Brain Science

105 Brainspotting for Creativity

David Grand • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: EMPIRE ROOM PATIO TENT

David GrandImagine being able to attain a sense of safety, balance, and joy that allows you to experience maximum creative expression in every facet of life. Discover how to use Brainspotting’s eye-focus-based technique to maximize your creative self-expression Continue reading

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116 Mindstrength

Ronald Alexander • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: SENATE ROOM

Ronald AlexanderGiven the repetitive wear and tear of clinical practice, we’re all at risk for falling into a rut that dulls us to new possibilities in our life and work. Spend the day developing your Mindstrength—a combined mindfulness and trance practice designed to access, heighten, and harness your creative resources. Continue reading

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120 Brain Care is Self-Care

Linda Graham • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: BLUE PRE-FUNCTION ROOM

Linda GrahamBy tapping into the innate neuroplasticity of the brain to reduce stress, regain equilibrium, perspective, and resilience, we can avoid compassion fatigue and burnout and recover the rejuvenating creativity and flow of our work.
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202/302 Brain Change

Amy Banks • Friday All Day
LOCATION: EXECUTIVE ROOM

Amy BanksClinicians must be able to translate what they know about brain science into practical techniques for helping clients change and heal. In this workshop, you’ll learn exercises to help clients strengthen four important neural pathways used to form healthy human connection. Continue reading

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208/308 Unlocking the Emotional Brain

Bruce Ecker & Sara Bridges • Friday All Day
LOCATION: EMPIRE ROOM

Bruce EckerSarah BridgesRecent discoveries in neuroscience have revealed that memory reconsolidation is the core process that’s in play whenever deep transformation occurs. It’s the brain’s innate process for unlocking and erasing an ingrained emotional learning. Continue reading

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211/311 The Language of the Emotional Brain

Courtney Armstrong • Friday All Day
LOCATION: CABINET ROOM

Courtney ArmstrongIt takes more than logic, kindness, and support to drive the brain’s creation of new neural pathways that fire up the healing process. Since cognitive behavioral interventions often fail to penetrate persistent feelings of shame and unworthiness Continue reading

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317 Neuroplasticity in Couples

Mona Fishbane • Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: EMBASSY ROOM

Mona FishbaneWhat can advances in our understanding of brain science teach us about how to help couples caught in hurtful, reactive habits and old survival strategies? In this workshop, we’ll explore how an understanding of neuroplasticity can help clients Continue reading

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9:00 AM Saturday Morning Keynote

LOCATION: REGENCY BALLROOM
OVERFLOW LOCATIONS: DIPLOMAT & PALLADIAN ROOMS
Brain Science and Psychotherapy: The Next Step •
Rick Hanson

Rick Hanson

Rick Hanson—author, neuropsychologist, and therapist—will examine the practical tools that brain science has already given us and look ahead to the next stage of how to use neuroscience to enhance our clinical craft. Continue reading

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401/501 Hardwiring Happiness

Rick Hanson • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: PALLADIAN ROOM

Rick HansonWe all need inner strengths such as resilience, confidence, and feeling cared about to bolster us through life—strengths largely derived from our positive experiences of them. Continue reading

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405/505 Removing the Masks

David Schnarch • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: CABINET ROOM

David SchnarchIt’s an article of faith among many therapists that bad behavior in troubled relationships stems primarily from good intentions gone wrong. But rather than being triggered by fear, shame, or insecurity, people often knowingly do hurtful things to gratify their own needs, wishes, and agendas. Continue reading

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407/507 Myths of the Teen Brain

Daniel Siegel • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: AMBASSADOR ROOM

Daniel SiegelAccording to conventional wisdom, the adolescent brain is dangerously immature, a behavioral and emotional explosion waiting to happen as anxious parents hold their breath. Continue reading

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416 Flash Forum on Brain Science

LOCATION: HAMPTON ROOM

Advances and Challenges in the Clinical Applications of Brain Science Today

Bruce Ecker, Steve Andreas, Courtney Armstrong, & Amy Banks • SATURDAY MORNING

Steve AndreasCourtney ArmstrongAmy Banks

With the vocabulary of neuroscience so widely invoked in our field, this Forum will explore the actual practical impact brain science is having on clinical practice today. Continue reading

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418 Catalyze Brain Change

Linda Graham • Saturday Morning
LOCATION: suite 225e

Linda GrahamDifferent kinds of neural activity underlie different levels of client functioning and different paths of therapeutic change. Teaching clients what’s happening in the brain in all its modes can help us guide their therapeutic growth, Continue reading

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423 Beyond DSM-5

David Mays • Saturday Morning
location: ROBERTS PDR ROOM

David MaysDespite its controversies, the DSM-5 offered little change from DSM-IV. But what’s ahead—the efforts to discover full-blown biological markers for a range of mental conditions—will truly revolutionize the mental health field. Continue reading

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520 Brainspotting

David Grand • Saturday Afternoon
Location: EMPIRE ROOM

David GrandSymptoms of unprocessed trauma—including dissociation, numbing, and chronic anxiety—are notoriously difficult to eliminate through talk therapy, since the overwhelmed brain is unable to process verbal information about the events. Continue reading

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