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About the Event

Hosted by the founding members of Playful Dyads, Dr. Allan Schore will be presenting a collection of the latest clinical research and theoretical developments in the years 2020 and 2021 that advance our understanding and contribute to practice of Right Brain Psychotherapy. 

Event Agenda

Session 1
  • Presentation from Allan (45 min)
  • Q&A (15 min)
Session 2
  • Presentation from Allan (45 min)
  • Q&A (15 min)
[ 15 Minute Break]
Session 3
  • Presentation from Allan (45 min)
  • Q&A (15 min)
  • Acknowledgement of learning experiences by participants / Wrap Up (15 min)

This event is co-sponsored with the Insight Center, we offer our thanks!

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how to be improvisational and apply play to facilitate change;

  • Explain specific ways for ‘being-with’ works to support change;

  • Describe how the Right Hemisphere attends and generates being-with the other; and

  • Discuss two techniques for practicing right brain psychotherapy.

Featured Readings
for the Event

With your event registration, you will be given access to 10 articles and chapters curated by Dr. Allan Schore especially for this event. These materials will provide the basis for the event presentation and discussions.

Download a brief overview of the featured readings.

  • The Place of Play and Child Therapy in All of Psychotherapy

  • Cultivating the Improvisational in Psychoanalytic Treatment

  • Improv Changes the Functional Connectivity of The Brain

  • Interpersonal Synchrony Makes Social Time

  • This adaptive ability of the infant to bidirectionally communicate its affective states is especially activated in the moments of intimate dyadic free play

  • “The right hemisphere pays attention to the Other”

  • “Meaningful doing must emerge out of a place of being-ness”

  • The therapist works as an embodied ‘‘witness to the truth of the other’’

  • Interhemispheric dynamic: “We must inhibit one in order to inhabit the other”

  • Placing Intersubjectivity Practices in Current Times

Featured Presenter

Author / Researcher

Allan Schore


Over the last three decades Dr. Allan Schore’s work has been an important catalyst in the “emotional revolution” now occurring across the mental health field and various scientific disciplines.

His work has heralded a new era of psychotherapeutic treatment centered on emotional processes “beneath the words” in both therapist and patient. The adaptive functions of the emotional right brain, the psychobiological substrate of the unconscious mind, describes not only affect and affect regulation within minds and brains, but also the communication and interactive regulation of affects between minds and brains.

Allan Schore shared new developments with the Seattle Schore Group for 14 years in quarterly meetings. This session continues that tradition.

Saturday, December 11, 2021
10:00am - 1:30pm PST
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This event is eligible for 3 CE units.
A certificate can be purchased for an additional cost,
see below for more details.

Registration for the event includes access to the recording for 90 days after purchase.

* Student / Early Career Professional is defined as currently enrolled in or having recently graduated from a professional, credentialed training program in the previous 2 years.

CE Certificates

A CE certificate will be issued for an additional $20 charge. Instructions for purchasing CE certificates will be emailed separately prior to the event. Certificates will be issued after the event is completed. Continuing Education Certificates must be purchased within thirty (30) days of the event's conclusion. 

Psychologists: The Insight Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Insight Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This event provides 3 CE units.

MFTs / LCSWs / LPCCs: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts APA CEs. This event provides 3 CE units.

The Canadian Counsellor and Psychotherapy Association will grant and provide 3 CE units for this event. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How will the event be conducted?

    We will be conducting this virtual event via the Zoom platform. You will be able to access the connection information via the online learning platform. We will also be sending out the meeting link closer to the actual event.

    In preparation, please Download the latest version of Zoom.

  • Will there be a recording of the event?

    Yes, the event will be recorded and available shortly after the event on the online learning platform.

    You will have access to the recordings and all other course materials for 90 days past the event.

  • Can I pay in my local currency instead of $USD?

    Unfortunately, no, our payment processor only allows for payments to be made in $USD.