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The Brain that Changes Itself: Neuroplasticity in Clinical Practice

OBJECTIVES

  1. Define neuroplasticity.

OUTLINE

  • The Hardwired Brain Limitations
  • The Brain as a Muscle
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Ski Slope Model
Copyright : 09/24/2013

Interpersonal Neurobiology in the Consulting Room

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Objectives

  1. Articulate implications of mindfulness practice for clinical treatment.

Outline

  • Assessing the Client's Mind
  • Patterns of Rigidity Vs. Chaos in Psychological Functioning
    • Coherency
    • Impaired Integration
    • The 8 Domains of Integration
    • Wheel of Awareness
  • Targeting Difference Aspects of the Brain
  • Brain Function

Copyright : 08/27/2013

Taking in the Good: Clinical Strategies to Help Clients Reduce the Effects of Negativity Bias

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Objectives

  1. Apply clinical strategies to reinforce the internalization of positive experience in clients.

Outline

  • Introduction
  • Clinical Strategies to Install Resource States
  • Discussion on Targeting Antidote Experiences to improve client results
  • Summary on Internalizing Positive Experiences within the clinical setting
  • Conclusion and follow-up

Copyright : 09/03/2013

Understanding Polyvagal Theory: Emotion, Attachment, and Self-Regulation

OBJECTIVES

  1. Integrate effective non-verbal behavior into your sessions with clients.

OUTLINE

  • Neurophysiology of Behavioral State Regulation
  • Autonomic Nervous System
  • Social Engagement System
  • Perception
  • The Polyvagal Theory for Trauma Treatment
Copyright : 10/01/2013

Exploring the Myth of the Unisex Brain

OBJECTIVES

  • Differentiate between the early stages of the male and female brain.

OUTLINE

  • Differences in Gender Development
  • Female vs. Male Brains
    • Female Caretakers
    • Male Reproductive Drive
  • The "Area of Sexual Pursuit"
  • Stages of Adolescent Brain Development
Copyright : 09/10/2013

Does Neuroscience Really Matter?

OBJECTIVES

  1. How to use brain science to better understand and facilitate the client’s change process.

OUTLINE

  • Culture and Synapses
  • Three Aspects of Experience
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Two Fundamental Differences in Memory Systems
  • Energy and Negativity Bias
  • The "Biggest Traps" in Mental Health
Copyright : 10/24/2013

Brain Science and Psychotherapy: The Next Step

OBJECTIVES

  1. The clinical benefits and potential pitfalls of using neuroscientific concepts in the consulting room

OUTLINE

  • Functions of the Nervous System
  • Patterns of Neural Activity
  • Benefits of Neuroscience
  • Inner Strengths
Copyright : 03/22/2014

Accessing the Deep Brain with Brainspotting

OBJECTIVES

  1. Instruct traumatized clients to attend to their inner experience as they move through dissociative blocks and maximize a process of self-healing

OUTLINE

  • The Discovery of Brainspotting
  • Eye Movements
  • Eye Positions and Trauma
  • Internal Brain Changes and Eye Movements
Copyright : 03/27/2015