Psychological Needs short reading course

Taken from the book The Psychotherapist’s Essential Guide to the Brain.

In this course you will learn:

  • What are motivational schemas
  • What is approach and avoidance incongruence and discordance and why it matters
  • How attachment drives basic psychological needs
  • About the role of orientation and control and pleasure and pain as core psychological needs
  • How self-esteem is created and maintained
  • How we operate with approach/avoid neural networks
  • What is the consistency principle

 

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Psychological Needs (1 hour)
The neuroscience of psychological needs. From the book The Psychotherapist's Essential Guide to the Brain.
Module 1 Psychological Needs  
Unit 1 Psychological Needs Introduction (4 min)
Unit 2 Motivational Schemas (8 min)
Unit 3 Attachment (14 min)
Unit 4 Orientation and Control (4 min)
Unit 5 Pleasure & Pain (4 min)
Unit 6 Self-Esteem Enhancement (4 min)
Unit 7 Approach/Avoid Networks (6 min)
Unit 8 The Consistency Principle (6 min)
Unit 9 Change (10 min)
Psychological Needs short reading course has been taken from the book The Psychotherapist’s Essential Guide to the Brain. This short reading course will take you though the basics of the consistency theory of mental functioning. You should come away with a sound understanding of the principles of basic psychological needs and mental schemas to help you in your clinical practice.
In this course you will learn:

  • What are motivational schemas
  • What is approach and avoidance incongruence and discordance and why it matters
  • How attachment drives basic psychological needs
  • About the role of orientation and control and pleasure and pain as core psychological needs
  • How self-esteem is created and maintained
  • How we operate with approach/avoid neural networks
  • What is the consistency principle
Matthew Dahlitz is the Editor-in-Chief of The Neuropsychotherapist magazine, a practicing psychotherapist, and author of the book The Psychotherapist’s Essential Guide to the Brain. He sees clients in his private practice when he is not writing and editing for The Neuropsychotherapist or working on other publishing and consulting projects.

This self-study activity consists of 1 hour of continuing education, or professional development, instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary across countries, organizations and state board regulations. Please save the test results at the end of each unit, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your organization to determine specific filing requirements.

We are unable to guarantee the success of logging 2 CE/PD points for this course as the requirements vary significantly across countries, states, and organizations.

All self-study participants will have to have achieved 80% or better pass rate to receive a certificate of completion. If you require a copy of the test/evaluation for CE purposes, please print at the time you take the test – these are available as a download after you complete each test section.

This course is $10 AUD and is 1 clock hour of learning.

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