Our way of coping with overwhelming stress or trauma is to dissociate.
This helps us survive exposure to extreme situations. Afterwards we experience such moments as 'holes' in our awareness – represented by holes in the doughnuts. Learn More
Dr George Halasz is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Monash University, located at the Department of Psychological Medicine at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, and in private psychiatry practice.Read More
Both a personal connection and a number of areas of professional involvement in Holocaust studies are reflected in the range of Holocaust articles.
Contemporary child and adolescence psychiatry's wide range of concerns include clinical, research, social and policy issues which are evolving at a fast pace.
The increasing relevance of trauma research from infant-parent observations and child developmental research highlights how clinical techniques can bring about 'reparative moments'.
The idea of the 'exiled self' refers to the legacy of overwhelming stress and trauma where survival instincts - fight, flight, freeze and faint - persists to dominate daily life even beyond the threat resulting in degrees of personal 'disconnect' from ordinary reality and a persistent sense of un-safety.
The Allan Schore Reader, edited by Eva Rass, Routledge, 2018, provides a wonderful introduction to Allan’s pioneering work. Included themes: relational trauma, reparative moments and many other contributions relevant to contemporary trauma informed care and therapy. From theory to practice Are you confounded by the current ways of thinking about trauma informed psychotherapy? Compare […]
Recent MHPN Seminars: (20 Feb. 2018) focused on recent advances on our understanding of Relational and Attachment Trauma, Intergenerational Trauma and (21 Feb 2018) Vicarious Trauma. During the seminar, I made references to The Allan Schore Reader (edited by Eva Rass, Rutledge, 2018) to provide a coherent and valuable framework to introduce recent graduates as […]