Collaborating with Our Brains' Natural Healing Processes
Presented by Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT on 07-12-2013 at 9 a.m. Pacific to 10:30 a.m. Pacific (1:30 p.m. Eastern)
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:
- From before our first breath until our last, we are reaching toward the most warm, supportive attachments we can imagine.
- 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:
- Identify two genetic endowments that support the healing process;
- State the two ways in which becoming aware of our own attachment tendencies can help us be more present with our clients;
- Describe one practice that helps expand our capacity for nonjudgmental awareness;
- Identify the relationship between brain, mind, and relationships and how they can mutually modify each other.
If you have any questions about this web conference or would like more information, please contact us here.
Event Reviews from Members
I am warmed by her heartfulness, compassion, encouragement for therapists to ongoingly engage in their own healing work/growth process.
The content is fascinating, and refreshes + clarifies my approach and appreciation for the privilege and power I have as a therapist to be a supportive, integrating presence for another. - Mary Franz, MA, LMFT
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 also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services.
GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.
GoodTherapy.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 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. 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.
GoodTherapy.org, 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.
This Web Conference is available for free to GoodTherapy.org members.
Meet the Presenter
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
Continuing Education Provider Approvals
- 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. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
- GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
- This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
- GoodTherapy.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. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
- GoodTherapy.org, LLC 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 #SW-0395.
- GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.