Affect Regulation: An Overview

Daniel Hill, PhD

February 10, 2013; 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

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Affect regulation is an emerging paradigm based in integrations of attachment theory, affective neurobiology, infant studies, developmental social cognition, evolutionary biology, and psychoanalysis. I will present the broad strokes of a clinical model involving the theory of bodymind, the theory of development of the capacity to regulate affect, the theory of pathogenesis of disordered affect regulation, and theory of therapeutic action. I will pay special attention to attachment trauma and dissociation as central to understanding psychopathology. Additionally, I will discuss how the integration of attachment theory and neurobiology has led to a re-conceptualization of attachment theory as the development of the capacity to regulate affect. Clinical examples will be used to illustrate central concepts.

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Daniel Hill, PhD, is a psychoanalyst, educator, and leading proponent of the paradigm shift to affect regulation. For the past five years he has conducted yearly conferences and on-going study groups focused on affect regulation. His publications and presentations include topics ranging from the clinical use of multiple models to religious fundamentalism understood through the lens of affect regulation. He is on faculty at NIP and the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.