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Working with Dysregulated Couples (08) [Continuous]
The attachment drive for a secure base involves neurological and neuroendocrine systems and subsystems that determine such things as proximity seeking and contact maintenance. Couples most commonly enter therapy due to repeated, anticipated, and intense periods of mutual dysregulation whereby attachment injuries and adaptations become reanimated. In order to make the most of attachment theory, the psychotherapist must incorporate a working knowledge of the neurobiological processes that underlie all primary attachment relationships. Dr. Tatkin will focus on the crucial role of arousal and affect regulation in the adult primary attachment relationship. His approach integrates mother-infant attachment, developmental neuroscience, psychobiological regulatory systems, therapeutic enactment, as well as the therapeutic frame and therapeutic stance necessary to such an undertaking.
Emotion: An Integrative Framework for Child Psychotherapy
Emotion is the common ground of contemporary child psychotherapy – and our common language in talking with children. This course will review recent advances in the psychology and neuroscience of emotions and then explore how a systematic focus on the child’s emotions helps solve some of our most persistent clinical problems: how we can engage more children in treatment, unlock vicious cycles of defiance and withdrawal, and provide the kind of understanding – to both parents and children - that promotes openness, initiative, and pro-social character development.
Keeping the Brain in Mind: How knowing more about the brain can help you become a better therapist
The inability to emotionally regulate underlies our clients/patients presenting symptomology. Neuroscience points to the need for healing in the circuitry of the right hemisphere, which is dominant for attachment, intense emotionality and the knowledge of how to be in a relationship. Readings and discussions will be focused on neuroscience applicable to clinical practice primarily with individuals, but will extend to couples work as well.
Attachment, Affect Regulation and Shame
This is a clinically oriented introduction to attachment based regulation theory and its application in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Students will learn key concepts and fundamental research providing the empirical basis of this new paradigm that is transforming the field.
Using Attachment and Affect Regulation Theory in Treatment
This course addresses some of the many ways that an understanding of Attachment and Affect Regulation Theory is being applied clinically. The increased effectiveness of treatment and deeper understanding of what actually happens within sessions greatly enhances clinical experience. The course is the second in a three part series. It is not required that one has taken the first part to benefit. The first part is archived as a \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"continuous seminar\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" and can be taken anytime.
Introduction to Chronic, Complex Trauma [Archive]
This course provides an introduction to the recognition and treatment of “Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorders and Dissociative Processes.” The program focuses on the roles of attachment and trauma in the development of post-traumatic disorders and provides opportunities to explore risk management issues, affect dysregulation and stabilization, and the organization of the post-traumatic mind.
Sexual Addiction (Hypersexual Disorder) and the Brain: Integrating Affect Regulation and CBT in Treatment
Sexual addiction or, as is being proposed to the DSM-V committee, Hypersexual Behavioral Disorder, is a problem that therapists are increasingly seeing in their practices and want to address. We know that traumatic childhood experiences of many sex addicts led to disturbed attachment and affect dysregulation— hallmarks of sex addiction and the reason that affective neuroscience is especially relevant to this population. In an effort to assist therapists in learning where to begin to treat these issues, this course will teach procedures for the most effective and efficient treatment of the problem including affect regulation. An integrated approach will be taken by focusing on cognitive/behavioral protocols coupled with the principles of affective neuroscience. Specifically, mother-infant attachment, early childhood trauma, and autonomic nervous system arousal will be highlighted as underlying causes of the problem. Register now. Save 15% early fee
Group Relations Online: Small Group Training
The Study of small group processes has a long and rich tradition. A major contribution has been made by Group Relations conferences in the Tavistock tradition. The vital application of this understanding to group process in cyberspace is just developing. In this group, participants will engage in a small study group meeting in an online forum. The group process will be examined and consulted to by Small Group Consultants, Rabbi Saiger and Ms. Danforth, and the Directorate, all of whom are extensively experienced in Group Relations work. The group will continue for one month and the group will consist of up to fourteen members. Basic reading about small group process will be available before the start of the group. All members will be expected to participate actively in the training and to engage in a pre-training preparation call with the Director and in post-training review and application by telephone conference call. There will be research conducted and all personal identification will be removed from transcripts.
