Allan Schore: Right Brain-to-Right Brain Psychotherapy

Allan Schore: Right Brain-to-Right Brain Psychotherapy

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In this special four-hour conference of lecture and audience dialogue/discussion, Dr. Allan Schore will offer an expansion of his interpersonal neurobiological clinical and developmental models. In his ongoing studies, he continues to describe how the mental health field is currently experiencing a paradigm shift, in large part due to the integration of neuroscience into updated models of psychotherapeutic treatment. Indeed, neuroscience as a whole is now in a rapid period of growth, as a result of advances in technology and expanding connections between neuroscience and other scientific and psychological disciplines.

The second part of Dr. Schore’s presentation will focus on working with clinical reenactments of attachment trauma, which are expressed in sudden ruptures of the attachment bond within the therapeutic alliance. In regulated rupture-repair these affective transactions can be interpersonally synchronized and interactively regulated, re-establishing and strengthening the right brain-to-right brain affective bond between them. This interpersonal emotional communication system allows the evolving therapeutic relationship to generate increasing levels of safety and trust.

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1. Describe how the primacy of right brain implicit affective and relational processes lies at the core of development, psychopathogenesis, and psychotherapy.

2. Explain how current research on the right brain demonstrates that interpersonal synchrony, intersubjectivity, and attachment dynamics underly the change mechanisms of all forms of emotionally focused psychotherapy.

3. Describe how to clinically shift from the left to right brain in synchronized mutual regressions during reenactments of attachment trauma.

4. Delineate how these advances in neuroscience and clinical theory provide a valuable opportunity for a deeper understanding of the essential hidden intersubjective context, the process dimension, and emotional atmosphere of psychotherapy.

Eligible for 4 Continuing Education credits

About the Presenter

Allan Schore, PhD is on the clinical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development. He is author of eight seminal volumes as well as numerous peer reviewed articles and chapters. His contributions appear in multiple disciplines, including developmental neuroscience, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, developmental psychology, attachment theory, trauma studies, behavioral biology, clinical psychology, and clinical social work. He has received numerous honors and awards for his work, including the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Practice in Trauma Psychology from the Division of Trauma Psychology and the Scientific Award from the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association (APA). He has recently been inducted into Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, which recognizes international researchers for the values held in high esteem: excellence, integrity, leadership, diversity, cooperation, and scholarship. He has extensively lectured nationally and internationally and has had a private psychotherapy practice for more than five decades.

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