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Brain-Based Therapy & Practical Neuroscience:
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DVD Video - 4+ hours
Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
5/23/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  • Describe the role that attachment/early life experiences plays in the development of affect regulation and mood disorders.
  • Explain how memory and emotions interact and how therapy can moderate this interaction.
  • Describe the relationship between diet and mental health.
  • Differentiate between implicit and explicit memory and their roles in therapy.
  • Describe how mindfulness meditation affects the brain and is used in the treatment of anxiety disorders and depression.
  • Explain how the fast and slow tracks to the amygdala play a role in anxiety disorders and therapy with people with anxiety disorders.

Psychotherapy in the 21st Century

  • The integrative approach-no need for the "schools" of psychotherapy
  • Variables in successful treatment
  • Outcomes management
  • BASE (Brain, Alliance, System and Evidence-Based Practices)

What Neuroscience Offers to Therapy

  • Emotion: laterality and lobes
  • The role of attention and affect regulation: prefrontal lobes
  • How to change the brain in successful therapy: neuroplasticity
  • New neurons in the brain: neurogenesis
  • The social brain, empathy and attachment

Developmental Neurobiology Brain Development

  • Deprived vs. enriched environments
  • Adverse childhood experiences and how they affect adulthood
  • The adolescent brain, an incomplete one
  • The aging brain & aging gracefully

The Role of Memory & Emotion

  • The fundamental role of memory in therapy
  • Implicit and explicit memory and how they can become dysregulated
  • Hippocampus and amygdala dynamics
  • The amygdala as an emotional computer
  • Molecules of emotion

The Stress Response System

  • Historical models and the current view
  • A balanced perspective of stress: allostasis
  • When stress breaks down the system: effects of stress on the neuroendocrine system, immune system, pain perception, aging, metabolism & heart health

Working with the Neurodynamics of Anxiety Disorders: Tame the Amygdala

  • GAD
  • Panic
  • OCD
  • PTSD

Working with the Neurodynamics of Depression

  • Limitations of the neurotransmitter/medication models
  • The role of labeling emotions: hemisphere laterality
  • Cytokines-sickness behavior
  • Activity reward system-behavior activation
  • Mindfulness

Healthy Habits-Planting SEEDS

  • Sleep hygiene
  • Exercise-BDNF-miracle grow
  • Education-cognitive
  • Diet-amino acids, fatty acids and vitamins
  • Social medicine
  • Mindfulness


Marwa Azab, Ph.D., teaches for the Psychology and Human Development departments at Cal State University, Long Beach, (CSULB). She has also taught for the Biology department at University of California, Irvine (UCI). Marwa studied psychology for many years and completed a masters in Counseling. She has facilitated many groups such as anger management, stress management, interpersonal communication and many others for patients suffering from a variety of mental disorders. After many years of addressing human behaviors from a psychological perspective, she realized that there were blind spots that needed to be satiated from complementary fields. Thus, she completed a PhD. in Biological Sciences with emphasis on Neuroscience. Marwa started life coaching utilizing an interdisciplinary approach that intersects psychology, biology and genetics.

Marwa is a sought after international public speaker who is invited to speak on a variety of interdisciplinary topics, including three TEDx talks. She blogs for Psychology Today, her blog is called “Neuroscience in Everyday Life”. You can connect with her on her Facebook page:

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Marwa Azab has an employment relationship with Cal State University, Long Beach. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Marwa Azab writes a blog for Psychology Today called “Neuroscience in Everyday Life.”
Continuing Education Credits

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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals