This is an adaptation of a 1999 article co-authored by Evergreen Psychotherapy Center’s co-founders, psychologists Terry Levy and Michael Orlans, and published in Forensic Examiner. There is a serious and rapidly escalating problem throughout our society. More...
The stress response is critical to the understanding of the neurobiology of trauma and attachment disorder. Stress is an automatic physiological response to any situation that is threatening, overwhelming or requires adjustment to change. The stress response includes...
The limbic system is the social and emotional part of the brain, governing attachment, nurturing instincts, learning, implicit memory (preverbal, unconscious), motivation, stress response, and the immune system (Learn more about the limbic system during infancy...
The stress response is critical to understanding the neurobiology of trauma and attachment disorder. Stress is an automatic physiological response to any situation that is threatening, overwhelming, or requires adjustment to change. The stress response includes many...
Research has shown that religion and spirituality are linked to psychosocial well-being in children and adults. For example, youth who attend religious services with parent(s) have fewer problems as teens; adolescents who attend religious services with parent(s) have...
A landmark research project over the last 20 years, the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, assessed thousands of adults’ physical and emotional well-being, then asked them about their childhood traumas: abuse, neglect, family dysfunction, and attachment. They found...
Dr. Terry Levy travels the world to deliver professional training and instruction for general audiences. Here’s where to find him next: Jan. 31, 2018
Fort Collins, Colo. Feb. 1
Denver, Colo. Feb. 2
Colorado Springs, Colo. Feb. 28
Tampa, Fla. March 1
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. March 2
Miami, Fla. March 27
Spokane, Wash. March 28
Lynnwood, Wash. March 29
Tacoma, Wash. April 25
Bakersfield, Calif. April 26
Ventura, Calif. April 27
Santa Barbara, Calif.
It is the deep and enduring connection established between a child and caregiver in the first several years of life. However, more and more children are failing to develop secure attachments to loving, protective caregivers. These children are left without the most important foundation for healthy development and are at risk for: