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Dr. David Schnarch - Building Resilient Relationships - May 10th-11th, 2013

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Building Resilient Relationships: Interpersonal Neurobiology, Differentiation, and Emergence of the Self
OAMFT Spring Conference
with Dr. David Schnarch
May 10th-11th, 2013 | 9am - 4pm
(Registration/Breakfast opens at 8am, networking 4-5pm)

12 CEs (California PCE #5430)

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Be sure to check out our DSM-5 Training on May 9th, 2013.  Discounted pricing is available for attending both trainings. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more!  Contact OAMFT for more information at 503-489-7059. If you need assistance, please contact OAMFT at oamftboard@gmail.com or (503) 489-7059.  If you wish to register via mail, you can download a mail-in registration form on our website: www.oamft.org

Dr. Schnarch

Training includes:

  • 12 CEs (18 CEs if also completing the DSM-5 Training on May 9th)
  • Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks both days
  • Book signing with Dr. David Schnarch
  • Student Poster Session
  • Networking opportunities with mental health professionals from Oregon, Washington, California and the Pacific Northwest

Join us for a upbeat training that will provide a different perspective of how to enhance attachment and understand neurobiology from the perspective of differentiation.  The workshop proposes that the current trend in therapeutic training, which appears to advocate creating an atmosphere for the ease of clients, actually underestimates our clients’ awarenesses and abilities. Learn how harnessing mind mapping—your brain’s ability to make a mental map of another’s mind—can transform your idea of your own therapeutic posture. Come explore ways to detect denial and unmask collusive alliances with clients, allowing you to move forward to address core problems right away, rather than wasting time and energy in game-playing. Through multiple formats, including an in depth case study and work through as well as a live client demonstration,  you’ll learn specific techniques that will help you refine the craft of “collaborative confrontation,” and you’ll discover that, rather than wounding patients, being direct raises both the quality and impact of the therapeutic interaction.  See the training outline below for more details about what will be covered each day.

About Dr. David Schnarch
David Schnarch is a licensed clinical psychologist and author of numerous books and articles on intimacy, sexuality, and relationships. His clinical abilities attract clients and students from across the globe. His latest book Intimacy & Desire: Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship (Beaufort Books, October 2009) combines time-tested solutions for sexual desire problems with cutting edge information on interpersonal neurobiology.  For a complete bio on Dr. David Schnarch, please visit our website at www.oamft.org or visit Dr. Schnarch's website at www.passionatemarriage.com.

Day One

Understanding Sexual Desire
• The Ecology of Love Relationships
• Lower desire/ higher desire dynamics
• Emergence of the self

• Understanding differentiation
• The Crucible Four Points of Balance™
• Applying 4PoB to solving sexual desire problems
• Illustrative case application

• What is mind-mapping?
• Does everyone have mind-mapping?
• Four levels of mind-mapping ability
• Role of mind-mapping in common sexual problems

Interpersonal Neurobiology of Mind-Mapping
• How the brain maps out other people's minds
• Neurophysiology and neurochemistry of mind-mapping
• Understanding traumatic mind-mapping

Day Two

Live Clinical Demonstration by Dr. David Schnarch

Debriefing and Discussion
• Deconstructing the live demonstration
• Commentary from demonstration participants
• Relevant clinical issues
• Questions and comments from workshop participants

Collaborative Alliances
• What is a collaborative alliance?
• Other types of alliances
• Role of differentiation in resilient collaborative alliances

Mind-Mapping in clinical practice
• Identifying clients' mind-mapping abilities
• Using mind-mapping in therapy
• Final discussion and wrap-up

Pre-Conference Training Opportunity:

OAMFT Presents - Understanding the DSM-5
May 9th, 2013 | 9am - 4pm | 6 CEUs
*Registration, breakfast and check-in start at 8am
Red Lion Hotel - Jantzen Beach, Portland OR

The release of the DSM-5 in May of 2013 will bring substantial changes to mental health diagnostic criteria and skills sets. Invest in your career -- after years of anticipation and delay – be prepared for the DSM-5® debut in May 2013 and how it will affect your practice. 

The Red Lion Hotel is offering special rates to our conference attendees.  Please call 503-283-4466 or visit https://resweb.passkey.com/go/OAMFT2013 for more information!

Have questions about Dr. David Schnarch - Building Resilient Relationships - May 10th-11th, 2013? Contact Oregon Association for Marriage & Family Therapy - OAMFT


Red Lion Inn, Jantzen Beach
909 North Hayden Island Drive
Portland, OR 97217


Oregon Association for Marriage & Family Therapy - OAMFT

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