Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Workshop: Narrative Therapy & Interpersonal Neurobiology

Strange Bedfellows or White-Hot Marriage?

Presented by Jeffrey L. Zimmerman, Ph.D.
Union Institute & University
Brattleboro Academic Center
3 University Way Brattleboro, Vermont 05301

June 7, 2013 | 9:30am-4:30pm (lunch provided)
Registration: 9-9:30am
May 1 - $110; $90 for students/non-profit organizations
After May 1 - $140; $110 for students/non-profit organizations
CE - 6 credits: $20 fee

This CE event is co-sponsored by Re-authoring Teaching. Brain science is currently one of the most widely discussed topics in psychology and psychotherapy. This workshop will explore how ideas from the field of neurobiology interface with narrative therapy theory and practice.

The workshop will guide participants though discussions on how neurobiology conceptualizes the brain's structure and a concept of mind, its relationship to memory and emotional systems, and the role of mindfulness in clinical practice. Drawing from the current literature and utilizing clinical examples, Dr. Zimmerman will compare and contrast ideas from the neurosciences with those from narrative therapy. Of particular interest will be his comments on the controversial questions regarding the role of affect in narrative clinical work, and the importance of the therapist’s mind within the therapeutic conversation.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
--Name the connection of mind to brains and relationships
--List three similarities between the central tenants of narrative therapy and those of interpersonal neurobiology
--List the seven primary emotional systems in the brain
--Name an important effect of collecting moments in narrative therapy work

Jeffrey L. Zimmerman
Jeffrey L. Zimmerman, Ph.D. is one of Michael White’s (co-founder of narrative therapy) first North American students. Dr. Zimmerman has been a major thinker, teacher and writer in the field of narrative therapy more than 25 years. He is the lead author of the seminal narrative therapy book If Problems Talked and is the director and co-founder of Bay Area Family Therapy Training Associates (BAFTTA). Dr. Zimmerman maintains a private practice where he sees children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He is a former associate professor in a psychiatry department and adjunct faculty member at Stanford. He has been a licensed clinical psychologist for more than 25 years and lives, works and plays in San Francisco, California.

802-257-9411 | 800-871-8165 x8400

Refunds offered until May 1, 2013 with a $25 processing fee. No Refunds will be given after that date.

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