Attachment to Relational Trauma


  • Homayoun Shahri



relational trauma, internal conflict, structural conflict, object relations conflict, transitional object


In this paper, I will discuss attachment to relational trauma from the perspective of object relations. I will show that the relational trauma is equivalent to object relations conflicts and functions in manner very similar to transitional objects that reside in the mind. I will also introduce processes and techniques that can help with resolution of relational trauma.

Author Biography

Homayoun Shahri

Homayoun Shahri, Ph.D., M.A., CBT, LMFT, received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering specializing in coding and information theory from Lehigh University in 1990 and his Master of Arts in clinical and somatic psychology from Santa Barbara Graduate Institute (now part of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology) in 2012. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has a private practice in Irvine, CA, USA. Homayoun is a Certified Bioenergetic Therapist and is a member of the International Institute of Bioenergetic Analysis (IIBA) and the Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (SCIBA). Homayoun is a member of the United States Association of Body Psychotherapy (USABP) and is on the peer review board of the International Body Psychotherapy Journal.
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How to Cite

Shahri, H. (2019). Attachment to Relational Trauma. Bioenergetic Analysis, 29(1), 99–110.