This eight parts seminar examines the use of Brain-Based Therapy to enhance outcomes with people who have been traumatised. It explores a new way of looking at the therapeutic process enabling you to move beyond the traditional theoretical school approach. Brain-Based Therapy synthesizes neuroscience, evidence-based treatment, psychotherapy research, and attachment theory into a hybrid therapeutic model. Brain-Based Therapy envisions the therapeutic process as a method to change the brain in order to change mood and behaviour. The role that brain function plays in mood, memory and behaviour are discussed, including the effect of diet and alcohol on the brain and mental health over the life span. Special attention is given to addressing the neurodynamics of PTSD and the crucial role of memory and how to use Brain-Based Therapy to more effectively educate and treat clients with PTSD.
Part 4 of 8
The developing brain through to old age
Temperament and attachment, adolescents— the development of the prefrontal cortex, the middle years—enhanced affect regulation, the senior years—assessing and minimising deficits
The foundational role of memory; Implicit memory, explicit memory.
An important task of the human central nervous system is to link sensory information to appropriate response. This is the defining characteristic of adaptive behaviour in humans. Such adaptability is
One of the most difficult situations facing psychotherapists is the patient with chronic and persistent suicidal thoughts. The level of suffering the patient experiences, and the anxiety the therapist