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The Role of Attachment Trauma in the Development of Adult Psychopathology

March 16, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thursday, March 16 at 12pm – 1pm, with Dr. Ellen Nasper of Yale University. Ellen presented this talk to the Attachment Network of Connecticut last year and it was an excellent way to appreciate mental illness from an attachment lens, which steers us towards relationship as the agent of change. Please note that we will not be able to tape this talk, so try to attend. Most of our other lunch n learns are archived on the podcast tab on our website, www.attachmetnetwork.ca.

Ellen Nasper, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in New Haven, Connecticut, and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Yale School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry where she has taught an elective course on the Consequences of Childhood Attachment Trauma for Adult Psychopathology since 2002. She received the Distinguished Faculty Award for her teaching for 2008-2009. Dr. Nasper worked for 26 years for the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, where she provided leadership in the development of trauma focused treatment, and led the DMHAS Dialectical Behavior Therapy project from 1995 until 2000. From 2014 to 2022 she has served as the Clinical Conference Chair for the Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (APA Division 39 local chapter). She is now the Director of Education for CSPP. She is the author of one book and several articles, and has lectured at national conferences.

The Role of Attachment Trauma in the Development of Adult Psychopathology

There is plentiful literature that describes the corrosive effects of severe neglect and abuse in child development. Repeatedly it is noted that trauma inflicted by caretakers has the most severe impact, especially within the development of attachment. Attachment is fundamental to human infant survival; the framework for interpersonal attachment relationships throughout life develops in response to what is available in the earliest attachment relationships. In this talk we will explore the ways that adult psychopathology may be shaped by traumatic early attachment experiences. Through clinical examples as well as some review of theory, Dr. Nasper will illustrate how many psychological symptoms in adults reflect adaptations to either the destructive aspects of the early attachment environment, or further elaborations of those adaptations available to adults.

Attachment Network of MB is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: March 16 lunch n learn
Time: Mar 16, 2023 12:00 PM Winnipeg

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Meeting ID: 879 2915 9535


March 16, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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