Germany Seminars Clinical Intensive #1

Crucible Neurobiological TherapyGermany 2018

Crucible® Clinical Workshop, 6-Day

Crucible® Neurobiological Therapy:
Six Day Intensive Training (#1)


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In conjunction with Dr. Schnarch's new book, Brain Talk, which will be released in English and German in 2017, we are announcing two new training workshops for therapists on Crucible Neurobiological Therapy. Whereas traditional Crucible Therapy focused on treating behavior-based relationship problems in a differentiation framework, Crucible Neurobiological Therapy is a brain-based treatment for interpersonal trauma.

Training Workshops for Therapists.

  • April 22-27, 2018 in Ulm (SeminarCenter Helmeringen).
Registration 6 Day
Please note the following dates:
Crucible Neurobiological Therapy Nr.2:
October 16 - 21, 2018 in Helmstedt, May 20 - 25, 2019 in Ulm
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Crucible® Workshop for Ulm in 2018

Workshop Overview

For the last several years, our "transitional" trainings on "Mind Mapping-Based Therapy" have been showing therapists how to integrate the brain science of mind mapping into dealing with common marital and family problems. This year our training shifts another step, towards teaching the heart and soul of Crucible Neurobiological Therapy.

This workshop offers four new areas of coverage:
  1. Diagnostic framework for interpersonal neurobiological problems
  2. Functional understanding of brain neuroscience necessary to treat traumatic mind mapping and subtle interpersonal trauma.
  3. Toolbox of Crucible Neurobiological Therapy clinical methods used to treat neurobiological problems.
  4. In-session psychophysiological measurement of clients and therapist.

What is an interpersonal neurobiological problem? This workshop lays out the spectrum of interpersonal neurobiological problems caused by subtle interpersonal trauma, existing outside the behavior-based DSM and ICDM frameworks. Diagnostic methods are also covered.

Methods-Based Focus: This new training focuses on interventions and methods specific to Crucible Neurobiological Therapy, including a range of modalities not previously covered in any of our workshops. It is loaded with practical examples from Dr. Schnarch's own practice, including recordings of actual treatment sessions and additional materials produced by clients. Learn how to effectively treat interpersonal neurobiological problems.

Empirical measurement: Bring empiricism to your clinical work and differentiate your practice from those of most therapists. Learn how to conduct in-session real-time physiological monitoring of clients and therapist to facilitate treatment and demonstrate your effectiveness. This program offers hands-on familiarization with the necessary technology.

Six-Day Format: Would you like a complete immersion experience into brain-based treatment of interpersonal trauma? To enhance training in our brain-based approach, we are returning to the six day Intensive Training format we originally used to teach behavior-based Crucible Therapy in the 1980s and 90s. This longer immersion experience facilitates several goals: It permits deeper learning of specific advanced clinical methodologies that facilitate application in practice.

We're also using the 6-day program to expedite dissemination of this new therapy and emergence of therapists trained in this approach. We will offer an additional 6-day Intensive Training (#2) in 2018, covering a second set of clinical methods (focusing on advanced ways of treating emotional regressions). These two trainings provide thorough exposure to the practical methods of Crucible Neurobiological Therapy.

By attending this workshop, you will learn:
  1. Typology of newly-discovered interpersonal neurobiological problems (omitted from DSM and ICDM).
  2. In-depth methods for treating and resolving severe as well as subtle interpersonal trauma, including
    1. Processing prior trauma images to remove flashbacks, memory problems, and allow full resolution
      1. Right-brain re-visualization and writing techniques for assessment and treatment.
        1. How best to analyze client writings.
        2. Commenting on clients' writing for maximum impact.
        3. Revisualization techniques.
    2. How best to deal with the antagonist/abuser, aging parents, and family pressures.
  3. Removing interpersonal neurobiological problems:
    1. Typical treatment patterns.
    2. Clinical strategy.
    3. Necessary steps in treatment.
    4. Eliciting problems in session.
    5. Explaining neurobiological problems to clients.
  4. Recorded demonstrations of Dr. Schnarch conducting Crucible Neurobiological Therapy.
  5. Opportunities to review and study clients' actual writings and revisualizations. From Dr. Schnarch's own clinical cases.
  6. Personal self-application of the methods being taught.
  7. Using in-session physiological monitoring of clients and therapist to augment treatment.
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.)
Day Two to Six: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (approx.)

Topical Focus of the Day Tag 1
Treating Interpersonal Trauma
Tag 2
Visualization Techniques
Tag 3
Writing Techniques
Tag 4
Dealing with People Who Create Traumatic Mind Mapping
Tag 5
Treating Neurobiological Problems
Tag 6
In-Session Physiological Monitoring
Morning Session Understanding Interpersonal Trauma Typical Client Experiences with Visualizations Targeted Client Writing Activities Dealing with "Emotional Superglue " Types of Neurobiological Problems Using In-Session Physiological Monitoring in Treatment
  Break Break Break Break Break Break
Late Morning Session Overview of Crucible Neurobiological Therapy Processing Situationally-Accessible Traumatic Memory Writing Samples from Clients: Typical Evolution Key Aspects of Dealing With Antagonists Eliciting & Detecting Neurobiological Problems Hardware and Software Familiarization
  Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Afternoon Session The Neurobiology of Trauma: Causes and Impacts Therapist's Role in Assisting Client's Visualizations Therapist's Comments on Client Writings Helping Clients Make "Gold-standard Responses" Client Reactions To Having Neurobiological Problems Understanding Heart Rate Variability (HRV)
  Break Break Break Break Break Break
Late Afternoon Session Setting Up Crucible Neurobiological Therapy Doing Personal Visualization Doing Your Own Writing Situational Considerations With Antagonists Typical Patterns of Resolution HRV biofeedback
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 six 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: Seminarhaus Gut Helmeringen (Click here).

Followup consultation groups

You can continue learning the Crucible Approach after the workshop is over. Attendees of the 4-day clinical workshops 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.

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

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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.