Allan Schore

Dr Allan Schore is on the clinical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioural Sciences, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and at the UCLA Centre for Culture, Brain, and Development (Los Angeles USA).

He is author of four seminal volumes, Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self, Affect Dysregulation and Disorders of the Self, Affect Regulation and the Repair of the Self, and The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy, as well as numerous articles and chapters. His Regulation Theory, is grounded in developmental neuroscience and developmental psychoanalysis. His contributions appear in multiple disciplines, including developmental neuroscience, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, developmental psychology, attachment theory, trauma studies, behavioural biology, clinical psychology and social work. His ground breaking integration of neuroscience with attachment theory has led to his description as the American Bowlby with emotional development as the world’s leading authority on how our right hemisphere regulates emotion and processes our sense of self. The American Psychoanalytic Association has described Dr. Schore as a monumental figure in psychoanalytic and neuropsychoanalytic studies.