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Transform your Clients' Lives with Brain-Based Change that Lasts

Get "How-to" Guidance from the Leading Brain Science Experts

Dan Siegel

Dan Siegel

Rick Hanson

Rick Hanson

Norman Doidge

Norman Doidge

Stephen Porges

Stephen Porges

Louann Brizendine

Louann Brizendine

David Grand

David Grand

We’ve all been dazzled by the findings of neuroscience and the brain’s capacity to re-wire itself and grow new neural pathways. But for many of us, the question remains—How do I use these findings to help my clients in concrete and practical ways?

To answer your questions about practical applications of brain science, we invited leading brain science experts to be part of our online video course—Brain Science Matters

This series is designed to enhance your clinical skills, speed up healing, and transform your clients’ lives by translating complex concepts like neuroplasticity and brain integration into real world therapeutic procedures. It covers:

  • The “how-to’s” of using brain-based therapies for moving clients through trauma, anxiety, and depression more fully and quickly than ever
  • Steps for assessing clients' brain integration, setting therapeutic goals, and conducting sessions based on brain science insights
  • Clinical strategies that harness the brain’s ability to rewire itself
  • Principles for identifying a client’s “sweet spot” for effective learning, retention, and lasting change
  • Gender-based brain differences and which approaches work best with men and women

Ready to help clients think more clearly, develop greater focus, and manage reactive emotions? Start right away with the proven practical applications from the field's leading experts in Brain Science Matters.

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Get Proven, Practical Approaches from
Leading Innovators in Brain Science 

Interpersonal Neurobiology in the Consulting Room

Daniel Siegel, M.D.

Enhance your effectiveness by applying neurobiological principles and learn about:

Dan Siegel
  • A unique working definition of “the mind—encompassing brain, body, relationships, and more
  • Brain integration—what it is, why it’s key to mental health, and how to help clients achieve and maintain it
  • How to accurately assess your clients for balance versus rigidity and use this information to map a pathway to healing
  • How to use specific interventions that target different parts of the brain

Dan Siegel is one of the pioneers in bringing brain science into clinical practice. His books include Brainstorm, Mindsight, and The Mindful Therapist.


Take in the Good: How to Overcome the Brain's Negativity Bias

Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Apply Positive Psychology insights to help clients reshape their brains by:

Rick Hanson
  • Learning to build new neural structures
  • Activating and installing resource states
  • Changing channels on the "inner juke box"
  • Developing targeted antidote experiences
  • Savoring and internalizing positive experience
Rick Hanson is a neuropsychologist noted for his explorations of the intersection of psychology, neurology, and Buddhism. He's the author of Buddha's Brain and Hardwiring Happiness.

The Brain that Changes Itself: Neuroplasticity in Clinical Practice

Norman Doidge, M.D.

Explore new and challenging perspectives on:

Norman Doidge
  • The limits of the hardwired brain
  • How thought changes matter
  • The plasticity paradox
  • The brain as a muscle
  • The "ski slope" model of brain change
Norman Doidge is one of our leading authorities on neuroplasticity and other cutting edge developments in brain science. His books include The Brain That Changes Itself.

Understanding Polyvagal Theory: Emotion, Attachment, and Self-Regulation

Stephen Porges, Ph.D.

Enhance your ability to work with traumatized clients by learning:

Stephen Porges
  • How the social engagement system complements the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system
  • The therapeutic power of facial expression, eye contact, voice modulation, and listening
  • How Polyvagal Theory can enhance trauma treatment
Stephen Porges is the developer of Polyvagal Theory, a widely influential expansion of our understanding of the autonomic nervous system. He's the director of the Brain-Body Center in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Exploring the Myth of the Unisex Brain

Louann Brizendine, M.D.

Increase your ability to attune to both male and female clients by understanding the gender-differentiated brain and:

Louann Brizendine
  • How gender differences develop
  • How becoming a caretaker shapes the female brain
  • The link between reproductive drive and the male brain
  • The stages of adolescent brain development
Louann Brizendine is noted for her provocative work on gender and brain development. She's the author of bestsellers The Female Brain and The Male Brain.

What Really Matters About Neuroscience

Dan Siegel, M.D. and Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Dan Siegel and Rick Hanson address how we can separate hype and psuedo-science from clinically relevant facts about the brain, plus ways in which understanding neuroscientific principles can actually make you a more effective therapist. They'll examine: 

  • The benefits, side effects, and limitations of getting to know the brain
  • How therapists can use brain science to better understand and facilitate the client's change process
  • Recent criticisms of "mindless" neuroscience that point to what can sometimes be a dangerous allure of brain research
  • Ways in which neuroscientific research has informed and expanded the field of psychotherapy, for better and for worse

Brain Science and Psychotherapy: The Next Step

Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

In his Keynote address from Symposium 2014, Rick Hanson explores the current field of brain science and looks ahead at what the future of brain science holds. You'll learn about:

Rick Hanson
  • The clinical benefits and potential pitfalls of using neuroscientific concepts in the consulting room
  • The tools that brain science has already given psychotherapists
  • The next stage of brain science and how we might use it to enhance our clinical craft

Plus an In-Depth Seminar on Brainspotting

Accessing the Deep Brain with Brainspotting: Interpersonal Neurobiology in Action

David Grand, Ph.D.

