Full Course Description

The Whole-Brain Child Approach

Introduction—Integration as a theoretical framework

Part 1—Two Brains are Better than One:  Integrate the Left and the Right

Part 2—Building the Staircase of the Mind:  Integrating the Upstairs and Downstairs

Part 3—Kill the Butterflies! Integrating Memory for Growth and Healing

Part 4—The United States of Me:  Integrating the Many Parts of Myself

Part 5—The Me-We Connection:  Integrating Self and Other


Copyright : 08/11/2013

Brainstorm: A Clinician's Guide to the Changing Adolescent Brain

Dispelling the popular myths of teenage behavior

The Essence of Adolescence

The Adolescent Brain

Adolescence and Attachment

Clinical Strategies: Staying Present Through Changes and Challenges


Copyright : 09/05/2014

The Role of Play and Creativity in Psychotherapy​


Development of Play Across the Lifespan

The Fundamentals of a Creative Psychotherapy

Play and Creativity

Play and Therapy

Interventions and Play Activities

A Playful Interpersonal Space in Psychotherapy


  1. Discuss the role of play in the development of mental well-being.
  2. List four forms of play.
  3. Contrast a state of trust from a state of wariness.
  4. Identify how attachment patterns shape the drive for exploration.
  5. Summarize three ways in which uncertainty is necessary for play.
  6. Name four ways to incorporate creative play in psychotherapy.
Copyright : 14/10/2015

Brainstorm: The Power + Purpose of the Teenage Brain Session



Dispelling the popular myths of teenage behavior

Why teens are driven to seek out novelty and take more risks

The brain undergoes rapid changes, even throughout one’s early 20s

Adolescence is truly a “Golden Age”



  1. Describe the fundamental aspects of the essence of adolescence
  2. Explore how the brain development affects teenage behavior and relationships

Copyright : 09/12/2013