(C06) The Neuroscience of Talking Therapies

(C06) The Neuroscience of Talking Therapies

The Neuroscience of Talking Therapies

Dr. Pieter Rossouw looks at the history of 20th Century brain science and our understanding of how the brain works and what are the basic underpinnings of mental life. He then describes how talking therapies can facilitate real neural change in the brain of a client by touching on subjects such as mirror neurons and neural plasticity.

  • Course: Core
  • Level: Basic
  • CE/PD points: 1 unit (1 hour)
  • Cost: $30

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Module 1 The Neuroscience of Talking Therapies (Lecture)
Unit 1 The Neuroscience of Talking Therapies (Lecture)
Module 2 The Neuroscience of Talking Therapies (Readings)
Unit 1 The Neuroscience of Talking Therapies (Readings)
Unit 2 The Neuroscience of Talking Therapies (short answer question)


About the presenter:

Dr. Pieter J. Rossouw

B.A. Hons (Psych), B.A. Hons (Phil); MClin Psych, PhD, MAPS, MCClin, QCA. img_pieterPieter is the Academic Director of the institute and is the presenter of  the core courses on this platform. Dr Rossouw is also the director of the Mediros Unit for Neuropsychotherapy – a company that provides training in Neurobiology and Neuropsychotherapy. He also teaches at the University of Queensland  in the School of Psychology and the School of Social Work and Human Services and is the Director of the Master of Counselling Program. Currently he is involved in full time teaching and research in the fields of neurobiology and neuropsychotherapy as well as clinical training for clinicians, psychologists and general practitioners. Pieter has been in private practice for the past 25 years. Pieter holds Honours Degrees in Philosophy and Psychology, a Master Degree in Clinical Psychology and a PhD. Pieter is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. Pieter was a Professor in Clinical Psychology at the University of the Free State in South Africa and also taught at Universities in Canada and Holland. He also spearheaded a Psycho-Therapeutic Assistance Program to support people being exposed to trauma. He provided Mental Health training for GP’s for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. In Sydney (1999 – 2010) he worked as Senior Clinical Psychologist at the Northern Beaches Adolescent Service – Department of Health, he was the Clinical Director of the St John of God Psychiatric Hospitals – both Richmond and Burwood Hospitals as well as worked in Private Practice. He provided clinical supervision to many Masters and PhD students as Clinical Associate of the Universities of Sydney, New South Wales, Western Sydney, Macquarie, Wollongong and Newcastle. Pieter specialises in Neuropsychotherapy and is an expert in anxiety and mood disorders. He has published 6 Scientific Books and 60 scientific articles. He has been involved in research in extensive clinical trials and presented research papers at 40 International Conferences worldwide. He is passionate about teaching – and in 2012 was the recipient of The University of Queensland Faculty of Behavioural Sciences prestigious award for Excellence in Teaching. He provides global leadership in counselling and is invited on regular basis as keynote speaker at leading international conferences. He is a member of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the International Association for Family Therapy and the Professional Association for Drug and Alcohol Workers, the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society and the Board of the Neuropsychotherapist with fellow researchers Allan Shore, Louis Cozolino, Todd Feinberg and Georg Northoff. He serves as member of the Large Scale Brain Networks Interest Group of the Queensland Brain Institute. He is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal for Neuropsychotherapy and Chief Editor of The Neuropsychotherapist. Pieter is also the editor of a bi-monthly e-journal, Neuropsychotherapy in Australia – a publication of the Unit for Neuropsychotherapy.

Recent publications (since 2011) by Dr. Pieter Rossouw

Books:

  • Henson, C. & Rossouw, P.J. (2013). BrainWise Leadership. Sydney, Learning Quest.

Scientific articles:

