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Neuroscience In Everyday Practice

media-audiocourse-tn With Louis Cozolino • 6 Sessions • 6 Optional CE Credits

neuroscienceFind out how understanding the evolution of the human brain from reptilian to mammalian--and the wired-in glitches that resulted--can change your clinical perspective and therapeutic effectiveness.

Strange as it may seem, the evolutionary processes that give our brains their unparalleled powers of comprehension, invention, and social interconnection, also include “design flaws” that make us vulnerable to the psychological ills we see in our offices every day.

What's Covered in A601 Neuroscience In Everyday Practice:

  • The clinical relevance of the brain’s complex evolutionary history.
  • How the brain often has contradictory capacities for responsiveness, learning, and adaptation.
  • How an understanding of the brain can shift your clinical perspective on conditions like phobias, traumas, psychopathy, borderline personality disorder, and others.
  • Sharpen your therapeutic ability to help clients rewire their neural circuits, integrating the more primitive and the more recently evolved levels of their brains.

6 Audio MP3 Sessions:
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Add 6 CE Credit Hours: $59

A601 Neuroscience In Everyday Practice

Session 1: The Evolutionary Necessity of Psychotherapy

  • A look at the compromises and design flaws in the human brain that led to the emergence and longevity of psychotherapy

Session 2: The Structures and Functions of the Social Brain

  • The Social Synapse, the Three Messenger Systems, and Neural Plasticity
  • An exploration of the neural systems which allow us to attain and sustain attachment throughout life

Session 3: Building an Internalized Mother

  • We’ll look at the question “How does early nurturance become part of our brains and bodies? (Or put more poetically, “How does love become flesh?”)

Session 4: Stress, Relationships, and Brain Change

  • The role of arousal, stress, and trauma in illness and health

Session 5: Disorders of the Social Brain

  • A look at social phobia, autism, psychopathy, and borderline personality disorder from the perspective of social neuroscience

Session 6: The Psychotherapist as Neuroscientist

  • A discussion of how our knowledge of neuroscience can be applied to out work in ways that can enhance and expand client care.

Meet Presenter Louis Cozolino, PhD

Louis CozolinoLouis Cozolino, Ph.D., is the author of four books, The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy, The Making of a Therapist, The Neuroscience of Human Relationships, and The Healthy Aging Brain, all published by W.W. Norton. He's a clinical psychologist in Los Angeles and professor of psychology at Pepperdine University.


6 Audio MP3 Sessions:
Download $59 • CDs $49 (+$5 Shipping)
Add 6 CE Credit Hours: $59

The content of this course is at the introductory - intermediate level.