Full Course Description
The Brain that Changes Itself: Neuroplasticity in Clinical Practice
- Define neuroplasticity.
- The Hardwired Brain Limitations
- The Brain as a Muscle
- Ski Slope Model
Interpersonal Neurobiology in the Consulting Room
- Articulate implications of mindfulness practice for clinical treatment.
- Assessing the Client's Mind
- Patterns of Rigidity Vs. Chaos in Psychological Functioning
- Impaired Integration
- The 8 Domains of Integration
- Wheel of Awareness
- Targeting Difference Aspects of the Brain
- Brain Function
Taking in the Good: Clinical Strategies to Help Clients Reduce the Effects of Negativity Bias
- Apply clinical strategies to reinforce the internalization of positive experience in clients.
- Clinical Strategies to Install Resource States
- Discussion on Targeting Antidote Experiences to improve client results
- Summary on Internalizing Positive Experiences within the clinical setting
- Conclusion and follow-up
Understanding Polyvagal Theory: Emotion, Attachment, and Self-Regulation
- Integrate effective non-verbal behavior into your sessions with clients.
- Neurophysiology of Behavioral State Regulation
- Autonomic Nervous System
- Social Engagement System
- The Polyvagal Theory for Trauma Treatment
Exploring the Myth of the Unisex Brain
- Differentiate between the early stages of the male and female brain.
- Differences in Gender Development
- Female vs. Male Brains
- Female Caretakers
- Male Reproductive Drive
- The "Area of Sexual Pursuit"
- Stages of Adolescent Brain Development
Does Neuroscience Really Matter?
- How to use brain science to better understand and facilitate the client’s change process.
- Culture and Synapses
- Three Aspects of Experience
- Interpersonal Neurobiology
- Two Fundamental Differences in Memory Systems
- Energy and Negativity Bias
- The "Biggest Traps" in Mental Health
Brain Science and Psychotherapy: The Next Step
- The clinical benefits and potential pitfalls of using neuroscientific concepts in the consulting room
- Functions of the Nervous System
- Patterns of Neural Activity
- Benefits of Neuroscience
- Inner Strengths
Accessing the Deep Brain with Brainspotting
- Instruct traumatized clients to attend to their inner experience as they move through dissociative blocks and maximize a process of self-healing
- The Discovery of Brainspotting
- Eye Movements
- Eye Positions and Trauma
- Internal Brain Changes and Eye Movements