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NP0008 The Great Attachment Debate

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NP0008, Attachment, Session 6, Allan Schore


One of the leaders of the neuropsychology movement, Allan Schore will explain why moving from insight to affect regulation is important, and how to help clients develop a body-based relational unconscious. He’ll discuss the Emotional Revolution that’s taken place and will help you better understand the human unconscious and how all of these understandings will lend to more effective therapeutic treatment.

After the session, please take a few minutes to engage in the Comment Board and let us know what you think. What did Schore discuss that was new to you? Do you have any specific questions for the presenter or your peers? We invite you to share your thoughts, questions, and revelations, as well as including your name and hometown with your comments.

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09.12.2011   Posted In: NP0008 The Great Attachment Debate   By Psychotherapy Networker

  • Not available avatar lois adelson 09.14.2011 13:09
    Excellent lecture. How do I get my CEU credits?
    • 0 avatar Psychotherapy Networker 09.16.2011 08:50
      Hi Lois,

      Thanks for your comment! After the entire series is over (after the Bonus session is complete), you'll be able to take a CE quiz. You'll receive an email with instructions for how to access and take the quiz, as well as how to access and print your certificate immediately after passing the quiz. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email and they can assist you.
      -Psychotherapy Networker
  • 0 avatar Denny McGihon 09.14.2011 13:11
    A good summation of where Schore sees theory and practice but despite all the talk about affect it seemed strangely affectless.
    Denny McGihon
  • Not available avatar ruth cope 09.14.2011 13:18
    I so looked forward to hearing Allan Schore and feel once again, that Rick was too active in the session for me. Not that what he says is not facilitating, but I had the idea that perhaps he can let speakers address their views and approaches in their own way and then at the end of the series, have an additional session to summarize and use his expertise.I feel we could have heard more from Allan. I also feel that Rich underestimates the level and expertise of the audience, that we don't need his explanations as much as he may think.
    On a different note, I feel that the approach of Allan Schore and those in his school are also going back to the basic structure of the social work profession that always focused on the person in relationship with his/her environment. I am appreciative of the mind/body, the integration of biology/psychology, the 2-person mind/body system, and the building of relationship as so primary in psychotherapy. And, appreciative of the depth to which he takes the understanding of the pos and neg aspects of developing relationships.
  • 0 avatar Denny McGihon 09.14.2011 13:30
    I echo the question about how we geet our CE's for the course.
    Denny McGihon
    Denver, CO
    • 0 avatar Psychotherapy Networker 09.16.2011 08:51
      Hi Denny,
      After the entire series is over, including the Bonus session, you'll be able to take a CE quiz. You'll receive an email with instructions for how to access and take the quiz, as well as how to access and print your certificate immediately after passing the quiz. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email and they can assist you.
      -Psychotherapy Networker
  • Not available avatar Christine Walker 09.14.2011 13:36
    Exciting lecture. I have been studying Allan Schore's work for some time, and am using it in my practice. It is indeed paradigm shifting I would like to ask Dr.Schore about his opinion of body based psychotherapy techniques (Somatic Psychotherapy) such as used by bioenergetic practitioners ala Alexander Lowen and John Pierrakos; somatic experiencing ala Peter Levine, or some regression type of therapies if done well and with integrity. I am thinking of various techniques which can facilitate deep emotional release. I know that this is a field that has been quite controversial, however, it seems to me that some can be quite effective if done carefully. It seems that this shift in paradigm from the explosion of research in the last 2 decades lends support for it.
  • Not available avatar jimz 09.16.2011 12:40
    thank you for a great discussion, plenty to digest. this truly is "cutting edge". I'd be interested to hear Dr Schore's thoughts on Hypnotherapy and/or EMDR in ongoing sequence to the co-created therapeutic alliance.
  • 0 avatar Clyde Tigner 09.17.2011 13:56
    Many thanks to Allan Shore and Richard for all of the valuable insights presented. I believe that everything Allan I heard was very real for me. I am totally convinced about the importance of right-brain unconscious communications in therapy. This is going to lead to changes in some ways I do therapy.
  • Not available avatar Anna Elberger 09.20.2011 20:43
    What was Dr. Schore's reference to an article of Gunderson's regarding treatment of BPD and how it can move ahead?
    Thank you.
  • Not available avatar Joan Merlo 09.21.2011 21:53
    Dr. Schore Thanks for this wonderful lecture. It was definitely the most helpful in the whole series for me. You explained so well the link between right & left brain & the importance of attending to & feeling into what is intrinsic & not spoken, beneath the narrative both in the client and therapist. I know that this reaching to connect with the client through accessing & connecting with my own feelings is what enables me to be more empathic & the client in turn to feel more trust in our alliance. Now I can understand more about what is going on in my brain and the client's when I can risk being more spontaneous & present.
  • Not available avatar samuel gloyd 09.28.2011 13:29
    As I lay in bed last night reviewing the day, the smile of my last patient resonated with me. This patient is a suicidal, bi-polar young professional man, a twin, struggling with sexual desires for and experiences with men his father's, not yet out to his family with whom he had spent the past weekend. The smile seemed to say, "I sense that you get me", less by what I said than by how we have been together over the past several weeks, co-creating a shared relationship. It was most gratifying. You articulated the phenom. well. Thanx, sAm
  • Not available avatar joy paul 02.06.2012 14:51
    I just read Lois's comments. Agreed, excellent seminar.. Do I watch the bonus seminar and then the quiz comes up to take ?

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