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Karen Steinberg Gallucci, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut Medical School.  She has had an abiding interest in Attachment theory and its applications since working in Phil Shaver's lab on Close Relationships during graduate school at SUNY at Buffalo. She has conducted research on the development of atypical attachment patterns, the role of attachment in psychotherapy, and implications of attachment for treatment of traumatic stress, depression, and substance abuse.  She combines teaching, clinical work, and research in her role on the UConn Faculty.  She oversees several programs focused on prevention and early intervention with at-risk families, including the Office of Early Childhood's Mind over Mood.  This is a statewide program that provides home-based psychotherapy to new mothers experiencing difficulties with depression and anxiety.  Karen developed the therapeutic model, COMPASS, that is being employed by therapists to help these vulnerable families. She has also developed other models of psychotherapy to address substance abuse, depression, and attachment risks.  She is excited to be part of the ANCT and to be able to collaborate with other professionals who similarly see the far-reaching benefits of attachment concepts for improving lives.

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