Brain Science & Attachment

102 Does Neuroscience Really Matter?

Dan Siegel and Rick Hanson

Dan SiegelRick HansonBrain science research has taken the world of psychotherapy by storm. But, as therapists, how do we separate hype and pseudo-science from clinically relevant facts about the brain? In this premiere event, Dan Siegel and Rick Hanson address concerns Continue reading

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106 Are We Too Attached to Attachment Theory?

Jerome Kagan

Jerome KaganHas attachment theory risen to such prominence in our field because of its scientific merit, or is it merely a product of its time that’s losing its shine with age? In this Webcast Session, Jerome Kagan makes the case against popular Continue reading

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205 Creating a Corrective Emotional Experience

Diane Poole Heller

Diane Poole Heller

Psychotherapists trained primarily in the “talking cure” are increasingly recognizing the need to work with clients’ nonverbal communications. Symposium 2013 Keynote Speaker Diane Poole Heller is an expert in recognizing the unconscious issues Continue reading

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206 Understanding Polyvagal Theroy

Stephen Porges

Stephen PorgesPsychophysiologist Stephen Porges’s research on the polyvagal nervous system has deepened our understanding of the evolutionary roots of trauma and anxiety. In this Webcast Session, he highlights the roles of the parasympathetic nervous system and social engagement in making us feel safe and calm enough to self-regulate. Continue reading

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207 Truth Telling in Couples Work

David Schnarch

David SchnarchIn order to be effective couples therapists, we have to be realistic about our clients’ capacity to manipulate, lie to, and harm each other. In this Webcast Session on couples, David Schnarch shares a clinical method that challenges clients by focusing on their sense of adult responsibility rather than childish entitlement. Join us as he demonstrates the importance of: Continue reading

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307 Attachment: A Continuing Debate

Jerome Kagan and Dan Siegel

Jerome KaganDan Siegel

Attachment Theory has proven itself to be more than a passing trend. It’s formed the basis for such an array of treatment models and approaches that many of today’s therapists have attached themselves to Attachment Theory. But at what cost? Continue reading

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406 When is Attachment the Issue?

Bruce Ecker

Bruce EckerCritics of attachment theory have raised concerns about therapists becoming too eager to arbitrarily trace every problematic behavior back to some early attachment injury. In this Webcast Session, Bruce Ecker acknowledges that attachment theory can’t Continue reading

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504 Interpersonal Neurobiology in the Consulting Room

Dan Siegel

Dan SiegelThese days, it’s hard to ignore the huge amount of research and energy currently being devoted to neuroscience. In this Webcast Session on neurobiology, Daniel Siegel argues that our cache of knowledge about the brain is more valuable when integrated Continue reading

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505 Brain to Brain

Janina Fisher

Janina FisherTherapy is a complex, shifting, neurobiological exchange between two human organisms—a brain-to-brain dance. But who’s the leader? In this Symposium 2013 Workshop, Janina Fisher leads you through demonstrations and practices that help you consciously  Continue reading

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