Allan N. Schore, PhD, is on the clinical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development. He is the recipient of the American Psychological Association Division 56: Trauma Psychology "Award for Outstanding Contributions to Practice in Trauma Psychology" and APA's Division 39: Psychoanalysis "Scientific Award in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Research, Theory and Practice of Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis."He is also an honorary member of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He is author of three seminal volumes, Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self, Affect Dysregulation and Disorders of the Self and Affect Regulation and the Repair of the Self, as well as numerous articles and chapters. His Regulation Theory, grounded in developmental neuroscience and developmental psychoanalysis, focuses on the origin, psychopathogenesis, and psychotherapeutic treatment of the early forming subjective implicit self. His contributions appear in multiple disciplines, including developmental neuroscience, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, developmental psychology, attachment theory, trauma studies, behavioral biology, clinical psychology, and clinical social work. His groundbreaking integration of neuroscience with attachment theory has lead to his description as "the American Bowlby" and with psychoanalysis as "the world's leading expert in neuropsychoanalysis." His books have been translated into several languages, including Italian, French, German, and Turkish.
In The Development of the Unconscious Mind we join Allan Schore on his intellectual journey as he weaves a scholarly narrative integrating neuroscience into his theoretical model of attachment. At the foundational base of his scholarship is the insightful assumption that modern attachment theory is functionally a theory of self-regulation with a neurobiological substrate. By citing studies across several disciplines, he brilliantly builds a compelling argument for a neurobiological base for his theoretical conceptualizations and applies these conceptualizations to several relevant clinical and developmental questions related to vulnerability, trauma, sex differences, intimacy, and autism.--Stephen W. Porges, PhD, Distinguished University Scientist, Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, author of The Polyvagal Theory