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Crucible® Neurobiological Therapy:
Six-Day Intensive Training

November 6-11, 2017
Monday through Saturday
9am - 5pm
Residence Inn® Marriott
Bellevue, Washington


Presented by
Dr. David Schnarch
Director, Crucible Institute


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Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to:
  1. Define mind mapping.
  2. Explain mind masking.
  3. Discuss traumatic mind mapping.
  4. Describe antisocial empathy.
  5. Explain how the ventral and dorsal attentional systems play a role in mind mapping.
  6. Explain where the disgust reaction is primarily located in the brain.
  7. Describe the short-term impacts of traumatic mind mapping.
  8. Describe the long-term impacts of traumatic mind mapping.
  9. Explain the dual-representational model of memory.
  10. Explain what SAM refers to?
  11. Describe what VAM refers to?
  12. Explain the concept of window of tolerance?
  13. Discuss where in the window of tolerance does Crucible Neurobiological Therapy (CNT) suggest therapy should be done?
  14. Explain how traumatic mind mapping often occurs in therapy.
  15. Discuss why visualization is a right-brain based method.
  16. Describe what "turning SAM to VAM" refers to, and why this is important in CNT.
  17. Describe a way that someone can get around a "brain block" that limits their visualization ability.
  18. Discuss the therapist's role in client's visualizations.
  19. Name two important observations about the case demonstration.
  20. Describe the format used in CNT of written mental dialogues?
  21. Discuss how written mental dialogues reveal interpersonal neurobiological problems.
  22. Explain how written mental dialogues can promote brain change.
  23. Explain what a therapist might comment on when reviewing client's written mental dialogues.
  24. Relate one important observation about the "mother dialogues" reviewed in this workshop.
  25. Relate another important observation about the "father dialogues" reviewed in this workshop.
  26. Explain the notion of "emotional superglue" in CNT.
  27. Describe how “emotional superglue” is produced.
  28. Explain the importance of “showing your antagonist you can see him (or her)" in using CNT.
  29. Explain the importance of “handling moves" in CNT.
  30. Describe what is meant by a "gold-standard response" in CNT.
  31. Discuss the important elements of a "gold standard" response in CNT.
  32. Explain the concept of "posttraumatic growth."
  33. Discuss two important observations from watching the series of "Katie Beers" videotapes.
  34. Describe three types of interpersonal neurobiological problems according to CNT.
  35. Describe the conditions under which a neurobiological problem can be detected.
  36. Discuss why stubbornness is important in resolving the effects of traumatic mind mapping?
  37. Explain how CNT employs the use of people's physical bodies to facilitate brain change?
  38. Describe one way to introduce the topic of mind mapping into therapy sessions.
  39. Recall 2 observations from the ”cartoon practice session" about methods of using mind mapping to help clients' process their experience.
  40. Recall 2 observations of clinical methods from the "analyzing client's writings" session.
  41. Explain heart rate variability and why it may be important to monitor in treating people from highly traumatizing backgrounds.
  42. Explain how a therapist can unobtrusively monitor clients' heart rate variability during sessions.


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