Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Rick Hanson - Brain Science and Psychotherapy: The Next Step


This talk from Rick Hanson is a little over an hour long, and it was given at the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium in Washington DC in March, 2014. Here is part of the brochure copy for his Keynote Address:
Rick Hanson—author, neuropsychologist, and therapist—will examine the practical tools that brain science has already given us and look ahead to the next stage of how to use neuroscience to enhance our clinical craft.

In this keynote, he’ll explore both sides of psychotherapy’s love affair with the brain, examining the clinical benefits and potential pitfalls of using neuroscientific concepts in the consulting room. He’ll survey the tools that brain science has already given us and look ahead to the next stage of how we might use it to enhance our clinical craft.
He was addressing a huge crowd of therapists, so his talk is aimed at professionals more than lay people, but he is so down-to-earth in his talks that any listener will benefit from his wisdom.

Brain Science and Psychotherapy: The Next Step

May 2nd, 2014 | Rick Hanson, PhD.

Last month at the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium in Washington DC, I gave a talk to ~ 3500 people: scary but wonderful! Brain Science and Psychotherapy: The Next Step – looked at the benefits and pitfalls of brain science, plus focused on a key point: if we don’t take the time to install our useful experiences, they’re wasted on the brain; they’re momentarily pleasant but lead to no learning, no healing, no growth. Then I summarized HOW to turn passing experiences into lasting value.

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