  • Rossouw, P.J. (2011). Neural correlates of anxiety in children. Neurospychotherapy, 1:3, March 2011.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2011). Neuroscience and the attachment need. Neuropsychotherapy, 2:2-4, April 2011
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2011). The neurobiological underpinnings of the mental health renaissance. Book of proceedings. Mental Health Services Conference. 184-189.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2011). Neuroscience and childhood development. Neuropsychotharapy, 3: 2-3.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2011). Posttraumatic stress disorder and emesis – a neurobiological perspective. Neuropsychotherapy, 4: 2-4.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2011). The triune brain: Implications for neuropsychotherapy. Neuropsychotherapy, 5: 2-3.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2011). Neuropsychotherapy – Origins and Directions. Neuropsychotherapy, 6: 2-5.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2011). The World as One. The Neuroscience of Interconnectedness. Neuropsychotherapy, 7: 2-7.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2011). The Treatment of Anxiety and Depression – Medication or Psychotherapy? Neuropsychotherapy, 8. 2-6.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2011). Neuropsychotherapy and the Changing Psychological Landscape. Neuropsychotherapy, 9. 2-6.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2011). Neuropsychotherapy and Depression. ACPARIAN, December.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2011). Neuropsychotherapy Online: Connecting Clinicians and Clients. Neuropsychotherapy, 10. 2-4.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2012). Effective Client focused interventions: The top-down and bottom-up discourse Neuropsychotherapy, 11 2-4.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2012). The Neurobiological Roots of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – Implications for Treatment. Neuropsychotherapy, 12 2-6.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2012). Neuroscience, learning and memory. From sea slugs to mental health. Neuropsychotherapy, 13. 2-6.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2012). The neurobiology of addiction and implications for therapeutic interventions. Neuropsychotherapy, 14. 2-8.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2012). Bullying: a neurobiological perspective. Neuropsychotherapy in Australia. 15. 3-9.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2012). Neurobiological Markers of Childhood Trauma. Implications for Therapeutic Interventions. Neuropsychotherapy in Australia. 16, 3-9.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2012). Engaging in therapy and history taking: right brain to right brain communication. Neuropsychotherapy in Australia. 17, 3-8.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2013). The end of the Medical Model? Recent findings in neuroscience regarding antidepressant medication: Implications for Neuropsychotherapy. Neuropsychotherapy in Australia. 19,
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2013). Childhood trauma and neural development. Indicators for interventions with special reference to rural and remote environments. Australia and New Zealand Mental Health Association.74-83.
  • Rossouw, P.J. & Henson, C. (2013). A New Frontier. Neuroscience and the Workplace. Neuropsychotherapy in Australia. 20, 3-7.
  • Rossouw, P.J. & Hatty, M. (2013). Continuing professional development in psychology: Requirements, assumptions, and the lack of evidence. Neuropsychotherapy in Australia, 20, 8-11.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2013). The neurobiological underpinnings of the mental health renaissance. The Neuropsychotherapist. 1 (1), 14-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.12744/tnpt(1)014-021
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2013). The neuroscience of smiling and laughter. The Neuropsychotherapist. 1 (1), 106-107.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2013). Posttraumatic stress disorder and voluntary forgetting of unwanted memories. An fMRI study. implications and reflections.  The Neuropsychotherapist. 21, 3-6.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2013). The neuroscience of talking therapies. Implications for therapeutic practice. The Australian Journal of Counselling Psychology. 13 (1), 40-50.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2013). The diagnosis of mental disorders. The DSM-5. Highlights and controversy. Neuropsychotherapy in Australia, 22, 4-7.
  • Henson, C & Rossouw, P.J.(2013).  Neuroscience and leadership, Neuropsychotherapy in Australia, July, August, 22, 8-10.
  • Allison, K. & Rossouw, P.J. (2013). The therapeutic alliance: Exploring the concept of “safety” from a neuropsychotherapeutic perspective. International Journal of Neuropsychotherapy. 1, 21-29 doi: 10.12744/ijnpt.2013.0021-0029
  • Kostyanaya, M. & Rossouw, P.J. (2013). Alexander Luria: Life, research and contribution to neuroscience. International Journal of Neuropsychotherapy, 1(2): 47-55. doi:10.12744/ijnpt.2013.0047-0055
  • Rossouw, P.J. & Hatty, M. (2013). Continuing professional development in mental health professions: does it really make a difference? 14th International Mental Health Conference. Peer reviewed, 126-145.

Recent Papers and Workshops at congresses (since 2010):

  • Rossouw, P.J. (2010). Neurobiology and the Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders. How Talking Therapies Change the Brain. 11th International Mental Health Conference, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia, 18-20 August.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2010). The Neurobiological Underpinnings of the Mental Health Renaissance. 20th Annual Mental Health Services Conference Inc. of Australia and New Zealand. Sydney, NSW, Australia, 14-17 September.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2011). The World as One. The Neuroscience of Interconnectedness. (12th International Mental Health Conference, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 24-26 August.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2012). The Developing Brain. Challenges and opportunities. NSW Teachers Forum, Randwick, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 27 January 2012.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2012). The Adolescent Brain: Implications for Counselling in Schools. (Keynote Address). Catholic School Counsellors Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 4 May.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2012). Neurobiological Markers of Childhood Trauma. Implications for Therapeutic Interventions. Australasian Conference of Child Trauma. Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 4-6 July.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2012). Childhood trauma and Neural Development. Indicators for interventions with special reference to rural and remote environments. 4th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium. Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 19-21 November.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2013). The Neuroscience of talking Therapies: Implications for Therapeutic Practice (Keynote). APS National Counselling Conference. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 21-24 February.
  • Rossouw, P.J. & Allison, K. (2013). The therapeutic alliance. Exploring the concept of “safety” from a neuropsychotherapeutic perspective.  APS National Counselling Conference. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 21-24 February.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2013). Neuroscience and School Counselling – Clinical Interventions to Enhance Outcomes. (Keynote). Annual Catholic School Counselling Conference. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 10 May.
  • ·      Rossouw, P.J. (2013). The effects of bullying on the developing brain. Strategies for effective interventions. The No 2 Bullying Conference – Managing the Impacts of Bullying: Prevention, Policy and Practice. Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia, 22, 23 May.
  • ·      Rossouw, P.J. (2013). The effect of traumatic experiences on the brain. Implications for effective interventions. Counsellors Conference.QAS.Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 6,7 June.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2013). The impact of trauma on the developing brain. NSW Service for the Treatment and rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Clinical Workshop, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 12 June.
  • Allison, K & Rossouw, P.J. (2013). Brain based trauma intervention: The role of safety in facilitating an enriched therapeutic environment. The International Conference of Attachment and Trauma Informed Practice. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 13,14 August.
  • Rossouw, P.J. & Hatty, M.(2013). Continuing professional development in mental health professions: does it really make a difference?  The 14th International Mental health Conference. Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia, 4-7 August.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2013). The neuroscience of interpersonal connectivity. Benchmarking strategies for effective interventions. National Anxiety and Depression Conference. Innovations in Clinical Practice and Research for Anxiety and Depression. Melbourne, Australia, 13,14 August.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2013). The neuroscience of helping. New directions in the teaching of counselling and psychotherapy.The 3rd Asia pacific rim International Counselling and Psychotherapy Conference, Sarawak, Malaysia, 16-19 August.
  • Rossouw, P.J. (2013). The Interconnectedness of “us” – Neuroscience, mirror neurons and talking therapies. (Keynote). Australian Counselling Association National Conference. Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia. 26, 27 September.


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