Relational Trauma and the Clinical Realm of Hyper- and Hypo-arousal

There is a growing body of investigation and neuroscience research that underscore role affect plays in organizing the way we feel and act in the world. For Daniel Hill, Ph.D, attention to affect regulation is at the core of all psychotherapies. In his book Affect Regulation Theory (2015) he both translates and elaborates the current theories of affect and its relationship to well-being.

Join us for an evening talk in which Dr. Hill will provide an overview of affect regulation theory. He will describe the two affect-regulating systems; one that operates unconsciously instantaneously and involuntarily, providing us with our gut reactions and the other that develops later is a conscious, deliberate, verbal reflective system.

Dr. Hill will discuss how both of these systems are intricately related to modern attachment theory. His talk will address the role of attention in affective resilience and look at how affect regulation impacts therapeutic work with couples.

Daniel Hill, Ph.D, is on the faculty at a number of institutions including the National Institute of Psychotherapies, Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. He teaches at the NYU
Postdoctoral Training Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and maintains a private practice in Manhattan.

Date: Friday, February 9, 2018
Reception: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tuition: Free for alumni in good standing, $15 for students, $30 for guests
CE Contact Hours: 2

For any questions, contact or 212-879-4900 ext. 140.