Online Course - Multi Media
Brain-Based Therapy: Integrating Science with Theory and Practice
Recent advances in the neurosciences have increased our knowledge of how and why people change. This seminar will examine which aspects of prevailing theoretical orientations are therapeutic and which ones are counter-therapeutic. Brain-Based Therapy synthesizes neuroscience, evidence-based treatment and attachment theory into a hybrid therapeutic model. Using this model, treatment strategies for depression and anxiety disorders will be examined, as well as PTSD and OCD. Participants will develop a new way of conceptualizing the therapeutic process and move beyond the traditional theoretical school approach.
- Describe how brain-based therapy affects different parts of the brain to ameliorate depression and anxiety disorders
- Explain the dynamics and limitations of outcomes research and evidence-based practice
- Identify which aspects of traditional therapies are relevant to efficacious therapy and which ones are counter-therapeutic.
John Arden, Ph.D.
John Arden, Ph.D. is the author and co-author of 11 books, including Brain-Based Therapy with Adults and Brain-Based Therapy with Children and Adolescents. Dr. Arden is the Director of Training in Mental health for Kaiser Permanente in the Northern California Region. He oversees the training programs in 24 medical centers, where over 100 post doctoral residents and interns are trained each year.