Call for Papers

Reframed: The Journal of Self-Reg is a peer reviewed, open-access, bi-annual online and in-print journal that publishes rigorous research grounded in robust and relevant questions and methodologies. Volume 2, Issue 2 of Reframed: The Journal of Self-Reg is currently seeking abstracts for papers that consider the relationship between empathy, stress, Self-Reg, and self-regulation. Empathy is dyadic and a key component of Self-Reg relationships. It involves the prosocial response to another’s feelings that can be helpful when the empathetic responder is regulated and supportive. However, when the responder becomes dysregulated, the impact can be utterly damaging.

As Dr. Stuart Shanker wrote in Self-Reg, “a child’s brain is primed for empathy, which develops more broadly and deeply as a result of nurturing child-rearing practices that have been passed down from one generation to the next” (p. 196). What are the outcomes of positive empathetic interactions, how can this ‘empathy primed brain’ be nurtured to encourage self-regulation, and what is the consequence when there is a breakage in the inter-generational inheritance of nurturing empathy?

In order to submit an abstract for consideration, please email the abstract (200 words) and title to

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