Brain-Based Therapy

A two-day seminar for clinicians integrating science with theory and practice
Wellington. 7 and 8 February, 2011. Dunedin. 14 and 15 of February, 2011.
Recent advances in the neurosciences, developmental psychology and psychotherapy research have altered our understanding of how and why people change. This two day training examines a new model that incorporates these recent findings and integrates them into psychotherapeutic practice. Using this ‘brain-based therapy’ paradigm, the training explores evidenced-based treatment strategies for depression, anxiety, and ADD, and treatments for the many patients who present with significant distress but no DSM diagnosis. Participants will learn a new system for case formulation that moves beyond the traditional theoretical approaches. Teaching methods include: power point lecture, discussion, video demonstrations and case presentation.

By the conclusion of the workshop, participants will understand

  • how successful psychotherapy affects different parts of the brain.
  • the dynamics and limitations of outcomes research and evidence-based techniques for specific disorders.
  • aspects of traditional therapies that are relevant to efficacious therapy and aspects that are counter-therapeutic.

LLOYD LINFORD Ph.D. is the co-author of the ‘Brain-Based Therapy’ books and the editor of more than 30 other books on various scientific topics. Dr. Linford served as Chief Psychologist and the Chair of the Chiefs of Psychology and Social Work for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California. He is the Chair of Kaiser’s Annual Psychiatry and Chemical Dependency Conference and the Director of Psychiatry Best Practices, which develops evidenced-based programs for twenty-four medical centers in Northern California.  

JOHN ARDEN Ph.D. is Director of Training in Mental Health for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California. He oversees training in twenty-four medical centers, where over 100 postdoctoral residents and interns are trained each year. He is the author and co-author of 12 books, including ‘Brain-Based Therapy with Adults’ and ‘Brain-Based Therapy with Children and Adolescents’ (with Lloyd Linford), ‘Improving Your Memory for Dummies’, ‘Conquering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder’, ‘Consciousness, Dreams and Self: a Transdisciplinary Approach’, ‘The Heal Your Anxiety Workbook’ and ‘Rewire Your Brain’ (with Victoria Arden).

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