This study/supervision group is for clinicians interested in understanding how neuroscience can inform our clinical practice. Current neuroscience research validates many aspects of our current understanding of trauma and dissociation. Research also suggests that mindfulness can change the patterns of our brain and therefore our mind, our mood, our approach-avoidance toward our own emotions, toward situations, toward others and therefore our overall well being. We will begin each meeting with a short mindfulness practice, then discuss the reading material applying it to our personal supervision issues. Readings will be from Margaret Wilkinson’s Coming into Mind. Her writing is influenced by Jung, but her ideas are helpful to any of us who work with trauma and dissociation and want to understand current neuroscience in a clinical way.
We will gather our learning circle on Fridays 2:00pm – 4:00pm. The dates are as follows:
October 19th: Our brain is now considered ‘plastic’ throughout our life. I will send out the reading from N. Boidge, The Brain that Changes Itself.
November 16: Chapter 3 – The early development of the brain mind
December 14th: Chapter 4 – Memory systems
January 11th: Chapter 5 – Fear systems and psychological kindling
February 8th: Porges’ Polyvagal Theory as an understanding of biological shutdown in trauma. I will send out the reading.
March 8th: Chapter 6 – Undoing dissociation
April 12th: Continuation of the theme of undoing dissociation
May 10th: Chapter 8 – The dreaming mind brain
June 14th: Chapter 9 – The emergent self
This program has been approved for 16 Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for Social Work Licensure renewal.
To register, please send $100 to Alexis Johnson, 96 Bouton Road, South Salem, NY. Please include youremail address so I can send you the first reading selection. $500 for 9 meetings.
For questions, Alexis can be reached at: email@example.com or 914-763-3201