This lecture will summarize decades of work in Dr. Tronick’s lab about the nature of attunement and repair between mothers and infants, and examine the long-term effects of misattunement and lack of resonance on the long-term adaptation of human beings. Dr. Tronick and Dr. van der Kolk will examine the treatment implications, illustrated by a videotaped psychodrama session conducted by Dr. Van der Kolk that specifically addresses the deficits uncovered in Dr. Tronick’s laboratory.
Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of the interactions between mothers and infants, and the responsivity and mood of the mom affects the reactions of the child.
- Explain how parent child interaction dyad is a system of mutual meaning making and mutual regulation.
- Discuss how the emotion regulation of the caregiver has a profound effect on the stress response of the child.
- Compare the impact of specific traumas is both qualitatively and quantitatively to lack of attunement and communication, requiring different treatment interventions.
- Describe how having deep visceral experiences that directly contradict automatic expectations can change people’s perceptions and reactions to intimacy.