelings and well-being and to minimize or regulate stress feelings and defensive states. Here I want to ...
  • The Prenatal Origins of Development and Experience Over the Life Span
    We are all survivors of our prenatal and birth experiences. Being alive now is evidence that enough resources were available (whether an abundance or only the bare minimum) to ...
  • 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 ...

Editor’s Pick

New blog posts by Daniela Sieff, Karen Hopenwasser, Natasha Prenn, and Ann Diamond Weinstein
New in our free (really!) CE-library: "Dysregulation of the Right Brain: A Fundamental Mechanism of Traumatic Attachment and the Psychopathogensis of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder" by Allan Schore, PhD


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