Course Six – How does Neuroscience Inform Psychotherapy and Vice Versa

Course Six - How does Neuroscience Inform Psychotherapy and Vice Versa

Course Coordinator: James Deutsch

Thursday, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: March 2, 9, 30, April 6, 2017

Fees: $180

Preregistration is required.


The vast expansion of knowledge in the neurosciences places a special responsibility on the therapist (and the general public) to maintain an awareness of the individual in relation to others, society and the world. The first session will be a critical review of recent findings in the neurosciences. The following three sessions will each center around a treatment case, and will in the process address a number of key controversies, including the unconscious, child development, trauma and empathy.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the course:

  1. Participants will have a fuller grasp of the new research and developments in neurosciences.
  2. Participants will be able to understand better how deeper knowledge about neuroscience can facilitate their work as psychotherapists.
  3. Participants will learn from clinical case discussion to be able to have a new perspective on topics such as trauma, the unconscious, empathy and vulnerabilities in child development.

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James Deutsch

James Deutsch, PhD, MD, FRCP, Psychiatrist/Psychoanalyst; Doctoral and postdoctoral research in neuroscience prior to training in psychiatry and psychoanalysis; he teaches at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; Faculty, TPS&I.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits are available. This event is an accredited group learning activity (section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certificate Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA). The specific opinions and content of this event are not necessarily those of the CPA, and are the responsibility of the organizer(s) alone. As per the Royal College standard, each presentation provides a minimum of 25% interactive learning.

Full-time students in universities and colleges, and mental-health trainees are eligible for a 25% reduction in course fees. Proof of 2016/2017 status needs to be provided. Please contact the tps&i directly to register at a discount.

Refunds must be requested in writing two weeks prior to the beginning of a course. A handling fee of $30 will be retained. After these two weeks, fees cannot be returned.

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