Bessel van der Kolk is the head of this Trauma Center. The web page provides knowledge about trauma in children and other relevant information on trauma. You can read more on their web page.
Dr. Dan Siegel talks about optimal attachment
By Simon Baron-Cohen The book takes a closer look at empathy. Especially interesting is the term 0-empathy, including 0-empathy negative and 0-empathy positive. Referring to 0-empathy negative the focus is on borderline, psychopathy and narcissism. With 0-empathy positive the focus is on Asperger syndrome. Heredity and environment are discussed in relation to all the conditions.
Peter Fonagy talks about the psychology of violence.
This year a new edition of “Handbook of Mentalizing in Mental Health Practice” has been published. It is state of the art in relation to where the theory of mentalization is today. The book contains a lot of new and interesting mentalization theory. You can read the book review here.
Curiousness and openness are important elements in mentalization based treatment. It’s about exploring what’s going on in the mind of others and in your own mind. Mentalizing is among other things about understanding misunderstandings. This video is an example of a therapist doing exactly this.
Dr. Dan Siegel explains mirror neurons and seeing the intention behind another person’s action.
This video is a brief introduction to an interesting video conference about shame with all the big theorists in the field of trauma.