This program took place on October 21, 2011


Instructors: Jean Gearon, PhD & Stephen R. Stein, PhD

Maximum enrollment: 12

Brief Summary: This short course will focus upon some central concepts in neural science that affect the treatment process. The importance of neural integration in therapy and psychological well-being will be discussed. The parts of the brain that play crucial roles in neural integration will be reviewed, including the neocortical and limbic systems, brain stem and left brain-right brain functioning. The didactic component will also focus on: 1) an interpersonal theory of neural development, which sculpts the brain, 2) the effects of stress in relation to neural functioning, behavior and psychological well-being, and 3) the impact of therapy upon neural integration, limbic revision and executive brain functioning to promote neural plasticity.

Learning Objectives   At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe and discuss the parts of the brain that play a crucial role in neural integration.
  2. Define and discuss limbic regulation, limbic attractors, limbic resonance, and limbic revision.
  3. Describe and discuss the effects of stress upon cortisol levels and the impact on the brain.
  4. Discuss the effect of self & relational psychotherapy and mind-body approaches upon neural integration and neuro-plasticity.


Fill out the registration form and mail it with a check payable to ICP&P at 4601 Conn. Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008

Fees: ICP&P Member $60.00, Non Member $90.00

Continuing Education: 3.0 CE credits for full attendance

The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis (ICP&P) maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ICP&P is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ICP&P is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to offer Category I continuing education credit. Because ICP&P has approval from the Maryland Board, CE credits hours awarded by ICP&P may also be claimed by social workers licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia. These continuing education credits meet the ANCC approval standards for nurses and the approved standards for marriage & family therapists. Attendees from the above professional groups will earn 3.0 CE credits for attending the conference. Full attendance is required to receive the designated CE credit. ICP&P is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ICP&P designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For more information, please call 202-686-9300 ext. 5 or email

Neither ICP&P nor the presenters have any relevant financial relationship with any commercial interests.