Saturday, September 17, 2016
Memory Reconsolidation in Psychotherapy:
Utilizing the Innate, Core Process of Transformational Change (6 CEs)
Neuroscience research has revealed a core process of deep, lasting change, known as memory reconsolidation, that can use new learning to nullify the ingrained schemas and implicit emotional learnings that maintain PTSD, insecure attachment, compulsive behaviors, and many other patterns of distress. To date, the steps of the reconsolidation process have been identified in published cases of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Alexander Technique, Coherence Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and other therapies. Thus there is growing evidence that this process is responsible for transformational change—the lasting disappearance of symptoms and distressed ego states. An empirically based understanding of what the brain requires to unwire old learning will increase clinicians' effectiveness, independent of their theoretical orientations.
Conceptualizing memory reconsolidation as both an effectiveness enhancer and a new, unifying paradigm of psychotherapy integration, this workshop will give you an introductory grounding in its clinical application. Lecture, session videos, live demonstration, and experiential practice will equip you with a clear map of the process so that you can facilitate it using either your existing skills and preferred methods, or the methods of Coherence Therapy, which are designed specifically to carry out this process step by step, and which will be used for demonstration purposes.
PART 1 – Saturday, Sept. 17. An introduction to the clinical application of memory reconsolidation research findings. Concepts and map of process will be spelled out in lecture and brought to life by demonstrations using Coherence Therapy session videos and live session, plus initial experiential practice in small groups. This Part 1 workshop is a prerequisite for attending Part 2. Please click here to see Part 2 http://www.nesttd-online.org/event-2223405
Bruce Ecker, MA, LMFT, is co-originator of Coherence Therapy, co-director of the Coherence Psychology Institute, and coauthor of Unlocking the Emotional Brain: Eliminating Symptoms at Their Roots Using Memory Reconsolidation; the Coherence Therapy Practice Manual and Training Guide; and Depth Oriented Brief Therapy. He is in private practice in Oakland, California and gives clinical trainings internationally. Clarifying how lasting, transformational change takes place is the theme of Bruce Ecker's clinical career. He has contributed extensive innovations in concepts and methods of experiential psychotherapy, and since 2006 has been at the forefront of translating the neuroscience of memory reconsolidation into major advances for the clinical field.
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Sara K. Bridges, PhD is Associate Professor at the University of Memphis, co-director of the Coherence Psychology Institute, and former president of the Society for Humanistic Psychology (APA Division 32). She is coeditor of the five-volume series Studies in Meaning, author of the Coherence Therapy chapter in the 2015 edition of Contemporary Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, and has numerous publications in constructivist psychology, sex and marital therapy, couple therapy, multicultural psychology and childhood education. She is a licensed psychologist with a distinguished record of awards for academic and community service, including the 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award of the University of Memphis.
Ecker.Bridges Event Flyer.pdf