Clinical Biopsychology and Emotional Restructuring Professional Training
Additional training is being planned the beginning of 2014. An introductory webinar series is planned, as are introductory and advanced workshops. Plans are to award certification in the clinical biopsychological approach and emotional restructuring following completion of advanced training. Interested individuals can e-mail Dr. Moss and he will notify them once the training is going to be offered. Alternately, you can follow Dr. Moss on Twitter (https://twitter.com/drbobmoss) and notifications will be sent.
The following information on past training has been left on the website to serve as an example of what will be offered...
Course Description (see the brochure)
This course will introduce therapists to the first comprehensive treatment approach for individual and couples therapists based on the findings of recent neurobiogical research (Moss, 2006, 2013a; Moss et al., 2012). Emphasizing the treatment of negative emotional memories based on a new model (Moss, 2007, 2010, 2013b, 2013c) for understanding how the brain processes memory differently in the right and left hemisphere, Dr. Moss will teach therapists how to treat a wide range of client problems ranging from marital difficulties to depression. Unlike previous therapy models that offer vague accounts of how a chemical imbalance or certain brain structures are involved in creating problems, or simplistic behavioral understanding of habit retraining, Dr. Moss' clinical biopsychological approach makes the workings of the brain and the impact of negative emotional experiences understandable to clients and therapists alike.
The clinical biopsyhological approach addresses numerous sources of negative mood states:
- Negative emotional memories (e.g., abusive or cold parent, hurtful spouse, school bully)
- Ongoing factors (e.g., pain state, negative supervisor, problematic spouse)
- Loss issues (e.g., death of loved one, loss of health, divorce).
The emotional restructuring session includes new schemas, experiential techniques, abundant imagery, and verbal labeling of emotional experiences of the client. Thus, there are components that address each of the hypothesized areas requiring treatment tied to negative emotional memories. Within the brain, this addresses the "verbal-thinking" of the left side, as well as the "emotional-thinking" of the right. It also leads to improved congruence between the sides with perceptions of increased internal peace by the client. The client often connects the past memories with present difficulties and relationships.
Dr. Moss will demonstrate the practice of Emotional Restructuring through the use of video taped sessions with a client undergoing therapy, explaining each step in his approach to psychotherapy. Attendees will get a first hand view of how Dr. Moss helps clients work through past negative emotions in the Emotional Restructuring process.
May 18, 2007 in Philadelphia, PA
May 25, 2007 in Baltimore, MD
For details and registration information, see this brochure or click here to register.
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Moss, R. A. (2006). Of bits and logic: Cortical columns in learning and memory. The Journal of Mind and Behavior, 27, 215-246.
Moss, R. A. (2007). Negative emotional memories in clinical practice: Theoretical considerations. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 17, 209-224.
Moss, R. A. (2010). Clinical Biopsychology: Could A Grand Theory Actually Exist To Allow True Psychotherapy Integration? Independent Practitioner, 30, 67-71.
Moss, R. A., Hunter, B. P., Shah, D., & Havens, T. (2012). A theory of hemispheric specialization based on cortical columns. Journal of Mind and Behavior, 33, 141-172.
Moss, R. A. (2013b). Psychotherapy and the brain: The dimensional systems model and clinical biopsychology. Journal of Mind and Behavior, 34, 63-89.
Moss, R. A. (2013c). Givers and takers: Clinical biopsychological perspectives on relationship behavior patterns. International Journal of Neuropsychotherapy, 1, 31-46. doi:10.12744/ijnpt.2013.0031-0046
Moss, R. A., (2013). A roadmap to the cerebral cortices. The Neuropsychotherapist, 2, 114-117. doi: 10.12744/tnpt(2)114-117
Moss, R. A. (2013). Gamma-band synchronization and cortical columns. The Neuropsychotherapist, 3, 126-127. doi: 10.12744/tnpt(3)126-127