MDFT 6649: The Brain-Savvy Therapist (2019-2020)

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This seminar reviews basic brain structure and the flow of energy and information in the embodied and relational brain, particularly as they relate to the processes of attachment and psychotherapy. Learn about brain development in the first two years of life, including implicit, explicit, and autobiographical memory, the shaping the nervous system, and the role of mirror neurons and resonance circuits in the development of brain structure and function. Develop an understanding of the neural correlates of the four attachment styles, with particular emphasis on becoming aware of one’s own style and how it may influence the conduct of therapy. This course will emphasize whole-brain learning: both through understanding concepts and having experiences.

Term CRN Credits Instructor(s) Days Time Dates Location Open
Winter 26773 1 TBA Staff
F
9:30AM-4:30 PM
02/07-02/07 Library SEMAB
21 of 22 seats open
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Equivalent: MFT 6649
Crosslisted with: MFT 6649 CRN: 26772
Grade Modes: (Default) Normal with N, Audit, Pass/No Credit
Instructional Methods: Traditional
Note: Full Term