Brain Science & Psychotherapy

117 Neuroscience & Self-Care

Linda GrahamLinda Graham • Thursday All Day
Brain research has shown us how certain interventions can help rewire our clients’ brains to reduce stress, resolve trauma, and recover resilience. But how much of this knowledge do we bring to the care of our own brains to reduce our own stress Continue reading

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124 Brain to Brain

Janina FisherJanina Fisher • Thursday All Day
Therapy comprises a complex, shifting, neurobiological exchange between two human organisms—a brain-to-brain dance. But who’s the leader? In a dance as intense as a therapy session, sometimes your clients’ neural wiring prevails, and you find them Continue reading

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204/304 Relational Neuroscience

Amy BanksAmy Banks • Friday All Day
Every day, we’re engulfed by cultural messages directing us to be competitive, independent, and most of all, emotionally disconnected—even though the innate biology of our nervous systems functions best when we work together in groups and Continue reading

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402/502 Neuroscience & Couples

Susan JohnsonJames CoanSusan Johnson & James Coan • Saturday All Day
Understanding of the neurobiology of the brain not only explains how change happens, it also translates into more effective psychotherapy. Continue reading

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410/510 Therapeutic Breakthroughs

Bruce EckerSara BridgesBruce Ecker & Sara Bridges • Saturday All Day
A remarkable transformational change discovered by brain researchers—known as memory reconsolidation—appears to lie at the Continue reading

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519 How the Brain Functions

John ArdenJohn Arden • Saturday Afternoon
Now that research has presented us with so much information about how the brain works, the next step is learning how best to educate clients about their brains and apply neuroscientific findings in the consulting room. In this workshop, you’ll learn Continue reading

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601 The Digitized Brain

Gary SmallGary Small • Sunday All Day
Our high-tech revolution has plunged us into a state of continuous partial attention—we’re always busy with our gadgets, but never really focusing on anything. This isn’t a benign state. Scientists know that long periods of continuous partial attention Continue reading

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608 Brainspotting for Trauma

David GrandDavid Grand • Sunday All Day
Symptoms of unprocessed trauma (dissociation, numbing, chronic anxiety) are notoriously difficult to eliminate through talk therapy, since the overwhelmed brain is unable to process verbal information about the events. But research has shown that Continue reading

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610 The Angry Brain

Ronald Potter-EfronRonald Potter-Efron • Sunday All Day
We all know clients whose angry brains are always primed to lash out, regardless of the cue. This workshop will present an approach to helping clients design their own step-by-step brain change plans to help them retrain their brains to be less volatile, Continue reading

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617 The Emotional Brain

Courtney ArmstrongCourtney Armstrong • Sunday All Day
Convincing depressed or traumatized clients that they’re “good enough” and worthy of love and happiness is no small feat. One reason is that cognitive-behavioral interventions often don’t penetrate the persistent feelings of shame and unworthiness Continue reading

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