Mechanisms of Change

How the brain changes

What is PANDAS/PANS?

Members Download full article  When my middle son, Sammy, was twelve years old he was suddenly struck with an increasingly bizarre series of behaviors, just before the start of sixth grade. He was diagnosed first with obsessive-compulsive...

Evolutionary Perspectives

Evolutionary Perspectives: Attachment Theory, Affect Regulation Theory and Working With Relational Trauma Haley Peckham Subscribers Download The Full Article Here  A famous quote from Anaïs Nin asserts that “We don’t see things as they are, we see...

Epigenetics

Epigenetics Definition Epigenetics (from the Greek: επί - over, outside of, or around the genome) is the study of trait variations caused by external or environmental factors that switch genes on and off and affect how cells read genes. Epigenetic research seeks to...

Permissible Curiosity

Permissible Curiosity Gail Noppe-Brandon Members Download: What follows in this article is an attempt to explore the importance of bringing creativity into clinical practice. To that end, it is my great hope to marry style and content, since it...

2016 Childhood Trauma Conference (Part 2)

Report On The 2016  Childhood Trauma Conference (Part 2) Haley Peckham Members Download  In Part 1 of my report on the Childhood Trauma Conference, I talked about Dan Siegel’s thoughts on integration and connection between brain regions, brain and...

Childhood Trauma Conference 2016 Part 1

Report on the Childhood Trauma Conference 2016 (Part 1) Members Download The second Childhood Trauma Conference took place in Melbourne in early June, 2016. The impressive array of speakers included Dan Hughes, Jonathan Baylin, Allan Schore, Pat...

Society For Neuroscience 2014

Society For Neuroscience 2014 Report by Haley Peckham   In 1969, the Committee of Brain Sciences in the US wanted to set up a formal society for scientists studying the brain with a goal to “help direct attention to the importance of neurosciences for the future...

An Important Process for Psychotherapy

Memory reconsolidation is a central part of the mechanism of change in psychotherapy. Here Matthew Dahlitz gives a very brief snapshot of what it's all about. Check out more about the clinical application of memory reconsolidation by going to the following posts by...

Depression, Anxiety and Telomeres

Telomeres are the protective cap at the end of chromosomes that protect the integrity of the chromosome end. You might think of it like a band at the end of a plait of hair that stops the plait from unravelling during the activity of the day. Telomeres are more like a...