415 The Gendered Brain in the Consulting Room
Saturday Morning Only
Until fairly recently, it was commonly assumed that gender differences were primarily a result of how parents raised their children. . . .
But the past 15 years of neuroscience research has revealed the different developmental patterns followed by the male and female brain. For example, girls are born far more interested in emotional expression than boys, they have innate observation skills, and their brains are more mature at birth than boys’ brains are. These dissimilarities have profound implications for future development, and lead to important differences in how men and woman learn to construct their realities and approach their relationships. In this workshop, we’ll explore the implications of the distinctive characteristics of the male and female brain and how you can apply this information across the range of clinical issues that arise in therapy every day, no matter what the focus of your specific practice. Louann Brizendine, M.D.,
is a neurobiologist and practicing clinician who specializes in the relationship dynamics that result from the neurobiology of male and female brains. A faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco, she’s the author of the bestsellers The Female Brain
and The Male Brain.