Archive for the ‘ Child Abuse ’ Category

Creating a Therapeutic Narrative

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Jane`s nights are so fretful because as a single young woman she you remains “un-soothed”
Responding to victims of long-term deprivation and early object-loss by showing companionship and verbal validation can succeed in providing a temporary “holding-environment” to compensate for their poorly developed self-soothing skills by conjuring-up any early nurturing experiences that they did have.
What I have found, (and this is supported by the literature) is that having at least one “Good Caretaker” experience during the early “formative” years is crucial in allowing them to be responsive to a variety of brief empathic responses. This evokes early recollections of having been soothed, allowing them to ride-out these wilderness crises.

The Tripartite Theory of Trauma Psychological

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

The Tripartite Theory of psychological Trauma proposes that the dynamics in which trauma plays out should be broadened to include the role of derelict caretaker-functioning; which completes a dynamic triad to that of victim-predator-caretaker.
When a parent or other caretaker (including a government) fails to protect the potential victim, leading to a trauma occurrence. When domestic or political caretakers collude with or emulate the role of the predator , the delicate balance required for communal survival is disrupted. While media-attention tends to focus on the drama of particular trauma-events, the role of caretaker failure remains elusive despite its role being the most critical variable.

Consequences of Early Childhood Distress

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

“Ignoring their infants’ distress could lead to subsequent emotional dysregulation," writes Darcia Narvaez, Associate Professor of Psychology at Notre Dame University in a recently published post in Psychology Today.   Since infants have been hardwired for near-constant physical attachment, excessive separation distress in infants, resulting from parents ignoring their cries, could lead to permanent changes Read more…

Why Nurturing Protects

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

“The 1950’s saw an awakening in the field of developmental psychology, with a curiosity to account for the process in which an infant differentiates into a healthy, autonomous, self-regulating social entity (Greenacre, P. "Early Determinants in the Development of the Sense of Identity." Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 1958).   For an individual to Read more…