2017 Germany Clinical Workshop

Crucible Neurobiological TherapyGermany 2017

Crucible® Clinical Workshop, 4-Day

Crucible® Neurobiological Therapy:
Brain To Brain Psychotherapy


This workshop is now completed.
Please note the following dates:
October 6-11, 2017, Helmstedt: Six-Day Neurobiological Therapy Intensive #1
April 22-27, 2018, Ulm: Six-Day Neurobiological Therapy Intensive #1
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(Um dieses auf German zu lesen,klicken Sie hier).

This year's four day clinical workshop provides a deeper look into Crucible Neurobiological Therapy (CNT). CNT is a brain-based therapy in more than focus. CNT is a "brain-to-brain therapy," using the therapist's own mind to create powerful brain-changing "moments of meeting" during sessions with clients.

Four Day Workshop for Therapists.

  • 5.-8. April in Ulm (SeminarCenter Helmeringen)
  • A 6-day Intensive in Crucible Neurobiological Therapy will be offered
    6.-11. Oktober in Helmstedt (Politische Bildungsstätte Helmstedt).
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Registration 4 Day

Crucible® 2017 Ulm Workshop

Workshop Overview

This program allows therapists to apply modern brain science to individual, couple, and family therapies, regardless of their theoretical orientation. It emphasizes the practical aspects of doing brain-based therapy focused on interpersonal neurobiology. This interpersonal focus makes any therapy session more vivid, personal, and meaningful.

Research suggests the human brain wires and rewires during mental "moments of meeting" that involve mind mapping. Mind mapping is the brain's ability to make mental maps of other people's minds. Traumatic mind mapping occurs when mapping someone else's mind traumatizes your mind and impacts your brain. If you're looking for a brain-based way to approach subtle and severe interpersonal trauma, this program is for you.

By attending this workshop, you will learn how to help clients resolve prior traumatic mind mapping by creating healing "moments of meeting" in therapy. To help you do this, this program covers three of the most important abilities therapists need to create therapeutic "moments of meeting":

  1. Extreme clinical accuracy,
  2. Emotional resilience to clients' traumatic past experiences, and
  3. Tolerance for intense emotional connection around difficult topics.
What You Will Learn

More than in prior years, this workshop emphasizes clinical application and developing the therapist as an agent-of-change. Through multiple clinical demonstrations, you'll observe how to:

  • Conduct an entire therapy based on mind mapping,
  • How to interpret clients' traumatic experiences, and
  • Create profound "moments of meeting" that change people's brains and revolutionize their lives.

Small group practice sessions allow you to assume the role of the therapist and help you develop clinical skills necessary for conducting CNT.

Extensive audio-visual materials encourage intuitive learning and personal application. Our Ulm workshops traditionally focus more on personal application because participants prefer this here.)

You can submit a difficult case you're working with for possible inclusion in this workshop. Click here for case description guidelines.

Was Sie lernen werden

Dieser Workshop hilft Ihnen, die gehirnbasierte Psychotherapie in Ihre aktuelle Arbeit zu integrieren. Sie erfahren neue Möglichkeiten, selbst Ihre schwierigsten Klienten verstehen zu lernen und mit ihnen zu arbeiten. Sogar Ihre persönlichen Beziehungen lassen sich durch Mind-Mapping transformieren.

Die „Brain-to-brain therapy“™ („Gehirn-zu-Gehirn-Therapie”) lässt traditionelle Techniken der linken Gehirnhälfte wie Psychopädagogik, psychodynamische Interpretationen oder Kommunikationstraining hinter sich. Ihren Klienten lediglich zu vermitteln, dass Mind-Mapping existiert, ist noch keine gehirnbasierte Psychotherapie, und ein fundiertes Training für Psychotherapeuten muss daher an erster Stelle stehen.

Schedule of topics

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.

Day One:  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (approx.)
Days Two to Four: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (approx.)