Brainspotting, a brain-based method of clearing trauma blockage without clients having to talk about it, nurtures their capacity for natural self-healing. Through demonstrations and participation, David Grand explores how to: 

David Grand
  • Identify how specific eye movements, other facial cues, and reflexes, reveal specific "spots" in the brain
  • Understand "brainspots," the eye positions associated with trauma activation
  • Guide traumatized clients as they attend to their inner experience and move through dissociative blocks to maximize self-healing
  • Develop skills that allow you to interact with clients while staying attuned to the brain changes reflected in their eye movements
 David Grand has trained more than 8,000 therapists in Brainspotting internationally. He's the author of Brainspotting: The Revolutionary New Therapy for Rapid and Effective Change and  Emotional Healing at Warp Speed: The Power of EMDR.

Want to learn specific interventions for rewiring and strengthening your clients’ brains? This video course—Brain Science Matters—gives you proven practical approaches from the leading experts to start using right away.

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Audio Workshops—An $895 Value! 


Bonus Audio 1: Challenges in the Clinical Applications of Brain Science Today

Bruce Ecker, Steve Andreas, Courtney Armstrong, Amy Banks

With the vocabulary of brain science so widely invoked in our field, this Forum will explore the actual practical impact brain science is having on clinical practice today. Each presenter offers a 20-minute presentation in the compelling TED Talk style followed by the opportunity for further exchange and exploration with the audience.

Bonus Audio 2: Catalyzing Brain Change

Linda Graham, M.F.T.

grahamThis Symposium 2015 workshop explores strategies to enhance neuroplasticity including how to counterbalance the brain’s negativity bias, juxtapose negative and positive experiences to heal toxic shame, and how to use self-compassion and attachment work to bolster resilience in the prefrontal cortex. You’ll also learn guided visualization and open-focus exercises to move clients to a more expansive sense of self.

Bonus Audio 3: Strategies for Lasting Brain Change

Amy Banks, M.D.

banks.amy2015This Symposium 2015 workshop offers specific exercises you can use to help clients strengthen four important neural pathways used to form healthy human connection. The C.A.R.E. Program includes a range of practices that clients can do at home to extend the impact of therapy.




Have You Ever Wondered How to...

  • Read clients’ cues to their underlying neurobiology?
  • Assess how a client’s attachment history shapes emotional responses in the present?
  • Work effectively with implicit memory to help clients make lasting positive changes?
  • Help clients more fully internalize what they learn in therapy?
  • Use your knowledge of the brain to regulate your own emotional reactions and deepen your connection with clients?

Get answers to all your questions plus practical applications of brain science for your practice from the experts in our 8-session online video course Brain Science Matters: Concrete Strategies for Your Practice.

Do you want to help your clients move through trauma, anxiety, and depression more fully and quickly than in the past? Learn the proven brain-based therapies that can help you do just that when you sign up now. 

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Full-Engagement Learning: A Note from Rich Simon

Dear Colleague,

As editor of the Psychotherapy Networker for over 30 years, I've learned a lot about what it takes to engage your curiosity, anticipate your questions, and make sure you get answers you can use.

My goal in each video interview is to zero in on what you need to know and encourage a spontaneous, free flow of conversation that makes learning far more enjoyable than stodgy workshop lectures and PowerPoint presentations.

But enough words—to see what we mean, just click on the video below to watch a preview.

Networker Webcasts offer a lively, close-up learning experience with the field's leading teachers and innovators. You'll discover practical approaches and methods you can use in your very next session with a client, without having to leave home or miss a day of work. It's the best CE deal you'll find anywhere.

PS, The Brain Science Matters online video course helps deepen your understanding of brain science and offers practical applications of brain science that you can use in your own clinical practice. Sign up now.

PPS, Want the video course with 11 CEs? Click here.


This is Learning that Fits Your Schedule

  • Watch all 8 video sessions right away
  • Watch them again and again at your convenience for a full year from your purchase date
  • Download audio of each session so you can listen any time—in your car, at home, or while you exercise
  • Get full transcripts, session resources, and bonus articles to add to your permanent library
  • Take up to a year from purchase to complete your 11-CE quiz online

Want to use brain-based therapies to increase your positive outcomes? This video course—Brain Science Matters—gives you proven practical approaches from the field's leading brain science innovators to start using right away.

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