The Neurodevelopment of Emotion Regulation and the Role of Parents: A Video Lecture by Nim Tottenham, Ph.D.

with discussant Reyna Cowan, PsyD, LCSW, discussant Margaret Guertin, Ph.D., case presenter Evan Sola, MA

Saturday Oct. 28, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A child's ability to regulate emotions develops slowly in the context of an attached relationship. In this video lecture, Dr. Tottenham discusses the circuitry in the brain that regulates emotional responses and how it develops through infancy and childhood. Dr. Tottenham highlights the role that childhood trauma, neglect, and aroused states in the caregiver can play in its formation. Reyna Cowan will discuss the implications of this research, specifically examining issues arising with dysregulation of child patients and the impact when a parent is unable to understand or emotionally meet the child's needs. Margaret Guertin will describe how some of the very emotion systems children need to learn to regulate also keep them attached to their caregivers. She will explain how disruptions to these emotion systems impact their regulation. In addition, Evan Sola will present an illustrative case, his work with a young boy whose early experiences led to difficulties with affect dysregulation that are a challenge for both him and his adoptive parents. The group will be invited to enter the discussion with the panel of this fascinating material.

October 28th, 2017 9:00 AM
530 Bush Street
Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States
Phone: 415-288-4050
Non-Member $ 60.00
PINC Member $ 50.00
Student $ 35.00
CE Credits (3) $ 30.00