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Fall Symposium: The Brain is a Social Organ: Neuroscience and its Application in Psychotherapy

Presenter: 
Louis Cozolino, PhD

Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 9:00 am to 3:15 pm. Registration starts at 8:30 am. Lunch will not be included in this course.

Fall Symposium: The Brain is a Social Organ: Neuroscience and its Application in Psychotherapy

Louis CozolinoSome therapists bristle at the integration of neuroscience and psychotherapy, calling it irrelevant or reductionistic. But it's hard to grasp how the brain could be irrelevant to changing the mind. Knowing about neuroscience is invaluable for therapists, not because it offers specific new techniques or clinical theories, but because it provides a deeper understanding of the biological power of the ‘talking cure.’
–Louis Cozolino

The Psychotherapy Institute is honored to host Dr. Louis Cozolino as this year’s featured speaker at the Fall Symposium. Dr. Cozolino, a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Pepperdine University, has spent years researching and writing in the field of neuroscience and psychotherapy. He has been described as “a master at synthesizing neuroscientific information and demonstrating how it applies to psychotherapy practice.”

With an uncommon facility for employing anecdotal clinical material and stories to elucidate complex ideas, Dr. Cozolino will take the audience on an exploration of neuroscience and its relationship to the underlying mechanisms of action in the therapeutic process. “Every therapy is embedded in culture,” he states, and Dr. Cozolino will reflect on the inherent role that socio-cultural context plays in the neuroscience of psychotherapy.

Content areas will include:

  • the affect of trauma on the brain;
  • the brain’s evolution in the human population;
  • how psychotherapy addresses the evolution of the human brain;
  • the affect of socio-cultural experiences and identifications on the brain;
  • how the brain's development may impact a patient’s progress in psychotherapy;
  • how the psychotherapist's and patient's brains attune to, communicate with, and regulate one another.

This year’s Fall Symposium is sure to provide rich and compelling discussion, and we hope that you can join us.

Louis Cozolino, PhD, has diverse clinical and research interests, and holds degrees in philosophy, theology, and clinical psychology. His interests are in the areas of the synthesis of neuroscience with psychotherapy, education, management, and leadership. He is the author of seven books: "The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy," "The Social Neuroscience of Education," "The Neuroscience of Human Relationships," "The Healthy Aging Brain," "Attachment-Based Teaching," "The Making of a Therapist," and "Why Therapy Works." He has also authored and co-authored articles and book chapters on child abuse, schizophrenia, education, language, and cognition. Dr. Cozolino lectures around the world on brain development, evolution, and psychotherapy, and maintains a clinical and consulting practice in Los Angeles.

Date & Time: Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 9:00 am to 3:15 pm. Registration starts at 8:30 am. Lunch will not be included in this course.

Location: First Congregational Church of Oakland Sanctuary, 2501 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA 94612 (get map and directions)

 Fee if Registration Completed: by 8/9/18 after 8/30/18 after 9/9/18 after 10/7/18
Member Licensed >3 years $115 $130 $145 $160
Member Licensed <3 years $95 $110 $125 $140
Member Prelicensed Students/Interns $75 $90 $105 $120
Nonmember Licensed >3 years $135 $150 $165 $180
Nonmember Licensed <3 years $115 $130 $145 $160
Nonmember Prelicensed Students/Interns $95 $110 $125 $140

CE: 5 Credits. $10 additional fee for CE credits. The Psychotherapy Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs (provider number PSY005). The Psychotherapy Institute maintains responsibility for these programs and their content (see Course Policies).