Financial Support & Group Discounts


    Group discounts are available (not to be combined with scholarships) for groups of 3-5 @ 15% off, groups of 6-19 at 25% off and groups of 20+ @ 40% off.

    TO APPLY FOR THE GROUP DISCOUNT, please submit the application form: Group Discount Application Form


    Some financial support available (upon request) from people in developing countries (Countries at Category B @ 50% off, Category C @ 55% off, Category D @ 60% off). Financial assistance is also possible for individual registrants from Category A countries @ 25% off when truly needed.

    TO APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP, please submit the application form: Financial Assistance Application Form


Bringing Neurobiology to Life in Your Clinical Practice


  • Module 1: Neurotransmitters: The Backdrop To It All - Video lesson, Private Podcast Episode, PDF handouts
  • Module #2 - The Autonomic Nervous System: Manager of the Stress Response - Video lesson, Private Podcast Episode, PDF handouts
  • Module #3 - The Thalamus: Hub of Sensation - Video lesson, Private Podcast Episode, PDF handouts
  • Module #4 - The Brainstem and the Amygdala - Video lesson, Private Podcast Episode, PDF handouts
  • Module #5 - The Basal Ganglia: Refinement and Precision - Video lesson, Private Podcast Episode, PDF handouts
  • Module #6 - The Cerebellum: Inhibition and Coordination - Video lesson, Private Podcast Episode, PDF handouts
  • Module #7 - The Insulate and the Anterior Cingulate: Interoception - Video lesson, Private Podcast Episode, PDF handouts
  • Module #8 - The Right Prefrontal Cortex: Interpersonal Neurobiology and Psychotherapy - Video lesson, Private Podcast Episode, PDF handouts
  • COURSE REFERENCES + All Module Summary PDF

    Registration includes: approximately 12 hours of pre-recorded learning + a 90 minute live online Q&A Session on June 12th, 2023 at 6 pm Pacific Time + a private podcast feed to listen to all of this series’ pre-recorded modules on the go via your chosen podcast app.

    Neurobiology explores the processes that occur within the brain, body and mind, which influence a person’s development, mental health, behaviour and well-being.

    This series contains edited recordings of each of the sessions that were delivered live in May - June 2022, led by Kim and supported by her Relationship Matters Team and their partners Be & Belong based in Melbourne, Australia. The series will be available to registrants for 120 days upon registration, for continuous on-demand streaming. Viewing extensions are also granted upon request, as needed.). Handouts and an extensive reference list are also available as part of the course content.

    The knowledge gained in this course will transform the way you approach your work, and provide the springboard to launch your clinical reasoning and decision-making to a new level.

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  • How is this course is unique?

    This learning journey through the brain, body and mind offers a rich understanding of how brain and body circuitry operates as an integrated network. Through these pre-recorded learning modules, registrants will explore how this contributes to a person’s sense of identity, well-being and their relationship to others and the world. 

    Treatment models are based on brain-body science. Through exploring the neurobiological foundations that contribute to a person’s health and well-being, we can more informedly make decisions about what treatment model may be the most suitable, and increasingly meet people at their level. Neurobiology Matters helps us to determine how to do what we do, and when.

    Learning Objectives

    Visit our course page for topics and learning objectives.

     No prerequisite knowledge of neurobiology is required to participate in this course.

    All modules will provide clinical examples about how to apply this new learning to clinical reasoning and practice



    Kim Barthel

    Hi, I’m Kim – I’m humbled by your interest in what I’m up to, and inspired by the work that countless people are doing to support others – and yourselves. If this kind of thing were easy, it would be a different world we live in. Which tells me we need to nurture our relationships through attunement, compassion, humour, and mindfulness. Remember, when it works it’s treatment, and when it doesn’t it’s assessment. This means we aren’t expected to get it right the first time. I’ve been doing my best at this for over 35 years, and still learning and repairing every day. For anyone who doesn’t know what I especially like to study and teach, the hot topics that I wake up thinking about are understanding complex behaviour, neurobiology, sensory-processing, movement, trauma informed practice, attachment theory, mental health, and anything that will support people in being their best selves. Thank you for being part of the great momentum globally towards understanding, interdependence, and compassion. Please connect with our team at Relationship Matters if that’s an interest for you, and importantly, thank you for doing whatever it is that you do to help others. We may never know the fruit of the seeds we plant through our smallest gestures, but just by caring we are more connected than we know. I feel great hope.