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Brain-Based Therapy & Practical Neuroscience: Attachment & Emotion Regulation



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  • Apply brain-based proven treatments for disorders:
    • Depression
    • PTSD
    • Anxiety
    • Mood Disorders
    • OCD
  • Improve treatment outcomes through neuroscience, evidence-based treatment and attachment theory
  • Learn which traditional psychotherapy methods are effective and which are counter-therapeutic
  • Discover how to talk to clients about their brain

This seminar recording focuses on the revolution and sea change occurring in psychotherapy. It describes how to conceptualize psychotherapy based on an integrative model that discards the need for the “schools of psychotherapy.” Special attention will be on how to talk about the brain in therapy to motivate clients to try evidenced-based interventions.

Complete this program and learn how to optimize therapy for a variety of clients by harnessing the latest knowledge from neuroscience; developmental psychology; psychotherapy research; evidence-based practice; attachment research; and psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral approaches. Take home practical strategies for anxiety disorders such as OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder and PTSD; as well as for depression.

John Arden, Ph.D. is a frequent international speaker and the author of 12 books including Rewire Your Brain(Wiley 2010). Dr. Arden is lead author of the books Brain-Based Therapy with Adults (Wiley 2008) and Brain-Based Therapy with Children & Adolescents (Wiley 2008). He is also the director of one of the largest mental health training programs in the United States.

Format: DVD Video – 4+ hours

Length: 6 hr 24 min

Details: Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.


  1. Describe the role that attachment plays in the development of affect regulation and mood disorders.
  2. Explain why the future of treatment necessitates a dynamic understanding of the brain and a shift away from the medical model.
  3. Describe the relationship between diet and mental health.
  4. Differentiate between implicit and explicit memory and their roles in therapy.
  5. Describe how mindfulness meditation affects the brain and is used in the treatment of anxiety disorders and depression.
  6. Explain how the fast and slow tracks to the amygdala play a role in anxiety disorders and therapy with people with anxiety disorders.

Psychotherapy in the 21st Century

  • The integrative approach—no more need for the “schools” of psychotherapy
  • Variables in successful treatment
  • Outcomes management
  • BASE (Brain, Alliance, System and Evidence-Based Practices)

What Neuroscience Offers to Therapy

  • Emotion: laterality and lobes
  • The role of attention and affect regulation: prefrontal lobes
  • How to change the brain in successful therapy: neuroplasticity
  • New neurons in the brain: neurogenesis
  • The social brain, empathy and attachment

Developmental Neurobiology Brain Development

  • Deprived vs. enriched environments
  • Temperament and attachment in therapy
  • Durability of attachment schema into adolescence and adulthood
  • The development of the adolescent brain
  • The aging brain

The Role of Memory

  • The fundamental role of memory in therapy
  • Implicit and explicit memory and how they can become dysregulated
  • Hippocampus and amygdala dynamics
  • Memory improvement techniques

The Stress Response System

  • Historical models and the current view
  • A balanced perspective of stress: allostasis
  • When stress breaks down the system: allostatic load
  • Adverse childhood experiences and how they affect adulthood

Working with the Neurodynamics of Anxiety Disorders: Taming the Amygdala

  • GAD
  • Panic
  • OCD
  • PTSD

Working with the Neurodynamics of Depression

  • Limitations of the neurotransmitter/medication models
  • The role of labeling emotions: hemisphere laterality
  • Cytokines—sickness behavior
  • Activity reward system—behavior activation
  • Mindfulness

Healthy Habits—Planting SEEDS

  • Sleep hygiene
  • Exercise—BDNF—miracle grow
  • Education—cognitive
  • Diet—amino acids, fatty acids and vitamins
  • Social medicine
  • Mindfulness


John Arden, Ph.D., is the author of 13 books including The Brain Bible (McGraw-Hill 2014) and Rewire Your Brain (Wiley 2010). Dr. Arden is lead author along with Lloyd Linford of the books Brain-Based Therapy with Adults and Brain-Based Therapy with Children and Adolescents. His first book, Consciousness, Dreams, and Self, was awarded the 1997 Outstanding Academic Book Award by Choice, a publication of the American Library Association. An international panel of jurists nominated his second book, Science, Theology, and Consciousness, for the CTS award funded by the Templeton Foundation. His book America’s Meltdowns: Creating the Lowest Common Denominator Society explored the degradation of the fabric of American society.

