Neurobiology and its Applications to Psychotherapy – IIWith Module Speakers:
Lucy Biven, Dr Nessa Carey, Dr Ruth Lanius, Dr Dianne Campbell Lefevre, Dr Dan Siegel, Professor Mark Solms, Dr Sharon Stanley, Professor Oliver Turnbull, Dr Alan Watkins, Henry Strick van Linschoten, ,
- This module includes 12 hours of lectures supported by captions, diagrams or images
- Supporting notes slides or references
- This content is available 24/7 for 1 year per subscription
- A selection of brief papers summarising the theoretical history, aetiology, diagnosis and treatment of trauma and dissociation
- Links to selected papers and books
- Discussion forum
- A certificate of attendance may be applied for up to 14 hours CPD (pro rata on the basis of correct answers in multiple choice questionnaire assessing your knowledge of the module): £36
While recognising that the relationship between neuroscience and the talking cure is still in its infancy, significant insights are constantly emerging on how the mind works and how that may be relevant to therapeutic technique.
We can now, for example, articulate the core mammalian emotional processes, how they are underpinned by specific neuro-physiological pathways, and see how these scientific insights can lead to therapeutic interventions that are sensitive to that physiology and thus more effective in supporting the patient’s capacity for self-regulation.
We can elucidate the role of relationships in the development of the nervous system, and explain the aetiology of affect dysregulation in terms of neurobiological deficits. We have a much stronger grasp of the role of emotion in the overall regulation of the body and the risk of adverse experiences to health.
The role of transgenerational trauma in impacting on gene expression provides a fascinating sign post to the complexity of the mind-body interface via epigenetics.
This self-contained module provides access to some of Confer’s best-attended live events and new recordings to deepen our understanding of the relevance of interpersonal neurophysiology to the development of psychotherapeutic insight and technique.
Lucy BivenTreating Anxiety: a neuroscientific perspective
This talk offers an understanding of anxiety disorders that rests on research into the emotional systems that we share with all other mammals. Beginning with a brief discussion of Panksepp’s emotional taxonomy, with special emphasis on the GRIEF, FEAR & SEEKING SYSTEMS, Lucy Biven will explain how one type of anxiety is generated by issues in the FEAR system, while another separate pattern of anxiety is generated by GRIEF. The emotional, behavioural and biochemical aspects of each will be explained. The merits of both psychotherapeutic and psychotropic interventions will be discussed, including the interesting evidence that anxiety rooted in the FEAR system responds to tricyclite antidepressants, while GRIEF-based anxiety is addressed by benzodiazepin