Eva Rass, a leading expert on the work of Allan Schore, presents a collection that provides an overview of his core ideas and makes accessible the evolution of his thought. Including interviews and original papers, as well as integrating his ideas with research in psychoanalysis, developmental psychology, biology and developmental psychopathology, this book provides an in-depth introduction to Schore’s theories.
Allan Schore: Setting the Course of Developmentrepresents a major contribution to the understanding of Schore’s often dense and complex work. The choice of papers, interviews and subject matter is structured and instructive, while the content captures both the depth and breadth of Schore’s ideas, including important extensions into other fields, like paediatrics, social works and family law. Schore’s contribution to the advancing knowledge base – pioneering the paradigm shift in researchers’ focus in psychopathogenesis from the cognitive verbal left brain to the affective, preverbal right brain – is here made accessible to a far greater readership.
The book will be of interest to all practitioners, researchers, educators and policy makers dealing with the critically important and broad field of mental health service delivery and prevention of mental illness for those "at risk", particularly psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic psychotherapists and counsellors.
Preface by Sir Richard Bowlby. Introduction. Allan Schore in Scientific Reviews. Allan Schore in Interviews. Schore, Early super ego development: the emergence of shame and narcissistic affect regulation in the practicing period. Schore, Attachment and the regulation of the right brain. Schore, Dysregulation of the right brain: a fundamental mechanism of traumatic attachment and the pathogenesis of post-traumatic stress disorder. Developmental origins of health and disease – the neurobiology of traumatic attachment in childhood. Affect regulation theory and its applicability in other fields. Conclusion.