Narrative Therapy & interpersonal neurobiology: Strange bedfellows or white-hot marriage?

with Jeffrey L. Zimmerman

Friday, June 7, 2013: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM;  Brattleboro, Vermont

Co-sponsored by Union Institute & University and Reauthoring Teaching6 CE credits;

Registration: $140; $110 for students/non-profit organizations

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 neurobiological interface with Narrative Therapy theory and practice.

The workshop guided participants through 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, Jeff compared and contrasted ideas from the neurosciences with those from Narrative Therapy.

Of particular interest was Jeff’s 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.

Jeffrey L. Zimmerman, PhD  has been a major thinker, teacher and writer in the field of Narrative Therapy for over 25 years. He is the co-author of If Problems Talked and the Director and co-founder of Bay Area Family Therapy Training Associates (BAFTTA). Jeff maintains a private practice where he sees children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

For more information and to register, click here.