The Union Institute & University Continuing Education Program provides high quality, educational experiences for psychologists and other professionals in the mental health fields in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio and Brattleboro, Vermont areas, as well as those at a distance. These training workshops are offered throughout the year, both on-ground and online. The Continuing Education Program is directly managed by the Psy.D. in clinical psychology program and is designed to promote and support lifelong learning for psychologists.
The program’s specific goals are consistent with the larger university’s goals and with APA CE guidelines, which include the following.
- Provide learning activities specific to professional psychology that integrate practice, education and science.
- Provide opportunities for psychologists to acquire new knowledge, skill and competencies in current, newly developed, and emerging research, theories and practices.
- Provide learning activities specifically pertaining to advancing professionals’ understanding and skill in the areas of social relevance, social justice, and cultural competency, enabling them to expand their roles in the public and private sectors of society.
Narrative Therapy and Interpersonal Neurobiology–Strange Bedfellows or White-Hot Marriage?
Brattleboro Academic Center
Presented by Jeffrey L. Zimmerman, Ph.D.
June 7, 2013 | 9:30am-4:30pm (lunch provided)
May 1 - $110; $90 for students/non-profit organizations
After May 1 - $140; $110 for students/non-profit organizations
CE - 6 credits: $20 fee
This CE event is co-sponsored by Re-authoring Teaching
Brain science is currently one of the most widely discussed topics in psychology and psychotherapy. This workshop will explore how ideas from the field of neurobiology interface with narrative therapy theory and practice.
The workshop will guide participants though discussions on how neurobiology conceptualizes the brain's structure and a concept of mind, its relationship to memory and emotional systems, and the role of mindfulness in clinical practice. Drawing from the current literature and utilizing clinical examples, Dr. Zimmerman will compare and contrast ideas from the neurosciences with those from narrative therapy.
Of particular interest will be his comments on the controversial questions regarding the role of affect in narrative clinical work, and the importance of the therapist’s mind within the therapeutic conversation.
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Name the connection of mind to brains and relationships
- List three similarities between the central tenants of narrative therapy and those of interpersonal neurobiology
- List the seven primary emotional systems in the brain
- Name an important effect of collecting moments in narrative therapy work
Jeffrey L. Zimmerman, Ph.D. is one of Michael White’s (co-founder of narrative therapy) first North American students. Dr. Zimmerman has been a major thinker, teacher and writer in the field of narrative therapy more than 25 years. He is the lead author of the seminal narrative therapy book If Problems Talked and is the director and co-founder of Bay Area Family Therapy Training Associates (BAFTTA). Dr. Zimmerman maintains a private practice where he sees children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He is a former associate professor in a psychiatry department and adjunct faculty member at Stanford. He has been a licensed clinical psychologist for more than 25 years and lives, works and plays in San Francisco, California.
To register or learn more:
802-257-9411 | 800-871-8165 x8400
Refunds offered until May 1, 2013 with a $25 processing fee. No Refunds will be given after that date.
UI&U Brattleboro Academic Center
3 University Way Brattleboro, VT 05301
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This program is co-sponsored by Union Institute & University and Reauthoring Teaching. Union Institute & University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Union Institute & University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.