Neuropsychology: A Brain-Based Therapy Applying the Latest Developments in Neuropsychology to Everyday Practice

Presented by John Arden, PhD on 05-02-2014 at 9 a.m. Pacific

Neuroscience advancements help us understand how and why people change, and the foundation for brain-based therapy comprises neuroscience, attachment theory, and evidence-based treatment. This new therapy model identifies both the most relevant aspects of theoretical psychology and those that may be counter-productive. In brain-based therapy, the therapeutic process provides a way to rewire the brain to effect mood and behavior change.

This web conference will look at the use of brain-based psychotherapy to enrich treatment outcomes with a variety of different populations. Participants will examine the role of the brain in people's moods, memories, and behaviors and evaluate the latest research on the counter-therapeutic nature of some traditional models of psychology. By combining attachment theory, neuroscience, and evidence-based treatment, participants will be able to apply an effective treatment for people experiencing conditions such as anxiety, posttraumatic stress, depression, and obsessive-compulsive behaviors. Participants will develop a new approach for educating people to enhance and understand treatment goals.

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

  1. Describe how brain activity affects people’s moods;
  2. Explain how chronic stress impairs memory;
  3. Analyze and assess how meditation can affect the brain;
  4. Apply brain-based therapy to treat depression, anxiety, and trauma;
  5. Discuss how brain therapy can be used to educate and motivate people to change.

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How the Web Conference Works

Attendees who register for this event will log in to the web conference center by using a computer and calling in to the teleconference line. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via computer. Live streaming video and/or document sharing will also be available to participants. Alternatively, attendees may dial in to the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions.

Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable.

This event will include lecture and question-and-answer periods. A recording of the web conference will be available to members in's Continuing Education Archives within two weeks. After the live event, a written transcript of the event will be available in the Member's Area. Members of can receive continuing education credits for attending this event by logging in to the Member's Area.

394CE hours and counting!

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

Two CE credits will be provided by for attending this web conference in its entirety. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395. 

Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to members.

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


So what's brain-based therapy? It's an effort to find common denominators that are efficacious and get rid of the theoretical debris, the theoretical cul-de-sacs. It still relies on the therapeutic alliance, certainly outcome management studies demonstrate that quite clearly. It includes techniques that affect the brain, and it throws out therapeutic effects or therapeutic modalities that have no effect on the brain. - John Arden, PhD

Event Reviews from Members

It is difficult to say what was the "most" useful piece, as the workshop was very comprehensive, packed with lots of information. I will probably utilize the extensive handout often, as a reference for work with clients who are diagnosed with anxiety, depression, and ADHD. - Catherine Gruener, LCPC

Dr. Arden achieved his primary goal: he did a great job of connecting brain anatomy/processes (as now understood through neuroscience) with therapeutic efficacy. - Wesley M. Bowman, MSEd, LPCC

Meet the Presenter

John Arden, PhD

John Arden, PhD

John Arden, PhD, is the director for Kaiser Permanente's mental health training programs in the Northern California region. He monitors training programs for 24 medical facilities that serve more than 100 postdoctoral residents and interns annually. He also offers individual, group, and family therapy as well as counseling for those struggling with chemical dependency. Dr. Arden provides national and international workshops in brain-based therapy, and he has authored several books on the topic, including Rewire Your Brain, Brain-Based Therapy with Adults and The Brain Bible, and Brain2Brain: Enacting Client Change Through the Persuasive Power of Neuroscience. Learn more about Dr. John Arden and his books at

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  •, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.