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Dark Attunement

A term coined by Dr. Joseph Spinazzola that refers to a particularly piercing form of verbal abuse perpetrated by a provider, caregiver or loved one. This incisive form of psychological maltreatment intentionally targets an area of emotional vulnerability in the other person. Associated with a reactive loss of impulse control resulting from compassion fatigue. Often occurs as a reactive counterattack to actual or perceived insult or abuse.