Please join us for our sixth seminar in the
Seminar Series for
Early Career and Student Members
Attachment Theory: It’s Relevance for Understanding
Instructor: Ellen Nasper, Ph.D.
Mondays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022
6:30 - 8 pm
Via Zoom (link will be sent prior to the first session)
This series is free of charge; maximum participants is 12.
This seminar will briefly review the history of attachment theory, which locates fundamental aspects of development of the self in actual relationships with early caretakers. We will discuss the 3 insecure adult attachment patterns, their developmental origins, and their relevance for understanding and treating adults. We will explore how early developmental experience shapes unconscious expectations about relationships and can contribute to a wide array of psychological and behavioral problems.
Ellen Nasper, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in New Haven. For 26 years she worked for the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), first running the Intake Unit at Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center, and later as Clinical Director of the Outpatient Department there. Dr. Nasper was deeply impressed by the prevalence of early attachment trauma among clients with severe mental illness, and became committed to understanding how trauma shaped mental illness, especially in Borderline Personality and Dissociative Disorders. Dr. Nasper has served as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Yale Department of Psychiatry since the late 1980s where she has supervised advanced trainees in psychology, and has taught an elective course on the Consequences of Attachment Trauma for Adult Psychopathology.
For more information: Ellen Nasper, Ph.D.
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