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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

Editor’s Pick

New blog posts by Ruth Newton, Ann Diamond Weinstein, Jessica Benjamin, and Alexandra Katehakis
New in our free (really!) reference library: "Beyond Words: A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Perspective" by Pat Ogden, PLUS Free CEs for "Affect Regulation Theory: A Clinical Model" by Daniel Hill


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