SOLD OUT!! The Restorative Powers of Our Interpersonal Brains: The Coupling of Neuropsychology & Experiential Therapy in the Treatment of Children, Adults and Families

An AEDP Workshop at Mount Sinai West (formerly Roosevelt Hospital) in New York City with Dan Hughes, PhD, Jon Baylin, PhD and Diana Fosha, PhD

The new brain science places affect and relationships front and center as mechanisms forboth optimal human development as well as for the process of change in psychotherapy. The relationship between the parent and child, partners, and therapist and client matters, matters in the sense that the quality of the relationship is a “mutative factor”, i.e., a facilitator of development and change. This seminar focuses on the features of human relationships that reflect both the structure and functioning of the human brain and as well as the ingredients of experiential therapy that produce integrative and restorative growth. The place of trust and connection, comfort and joy, along with a full range of affect and relational experiences will be presented. Content will range within the rich complexities of both our brains and also treatment sessions, demonstrated in slides and videos. Psychologists Baylin, Fosha, and Hughes will present their closely related journeys within these exciting areas of neuroscience and psychotherapy.

Topics this Seminar will Cover:

  • The Neurobiological roots of Trust and Interpersonal Connection
  • The Treatment of the Neurobiological roots of Blocked Trust and Blocked Care
  • Oxytocin and Beyond: The Neurobiology of Exploration: Vitality, Zest, New Learning
  • Developing Therapeutic Conversations with Children and Teens through Curiosity and Empathy
  • The Place of Attachment and Intersubjectivity in Family Therapy
  • Experiential Work with Attachment and Intersubjectivity

You will learn to:

  • Explain the therapeutic relevance of a core knowledge of the neurobiology of safety, affect regulation, and interpersonal trust.
  • Describe three skills in developing therapeutic conversations with children and teens.
  • Demonstrate three skills for doing experiential work with relational experience.
  • Solve family conflicts through developing the acceptance of the experiences of family members and through engaging in relationship repair.

Meet the Presenters

Dan Hughes, PhD

Dan HughesDan Hughes is a clinical psychologist who resides in Lebanon, PA, with an office in nearby Annville. After receiving his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University he fairly quickly began specializing in the treatment of children and youth who had experienced abuse and neglect and for the most part now manifested serious psychological problems secondary to childhood trauma and attachment disorganization. Not having much success helping these children with traditional treatments, he developed an attachment-focused treatment that relied heavily on the theories and research of attachment and intersubjectivity to guide his model of treatment and parenting.

Dan resided for 30 years in Maine until moving to Lebanon. He is the author of many books including Building the Bonds of Attachment, 2nd edition, (2006), and Attachment-Focused Family Therapy Workbook (2011). He has provided training and consultations to therapists, social workers and parents throughout the US, Canada, UK, and Australia and provides regular training’s at Colby College in Maine, Annville, PA, and London, UK. He also is a visiting tutor for a graduate program in London.

Dan was born in Pittsburgh and has three daughters and one granddaughter.


Jon Baylin, PhD

Jon BalinJon Baylin received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in 1981. He has been working in the mental health field for 35 years. For the past seventeen years, while continuing his clinical practice, he has immersed himself in the study of neuroscience and in teaching mental health practitioners about the brain. He has given numerous workshops for mental health professionals on “Putting the Brain in Therapy.” Several years ago, Dr. Baylin began a collaborative relationship with Daniel Hughes, a leader in the field of attachment-focused therapy. Their book, Brain Based Parenting, was released by Norton Press in the spring of 2012 as part of the Norton series on Interpersonal Neurobiology edited by Daniel Siegel, MD. They are currently working on a second book to be published by Norton due for publication in June 2016 focusing on the neurobiology of change in attachment-focused therapy. Dr. Baylin has been presenting internationally for several years and has delivered keynote sessions at conferences both abroad and in the USA.


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Fee and Credits

  • $149


Who Should Attend

The workshop is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, physicians, medical students, and other graduate students.

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 6 CE hours.

Social Workers
This organization, R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2015-April 15, 2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6 continuing education social work clock hours.
New Jersey Social Workers: This course is approved by the Association of Social work Boars – ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #31 Course #604 from 01/12/2016 to 01/12/2018. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 6.
New York Social Workers: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0006. 6 contact hours live.

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists:
NJ: New Jersey Counselors and MFTs are approved through the APA. See Psychologists approval above.
NY: There are no CE requirements for New York Counselors and MFTS

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Disability Access:
If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.


Event Details:


9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration starts at 8:30 am


Mt. Sinai West
1000 Tenth Avenue (betw. 58th & 59th)
New York, NY

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