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 lead 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 and Upcoming Publications

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

"The Right Brain Is Dominant in Psychotherapy."
To be published in Psychotherapy.

"Regulation Theory and Affect Regulation Psychotherapy: A Clinical Primer."
Co-authored with Judith R. Schore, to be published in Smith College Studies in Social Work.

Interview with Dr. Allan Schore

Read this recent interview with Dr. Schore for psychology students from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

New Book

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

"One would be hard pressed to find another book so extensively filled with an up-to date and extensive review of contemporary studies on the affective and neuroscience literature related to psychotherapy and psychoanalysis as this. This work will likely be a major reference source for those interested in understanding the brain-mind body relationships, particularly in the two-person model, focused on the dissociative process, and the autonomic nervous system concomitants."
-- The Journal of Analytical 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), and is Co-Chair of the Children's Section.


Dr. Schore was the subject of an hour long interview with Dr. Drew Pinsky on the Dr. Drew Podcast. Click here to listen.