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Recent Neural Findings: The Dormant Potential of the Body Scan

alt Course: PTSD and Hyperimmune Disorders - Implications for EMDR Therapy

alt Instructor: Uri Bergmann, Ph.D.

alt Approved for 3.0 Hours of CE Credit

alt Fulfills Requirements for Psycholgists, MFTs, LCSWs, and Licensed Professional Counselors.

alt This course is designed for Full and Part-Time Private Practitioners, and Full and Part-Time Agency Employees

alt High Resolution Online Streaming Video

Uri Bergmann Ph.D.

What has developmental neurobiology taught us about neurobiological maturation and its resultant psychological development? In what way does the attachment relationship impinge on these processes?

How can an appreciation of these data help us understand exactly how the brain and mind change during EMDR treatment? How do we utilize this knowledge regarding the neurobiology of consciousness and human development to enhance our therapeutic techniques? Is the unconscious/implicit mind important? Should the emphasis on verbal and symbolic, left hemispheric processing that dominates our field continue? Is the relational field or vortex that surrounds the therapist and patient important? Can we become more active within this vortex to render it more robust?

These questions have plagued and challenged our various psychological and psychiatric professions, for over a century, causing major arguments, divisions and schisms. Fortunately, the past 10 years have evidenced an avalanche of neurobiological data regarding how the human brain develops in the context of somatosensory stimulation and relational attachment. This vast amount of new information charges us to become more aware, fluent and clinically comfortable with the right hemispheric somatosensorial language of our patients and ourselves as we engage in the dance of treatment.

This seminar will integrate the data regarding the Default Mode Network and the Mirror Neuron System to illustrate the implications of this material with respect to current EMDR treatment; with specific focus on the expanded utilization of the body scan to render it more robust.


Course Goal and Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the participants will be able to -

  • Describe the neural (maturational) and psychological (developmental) stages of human development with respect to human attachment.
  • Summarize the function and mediation of the Mirror Neuron System (MNS) and the Default Mode Network (DMN).
  • Utilize the clinical implications of this material into their EMDR practices


Registration Information

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CE Approval Information

This course fulfills 3.0 hours Continuing Education credit for licensed mental health professionals in most states.

  • EMDRIA Program Approval Number: #15002-DL33
  • The Steve Frankel Group, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. This course is also approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) for its licentiates' CE license renewal requirements.
  • The Steve Frankel Group, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 3.0 hours of CE credit for Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs.
  • This course meets the qualifications for 3.0 hours of continuing education credit for psychologists and licensees of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Reciprocity for Master Degree clinicians may vary by state. Please check with your state licensing agency or board.
  • The Steve Frankel Group is an approved EMDRIA Credit Provider (EC Provider Number:15002).


Your access to the course material extends for 1-year from the date of purchase. This includes after passing the post-test, so you may continue to review its contents.