Welcome to the Leading Edge of Psychotherapy Professional Training

Over the last decade, a revolution has occurred the in field of psychotherapy, which has affected how therapists care for their patients and clients.

Given the vast amount of groundbreaking research in neuroscience, trauma, attachment theory, and arousal regulation, many therapists have felt left out.

While receiving an adequate education in graduate school, many are desiring more in-depth and up-to-date training in the new developments in the field. It can all be pretty overwhelming when scanning the literature.

Our goal is to bring together the world’s foremost psychotherapy educators to present a series of intensive online trainings offering the latest and most critical information for practicing therapists today.

We would like to help.

Leading Edge of Psychotherapy is a series of intensive online trainings, each lasting eight weeks, which will immerse you in different aspects of professional therapy from leaders in the field, including:

  • The latest research and training on each therapist’s topic of expertise
  • Practical tools, exercises, and templates designed for practicing therapists
  • Inspiring case studies and real-life clinical applications

Each Leading Edge training will bring you up to speed with the cutting-edge discoveries in both theory and clinical application.

Over the course of a year, you will receive four full trainings with some of the most respected names in psychotherapy education today. Each training brings you eight weeks of video-based instruction as well as two live online meetings with your instructors.

We look forward to sharing this special training with you and invite you to join us by signing up below.

In appreciation,

Signed by Tami Simon

Tami Simon, Founder, Sounds True

Note: We have opened up enrollment for a limited time. When you sign up for the year, you can save over 50% as a founding member of this training program.

As a Member Of Leading Edge Of Psychotherapy, You Will Receive Four Intensive Trainings.
  • Four separate psychotherapy online mastery trainings, each consisting of eight weeks of teachings plus two live calls
  • Eight LIVE Q&A calls over the next year
  • Transcripts of ALL video teachings and calls
  • Downloadable videos for lifetime access
  • Up to 40 Continuing Education credits will be available for purchase
What’s Inside Each Psychotherapy
Professional Training

Trauma and The Embodied Brain: A Heart-Based Training in Relational Neuroscience for Healing Trauma

Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT
February — March 2017


Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT, is a marriage and family therapist, author, consultant, and group facilitator. She is a student of interpersonal neurobiology who is particularly devoted to supporting the clinician’s ongoing personal healing process. She is the author of Being a Brain‐Wise Therapist and The Brain‐Savvy Therapist’s Workbook. Her 25 years of working with people healing from trauma and attachment woundts has fostered in her such respect for those who are willing to touch their suffering in the service of being more kind and compassionate human beings.

Eight Weekly Training Modules Plus Two Live Sessions

Our first professional training will be taught by Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT, offering the latest research and neuroscientifically grounded treatment approaches in the area of trauma. Bonnie is author of the acclaimed Being a Brain-Wise Therapist: A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology.

Bonnie will provide the theory and clinical tools you need to work more effectively with clients suffering from trauma, and will look at both theoretical and experiential-based learning approaches. In the course, we will be exploring:

  • Building a foundation in the field of relational neuroscience
  • Working with trauma from the perspective of interpersonal neurobiology
  • Deepening our awareness of the roots of trauma
  • Developmental psychotherapy and the embodied brain
  • Explicit and implicit memory
  • The nature of what it means to heal trauma and the journey it requires

Bonnie will emphasize the role of emotion, feeling, the heart, and relationship in healing from trauma, and how the therapy relationship itself can provide a second chance at secure attachment.

Join Bonnie for the following sessions:

  • Introduction to Relational Neuroscience
  • Considering Trauma from the Perspective of Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Deepening Our Awareness of the Roots of Trauma
  • Our Embodied Brains in Development, Trauma, and Healing (1)
  • Our Embodied Brains in Development, Trauma, and Healing (2)
  • Implicit Memory Change
  • Pathways of Healing
  • A Sacred Space Opens


As part of this eight-week training with Bonnie Badenoch, PhD you will also receive:

An Article Series: The Introduction to Neurobiology:

  • Relationship is Everything
  • Interview with Iain McGilchrist
  • Cradling
  • A Body of Knowledge
  • Roots of Meaning
  • The Embodied Therapist
  • Consilience Default Network
  • Spiritual Coherence and Continuity
  • Spirituality Section Winter
  • Embodiment

We can use our bodies and emotions to sense the subjective experience of their wounds, and our insight to understand the ramifications for brain integration. This experience is very far from what is usually called ‘history taking.’ Instead, it is a whole‑person to whole-person joining experience that quickly lays the foundation for a powerful therapeutic alliance at many levels.

