Discover 5 Steps to Building a Solid Foundation in Interpersonal Neurobiology

By Amy Evans, MA

With such wide-ranging explorations and applications for Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), how can you broaden and deepen your knowledge of the framework and apply best practices to your work? What are the key ingredients to consider in building a solid IPNB foundation for yourself?

Join GAINS Co-Founder and Board Member, psychologist and consultant Debra Pearce-McCall, and Maureen Lowell, LMFT, IPNB educator, and faculty in the Justice Studies Department at San Jose State University, as we explore what you can do to really understand, embody, and apply the IPNB framework.

The Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (GAINS) provides an informational and networking hub for the world-wide community of people interested in IPNB. We continue to expand our webinar and publication resources, as well as our library of links to experts, programs, events, and everything relevant to IPNB. In this Living Journal webinar, we discuss some of the essentials in studying the field and applying the lens of IPNB to your work and beyond. We will also share information about the Foundations of Interpersonal Neurobiology Certificate program, which both presenters contribute to, as an example of building this foundation.


The presenters have years of experience applying IPNB in training, consulting, and teaching (online and in person). Between them, they’ve worked with folks bringing this life-altering framework into therapy, social activism, education, leadership, medicine, law, bodywork, policy change, community organizations, and more. Most recently, Maureen and Debra have each created an offering in their specializations as expansions of the Foundations of Interpersonal Neurobiology Certificate program: A Mind for LearningSeminar (from Maureen – applying IPNB to teaching, training, etc.) and the Lead the WEvolutionSeminar (from Debra – exploring IPNB as it pertains to all forms of leadership, navigating change, etc.)


These seminars are part of the recently expanded and revised Foundations of IPNB Certificate programoffered through the PCC Institute for Health Professionals. In addition to the Certificate, participants earn CEUs and gain keen understanding into personal, professional, and larger-scale implications of this science-based framework, including addressing individual and collective trauma, inclusion, embodiment and more.


Drawing people from across North America and around the world; people new to IPNB as well as those with prior experience; interdisciplinary, intercultural, and interactive: participants learn and apply IPNB concepts in essential and novel ways. This hybrid program, offered once per year, predominantly uses an engaging live-streamed approach where students and faculty participate in rich discussions about all aspects of IPNB in real time, in addition to readings, writing, and experiential exercises. The program also includes an in-person component where students are invited to come together for a weekend intensive that offers an intimate learning environment and time for the cohort to dive deeply into key topics. Learn more about this special learning opportunity (next program planned to begin January 5, 2021) during the webinar.


Join us on October 14 at 1pm for this informative webinar. Register here.