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Crucible® Clinical Workshop for 2018

Crucible® Neurobiological Therapy:
Six-Day Intensive Training #2

November 5-10, 2018
Monday through Saturday
9am - 5pm
Hotel Four Points by Sheraton San Rafael
San Rafael, California

Presented by
Dr. David Schnarch
Director, Crucible Institute


This workshop is now complete for 2017.


Learning Objectives and Schedule of Topics



By attending this workshop you will be able to:

  1. Introduce brain-based therapy for subtle trauma into your practice.
  2. Understand the methods of Crucible Neurobiological Therapy.
  3. Identify the interpersonal neurobiological impacts of traumatic mind mapping and repeated disgust reactions.
  4. Recognize subtle impairments in clients’ in-session functioning.
  5. Help clients resolve repeated exposure to traumatic mind mapping and disgusting behavior.
  6. Become more resilient to experiencing traumatic mind mapping (“spaghetti brain”) in psychotherapy sessions.
  7. Use visualization to help clients reprocess unresolved memories of subtle traumatic experiences.
  8. Deconstruct clients’ written mental dialogues to help them resolve “emotional superglue” to people who do disgusting things.
  9. Assist clients in dealing with difficult aging parents.
  10. Make productive written comments to clients about their written mental dialogues.
  11. Use clients’ dialogues to identify difficulties and successes (progress) in treatment.
  12. Handle common problems in working with clients’ visualization and written materials.
  13. Apply the methods of Crucible Neurobiological Therapy to yourself.

Please note all times are approximate. Because we are focusing on practical learning, case deconstruction, and participant involvement, everyone benefits from the freedom to pay more attention to some aspects more than others. This may alter the time devoted to each topic.

Topical Focus of the Day Day 1
Treating Interpersonal Trauma
Day 2
Mind Mapping Therapy & Visualization
Day 3
Written Mental Dialogues
Day 4
Therapist Commentary on Dialogues
Day 5
Dealing With Antagonists
Day 6
Treating Neurological Problems
Morning Session Mind Mapping
Mind Masking
Traumatic Mind Mapping Antisocial Empathy
Using Visualization in Treatment Therapist commentaries on written dialogues Therapist commentaries on written dialogues Reluctance to Changing Equilibrium with Antagonist Eliciting Neurological Problems

Types of Neurological Problems
  Break Break Break Break Break Break
Late Morning Session Neurobiology of Mind Mapping Impacts of Traumatic Mind Mapping Analyzing Participant's Case Material—using visualization** Analyzing written dialogues* Analyzing written dialogues with therapist commentary* Analyzing written dialogues with therapist commentary* Analyzing Participant
Written Dialogues**
  Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Afternoon Session Crucible Neurobiological Therapy
Right Brain Therapy
Using visualization with personal material** Analyzing Participant Written Dialogues** Analyzing Participant Written Dialogues** Written dialogues-- demonstrating reluctance* In-session Psychophysiological Monitoring
(live demo during role play)**
  Break Break Break Break Break Adjourn
Late Afternoon Session group discussion of experiences and common problems encountered.** Discussion and debriefing Analyzing Participant Case with written materials** Analyzing Participant's Case Materials —written materials** Written dialogues—demonstrating success* Final Discussion and debriefing

*- Case Provided by Dr. Schnarch   **- Case Provided by Participants

For information on the Workshop Presenter, click here. To review his vita, click here for Dr. David Schnarch.


Early registration (received by September 25, 2018) - $875.00
Standard registration - $950.00

  • Prior attendance at last year's workshop is not a prerequisite for registering. However, we strongly recommend reading Brain Talk before this year's program. For more about BrainTalk, click here.
  • Attendance at all six days will be required.
  • Fees include coffee and beverage breaks. Lunch is on your own all days.

Please Note: The San Rafael, CA Crucible Neurobiological Therapy Workshop will be filmed for archive and research purposes. These recordings will be used in our subsequent trainings for mental health professionals and will not be shown on television or to the general public. All cameras will be aimed at Dr. Schnarch, as recording what he says and does is the object of this project. However, your appearance or voice could incidentally appear on camera or be recorded through your participation in the workshop. For this reason we ask that all participants sign a video release (click here to view & print) allowing us to video tape you as a part of the workshop and to use the video tape solely at our discretion for future training/educational/informational programs. Before completing your registration, please review completely the release and be sure you are comfortable with signing it. All participants in this workshop must complete the release as part of the registration process.

For details of the San Rafael, CA Workshop location, lodging and parking, click here.

San Rafael, CA Cancellation Policy:
By Written Request Only.
  When cancellation is received by September 26, 2018: full refund minus $150;
  Received by October 16, 2018: 50% refund;
  Thereafter 25% refund, no refund after start of Workshop.

To complete your registration, you must complete the Workshop Agreement and Conflicts of Interest Disclosure (View and print here) and Video Release (View and print here) and return these forms to us. Your Registration is not confirmed until MFHC has received and approved these forms. After completing payment, please print these pages, sign, and fax to our office at (303) 670-2392 or email to

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