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Crucible® Neurobiological Therapy:
One-Day Introductory Workshops

July 21, 2017, Seattle, WA
July 23, 2017, San Francisco, CA

July 29, 2017, Denver, CO
9am - 5pm each day
For information on our Six Day Intensive Workshop, click here.


Presented by
Dr. David Schnarch
Director, Crucible Institute

Click here to register for the Seattle, WA 1-day program.
Click here to register for the San Francisco, CA 1-day program.
Click here to register for the Denver, CO 1-day program.


Can you revolutionize your clinical practice in a single day?
If any professional training can accomplish this far-reaching goal, this is it!

Looking for new ways to work with people from highly dysfunctional families and terrible backgrounds? This 1-day workshop is jam-packed with ground-breaking information that will delight you and inspire your practice.

Want a head-start into second-generation brain-based therapy, addressing interpersonal neurobiological problems not currently identified in DSM classifications? This program offers new understanding of subtle interpersonal trauma in childhood development, and in current relationships, and clinical approaches for resolving this.

This program consists of a series of fast-paced dynamic lectures by Dr. David Schnarch, jam-packed with clinically-useful brain science As revolutionary as his prior work with sex, intimacy, and differentiation has been, this program does the same with brain-based psychotherapy. What you'll learn defies conventional clinical wisdom and sheds new light on destructive relationships. (Ever heard of antisocial empathy?) You'll probably find this day has a powerful personal impact as well.

What you will learn:
  1. Learn about the brain science of "mind mapping," and its practical application to brain-based psychotherapy.
    • Mind-mapping is the brain’s innate ability to make a mental map of another person’s mind. Mind-mapping changes your view of relationships: It’s much easier to accept a dysfunctional relationship when you think your partner is socially inept or mind-blind. When you realize your partner is tracking your responses, mapping your mind, and using this against you, stuck relationships quickly reach critical mass for change.
    • Mind mapping creates entirely different treatment dynamics and closes the loopholes clients escape through. People make difficult self-acknowledgements they would otherwise reject, and self-confrontations they would usually avoid, because the data stream and therapy process is unanticipated. These rapid developments de-escalate hostility and encourage positive brain plasticity in long-troubled couples.
  2. Uncover "traumatic mind mapping," when mapping out someone else's mind negatively impacts your own mind and brain (Schnarch, 2009).
    • Traumatic mind mapping revolutionizes your understanding of how emotional and sexual trauma occurs. This workshop helps you understand how we impact each other's brains simply by the way we think and act, how we are incredibly interconnected for better or worse. Therapists often experience traumatic mind mapping in sessions from upsetting realizations about their clients or hearing their terrible stories.
  3. Dr. Schnarch will discuss the interpersonal neurobiology of extreme traumatic mind mapping, detailing the involuntary brain reactions that influence mind mapping ability, autobiographical memory, and self-awareness.
    • You will discover a world of interpersonal neurobiological problems many people struggle with, that usually go undiagnosed and untreated. Explore the hidden negative short-term and long-term brain impacts caused by repeated traumatic mind-mapping, particularly during childhood.
  4. Learn about Dr. Schnarch's new brain-to-brain Crucible Neurobiological Therapy.
    • This includes an overview of methods for resolving interpersonal neurobiological problems, developed over 15 years of clinical treatment research with highly troubled people most likely to fail in treatment.
Schedule of topics:
  • Mind Mapping
  • Traumatic Mind Mapping: Subtle Interpersonal Trauma in Relationships
  • Common Interpersonal Neurobiological Problems
    •    Research on Couples Who Fail in Therapy
  • Overview of Crucible Neurobiological Therapy


If you've been a fan of Dr. Schnarch's work, this workshop brings you his latest developments. If you're thinking of attending our 6 day Intensive Training in Crucible Neurobiological Therapy, and you haven't participated in our prior Mind Mapping Therapy Workshops, this 1-day program will get you up to speed.

Regardless of your current theoretical orientation, this workshop will open new vistas in working with the great many people who come from or are in highly dysfunctional relationships. Couples counseling and individual therapy are greatly enhanced by introducing this ground-breaking approach. In addition to providing an ideal platform for brain-based therapy, mind mapping allows therapists to cut through clients' distortions, lies, and manipulations to get down to the heart of difficult issues. It radically changes conventional "rules" about how psychotherapy is done, producing a rapid-paced impactful therapy that really helps people.