Collaborating with Our Brains' Natural Healing Processes

Presented by Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT on 07-12-2013 at 9 a.m. Pacific

Even though we are still at the beginning of what we will eventually know about our brains and minds, certain inherent healing processes have made themselves known. We will focus on two of our genetic endowments:

  1. From before our first breath until our last, we are reaching toward the most warm, supportive attachments we can imagine.
  2. Our brains are always moving in the direction of greater coherence, hindered only by the obstacles--mostly in the form of painful relational experiences--that block the way.

In this presentation we will explore how these two allies in the healing process--active in both our clients and ourselves--can point the way toward a therapeutic process that can truly collaborate with the brain's natural movement toward healing.

This web conference is intermediate instructional level and designed to help clinicians:

  1. Identify two genetic endowments that support the healing process;
  2. State the two ways in which becoming aware of our own attachment tendencies can help us be more present with our clients;
  3. Describe one practice that helps expand our capacity for nonjudgmental awareness;
  4. Identify the relationship between brain, mind, and relationships and how they can mutually modify each other.

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How the Web Conference Works

In short, participants will be able to listen to the event by calling in to our teleconference center. Prior to the event, all participants will be sent an email with instructions on how to login to the teleconference center. This event will include lecture and question and answer periods.

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

1.5 CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety. GoodTherapy.org is approved as a continuing education provider by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). Course meets the qualifications for two hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. GoodTherapy.org is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. GoodTheray.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: March 20, 2015 through March 20, 2016. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours. GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content and is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Registration Information

This Web Conference is available for free to GoodTherapy.org members.

This event has already taken place. An audio recording for this event may be available in the Member's Area.

Meet the Presenter

Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT

Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT

Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT, is the author of Being a Brain-Wise Therapist: A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology and The Brain-Savvy Therapist’s Workbook. She co-edited and contributed to The Interpersonal Neurobiology of Group Psychotherapy and Group Process with Susan Grant. Bonnie has spent nine years integrating neuroscience into her practice as a therapist, supervisor, and teacher. In 2008 she co-founded Nurturing the Heart with the Brain in Mind, a non-profit organization located in Portland, OR. She was also the former director and founder of the Center for Hope and Healing for seventeen years. Bonnie teaches a certification program at Portland State University for interpersonal neurobiology. She co-edits for the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (GAINS) and currently is on their advisory board. She takes particular joy in offering longer-term immersion trainings for therapists and others in the healthcare professions at her home in the Pacific Northwest. For more information about Bonnie, please visit http://nurturingtheheart.org

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    GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
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    GoodTherapy.org is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide continuing education credits; provider #4678.
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    GoodTherapy.org is an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals to provide continuing education for addiction services professionals; provider #135463.
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    GoodTherapy.org is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program; provider # 1352.