UO Psychology 607 Graduate Seminar
Trauma and Attachment
Instructors: Jennifer Freyd and Pamela Birrell
Grading option: Optional
Wednesdays 12:00 - 1:50 PM
If you would like to register but cannot, please email Jennifer Freyd and Pamela Birrell for permission.
Course Home Page http://dynamic.uoregon.edu/~jjf/courses/psy607-win12/
Course Materials for Registered Students Located at http://blackboard.uoregon.edu/
Clinical Elective: We will request this status if anyone in class needs it.
Overview: We will explore the impact of trauma and betrayal on attachment bonds, from neuropsychology to therapy.
Required books for the course:
- Freyd, J.J. & Birrell, P.J. (under review) Betrayal.
- Solomon, M. F. & Siegel, D.J. (Eds.). (2003) Healing Trauma: Attachment, Mind, Body, and Brain. New York: Norton.*
*Solomon & Siegel (2003) should be available for purchase in the text book section of the UO campus book store.
Additional readings: See weekly reading assignments for additional articles. Some will be selected from:
Trauma, Attachment, and Intimate Relationships, a Special Issue of the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation.Guest editors: Eileen Zurbriggen, Robin Gobin, and Laura Kaehler. In Press. Will be published as Volume 13, Issue 2, 2012. (Designated ZGK below)
Course Work: Students will be expected to attend all class meetings,
do all assigned readings, and to participate actively in seminar discussion.
In addition each participant will lead a class discussion and, in advance of
the class meeting, post on Blackboard a set of discussion questions by the Friday at noon
before the Wednesday class. Once the questions are posted the student will send an email to the class announcing the availability of the questions. By the Friday at noon following the class, the student(s) leading discussion
will post on Blackboard a document including the discussion questions, any other presentation
material, and capturing important discussion points from class.
Weekly Reading Assignments
Week 1, January 11
Discussion Leaders: Jennifer Freyd and Pamela Birrell
- No readings unless you are not already familiar with betrayal trauma theory. If that is the case read this and this too.
Week 2, January 18
Discussion Leader: Melissa Platt
- Preface and Chapters 1-5 of Freyd & Birrell book
Week 3, January 25
Discussion Leader: Carly Smith
- Chapters 6-10 of Freyd & Birrell book
Week 4, February 1
Discussion Leaders: Rosemary Bernstein and Jennifer Lewis
- Introduction and Chapter 1 of Solomon & Siegel book
- Zurbriggen, Gobin, & Kaehler. "Trauma, Attachment, and Intimate Relationships: Introduction to the Special Issue" in ZGK.
Week 5, February 8
Discussion Leaders: Amanda van Scoyoc and Bill Schumacher
- Chapters 2 & 3 of Solomon & Siegel book
Week 6, February 15
Discussion Leader: Christina Gamache Martin
- Chapter 4 of Solomon & Siegel book
- Brown, L.S. & Freyd, J.J. (2008). PTSD criterion A and betrayal trauma: A modest proposal for a new look at what constitutes danger to self. Trauma Psychology, Division 56, American Psychological Association, Newsletter. 3(1), 11-15.
Frazier, P.A. "Beyond Criterion A1: The Effects of Relational and Non-Relational Traumatic Events" in ZGK
Week 7, February 22
Discussion Leader: Laura Noll
- Chapter 5 of Solomon & Siegel book
- Birrell, P.J. & Freyd, J.J. (2006). Betrayal trauma: Relational models of harm and healing. Journal of Trauma Practice, 5(1), 49-63.
- Kahn, L. (2006) The Understanding and Treatment of Betrayal Trauma as a Traumatic Experience of Love. Journal of Trauma Practice, 5(3), 57-72
Week 8, February 29
Discussion Leader: Christine Ngo
- Chapter 6 of Solomon & Siegel book
- Green et al.
"Attachment and Health Care Relationships in Low-income Women with Trauma Histories: A Qualitative Study" in ZGK.
- Arikan, G., & Karanci, N. "Attachment and Coping as Facilitators of Posttraumatic Growth in Turkish University Students Experiencing Traumatic Events" in ZGK.
Week 9, March 7
Discussion Leaders: Laura Kaehler and Audrey Medina
- Chapter 7 of Solomon & Siegel book
- Ahrens, C.E., & Aldana, E. "The Ties That Bind: Understanding the Impact of Sexual Assault Disclosure on Survivors’ Relationships with Friends, Family, and Partners" in ZGK.
- Belford, B., Kaehler, L. & Birrell, P. "Relational Health as a Mediator between Betrayal Trauma and Borderline Personality
Disorder" in ZGK.
- Obegi, J.H. (2008). The development of the client-therapist bond through the lens of attachment theory. Psychotherapy Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 45, 431–446.
Week 10, March 14
Discussion Leader: Jennifer Gomez
- Chapter 8 of Solomon & Siegel book
- Gobin, R. "Partner Preferences among Survivors of Betrayal Trauma" in ZGK.
- Owen, J., Quirk, K., & Manthos, M.
"I Get No Respect: The Relationship between Betrayal Trauma and Romantic Relationship Functioning" in ZGK.
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