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Interpersonal Neurobiology, Attachment, and Addiction ~ Chemical Dependency Training Consortium Event
PeaceHealth Southwest Mill Plain Campus Health Education Center
Vancouver, WA
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Goal of Training
This training explores how Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) can be used as a framework to inform and enhance therapeutic bonding, empathy, regulation, and attachment. Participants will learn how our interactions shape one another's brains through the qualities of our relationships and how attachment relates to addiction. With utilization of the IPNB framework clinicians can enhance their understanding of how unhealthy behavioral patterns exist at the neurobiological level, the dynamics of addiction and mental health problems, and how to utilize the therapeutic relationship to promote change for their clients.
In this training, special attention is given to:
The limbic system, mirror neurons, and the prefrontal cortex,
The embodied brain and nervous system,
Attachment, addiction and neuroplasticity,
Self-states as defense mechanisms and promoting change, and
The role of mindsight in the therapy process

Behavioral Objectives
This is considered an intermediate level training for individuals familiar with the basic concepts. Participants at this training will be able to:

- Describe the components of the Embodied Brain,
- Identify how early attachment effects brain development and nervous system regulation, and its relation to addiction,
- Describe how implicit memory shapes ongoing experience and patterns,
- Advantages of neuroplasticity on impact of clinician/client relations in treating addiction, and,
- Identify the role of trauma in addictions.

9:00 - 9:10Welcoming, Housekeeping, and Introductions
9:10 - NoonThe Embodied Brain
  10:45        15 minute break
Noon - 1:00Lunch Break **On Your Own**
1:00 - 4:00Attachment & Treatment
    2:30        15 minute break
4:15 - 4:30Evaluations and Conclusion

Alissa Bagan, MS, LMFT, LMHC, is an in-the-trenches therapist, educator and consultant who integrates the discoveries of neuroscience into her practice. Alissa received her master's degree from Seattle Pacific University and embraces a systemic perspective in her work with patients. Before moving to Portland, Alissa specialized as a Medical Family Therapist at the University of Washington Family Medicine Residency and Harborview Hospital in Seattle, where she worked alongside primary care physicians to provide integrated healthcare to patients. From there, Alissa's interests in the mind-body relationship deepened as she has been closely mentored for five years by Bonnie Badenoch, therapist, teacher and author of Being a Brain-Wise Therapist: A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology. Currently Alissa is an adjunct professor at Portland State University where she teaches three core classes in Interpersonal Neurobiology as well as teaches the Brain Savvy Seminar at Seattle Pacific University in the Medical Family Therapy Program. Alissa splits her time clinically between her group practice in Vancouver and at Northwest Primary Care where she serves as a Behavioral Health Consultant to patients and their physicians.

Pre-registration and payment in advance is required.

You may register below if you would like to pay by check or money order. Payment must be received prior to training date. To ensure this, please mail your payment at least 7 days prior to training. Mail payment to CDTC, P.O. Box 847, Vancouver, WA 98666.
1-16S Student $20.00 **Proof of Enrollment required.
1-16M Member $50.00 **See the Our Members page**
1-16N Non-Member $75.00

Please notify CDTC if you are unable to attend training.
Refund: A refund of the registration cost, not any associated fees, may be given only when notification is given at least 3 days
prior to the training. Notification under 3 days will follow the credit
Credit: If notification is given within 1 week after the training, a credit will be
given for the next training only.
If CDTC cancels training, registration fees will be refunded in full.

Lunch:There is a one hour lunch break on your own. There is a large cafeteria at the hospital in addition to a smaller cafe and coffee shop with pre-made meals available. Several lunch options are available to the East, past I-205. It is recommended that you check google maps to check for lunch options including Sweet Tomatoes, Chuck's Produce, or fast food restaurants such as Arby's, Taco Bell or Burgerville.

Date:Jan. 8th, 2016 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place:PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
Mill Plain Campus
Health Education Center
600 NE 92nd Ave.,
Vancouver, WA 98664
Registration Options
There are no active dates for this event.
At this time there are no more seats available for attendees, please contact the CDTC at 503-805-0989 to be placed on this training wait list. This training event has ended. Please see our website for additional training opportunities.


PeaceHealth Southwest Mill Plain Campus Health Education Center (View)
600 N.E. 92nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98664
United States


Education > Classes
Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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