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Apply brain-based proven treatments for disorders
Improve treatment outcomes through neuroscience, evidence-based treatment and attachment theory
Learn which traditional psychotherapy methods are effective and which are counter-therapeutic
Discover how to talk to clients about their brain
This seminar recording focuses on the revolution and sea change occurring in psychotherapy. It describes how to conceptualize psychotherapy based on an integrative model that discards the need for the “schools of psychotherapy.” Special attention will be on how to talk about the brain in therapy to motivate clients to try evidenced-based interventions.
Complete this program and learn how to optimize therapy for a variety of clients by harnessing the latest knowledge from neuroscience; developmental psychology; psychotherapy research; evidence-based practice; attachment research; and psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral approaches. Take home practical strategies for anxiety disorders such as OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder and PTSD; as well as for depression.
John Arden, Ph.D. is a frequent international speaker and the author of 12 books including Rewire Your Brain (Wiley 2010). Dr. Arden is lead author of the books Brain-Based Therapy with Adults (Wiley 2008) and Brain-Based Therapy with Children & Adolescents (Wiley 2008). He is also the director of one of the largest mental health training programs in the United States.
Psychotherapy in the 21st Century
The integrative approach—no more need for the “schools” of psychotherapy
Variables in successful treatment
BASE (Brain, Alliance, System and Evidence-Based Practices)
What Neuroscience Offers to Therapy
Emotion: laterality and lobes
The role of attention and affect regulation: prefrontal lobes
How to change the brain in successful therapy: neuroplasticity
New neurons in the brain: neurogenesis
The social brain, empathy and attachment
Developmental Neurobiology Brain Development
Deprived vs. enriched environments
Temperament and attachment in therapy
Durability of attachment schema into adolescence and adulthood
The development of the adolescent brain
The aging brain
The Role of Memory
The fundamental role of memory in therapy
Implicit and explicit memory and how they can become dysregulated
Hippocampus and amygdala dynamics
Memory improvement techniques
The Stress Response System
Historical models and the current view
A balanced perspective of stress: allostasis
When stress breaks down the system: allostatic load
Adverse childhood experiences and how they affect adulthood
Working with the Neurodynamics of Anxiety Disorders: Taming the Amygdala
Working with the Neurodynamics of Depression
Limitations of the neurotransmitter/medication models
The role of labeling emotions: hemisphere laterality
Activity reward system—behavior activation
Healthy Habits—Planting SEEDS
Diet—amino acids, fatty acids and vitamins
Describe the role that attachment plays in the development of affect regulation and mood disorders.
Explain why the future of treatment necessitates a dynamic understanding of the brain and a shift away from the medical model.
Describe the relationship between diet and mental health.
Differentiate between implicit and explicit memory and their roles in therapy.
Describe how mindfulness meditation affects the brain and is used in the treatment of anxiety disorders and depression.
Explain how the fast and slow tracks to the amygdala play a role in anxiety disorders and therapy with people with anxiety disorders.
ABOUT JOHN ARDEN
John Arden, Ph.D. is the author of 12 books including Rewire Your Brain (Wiley 2010). Dr. Arden is lead author along with Lloyd Linford of the books Brain-Based Therapy with Adults and Brain-Based Therapy with Children and Adolescents. His first book, Consciousness, Dreams, and Self, was awarded the 1997 Outstanding Academic Book Award by Choice, a publication of the American Library Association. An international panel of jurists nominated his second book, Science, Theology, and Consciousness, for the CTS award funded by the Templeton Foundation. His book America’s Meltdown: Creating the Lowest Common Denominator Society explored the degradation of the fabric of American society.
His seven self-help books are Surviving Job Stress, Improving Your Memory for Dummies, Stop Spoiling that Man, Conquering Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (with Dr. Victoria Beckner), Heal Your Anxiety Workbook and Heal Your OCD Workbook (with Dr. Daniel DalCorso) and Rewire Your Brain (Wiley 2010).
Dr. Arden has a background in neuropsychology and is the director of training for mental health for the Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers in Northern California. In this capacity, he oversees one of the largest mental health training programs in the world, operating in 22 different medical centers throughout Northern California. He also practices part-time at Kaiser Permanente in Petaluma and San Rafael, and he served for several years as the chief psychologist at Kaiser Vallejo. He has taught in colleges, professional schools and universities.
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