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Complex/Developmental Trauma

  • An Attachment Perspective on Psychopathology
  • In recent years, attachment theory, which was originally formulated to describe and explain infant-parent emotional bonding, has been applied to the study of adolescent and adult romantic relationships and then to the study of psychological processes, such as interpersonal functioning, emotion regulation, coping with stress, and mental health. In this paper, we offer a brief overview of the attachment perspective on psychopathology. Following a brief account of attachment theory, we go on to explain how the study of individual differences in adult attachment intersects with the study of psychopathology....

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences Video
  • Dr. Vince Felitti presents the results of his ground breaking study on adverse childhood experiences. No study has had greater impact on the understanding of the impact of developmental trauma on adult psychological and medical pathology and age of death. Being aware of these findings is crucial for work....

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder & Beyond VIDEO
  • Dr. Ruth Lanius, from the University of Western Ontario, discusses the broad physical effects of adverse childhood experiences and their role in posttraumatic stress disorder. An overview of the neurobiology of posttraumatic stress disorder is presented as well as implications of findings on attachment and intergenerational transmission of trauma....

Recent Posts

  • Welcome to CSAR

    Welcome to CSAR

    Welcome to CSAR — an educational resource for clinicians interested in learning and deepening their understanding of affect regulation theory …Read More »
  • Cause or Effect?

    Cause or Effect?

    Popular culture tends to define trauma as “being the victim of harm,” and sees trauma as being located in the …Read More »
  • The Spectral Fingerprint of Attunement

    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 …Read More »
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