Last November, I posted a poll in a post titled Do you tell your clients about neuroscience? A quick poll. I appreciate the time and thought taken by those who responded.
The first question I asked was
How much information do you typically share with your clients about neuroscience? 1=Not Much, 5=Everything I Know
2 - 22.2%
3 - 38.9%
4 - 16.7%
5 - 16.7%
It appears that only about a third of respondents are discussing neuroscience with clients higher than at a mid-level.
The responses to the rest of the questions were helpful. Some of the comments indicated confusion between psychology and neuroscience. The ideas about neuroscience were certainly not monolithic; people have varying notions of what brain science is and what it can (and cannot) tell us.
As one who shares what I know about neuroscience not only professionally, but also with my friends and family, I recommend brain talk as a facilitator of communication. Talking about neuroscience also increases self-awareness. But I am not, today, going to continue listing benefits. Instead I want to recommend a resource.
Do you want to improve your ability to discuss the brain with clients? Then I have an excellent course for you being taught by someone for whom I have much respect. I have before blogged about Bonnie Badenoch at BonP. Now I am happy to report that you can take from her a class via distance education in February.
The day-long course is for anyone who works with others. From the class description:
The live part of the class will be presented on February 19, but you can watch a recording of it online until March 8. The fee for non-credit participation is $175 if you register before February 6. Click for all the details. It's an excellent opportunity!