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Upcoming Workshop.

Darcia Narvaez, PhD -  Wednesday March 9, 2016 - at Wellstone Center, St. Paul, MN
Neurobiology, Emotion, Morality, and Healing
 

To live in the world is increasingly an uncertain experience.  Examples of people hurting others headline the news each day with individuals frequently perpetrating violence due to a growing inability to regulate their own emotional experience.  The question of how emotional and moral development are fostered is more important than ever.  As with many aspects of human experience, the ability to engage morally emerges from optimal developmental experiences.  Sadly, Western (civilized) culture has undermined evolution’s humanity developmental nest which results in impaired child neurobiological development in multiple ways:  Harming social and ecological attachment, disrupting socioemotional development and receptive intelligence, and leading to misdeveloped adults who don’t reach their human potential, which is manifested in communal imagination and ecologically wise living. Instead individuals become rooted in distrust, fear and self-protectionism, leading to the destruction of other humans and other-than-human life.

 

In this workshop, participants will learn how brain development and functioning can affect emotional development and moral character, in children and adults. When children do not receive the early care they evolved to need, they develop an impoverished neurobiology with stress reactive brains that lead to persistent vigilance and self-protective behaviors with others. When children receive primal parenting (affectionate touch, responsive care, free play, social support) their capacities to relationally “attune” with others and behave prosocially are enhanced and they are able to develop to their fullest potential. Reaching human potential is vital in this era of growing ecological and social challenges.

 

OBJECTIVES
  • Participants will be able to understand cultural differences in childrearing practices in light of evolution.  

  • Participants will understand the primal caregiving practices that lead to optimal development and the markers of optimal development.  

  • Participants will understand the possible consequences of parenting on emotional development and attachment (unresponsive parenting leading to insecure attachment vs. responsive parenting leading to secure attachment).  

  • Participants will be able to understand how child-rearing practices impact moral development and moral behavior.  

 

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, March 9

9 AM - 5 PM

(two 15 min. breaks, 1.5 hour lunch on your own)

COST

Early Bird Registration goes through February 17, 2016

Regular Registration - $89

Military/Student Registration - $65

 

From February 18 until March 9

Regular Registration - $115

Military/Student Registration - $79

CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION

6 Continuing Education Credits will be provided

This event has been approved by the MN Board of Psychology for 6 CEU

Applications are currently pending with the Board of Behavioral Health Therapy (LADC & LPCC) and Board of Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT).  

MN Trauma Project has applied to be a Continuing Education Provider with the Board of Social Work

VENUE INFORMATION
VENUE INFORMATION

Workshop Venue:  The Wellstone Center 

 

Address:  179 Robie Street East, St. Paul, MN 55107-2360

 

Parking:  Free onsite parking ramp

 

ADA Considerations:  Handicap Parking available; Elevator access

 

Please contact MN Trauma Project at mntraumaproject@gmail.com for any specific accomodation requests

 

FROM THE NORTH: Take 35E South to 52 South and take the Concord Street exit. Take a RIGHT onto Concord/Cesar Chavez. Take a RIGHT onto Ada Street (1 block before the stop light). Take a LEFT onto Robie Street.

 

FROM THE SOUTH: Take 35E North to 494 East to 52 North and take the Concord Street exit. Take a LEFT onto Concord/Cesar Chavez. Take a RIGHT onto Ada Street (1 block before the stop light). Take a LEFT onto Robie Street.


FROM THE EAST: Take 94 West to 52 South. Take the Concord Street exit. Take a RIGHT onto Concord/Cesar Chavez. Take a RIGHT onto Ada Street (1 block before the stop light). Take a LEFT onto Robie Street.


FROM THE WEST: Take 94 East to 52 South. Take the Concord Street exit. Take a RIGHT onto Concord/Cesar Chavez. Take a RIGHT onto Ada Street (1 block before the stop light). Take a LEFT onto Robie Street.


* Alternate route (MPLS/WEST METRO) during Lafayette Bridge construction *

Take 94 East. Exit on 7th Street (exit 243C). Take a LEFT at Lafayette Rd. Take RIGHT onto 52 South. Take the Concord Street exit. Take a RIGHT onto Concord/Cesar Chavez. Take a RIGHT onto Ada Street (1 block before the stop light). Take a LEFT onto Robie Street.