Course curriculum

  • 1

    Epigenetics short reading course

    • Introduction

  • 2

    Epigenetics Introduction

    • Epigenetics DOWNLOAD

    • Epigenetics Part 1

    • Epigenetics Part 1 Quiz

    • Epigenetics Part 2

    • Epigenetics Part 2 Quiz

    • Epigenetics Part 3

    • Epigenetics Part 3 Quiz

    • Epigenetics Part 4

    • Epigenetics Part 4 Quiz

  • 3

    Behavioral Epigenetics and Attachment

    • Behavioral Epigenetics and Attachment DOWNLOAD

    • Behavioral Epigenetics and Attachment 1

    • Behavioral Epigenetics and Attachment 1 Quiz

    • Behavioral Epigenetics and Attachment 2

    • Behavioral Epigenetics and Attachment 2 Quiz

    • Behavioral Epigenetics and Attachment 3

    • Behavioral Epigenetics and Attachment 3 Quiz

    • Behavioral Epigenetics and Attachment 4

    • Behavioral Epigenetics and Attachment 4 Quiz

  • 4

    The Dogma-defying Discovery That Genes Learn From Experience

    • Epigenetics:The dogma-defying discovery that genes learn from experience. DOWNLOAD

    • Introduction

    • Introduction Quiz

    • Types of epigenetic modification

    • Types of epigenetic modification Quiz

    • The epigenetic impact of early maternal care

    • The epigenetic impact of early maternal care Quiz

    • Human studies looking at the epigenetic impact of the environment

    • Human studies looking at the epigenetic impact of the environment Quiz

    • Pharmacotherapeutics, enriching environments, and reversible epigenetic change

    • Pharmacotherapeutics, enriching environments, and reversible epigenetic change Quiz

    • The relevance of epigenetics for psychotherapy

    • The relevance of epigenetics for psychotherapy Quiz

About This Course

This short reading course will take you though the basics of epigenetics. You should have a sound understanding of the mechanisms and importance of how the environment can alter gene expression and what that means for you as a therapist.

  • Questions and 3 hour certificate at the end of the course.

  • Epigenetics from The Psychotherapist’s Essential Guide to the Brain - Matthew Dahlitz

  • Behavioral Epigenetics and Attachment – The New Science of Trust and Mistrust - Dr. Jonathan Baylin

  • Epigenetics:The dogma-defying discovery that genes learn from experience - Dr Haley Peckham

Instructor

CEO The Science of Psychotherapy

Matthew Dahlitz

Matthew Dahlitz is both university trained and an autodidact whose knowledge spans across the arts, technology, psychology, neuroscience, emergency medicine, and business. He has studied psychology at the University of Queensland with a Master of Counselling degree specializing in neuropsychotherapy. He is the Editor-in-Chief of The Neuropsychotherapist, has taught post-graduate courses in neuropsychotherapy, and is author of the book The Psychotherapists’s Essential Guide to the Brain. Matthew has also studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in both music technology and master of composition. He has scored for film and produced a number of albums of original music and played producer in a film production company. Matthew has also been an Advanced Care Paramedic for a decade, managed commercial property and property development projects in the tens of millions of dollars, founded the Age of Robots site that reports on the technology and the social and psychological impacts of this second machine age, and runs a media and publishing company with an emphasis on great story telling.

Chief Education Director

Richard Hill

Richard Hill began his professional life in the performing arts and is now a practicing psychotherapist, author, educator, and Clinical Science Director and Managing Editor at the Science of Psychotherapy. Richard returned to intellectual studies at 42 (1996) achieving a B.A. majoring in linguistics, followed by 3 Masters Degrees in Social Ecology, Education, and Brain and Mind Sciences and is now a PhD candidate researching the nature of the person-responsive approach in therapy. His latest book is co-authored with Matthew Dahlitz, The Practitioner’s Guide to the Science of Psychotherapy. Richard enjoyed the good fortune to be mentored by the esteemed Ernest Rossi, PhD who introduced the field of Psychosocial Genomics and is a member of the international research team that studies the impact of therapeutic practice on the genetic level. Richard co-authored The Practitioner’s Guide to Mirroring Hands with Rossi. His main theoretical proposals concern – The Winner-Loser World Theory; the Curiosity Approach: and the Possibility Solution – which are explored in his numerous books and book chapters. Richard is active internationally including his role as Science Director for CIPPS college in Salerno, Italy, and course consultant at the University Fernando Pessoa in Portugal. He is also Patron of the Australian Society of Clinical Hynotherapists.