Workshop: The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy
Presenter: Allan Schore, PhD
When: Saturday, May 16, 2015 – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Where: Manchester, NH
Co-sponsored by: NH Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, NH Psychological Association, and the VT Society of Modern Psychoanalysis
For more information: Call 603-714-1737
In this workshop, Allan Schore will discuss his recently published book, The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy (Norton). Using the biopsychosocial perspective of Regulation Theory, a model of the development, psychopathogenesis, and treatment of the implicit self, he will discuss a number of essential clinical phenomena that occur beneath the words of the patient and therapist. Neuroscience, he says, is bringing a paradigm shift to psychotherapy, from conscious cognition to unconscious affect.
Neuroscience and neuropsychoanalysis are discovering the relational and neurobiological change mechanisms that lie at the core of psychotherapy, especially in heightened affective moments of treatment. Over the course of the day Schore will offer a number of PowerPoint – audience dialogues; he and the audience will explore how changes in the connectivity of the “emotional” right brain become the invaluable consequences of effective treatment, and how the incorporation of current scientific studies of the right brain into updated clinical models more deeply explains not only why but how psychotherapy works.