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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 ...
  • Engaging Parts
    Vertigo Gets Grounded
    When we encounter defenses and entrenched symptoms, The Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model, founded by Richard Schwartz PhD, offers a unique perspective and set of interventions ...
  • 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.  ...

Editor’s Pick

New blog posts by Nancy Bravman, Dan Hill, Janina Fisher, and Arlene Montgomery
New in our free (really!) CE-accredited reference library: "Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation," a video lecture by Alexandra Katehakis


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