Eva Rass, a leading expert on the work of Allan Schore, presents a collection that provides an overview of his core ideas and makes accessible the evolution of his thought. Including interviews and original papers, as well as integrating his ideas with research in psychoanalysis, developmental psychology, biology and developmental psychopathology, this book provides an in-depth introduction to Schore’s theories.

Allan Schore: Setting the Course of Development represents a major contribution to the understanding of Schore’s often dense and complex work. The choice of papers, interviews and subject matter is structured and instructive, while the content captures both the depth and breadth of Schore’s ideas, including important extensions into other fields, like paediatrics, social works and family law. Schore’s contribution to the advancing knowledge base – pioneering the paradigm shift in researchers’ focus in psychopathogenesis from the cognitive verbal left brain to the affective, preverbal right brain – is here made accessible to a far greater readership.

The book will be of interest to all practitioners, researchers, educators and policy makers dealing with the critically important and broad field of mental health service delivery and prevention of mental illness for those "at risk", particularly psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic psychotherapists and counsellors.

chapter |6 pages


chapter 2|18 pages

Interviews with Allan Schore

chapter 3|130 pages

Original Schore Papers and Lectures

chapter 4|4 pages

Developmentally Oriented Psychotherapy

Central mechanisms of the psychotherapy change process

chapter 5|10 pages

Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

The neurobiology of childhood attachment trauma

chapter 6|10 pages

Affect Regulation Theory

Applications to related fields

chapter 7|2 pages

Concluding Remarks