Wellspring Center, Hadley, Massachusetts, September 19-20, 2014.
With the introduction of neurofeedback into their practice, psychotherapists and their patients experience new opportunities and unique challenges. Neurofeedback addresses the way the brain organizes itself and as it does so successfully, it profoundly changes the mind that this brain gives rise to. This workshop will explore the impact of neurofeedback on the course of psychotherapy, on the patient’s sense of self, on the shifting role of the therapist and on the therapeutic relationship as a whole. The conversation will include the integration of psychotherapy theory and neurofeedback theory, the centrality of fear in most severe psychopathologies and the problems we can encounter as we quiet fear, with a focus on working with dissociation. We will also discuss on the challenges of using neurofeedback with patients diagnosed with personality disorders. We will cover the nuts and bolts issues such as clinical assessment, protocols, session time, how to introduce neurofeedback, and the very important issue of touch.
- To describe how psychotherapy is changed with the introduction of neurofeedback
To describe effective approaches to ongoing assessment
- To report on how fear affects the sense of self and other
- To describe how to work with changes in the self and other as they emerge uniquely with the introduction of neurofeedback into the therapy relationship
This workshop is open to psychotherapists working with adults and adolescents, regardless of orientation, with at least one year of neurofeedback experience.
To register go to http://www.sebernfisher.com/
Sebern has integrated neurofeedback in the practice of psychodynamic and behavioral therapy for the past 17 years. She was the former clinical director of a residential treatment program for severely disturbed adolescents where she was the first to introduce DBT into milieu treatment. She is author of the new book from Norton, Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain and she gets wonderful reviews as a highly engaged teacher.