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If we could read the secret

history of our enemies,

we should find,

in each man’s life,

sorrow and suffering

enough to disarm all hostilities.





Study Group Material

Session 1
       A. Reading
  1. Schore, Allen: Pediatrics article- Attachment, Affect Regulation and the Developing Right Brain -Note: This is a very quick overview of much of the material we will be covering in the weeks to come. The appendix of this article previews most closely the lecture material for our first meeting on January 21, 2011.
       B. Lecture: Anatomy Review

       A. Reading
  1. Schore, Allen: Pediatrics article- Attachment, Affect Regulation and the Developing Right Brain -Note: Read or re-read this for session #2.
  2. Sonkin, Daniel Jay – Attachment Theory and Psychotherapy. Note:
    This article briefly describes the assessment of adult attachment styles and the role of attachment in psychotherapy
  3. Schore - Attachment trauma and the developing right Brain- Origins of pathological dissociation 05 Note: This is very long, and optional for this study group.

       A. Reading
  1. Suter - Cold Pressors reduce left-cradling preference
  2. Schore & Schore – Modern Attachment Theory- The Central Role of
  3. Porges The polyvagal theory: Phylogenetic substrates of a social nervous system

Session 4

       A. Reading
1. Safran Jeremy Relational Turn: Therapeutic Alliance & research Therapist

2. Knox - Response to ‘Report from borderland’
3. Chused - Nonverbal Communication in Psychoanalysis - On Harrison and Tronic
    This is the debate about "what is the agent of change in psychotherapy?" - An
    articulation of the paradigm shift form LH to RH
4. Bromberg - Review Awakening the Dreamer
5. Scaer - The Neurophysiology of Dissociation and Chronic Disease

       A. Reading
  1. Lapides - Neuroscience: Contributions to the Understanding and Treatment of
     Eating Disorders
2. Ogden - Including the Body in Mainstream Psychotherapy for Traumatized

3. Stern, et al. - Non-Interpretive Mechanisms in Psychoanalytic Therapy;
     the ‘Something More’ than Interpretation

4. Boston Change Process Study Group - Explicating the implicit:
    The local level and the microprocess of change in the analytic situation

       A. Reading
  1. Tatkin - Psychobiological approach to couples
2. Lapides Wise Brain Bulletin Pgs 18-21 - Affect Regulation in Intimate Relationships
3. Lapides - The Implicit Realm in Couples Therapy: Improving right hemisphere
     affect-regulating capabilities

4. Watt - Social Bonds and the Nature of Empathy
5. Maroda - Show some Emotions: completing the cycle of Affective
    Communication: 1999 (Schore pdf)

       A. Reading
  1. Arizmendi - Nonverbal Communication in the Context of Dissociative Processes



General Psychology/Psychotherapy


Communication Skills

Sexual Addiction

  • Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (S.L.A.A. - National 12 step program focused on addictive sexual and romantic relationships): http://www.slaafws.org. Santa Cruz contact number: 831-425-3353

Alcohol Addiction