Dr. Allan N. Schore


Allan Schore

Dr. Allan Schore 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 author of four seminal volumes, Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self, Affect Dysregulation and Disorders of the Self, Affect Regulation and the Repair of the Self, and The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy, 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 led to his description as "the American Bowlby," with emotional development as "the world’s leading authority on how our right hemisphere regulates emotion and processes our sense of self," and with psychoanalysis as "the world's leading expert in neuropsychoanalysis."

The American Psychoanalytic Association has described Dr. Schore as "a monumental figure in psychoanalytic and neuropsychoanalytic studies."

Recent News

Recent Publications

"Early interpersonal neurobiological assessment of attachment
and autistic spectrum disorders."
Published in Frontiers in Psychology.
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"The Right Brain Is Dominant in Psychotherapy."
Psychotherapy, 2014, 51, 388-397.

"Regulation Theory and Affect Regulation Psychotherapy: A Clinical Primer."
Co-authored with Judith R. Schore. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 2014, 84, 178-195.

"Regulation theory and the early assessment of attachment and autistic spectrum disorders: A response to Voran's clinical case."
Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 2013, 12, 164-189.

Interviews with Dr. Allan Schore

Read a recent interview with Dr. Schore for The Neuropsychotherapist,
July-September 2014.
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Read Dr. Schore's Address to the UCLA Interpersonal Neurobiology Conference, 2014.
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Latest Book

Dr. Schore's latest book, The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy, is now available.
Click here to order a copy.

"The Science of The Art of Psychotherapy is a must-read for health professionals and interested lay persons alike because, although ostensibly about affect, attachment, the right brain, mutuality, and interactive regulation, it is ultimately a book about what it means to be human and how it is that we can be deeply and meaningfully connected to others."
-- Psychoanalytic Psychology


Dr. Schore has received numerous honors for his work, including an Award for Outstanding Contributions to Practice in Trauma Psychology from Division 56 (Trauma Psychology) and the Scientific Award from Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association, and an Honorary Membership by the American Psychoanalytic Association for “extraordinary contributions to the field of psychoanalysis.”

He has been appointed to the Honorary Scientific Committee for the upcoming Psychodynamic Diagnostic manual (PDM-2).