His eight self-help books are Surviving Job Stress, Improving Your Memory for Dummies, Stop Spoiling that Man, Conquering Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (with Dr. Victoria Beckner), Heal Your Anxiety Workbook and Heal Your OCD Workbook (with Dr. Daniel DalCorso), Rewire Your Brain (Wiley 2010) and Brain-Based Therapy for Anxiety (PPM 2014).

Dr. Arden has a background in neuropsychology and is the director of training for mental health for the Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers in Northern California. In this capacity, he oversees one of the largest mental health training programs in the world, operating in 22 different medical centers throughout Northern California. He also practices part-time at Kaiser Permanente in Petaluma and San Rafael, and he served for several years as the chief psychologist at Kaiser Vallejo. He has taught in colleges, professional schools and universities.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. John Arden is the Director of Training in Mental Health for Kaiser Permanente. He receives royalties as an author from several publishers. Dr. Arden receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Dr. John Arden has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

John Arden, Ph.D.

John Arden, Ph.D. is the author of 14 books, including Brain2Brain: Enacting Client Change Through the Persuasive Power of Neuroscience, The Brain Bible: How to Stay Vital, Productive, and Happy for a Lifetime, Rewire Your Brain: Think Your Way to a Better Life, Brain-Based Therapy with Adults: Evidence-Based Treatment for Everyday Practice and Brain-Based Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Treatment for Everyday Practice (with Lloyd Linford). Dr. Arden serves as Director of Training in Mental Health for Kaiser Permanente in the Northern California region. He oversees the training programs in 24 medical centers where over 100 postdoctoral residents and interns are trained each year. Dr. Arden also provides individual, group and family therapy and chemical dependency counselling through Kaiser Permanente. He presents workshops on brain-based therapy internationally and in the United States. Dr. Arden has written books on anxiety (Brain Based Therapy for Anxiety: A Workbook for Clinicians and Clients), OCD (Brain Based Therapy for OCD: A Workbook for Clinicians and Clients) and PTSD (Conquering Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: The Newest Techniques for Overcoming Symptoms, Regaining Hope, and Getting Your Life Back, with Dr. Victoria Beckner).



“This was the best workshop I have been to. Dr. Arden is so engaging. He makes complex information accessible and available.” Alyssa Ryan | Edmonton, AB | November 16 & 17, 2015 “Great use of video to emphasize a concept. Emphasis on amygdala and hippocampus interactions. I have been on the right track working with clients with PTSD and anxiety. The research is reassuring. I liked assimilating the old research. Part of celebrating their research and how we can prove it. His personal experiences were entertaining, thoughtful, and relative.” – Angie Smith-McMenemy | Oakville, ON | November 5, 2015  “John was a very engaging speaker.” - Oakville, ON | November 5, 2015
“Dynamic speaker.  Relevant information. Covered old info (DSMIII) to new techniques and studies (small & large scale). Went to his afternoon lecture – wonderful speaker, a variety of topics, relevant studies, examples and slides." - Oakville, ON | November 5, 2015
“Outstanding, engaging, challenging, and useful!” – Janet Ryan-Newell | Edmonton, AB | November 16 & 17, 2015 “I look forward to reading his books and articles! Great presentations, very satisfied.” - Oakville, ON | November 5, 2015 “Great speaker – relevant info with great ability to create an understanding and make it useful. John makes understanding neuroplasticity fun and easy to understand and more importantly to apply.” - Oakville, ON | November 5, 2015 “He was a fantastic speaker who used personal stories, a sense of humour and experience to create a purposeful and live use of information.” – Edmonton, AB | November 16 & 17, 2015 “I enjoyed the workshop/ conference. It served as confirmation of how to practice my profession. John Arden is extremely knowledgeable and has helped me to connect a number of dots/ gaps in my knowledge regarding cellular level. Excellent, excellent job!” - Edmonton, AB | November 16 & 17, 2015  

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