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Affect Regulation and the Repair of the Self (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) 1st Edition

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“This monumental work, divided into two separate volumes, offers a synthesis of affect and its dysregulation.” (Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics)

“A fascinating integration between the clinical and the neuroscientific and advances the necessary, promising and vital dialogue between the two.” (Daniel N. Stern, M.D., Professor of Psychology at the University of Geneva, Switzerland)

“A welcome carpet for a new generation of neuropsychoanalytic research that supports and advances humane and sensitive psychotherapeutic practice.” (Jaak Panksepp, Ph.D., Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus, Bowling Green State University)

“A wonderful window for psychotherapists to look at neuroscience, go back to the consulting room more enlightened, confident and competent.” (Peter Fonagy, Ph.D., F.B.A., Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis at University College London)

“Schore offers a contemporary perspective on the solution of puzzles regarding mind and body, emotional health and dysfunction.” (Joseph Lichtenberg, M.D., Editor-in-Chief, Psychoanalytic Inquiry)

About the Author

Allan N. Schore, PhD, is on the clinical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development. He is the recipient of the American Psychological Association Division 56: Trauma Psychology "Award for Outstanding Contributions to Practice in Trauma Psychology" and APA's Division 39: Psychoanalysis "Scientific Award in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Research, Theory and Practice of Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis."He is also an honorary member of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He is author of three seminal volumes, Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self, Affect Dysregulation and Disorders of the Self and Affect Regulation and the Repair of the Self, as well as numerous articles and chapters. His Regulation Theory, grounded in developmental neuroscience and developmental psychoanalysis, focuses on the origin, psychopathogenesis, and psychotherapeutic treatment of the early forming subjective implicit self. His contributions appear in multiple disciplines, including developmental neuroscience, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, developmental psychology, attachment theory, trauma studies, behavioral biology, clinical psychology, and clinical social work. His groundbreaking integration of neuroscience with attachment theory has lead to his description as "the American Bowlby" and with psychoanalysis as "the world's leading expert in neuropsychoanalysis." His books have been translated into several languages, including Italian, French, German, and Turkish.
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Product Details

  • Series: Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (May 17, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393704076
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393704075
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.5 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #262,072 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Repair of the self is a topic that is vital. Affect regulation is central to that. This book is not too practically useful, however. Schore does not seem to write as a therapist or clinician, providing insight into this very human task. Rather he seems to function as a journalist of sorts, reporting on the research reports in this area. This work is indeed a compendium. Schore has worked very hard. It does seem that Schore's contribution to the topic is not a 'fleshing out' of an idea, but rather is a demonstration that many different theoreticians agree on an important point.

That point is, to heal emotionally, the right brain of the helper has to connect to the right brain of the sufferer, just as a mother does for an infant. A mother acting this way as a self-object for the infant allows the infant to develop a self. This is plan A. If Plan A goes wrong, and it often does, then the grown infant ends up sometimes in a therapist's office. Many schools of therapy believe that Plan A is not available to adults, and so they offer some Plan B or another. Schore is clearly with the camp that believes Plan A is still the way, even at midlife.

Schore does not however, offer much practical advice on how to do this. Like most books on therapy, it is 99+% about the problem formation and less than 1% about problem solution. Knowing even correctly how a problem forms is not in itself a solution. Some therapists may indeed successfully act as self-objects for clients, but clearly just willing it wont produce this capacity in a therapist. For a rare experience of a therapist who has equal to say about the solution as he does the problem, read Alexander Lowen (or Wilhelm Reich)
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Schore's integrative affect-regulation theory is based on the notion that the right-brain-to-right-brain synchronization of affect-based mother-infant communication ("attachment") is the foundation and model of all later affect regulation, both as the body-based origin of the self and for later psychotherapeutic and other repair of the self. This theory is brilliant and important, and Schore seems to have read every possible piece of research in every possible relevant field, especially psychoanalysis and neurophysiology, to support it and flesh it out as complexly as possible.

But he hasn't, of course. No one could. His theory is utterly congruent with the dialogism of Mikhail Bakhtin, who is never mentioned in the book; overlaps strikingly with the psychoanalytical theory of Jacques Lacan, who is never mentioned; and in particular is almost identical to the psychoanalytical theory of Julia Kristeva (who comes out of Bakhtin and Lacan): "The interactive 'transfer of affect' between the right brains of the members of the mother-infant and therapeutic dyads is thus best described as intersubjectivity" (48). This is Schore, but could be Kristeva--except that Kristeva would have written of semiotic intertextuality as well, and with far more style.

Schore draws heavily on Antonio Damasio's somatic-marker hypothesis and other neurological research into the social nature of affect regulation, with the result that regulation theory is thoroughly congruent with somatic theory; the major difference is that he focuses exclusively on social dyads (mother-infant, therapist-patient) and tends to neglect the importance of larger social groups for affect regulation.
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Listening to Alan Schore speak is quite an experience and his is one of the top researchers in this field. His theories have great implications for psychology and psychotherapy. However, being well over 100 pages into this book, it is mind-numbingly repetitive and written in an unnecessarily complicated writing style. There is little in the way of application for the practicing therapist other than knowledge of the theory.

Instead of buying this book, I would recommend going to see Dr. Schore speak on the topic, or downloading the Dr. Drew podcast where he interviews Dr. Schore.
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This book should be required reading for parents and psychologists. It beautifully clarifies the attachment/bonding process neurologically AND interpersonally. The *repair* piece, however, is less-well elaborated upon.
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This book is the foundation of today's exploration of the brain's function in all aspects of experiencing and responding to emotional stimuli. It is professional, it's research is solid and has been proven valid through years of research following it's publication. As a beginning in gaining insight into the understanding of the how's and why's of brain functioning, begin here.
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Schore has written an extremely practical book that is timely, well-researched and based on a great deal of experience. An extremely useful guide for clinicians and a much needed contribution to the field.
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