Full Course Description
How scientific advances improve the field of psychotherapy
Foundations of IPNB and application in clinical practice
- Questions from Audience
- What is Presence?
- How does awareness relate to attention?
- What is the overlap between the social brain and consciousness?
- What does energy and information flow as a fundamental aspect of Mind have to do with consciousness?
- A proposal about the Probability Distribution Curve of Energy and the Nature of Mind
- Integration and Well-Being
- Cultivating mental health through the integration of consciousness
- Argue why integration—the process of creating differentiated linkages among different brain systems and aspects of personality functioning—is essential to the process of psychological healing
- Utilize clinical tools to enhance the integration of consciousness, including The Wheel of Awareness, a reflective exercise that opens up pathways to expanding personal identity and moving beyond the limiting sense of a skin-defined self
- Evaluate how to increase your own sense of moment-to-moment immediacy and presence in creating healing connections with your clients
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Interpersonal Neurobiology for enhanced couples therapy results (with Dan Siegel and Susan Johnson)
- Overview of couple’s therapy
- Recognizing EFT in therapy
- Using a clear, systematic approaches to get the best outcomes - Attachment Theory
- Experiencing couple’s therapy: discover how relationships affect the brain with Daniel Siegel
- Exposure to a recorded couple’s therapy session
- Discussion of interventions and change processes with Dan Siegel
- Intervention exercises to be completed by participants
- Concluding remarks with Sue Johnson and Daniel Siegel
- Explaining client vulnerabilities and what it means for treatment
- Techniques to help couples change and grow through each other for a better sense of self
- Assess how to “read” clients’ facial and body language as outward signs of their brain function and emotional processing.
- Determine how to use this knowledge to select and time interventions more effectively.
- Analyze how to make your interventions more efficient by tapping into the processes of relational regulation.
- Determine when clients can’t self-soothe or access higher brain functions and intervene accordingly.
Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Interpersonal Neurobiology for transformative clinical outcomes (with Dan Siegel and Richard Schwartz)
- Assess how to help clients not over-identify with a single part of themselves, and empower them to move beyond the diagnostic labels they feel define them
- Evaluate the concept of mindsight and how an enhanced ability to perceive the workings of one’s own mind can lead to greater levels of personal integration
- Assess the distinction between the Self and one’s parts and how it can help clients develop a capacity for self-leadership and self-regulation
- Communicate the practical similarities and differences between two widely influential models of personality and change
Brief overview of interpersonal neurobiology
- Presentation of using interpersonal to look at “triangle” of human experience - relationships, body and mind
- False goals of “unitary” self
- Integrated identity that makes up one’s “self”
Internal Family System (IFS) view of multiplicity
- Presentation of IFS outlook of multiple parts within the person
- Healing oneself internally through parts Eight “C” word qualities of self that aid in healing: curiosity, confidence, calm, compassion, creativity, clarity, connectedness and courage.
Discussion between presenters Daniel Siegel and Richard Schwartz on how to bring the concept of multiplicity into therapy
- Helping client not over-identify with single part
- Distinction between the self and the parts
- Similarities and Differences between neurobiology and IFS
Exercise to overcome emotional obstacles
Concluding discussion between speakers
- Case examples of multiplicity in psychotherapy
- Techniques to use neurobiology and IFS within therapy sessions
Audience question and answer session with speakers Copyright :
Mindfulness in therapy through the lens of Interpersonal Neurobiology (with Dan Siegel and Jon Kabat-Zinn)
- Argue the strengths and limitations of both psychotherapy and mindfulness as methods of behavior change
- Analyze common misconceptions and possible misuses of mindfulness
- Determine the most salient research questions about mindfulness that remain to be answered
- Limitations to Mindfulness
- Self and the Body
- The Interpersonal Neurobiology Triangle
- Awareness vs. Attention
Understanding the science behind love and human relationships (with Dan Siegel & Barbara Fredrickson)
- Assess how micro-moments of love can ignite powerful mental, physical, and emotional changes
- Determine the connections between positive emotion, neural integration, and improvements in overall health and well-being
- Assess how therapists can make use of this biologically integrative experience in their clinical work to help clients enhance their ability to feel tenderness, warmth, and compassion
- The Perspective of Interpersonal Neurobiology
- "Broaden and Build" Model
- Key Features of Love Relationships
- Facial Expressions
- Preconditions for Love
- Parents and Infants
- Loveing-Kindness Meditation
BONUS - Dan Siegel and Bessel van der Kolk on the Future of Psychotherapy
- Learning Objectives
- Past, Present and Future of Psychotherapy
- Art of Psychotherapy
- Psychotherapy through the Past
- MIND & The Brain
- Present Status of Psychotherapy
- Diagnosis and Function
- Future Pathway for Psychotherapy
- Where is it going? Where could it go?
- Consciousness & Mindfulness
- Appraise the biggest breakthroughs in treating the most common presenting issues, including trauma, anxiety, depression, couple’s issues, and family dysfunction?
- Analyze how advances in understanding the brain led to actual improvements in mental health treatment?
- Assess the biggest challenges facing our profession, and the most promising new developments on the horizon?
- Evaluate what role will technology play in enhancing therapeutic effectiveness in the years ahead?