The Early Career Committee is pleased to host an
Early Career Mini-Meeting:
The Role of Attachment Trauma in the
Development of Adult Psychopathology
Ellen Nasper, Ph.D.*
Saturday, February 20, 2021
12:00 pm -1:30 pm
Research confirms the clinical observation that early attachment trauma (neglect, sexual and/or physical abuse) is very prevalent in the histories of people with severe psychiatric diagnoses. Research in Attachment Theory has provided useful heuristics for recognizing manifestations of attachment disturbances that manifest in adult symptoms, including symptoms reflective of emotional dysregulation (depression, suicidality, substance abuse, self-harm) and dissociation of experiences (amnesia, derealization, depersonalization). In this presentation we will draw the links between the ways early attachment experiences are organized into expectations about relationships, and how these manifest within the psychotherapy process. Abundant case illustrations will be offered.
* For a bio of Dr. Nasper, click: HERE
This meeting is designed for the
Early Career and Student Membership of CSPP and is free of charge.
A link to this Zoom meeting will be sent to all registrants.
The Role of Attachment Trauma in the Development of Adult Psychopathology
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