Why Psychotherapy Works
Integration, or the process by which a system maintains its differentiated parts and links them, can be seen as the basis of health. In this 8-part audio workshop, Dr. Siegel explains what it means for the mind to be integrated, the impairments to integration we experience as humans, and the role of psychotherapists in cultivating healthy minds. Through an exploration of the implications of neuroscience, this course offers a scientific framework for working with people of all ages, beginning with ourselves.
In addition to obtaining practical knowledge and tools, you will engage in experiential exercises including the Wheel of Awareness and the assessment and treatment planning for an imaginal client. By addressing the specific needs within our brains, minds, and relationships, we can be better equipped to create harmony in our lives and world.
By the end of this course you will able to
1. Summarize the basic ideas of interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB) and how they relate to therapy
2. Explore how energy and information flow relates to the brain, the mind, and relationships
3. Define both the mind and integration through a conciliant IPNB perspective
4. Observe how chaos and rigidity form the foundations of impairments to mental health
5. Recognize symptoms as examples of chaos and rigidity that reflect impediments to integration
6. Identify the key elements of assessment of chaos and rigidity and how to determine which domains of integration are impaired
7. Outline basic steps of moving from clinical assessment of impaired integration to clinical intervention
8. List the nine domains of integration
9. Highlight the role of therapeutic presence in promoting a receptive, integrative state in one’s nervous system and relationships
10. Summarize how the focus of attention stimulates neural growth
11. Suggest various strategies for enhancing neuroplasticity
12. Identify four ways in which psychotherapy may alter brain structure and function
13. Demonstrate and explain the benefits of the Wheel of Awareness exercise for clients and personal practice
14. Define mindsight and utilize the camera metaphor of strengthening and stabilizing one’s mindsight lens
15. List nine functions of the middle prefrontal cortex that can serve as signs of integrative growth in therapy
16. Identify states of flexibility, adaptability, coherence, energy, and stability that characterize integrated states
17. Utilize neurological studies to understand patterns of experience within the therapeutic context
18. Differentiate the processes of the left and right hemispheres of the brain
19. Explain the qualities involved in making meaning of one’s life and creating a coherent narrative
20. Assess the mechanism by which psychotherapy works to create wellbeing in people’s lives, relationships, and minds
Upon completion of course, please mark your status as “complete” and you will obtain immediate access to your exam in your course area. Once you complete and submit your exam, our team will process same. Upon passing the exam with an 80% or better, a digital CE Credit Certificate will be emailed to you once it is available. Please note that this process could take up to 2 weeks. If you have any special circumstances, please reach out to the Mindsight Team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to accommodate.
Further, if you simply require a Certificate of Completion, or if you have any questions regarding this process, please email the Mindsight Team at email@example.com.
You may watch the lectures as many times as you’d like and they will remain in your library forever.
Stream the video lectures on any computer, tablet, or mobile device of your choice!