Understanding Interpersonal Neurobiology
A Complete Relational Perspective
Terry Marks-Tarlow, Ph.D.
Interpersonal neurobiology is a new framework for understanding the integrated workings of the body, brain, and mind as they emerge out of relationship with others. This workshop will examine the historical roots for this movement in attachment theory combined with ever more effective ways of measuring brains in context. We will look at contributions made by pioneers in the field—Allan Schore, Daniel Siegel, Lou Cozolino, Jaak Panksepp—along with clinical implications of their findings. We will delve into central tenets of the field, including the paradigm shifts from emphasizing cognition to recognizing the centrality of emotion, from privileging conscious processes to privileging the unconscious, from staying in the here-and-now to honoring developmental history, from linear and reductionist views of health and well-being to nonlinear ones.
Participants will gain the basics of brain structure and development, as each core concept is explored theoretically and clinically through case examples. The workshop will include exciting new trends in brain imagery that illuminate new aspects of the neurobiology of relationship. The format will be partly didactic and highly interactive as we look together at how core concepts contribute to moment-to-moment practice.