** Tag 1 Tag 2 Tag 3 Tag 4
9:00 Crucible Neurobiological Therapy
Brain-to-Brain Therapy
Impacts of Traumatic Mind Mapping Traumatic Mind Mapping in Therapy Small Group Practice (in the chair)
Creating Brain-to-Brain therapy.
10:30 Pause Pause Pause Pause
10:45 Conducting Right-brain Therapy Conducting Brain-to-Brain Therapy Visualizing Client Case Material Small Group Practice (Continued)
Large Group Debriefing
12:30-13:30 Mittagessen Mittagessen Mittagessen Mittagessen
13:30 Brain-Wiring "Moments of Meeting" Live Demonstration (could be case submission) Hesitancies Creating Moments of Meeting in Therapy Neurobiological Problems from Subtle Trauma
15:15 Pause Pause Pause Pause
15:30-17:00 Spontaneous "Moments of Meeting" in People's Lives Debriefing and Discussion Debriefing Client's Experiences to Extract Mind-Mapping Information Physiological Impacts of Severe Trauma
Case Submission

This is a chance to further personalize your learning experience. Selected cases offer real-time consultation with Dr. Schnarch. Instructions for brief case write-ups are available here. (English only. Don't worry if your English isn't perfect. We understand this may not be your native language. We will help edit your submission if necessary.)

This must be a real case with which you are having difficulty. This must not be an imaginary or composite case or a personal situation. You must state where you think you are having difficulty. (Excluded: cases where you think the therapy is going well, but where you are "curious" how it would be treated within the Crucible Approach.)


Case descriptions are 2 to 3 pages long (approx. 2000 words) and provide the necessary information to understand the case. This includes:

  1. Demographics of clients and a short background
  2. Initial presenting problem
  3. What is the current difficulty in treatment?
  4. Why do you think this problem is happening?
  5. What have you done to tackle the problem and what were the results?
  6. Please include a brief sample of typical in-session dialogue surrounding the problem in your case.

Confidentiality: Please modify case details to protect clients’ identity. We use HIPPA-compliant Adobe Connect to host the webinar.

Please send your case as a Microsoft Word document as an email attachment to: service@crucibleinstitute.com. (Subject: Germany Workshop Case)

Registration Information

Group size is limited, so register early to insure a space for yourself. Don't miss out on this exciting program.

Due to the specific nature of this year's workshop, the first day will not be open to the general public, and attendance at all four days will be required.

Language translation

All workshop sessions will be presented in English.

Sequential German translation will be available at all programs.

Lodging Information

For Ulm: Gut Helmeringen at Günzburg (Click here).

Followup consultation groups

You can continue learning the Crucible Approach after the workshop is over. Attendees of the 4-day clinical workshop are eligible to participate in ongoing Consultation Groups with Dr. David Schnarch, Dr. Ruth Morehouse, and associates. You may also be interested in our monthly Crucible Case Consultation Webinar Series.

About the presenter: Dr. David Schnarch

David Schnarch

Thirty years ago David Schnarch developed Crucible® Therapy, the first differentiation-based core integration of sexual and marital therapy. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and author of internationally best-selling books (Passionate Marriage, Intimacy & Desire, Resurrecting Sex, and Constructing the Sexual Crucible.)

David has a proven track record of clinical innovation. He has received 3 major awards for professional contributions to the practice of psychology, sex therapy, and marriage and family therapy. He is regarded as one of America’s most influential therapists in these fields.

Twelve years ago David began integrating modern brain science into Crucible Therapy. Crucible® Neurobiological Therapy, the first mind mapping-based interpersonal neurobiological therapy is the result. Refined through a decade of exhaustive literature review, clinical innovation and case study research, David’s latest work is now ready to be taught to other therapists.

David is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (Diplomat status), a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and Board Certified in Couple and Family Psychology.

To read more about Dr. Schnarch, click here.

To review Dr. Schnarch's vitea click here.

Links for more information:

Registration information, city-specific details, CE credits & cancellations

Suggested bibliography

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This workshop makes good therapists better, combining the fine art of psychotherapy with evolving brain science. Reserve your space in this exciting clinical training.