The Broad Strokes of Affect Regulation Theory, A Clinical Model

Presented by Daniel Hill PhD


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2 hours of online training in English

Dates: participants can take the course during the days and times they prefer

Location: Virtual Campus

Access: You will have access to the material for FOUR months from your course registration date.


Trainer: Daniel Hill

Doctor in psychology, psychoanalyst, teacher and prominent defender of the affect regulation model

About this Short Online Course

This workshop consists of two lectures covering the main ideas for a theory of the body-mind, optimal development, pathogenesis and therapeutic action from the point of view of affect regulation theory. Two systems of affect regulation that develop in the attachment relationship are described. One is an implicit system that develops early (third trimester of pregnancy – 18 months) and is foundational. It operates instantaneously and involuntarily: our visceral reactions. The other is an explicit system that develops later (2-6 years) and is a conscious, deliberate and verbally reflective system (mentalization). Affect regulation theory proposes that personality and other developmental psychiatric disorders stem from early attachment trauma and its effects on the capacity to regulate affect. It also proposes that the repair of regulatory capacities takes place primarily in the implicit therapeutic relationship

Learning goals:

Learning Objectives:

This master class will provide the outlines of the theory of affect regulation focusing on the primary system of affect regulation.

After attending this workshop, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain the meaning of affect and the concept of affect regulation.
  • Describe how the qualities of a secure attachment relationship develop the robust capacity to regulate affect.
  • Discuss insecure attachment relationships as a cause of affective regulation deficits.
  • Outline deficits in affect regulation and their close association with personality and other psychiatric disorders.
  • Explain the ability of psychotherapy to repair affect regulation capacities.


Recorded sessions

2 hours of training, presented in our VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.

Downloadable PDF File

Downloadable PDFs of the PowerPoint Presentations


About Daniel Hill, author of The Affect Regulation Theory, A Clinical Model


After this workshop, you may want to deepen your learning by participating in the 12 Lecture seminar on the Affect Regulation Theory available on this website.

Follow the course with the book: “Affect Regulation Theory, A Clinical Model”, by Daniel Hill, PhD. Available through Amazon USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

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