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Integrating Neuroscience with Therapy for Optimal Functioning, part 1

Integrating Neuroscience with Therapy for Optimal Functioning, part 1
Mon, 09/23/2013 - 9:00am to Tue, 09/24/2013 - 12:00pm
Visiting Professionals Series
Habarn Theatre, Goddard College
Plainfield, VT

This is part 1 of a 2-day workshop. Learn about the new brain science and how to integrate it into therapy to activate the nervous system for change and wellbeing. With presenters: Goddard alumna Annellen M. Simpkins, PhD (MA GGP '74) and C. Alexander Simpkins, PhD.

This workshop includes dynamic experiences with your brain in action, how different forms of therapy change the brain, and strategies for anxiety, stress, trauma, depression, and substance abuse.

Psychotherapy has traditionally addressed the mind, with its cognitive, emotional and behavioral components. But recent neuroscience research has revealed a new area to add to your treatments: The brain and nervous system. The mind and experience can bring literal structural and functional changes to the brain. Recent research reveals that neuroplasticity takes place all through life. This is extremely hopeful for therapy. You will discover where neuroplasticity occurs and ways to use it therapeutically. You gain the background you need along with clear principles for addressing the nervous system in your work. Learn how to think brain, to view your clients through the exciting new lens of neuroscience that will focus your therapeutic sensitivities on a vast new reservoir of discoveries and potentials.
This seminar teaches you how to promote change in the traumatized, stressed, addicted, anxious, and depressed brain in positive ways. By initiating brain change using conscious, unconscious, and bodywork methods, you add new dimensions to your treatments. In addition, from the firm foundation in neuroscience methods, you can build your own techniques for creative individualizing. And in the process, you will find yourself feeling more present, alert, and relaxed as you activate your own brain in positive ways!

This workshop is free and open to the public and is presented by the MA in Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Goddard College.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Program Chair Steve James at