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This is a 1.5 hour video/reading course.

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About This Course

Matthew Dahlitz takes you through the chapter on psychological needs from his book "The Psychotherapist's Essential Guide to the Brain".

  • Copy of the Psychological Needs Chapter

  • Short quiz after each section to check your learning

  • Detailed exploration of the basic needs

  • Certificate of completion for your 1.5 hours of study.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Psychological Needs

    • Psychological Needs Introduction
    • Psychological Needs Introduction - Test
    • Motivational Schemas
    • Motivational Schemas - Test
    • Attachment
    • Attachment - Test
    • Orientation and Control
    • Orientation and Control - Test
    • Pleasure Maximisation Pain Minimisation
    • Pleasure Maximization and Pain Minimization - Test
    • Self-Esteem Enhancement
    • Self-Esteem Enhancement - Test
    • Approach/Avoid Networks
    • Approach/Avoid Networks - Test
    • The Consistency Principle
    • The Consistency Principle - Test
    • Change
    • Change - Test
  • 2

    Before you go...

    • Thank You


Matthew Dahlitz

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.