IAAN Certified Training

Fundamentals of Applied Neuroscience

3 Day Training


  • “Action packed – covers a lot of work and I like it like that”
  • “I like the interactive way it was run”
  • “Great! I learnt a great deal and got a lot out of it in an environment which was relaxed and friendly”
  • “Best course I’ve been too in many years!”
  • “Thank you so much for all your work putting this together – it was extremely helpful and enjoyable”
  • “I like the balance between academic research and practical application”
  • “I liked looking at the various conditions that present in therapy and what is happening in the brain”
  • “Workshop was very productive – Thank you – Peter O – Kenya”
  • I must say that this was a fantastic program”
  • “It has been an excellent presentation time of connection and discussions. The small group size has facilitated this, along with the wealth of experience and knowledge of presenters”
  • It has been well paced with presentations and breaks. Keep up the good work!”

Amongst the participants at the 3 Day training were Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Social Workers,  Psychologists, Educational Psychologists and Clinical Psychologists. This demonstrates that the IAAN Fundementals of Applied Neuroscience training is widely appealing for many in the psychological services professions.

Presenter - Dr Roger Mysliwiec

Presenter - Dr Roger Mysliwiec

President, IAAN

Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, NZMC, DKPM, PBANZ, NZAP, MIAAN(Cert). Auckland, New Zealand.

Dr Roger Mysliwiec trained in Germany as a medical doctor before qualifying as a specialist in Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy. For the past over 20 years he has lived and practised in Auckland, New Zealand.

Roger has over 30 years of experience working in the field of eating disorders and in general psychotherapy. He is considered one of Australasia’s leading experts in the field of eating disorders.

He has been the Clinical Director of the public Regional Eating Disorders Service in Auckland from 1999 until 2014 and has since co-founded the specialist outpatient New Zealand Eating Disorders Clinic (NZEDC). He has been in private practice for the past 25 years providing psychotherapy and supervision, and is also certified in Mindfulness Centered Somatic Psychotherapy (Hakomi).

Roger has for many years had a strong interest to integrate the findings of neuroscience into treatment. He is an accredited supervisor of the International Association of Applied Neuroscience (IAAN). He provides supervision and workshops in eating disorders and applied neuroscience in New Zealand and Australia.

Presenter - Daren Wilson

Presenter - Daren Wilson

Executive IAAN Management Committee Member

Daren Wilson is the Director of Clear View Psychology Services in Sydney, Australia. He has worked as a psychologist in Disabilities, the Australian Army (Psych corps), Dept of Veteran Affairs and as a Principal Consultant for over 29 years. He completed his Masters in Applied Sport Psychology in 1997.

During his career Daren has served as a UN Peacemaker / keeper in Somalia, Rwanda and East-Timor. These experiences working extensively in crisis, trauma reprocessing, EMDR and advanced CBT interventions have enabled him to support the Thredbo Landslide, Blackhawk Disaster, Glenbrook Train Disaster, MP’s returning from East-Timor and Australian Special Forces in performance enhancement. Additional work has been conducted formulating the Australian Defence Force Psych policies / procedures, Lifestyle Adjustment Residential Programs for Vietnam Veterans, Indian Ocean Tsunami, Bush Fire / Emergency Services support counselling and Pain Management treatment programs (Concord Hospital study) for injured workers.

Daren has become fascinated over the past decade by the advancements in neuroscience and formulating diagrams and models to best describe psychopathology, which highlights neuroscience to clients. This in turn has significantly improved therapeutic success and outcomes across a diverse range of client presentations.

Daren Wilson is Member of the Australian Psychological Society, Fellow of the Australian Association of Psychologists and Executive Board Member of the International Association of Applied Neuroscience.




Melbourne Venue – TO BE ADVISED

Next Training Flyer – To be advised

FULLY CATERED,  9 am – 5 pm


Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the training attendees will be able to:

Demonstrate integrated information about how the brain functions and how this relates to interventions with clients or students, and:

  • How the brain develops and how to use this information in applied cases;
  • The fundamentals of neural structures and their functioning as well as the implications for mental disorders
  • The neuroscience of safety and its role in the development of different attachment styles
  • Basic mechanisms of implicit and explicit learning, of avoidance and approach behaviour, and the implications of the needs for safety, control and pleasure maximization and pain avoidance
  • The development of neural networks of wellness and pathology and the implications of memory consolidation and positive neural plasticity in professional practice
  • The role of safety, attachment, control, motivation and resilience from a neurobiological perspective and an understanding of the impact of these concepts in various pathologies

2. Have an understanding of the applications of neuroscience in neuropsychotherapy in a range of clinical settings and demonstration of capacity to guide clients with a range of psychopathologies towards higher levels of wellness

On completion of the training, a Certificate of Associate membership of the International Association of Applied Neuroscience (IAAN) is awarded.


Early bird (DATES TO BE ADVISED)    –   Members $900      Non-Members $1050

Standard rate (DATES TO BE ADVISED) – Members $1000   Non-Members $1150