What Every Therapist Ought to Know: Attachment, Arousal Regulation, and Clinical Techniques in Couple Therapy

Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT
January — March 2018


Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, is a clinician, researcher, teacher, and developer of A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT). Dr. Tatkin teaches at UCLA, maintains a private practice in Southern California, and leads PACT programs in the US and internationally. He is the author Wired for Dating, Wired for Love, Your Brain on Love, and coauthor of Love and War in Intimate Relationships. Dr. Stan Tatkin is a couples therapy innovator recognized all over the world. His coined catchphrases “couple bubble” and “secure functioning” refer to the therapeutic stance and goals of PACT.

Eight Weekly Training Modules Plus Two Live Sessions

Our second psychotherapy professional training will be taught by Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, covering the latest research and treatment approaches in the areas of couples therapy, attachment theory, and arousal regulation.

Stan is author of the acclaimed Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship.

Stan will provide the theory and clinical tools you need to work more effectively with couples who are seeking more intimate, connected, and fulfilling relationships. Through both theoretical and experiential-based learning approaches, Stan will provide a foundational training in each of the primary attachment styles and how knowledge of our own and our partners’ attachment histories is essential for a healthy relationship.

The training will focus on three primary areas of education, much of which was simply not included in graduate-level education:

  • The latest discoveries in developmental neuroscience and the relevance of these discoveries in clinical practice
  • Attachment theory and how an understanding of the theory is essential in helping our clients to flourish in relationship
  • The latest research concerning the regulation of arousal—our own and that of our partners

These three areas will be woven together in a very practical way so that you can promote and catalyze secure-functioning relationships in your clinical practice.

Join Stan for the following sessions:

  • Overview of Attachment from a Psychobiological Perspective
  • Overview of Arousal Regulation
  • Working with Islands
  • Working Waves
  • Working with Disorganized Partners/Couples
  • Working with Arousal Issues
  • Specialized Interventions (A)
  • Specialized Interventions (B)


As part of this eight-week training with Stan Tatkin, PsyD, you will also receive:

A video session on the three organized attachment types

If there is a hallmark for the age in which we live, perhaps it will be our ability to take the complex findings of scientific research and apply them smoothly and effectively in our everyday lives, to better understand ourselves and to love more fully.

Neuroscience for Psychotherapists: A Practical Training on How to Strengthen Your Client’s Neural Platform of Resilience and Well-Being

Linda Graham, MFT
June — August 2017


Linda Graham, MFT, is an experienced psychotherapist and teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion in the San Francisco Bay Area. She integrates modern neuroscience, mindfulness practices, and relational psychology in her international trainings and workshops. She is the author of Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being and posts monthly e-newsletters on healing, awakening into aliveness and wholeness, and weekly resources for recovering resilience, which are archived at lindagraham-mft.net.

Eight Weekly Training Modules Plus Two Live Sessions

The third psychotherapy professional training will be taught by Linda Graham, MFT, covering the latest research and clinical training in the emerging fields of applied neuroscience and self-directed neuroplasticity. Linda is the author of the acclaimed Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being.

While many therapists have heard about the revolution that has taken place in neuroscience and how it is impacting the clinical practice of psychotherapy, most are unsure where to start. Not being trained as neuroscientists, many of us are a bit wary about the brain and its relevance in helping clients who are suffering and in search of more adaptive ways of living.

Linda will provide the theory and clinical tools that you need to start applying the revolutionary discoveries in the fields of neuroscience and neuroplasticity in your work with clients. Linda removes the veil and takes therapists of all levels and orientations into the essential theory and application which is most relevant in helping our clients in very practical ways.

Through both didactic and skills-based training, together we will look at:

  • Understanding the nature of working with conditioning and reforming neural pathways
  • Encoding new neural circuitry
  • The role of the therapeutic relationship in rewiring the brain
  • The application of body-based and somatic tools and practices
  • Regulating the nervous system and the fight-flight-freeze response
  • Cultivating positive emotions and the revolutionary practice of mindful self-compassion
  • The cultivation of both interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligence
  • The practice of mindfulness and its ability to rewire the brain
  • How to practically help your clients to learn to take care of their brains and nervous systems

In addition, Linda will be sharing with you useful skill training that includes somatic tools to recover a baseline physiological equilibrium; self-compassion practices that mitigate the harshness of the inner critic to deepen self-acceptance and promote resilience; memory deconsolidation-reconsolidation techniques to rewire traumatic memories and heal toxic shame; mindfulness practices such as reflective awareness to foster wise decision-making; the cultivation of positive emotions that antidote the brain’s negativity bias; the implementation of skills of relational intelligence to create healthier, more empathic relationships; and more.