Psychoanalysis and Buddhism: An Unfolding Dialogue [Continuous]
Although there was a flurry of interest in Buddhism by psychoanalysts such as Erich Fromm and Karen Horney in the 1950s and 1960s, this interest to some extent went underground until recent years. Currently, however there is a marked resurgence of interest in the topic. In this seminar we will explore contemporary thinking about the relationship between psychoanalysis and Buddhism, and examine various ways in which a dialogue between these two traditions can have an impact on psychoanalytic thinking and practice. We will also examine Buddhist thinking and practice through the lens of psychoanalytic theory, and explore various ways in which Buddhism is evolving as it becomes assimilated by psychoanalytic culture.
Mind Body Integration of the Self in Treating Weight Regulation: The Hollow Victory of Weight Loss [Continuous]
Scope: An innovative psychotherapeutic approach to the clinical challenge of weight regulation problems in treating the overweight and medically obese disordered eating patient (O.D.E.) Focus: An integrated mind/body approach to weight regulation incorporating bio-medical principles of weight regulation. Applications: Clinical applications for body image symptoms, developmental disruptions, affect dysregulation, attachment disturbances, and dissociative self-states emanating from developmental trauma. An Applied Mentoring Group for Professionals. Please check current dates and topics covered at http://www.franweiss.com/psybc-teleseminar.htm
Eating Disorders, Attachment and Affect Regulation (Feb, 08)
Eating disorders continue to increase so dramatically that today almost every therapist works with someone who is bulimic, anorexic, eats or exercises compulsively. Research suggests that difficulties in attachment and affect regulation are key to the development and treatment of these problems. With clinical examples and ideas drawn from contemporary discussions of neuroscience, attachment theory and affect regulation, this course will open doors to the internal worlds of eating disorders. Whether experienced or new to the field, therapists will find thought-provoking material and practical therapeutic suggestions in this seminar with experienced clinician, author and teacher F. Diane Barth.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy [Continuous]
Continuous Seminar A comprehensive, clinically oriented, overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), including the DBT theory of the etiology of borderline personality disorder (BPD), the philosophy of dialectics and how it informs behavioral treatment of BPD, principles and therapeutic interventions specific to DBT illustrated by case examples, efficacy research, and the treatment of chronic suicidal behavior.
I Shop, Therefore I Am: Understanding and Treating Compulsive Buying (Fall 2005) [Continuous]
Compulsive buying is finally coming out of the closet. In this course we begin with a thorough introduction to “affluenza”, or compulsive buying disorder and explore the sociocultural context, etiology, assessment, diagnosis, comorbidity and function of this widespread addiction. We continue with a survey of the forms of treatment and treatment adjuncts known to be effective with this population, and focus on specific tools and strategies. We also touch on the therapist’s countertransference regarding money issues.
Introduction to Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy (Continuous)
Continuous Seminar This course provides an introduction to Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy, a modality for dispelling clinical symptoms by focusing in on the crucial, unconscious emotional material maintaining them. DOBT is for individuals, couples and families. Its nonpathologizing, experiential, collaborative methodology could refresh and expand your vision of what’s possible in therapy.
Domestic Violence: Attachment, Assessment, and Treatment (Continuous)
Continuous Seminar This seminar blends several exciting areas of psychological inquiry – domestic violence, neurobiology and attachment theory. Participants will learn how to assess and treat both perpetrators and victims of violence from a new integrative perspective.
Attachment Informed Psychotherapy [Continuous]
Attachment Informed Psychotherapy, previously entitled Attachment Informed Adult and Couple Psychotherapy (This seminar was previously known as Attachment Informed Psychotherapy.) Attachment theory has earned a place in our thinking equal in stature to sex and intersubjectivity. In this seminar, participants will learn the neurobiological underpinnings, it’s origins in infant development, how to evaluate attachment styles as they are implicated in the psychotherapist-patient relationship and in psychopathology, and how to integrate these understanding into clinical practice. Daniel Sonkin is a leading researcher and award winning teacher in the field of attachment theory.
Advanced Ethics: The Anatomy of Professional Disciplinary Actions-How to Protect Yourself [Continuous Seminar]
Knowing the actual legal and ethical dangers of practice allows one to avoid them. This course will show practitioners what actually happens in a malpractice action, licensing board or ethics complaint with specific case illustrations. It also provides preventive steps mental health professionals can take both to avoid complaints and manage them should they arise. Bryant Welch has broken his longer seminar on this topic into segments designed to accommodate your licensing requirements. The entire course was taught in 2004 and received extraordinary evaluations.