Mind Body and Brain

210/310 Integrative Mental Health

Rubin Naiman • Friday All Day
LOCATION: GOVERNOR’S BOARDROOM

Rubin NaimanGiven the crisis in our healthcare system today, there’s increasing recognition that medical and mental healthcare must overlap. Based on the work of Andrew Weil, this workshop introduces the emerging field of Integrative Mental Health
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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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220 Beyond Fish Oil

Leslie Korn • Friday Morning
LOCATION: CAPITOL ROOM

Leslie KornIf we are what we eat, then beyond the mind-body connection there’s also a food-mind-body connection. This workshop will explore the latest nutritional research to inform psychotherapeutic practice Continue reading

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229 A Guide to Mind-Body Wellness

Robert Hedaya • Friday Morning
LOCATION: FORUM ROOM

Robert HedayaEven though we recognize that bodily systems and physical habits hugely influence cognition, emotion, and behavior, therapists still tend to practice without taking the body into account, as if the locus of human psychology exists only in the mind. 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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322 Overcoming Emotional Eating

Judith Beck & Deborah Beck Busis • Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: SENATE ROOM

Judith BeckDeborah Beck BusisNo one likes dieting, especially since the research shows that most approaches simply don’t work. But what if you could help your clients think of dieting not as a set of restrictive rules, but as a set of skills you can teach them to master? 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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402/502 When Meditation Isn’t Enough

Richard Schwartz • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: EMPIRE ROOM PATIO TENT

Richard SchwartzMindfulness has become a popular and useful tool in psychotherapy, but therapists too often encourage clients to adopt a passive-observer stance in therapy, as if it’s enough to just observe thoughts and emotions from a place of separation.
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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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412/512 Mental Fitness for “Trigger-Happy” Clients

The First Step We Too Often Overlook

Brent Atkinson • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: SUITE 368W

Brent AtkinsonWe all know the phenomenon: caught up in an emotionally charged situation, clients lose access to the insights and skills they appeared to learn in therapy. The problem is they haven’t reconditioned their nervous systems sufficiently. Continue reading

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413/513 Trauma and Trance

Ronald Alexander • Saturday All Day
LOCATION: SUITE 268W

Ronald AlexanderTrauma lives in our bodies and minds—and so does healing. This workshop will provide tools for shifting clients away from the frozen high-alert state that results from trauma and activating the healing-conducive parasympathetic nervous system. 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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