Dr. John Arden will be our guest. Dr. Arden is the author of 12 books.
Dr. Arden has developed one of the largest mental health training programs in the United States. He oversees more than 100 interns and postdoctoral psychology residents in 22 medical centers as Director of Training for Mental Health for the Northern California Region of Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers. Dr. Arden also practices part-time at Kaiser Permanente. He has taught in colleges, professional schools and universities.
Dr. Arden's study of neuropsychology has inspired him to integrate neuroscience and psychotherapy, synthesizing the biological and psychological into a new vision for psychotherapy. His work incorporates what is currently known about the brain and its capacities, including neuroplasticity and neurogenesis with psychotherapy research, mindfulness, nutritional neuroscience and social intelligence. He conducts seminars on Brain-Based Therapy throughout the United States and abroad.
Dr. Arden will talk about the revolution occurring in psychotherapy and how to conceptualize psychotherapy based on an integrative model that discards the need for "schools of psychotherapy". He will explain why the future of treatment necessitates a dynamic understading of the brain and a shift away from the medical model. Dr. Arden will share the latest knowledge from neuroscience, developemental psychology, psychotherapy research, evidence-based practice, attachment research and psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral approaches including practical take home strategies for anxiety disorders such as OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder and PTSD as well as depression.
Dr. Arden will also discuss his new book, Rewire Your Brain, which teaches you how to feel more positive about your life, remain calm during stressful times, and improve your relationships.