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:
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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
Two CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.
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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
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 www.drjohnarden.com.