Conference & Training > Baylin: Neurobiology and Brain-Based Therapy

3-4 Oct 2013: Interpersonal Neurobiology and Brain-Based Therapy

DDPConference, Tampere, Finland, 3-4 Oct, 2013
Good Connections: Interpersonal Neurobiology and Brain-Based Therapy for Parents and Children
Coaching Parents and Kids from Mistrust to Trust

Dr. Jonathan Baylin, USA

The Conference introduces to us the results of groundbreaking research on the brain mechanisms behind healthy caregiving. How do the neurobiological roots of emotions and a person’s own attachment history form the dynamics of a caregiving or therapeutic relationship? What are the key brain systems of good enough parenting? What happens when the carer is solid and stable, or when something in the relationship locks up? How to develop the ”parental brain”? Dr. Jonathan Baylin has been studying these issues for the past 15 years.

Target group Professionals working with traumatised children and young people in different contexts and who are in the position to care, assess or provide treatment/therapies for them, including foster carers/parents, psychologists, child psychiatrists, therapists and social workers in foster and residential care, family guidance clinics, child protection and welfare, psychiatric units, and special schools. Also teachers of educational institutions for social and health care, and teachers and researchers of universities are in an important position to disseminate new ways to help our most vulnerable clients.


Thu 3 Oct, 2013  |  The new science of trust and mistrust

8.30–9.15 Registration and coffee
9.15–9.45 Opening
Pirjo Tuovila, Specialist in developmental and educational psychology
9.45–10.45 Early Experience and Brain Development: To trust or not to Trust; face, voice, touch, oxytocin, good vs bad stress
Dr. Jonathan Baylin
10.45–11.00 Break
11.00–12.00 Five Key Brain Systems Supporting Social Functioning;
– parental approach system
– reward system
– child-reading system
– meaning-making system
– executive system
12.00–13.00 Lunch
13.00–14.30 The Caring Brain: Minding Others with Empathy
14.30–15.00 Break
15.00–16.30 Blocked Trust, Blocked Care: Mutual Self-Defense in Parent-Child Relationships

Fri 4 Oct, 2013  |  From mistrust to trust

8.30–9.30 PACE on the Brain: How Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity, and Empathy Can Promote Trust and Openness
Dr. Jonathan Baylin
9.30–10.00 Break
10.00–11.15 Staging Treatment: Parent Work, Child Work, Dyadic Work
11.15–12.15 Lunch
12.15–13.30 “Correction to Connection”: Helping parents embrace an attachment model
13.30–14.00 Coffee
14.00–15.15 Dyadic Phase: Coaching Parents and Kids in Engagement and Attunement
15.15–15.30 Closing

Program includes authentic video recordings.

Excellent simultaneous interpreting English-Finnish-English.

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