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A quick primer on Attachment Disorder
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Futurehealth WinterBrain 2 hour workshop presentation by Sebern Fisher. Review historical and symptomatic markers for Attachment Disorder and protocols.
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One day soon, every neurofeedback practitioner will be asked to train someone with attachment disorder. You may already be doing so even without knowing it, as it is routinely misdiagnosed, most frequently as ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder and/or bipolar disorder. This "primer" will review the historical and symptomatic markers for Attachment Disorder and some thoughts on protocols to address it. To date, neurofeedback offers the only real hope for this profound disorder.


Author: Sebern Fisher

Sebern Fisher is a psychodynamic psychotherapist with a primary interest in the importance of secure attachment throughout the life span. She incorporated neurofeedback into her clinical practice in 1997. The effects of brain training that she has both experienced and witnessed have had significant impact on the way she now conceptualizes personality, self, psychopathology and even free will.

Emerging theory in all fields of psychotherapy is focused on the importance of affect regulation. After almost ten years of work with neurofeedback, Sebern has come to believe that the single most important contribution of neurofeedback is regulation of affect, and further, that the most important affect to regulate is fear. In pursuit of this, she discovered the site FPO2, "the gateway to the amygdala", in 1999, and uses it specifically to quiet fear and reactivity. She has fully integrated neurofeedback into her practice of psychotherapy, rarely now, providing one without the other. She works with people suffering from conditions as apparently diverse as PTSD, dyslexia, dissociative disorders, Asperger's, and attachment disorder.

Sebern was the Clinical Director of a residential treatment center for severely disturbed adolescents for fifteen years, where she implemented the first milieu DBT program in the US. She now maintains a private practice in Northampton, Massachusetts. She is an owner of EEG Spectrum International, and speaks nationally and internationally on neurofeedback, on the integration of neurofeedback and psychotherapy, and on attachment and neurofeedback.

Other Products by Sebern Fisher

1) Trauma and Recovery: The Integration of Neurofeedback and Psychotherapy
2) Affect Regulation, State Dependence and the Limits of Self Training
3) Attachment Disorder and the Neurofeedback and Therapeutic Approaches to its Treatment in Adults and Children
4) The Fear Protocol: The theory of FPO2 and the implications of a new clinical data

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