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Bulleting “The Organized Mind”—Nuts and Bolts

After my last Top Down or Bottom Up post, a few nuts and bolts appeared on the radar screen. For the last several posts I’ve been pulling bullet points from Daniel Levitin’s 2014 book entitled The Organized Mind—Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload. In this follow-up post I’d like to quickly look at […]

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“Addictions from an Attachment Perspective”—A Review (part III)

Welcome back from my interlude late last week. This is part III of my multi-part blog series wherein I review the 2014 edited volume entitled Addictions from an Attachment Perspective—Do Broken Bonds and Early Trauma Lead to Addictive Behaviours? We’ll start off looking at Chapter III—The Self-Medication Hypothesis and Attachment Theory: Pathways for Understanding and […]

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Placing “Couples and Affairs” Into an Attachment Theory Framework (Part 2)

This is part two of my summary of a workshop that took place on January 13th, 2011, here in Albuquerque and was entitled Couples and Affairs: Managing the Clinical Challenges. The workshop was put on by Michael Ceo. I signed up for this workshop because the brochure said that the presenter would use attachment theory (among […]

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Dr. Ippen-Ghosh on Attachment, Culture, and Trauma (Part III)

In Part II (which was posted on November 9th, 2010), I looked at such topics as … The David Olds Home Visitation Program How trauma (like domestic violence) affects early child development Core concepts surrounding most home visitation programs A (not so successful) example of a home visitation program in Hawaii Matching interventions to cultural […]

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Update—Full Application from Dr. Lyons-Ruth at Cambridge Health Alliance

Back on June 21st, 2010, we reported on an LOI (letter of intent) from Karlen Lyons-Ruth, an attachment researcher working at the Cambridge Health Alliance. As a result of Dr. Lyons-Ruth’s LOI, the Foundation invited a Full Application. With Dr. Lyons-Ruth’s permission, we are reproducing two sections from the Full Application that was submitted. We found […]

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