Santa Clara University

Benson Memorial Center


Jul 19, 2013
9:00 a.m. - noon
Loyola Hall
Cost : $75

*Cancelled!* This Is Your Brain on Marriage


Course # - CPSY x704
Loyola Hall Room 160
Credit Hours: 3

**Course has been cancelled**
Course Objectives:
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Have a clear understanding of the big, medium and "on the ground" picture of brain research and how that knowledge relates to couples work (see attached that will become a handout).
  • Have the language to help couples engage in Emotional Forensics.
  • Learn specific tools to use with couples. 
Course Description:
Many clients encountered in psychotherapy practice suffer from repeating patterns (neural pathways) that are obtained genetically as well as through childhood, life experience, and inter-generational behaviors. These patterns, and the repetitious cycle, often cause great difficulty and distress in the client's life and in their interpersonal relationships.
Understanding and explaining the basics of Attachment Theory and interpersonal neurobiological research helps clients place their struggles into known and changeable behaviors and competency. Ultimately, couples need hope while their brains are rewired through therapy, practice, and neural plasticity. I refer to this with clients as Emotional Forensics. Being able to name one's attachment style and limbic response takes many couples issues out of content discussions and/or fights and into process interactions where healing occurs.
Chandrama Lynne Anderson, MA, MFT, is the president of Connect2 Marriage Counseling, Inc. and in private practice in Palo Alto. Chandrama is the author of Connect2 Couples Blog (4th year), Connect2 Personality Mapping: A Breakthrough Psychotherapy Tool for Understanding Your Clients, Their Families, and Their Relationships (2012), No U-Turn at Mercy Street: A Memoir and Resource Guide for Grieving Parents (2010). She is co-author of Building an eCommerce Website (1998), a Stanford Professional Education Workshop, and technical editor of Webmastering for Dummies (1997). In her previous career in high technology, Chandrama served in executive and management positions at Stanford University and in Silicon Valley. She was an instructor/speaker for conferences including Women in Technology, Seybold Seminars, Stanford's "Publishing on the Web" and "The Stanford Conference on eCommerce." 
Here are links to my site, Couples Blog, and books:
Check out the Couples Blog
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Grace Perez
(408) 551-1981
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