How do you prepare for, live through, and recover from the stress of disasters? This talk covers the nuts and bolts of what to do and what not to do to prevent traumatic stress reactions in ourselves and also in the survivors we serve.
I wish I could recall who recently recommended the latest Norton Neuroscience book. It is superb. Dan Hill’s Affect Regulation Theory: A Clinical Model (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) speaks to this important natural tension. Allan Schore did the forward. Don’t be fooled: while Schore and Hill hint the that the first part of the book is a review of Schore’s brilliant affect regulation books of the past, it is far more up to date and offers an elegant model of the central and natural tension between shame and pride that impacts the formation of attachment patterns early on through adulthood and does so in the context of dyadic work that me and my colleagues are accustomed to. I underlined a lot of pearls.
The discussions are an enlightening explication of attachment styles and personality, including different kinds of narcissism and borderline styles, and as such is very helpful in supporting good approaches to managing and helping people we work with every day. I was waiting to see if he deals with the individual differences that we see in SPD and ASD. He hinted he would. Even though he doesn’t this book provides a model for predicting the impact of such difficulties on the character style of the developing child. Very useful.
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This is not just playing hooky! In our new podcast for The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Mara Goverman and I talk about understanding and helping kids who just won’t go to school. We cover assessment, interventions and, when needed, medications.
I recently spoke at Fusion Academy on helping teens and tweens on the Autism Spectrum. This rehash at Fielding U is a 27-minute romp featuring an easy to learn, straightforward developmental method and practical ideas for common problems that crop up.
Intellivision is bringing family connection back to video gaming. All games will be E or E10 for Everyone and the controllers are designed for accessibility so kids, grandparents, and others can join and connect.
This is my special episode of the Carlat Psychiatry Podcast focused on child psychiatry, suicidality, and the popular Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The show stirred controversy when it portrayed the bullying and suicide of a teenager.