Join Linda for the following sessions:

  • Why It’s Essential to Help Clients Harness Their Own Neuroplasticity
  • Conditions in Therapeutic Relationship That Support Neuroplasticity
  • Somatic Intelligence: Accessing Body Wisdom to Rewire the Brain
  • Emotional Intelligence: Neuroscience Is Revolutionizing Our Thinking About Feelings
  • Relational Intelligence: From Wariness and Mistrust to Safety and Trust, from Resistance to Resonance
  • Reflective Intelligence: Awareness, Acceptance, Action
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Growth
  • Brain Care

This is a powerful course that will give you tools and skills to work on for years to come.


As part of this eight-week training with Linda Graham, MFT, you will also receive:

The following audio trainings:

  • Better Choice and New Conditioning
  • Positive Emotions
  • Taking in the Good
  • Reconditioning
  • Healing Shame
  • Reaching Out for Help
  • Setting Limited and Boundaries
  • Repairing Rupture

PLUS two additional articles:

  • Article #1: Weather Difficult Times: Be Kind, Compassionate, and Tough!
  • Article #2: Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, and Resilience

If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a tribe of wise and skillful professionals, mentors, and peers to help support us and those we serve.

Attachment in The Practice of Psychotherapy: Relational Transformation, Nonverbal Experience, and The Psychology of The Therapist

David Wallin, PhD
September — November 2017


David Wallin, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Albany and Mill Valley, California who has been practicing, teaching, and writing about psychotherapy for more than three decades. His most recent book, Attachment in Psychotherapy, has been translated into 10 languages. He has lectured on attachment and psychotherapy in Australia, Europe, Canada, and throughout the United States.

Eight Weekly Training Modules Plus Two Live Sessions

The fourth psychotherapy professional training will be taught by David Wallin, PhD, on the clinical application of attachment theory. Many therapists have heard about attachment theory and the revolution it has catalyzed in the field of developmental psychology. But what is its actual import in the field of psychotherapy? How can we take the profound insights that the theory suggests and apply them directly to our clients, who are suffering and struggling in their personal, professional, and relational lives?

To understand these questions to the fullest extent was David Wallin’s intention when he set out to write what has become the go-to book in the field, Attachment in Psychotherapy.

As part of this intensive training, Wallin provides the groundwork you need in attachment theory, focusing on its real-world application in your day-to-day practice as a clinician. Focusing on the importance of nonverbal experience and the therapist’s own attachment style, Wallin explores in depth the relationship between client and therapist and how a greater understanding of our own and our clients’ attachment narratives can catalyze new levels of healing and allow us to live more fully in the here and now.

While working with our clients, there is a very active field that comes into play between the parties. The more we can attune to both our own and our clients’ attachment patterns, the better we are able to use the richness and creativity of the therapeutic relationship to facilitate change and to help our clients to meet their goals in our work together. As our attachment styles are always interacting in the relationship, we can use the inherent aliveness of this connection to foster new levels of understanding and psychological growth.

In this professional training, you will receive the following eight sessions:

  • From an Attachment Perspective, How Do Psychotherapists Facilitate Healing, Growth, and Change?
  • Attachment and Development in Childhood and Psychotherapy
  • The Complexity of Generating Security in a “Two-Track” Therapeutic Relationship
  • Mentalizing, Mindfulness, and Subjectivity: The “Triple Helix” of Psychological Liberation
  • The Therapist as a New Attachment Figure and the Career Trajectory of the Wounded Healer
  • We Are the Tools of Our Trade: How the Therapist’s Own Attachment Patterns Shape Therapy
  • Enactments as Obstacles, Enactments as Opportunities
  • Working with Enactments: Collusion, Collision—and Collaboration


As part of this eight-week training with David Wallin, PhD, you will also receive:

An excerpt from David’s video training set

PLUS you will receive:

A chapter from David’s book, Attachment in Psychotherapy.

Overall, the relational/emotional/reflective process at the heart of attachment-focused therapy facilitates the integration of disowned experience, thus fostering in the patient a more coherent and secure sense of self.

Leading Edge of Psychotherapy Professional Training Offer Summary
  • Four psychotherapy professional trainings each consisting of eight video weeks containing 32 modules ($2,497 Value)
  • Eight LIVE Q&A calls over the next year ($497 Value)
  • Transcripts of all the video teachings and calls ($397 Value)
  • Downloadable videos for lifetime access ($197 Value)
  • Up to 40 Continuing Education credits will be available for purchase

Plus, receive the following presenter bonuses:

  • The Introduction to Neurobiology article series
  • Islands, Anchors, and Waves video training session
  • Audio lessons on Recovering Resilience
  • Attachment in Psychotherapy video teaching
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