A Fractal Life with Terry Marks-Tarlow

A Discussion About Fractals and Therapy (1.5 hours)

Learning objectives:

  • The importance of variability
  • The complexity of all systems
  • Science and psychotherapy are essentially non-linear
  • What are fractals and why do they matter in therapy and in science

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It's A Fractal Life (1.5 hrs)
Module 1 Fractals And Therapy With Terry Marks-Tarlow
Unit 1 Variability Teaches Us
Unit 2 Non-Linear Science Is The Future
Unit 3 Psychotherapy Is Non-Linear
Unit 4 The Butterfly Effect
Unit 5 Fractals
Unit 6 Fractals Informing Therapy
Unit 7 Hyperscanning And Interpersonal Syncrony
Unit 8 Learning To Think Complexly
Unit 9 Intuition
Unit 10 Specializing
Unit 11 In Terry's Therapy Room
Unit 12 Working With Intuition
Unit 13 Non-Linear Brains

A Fractal Life With Terry Marks-Tarlow:

Richard Hill and Matthew Dahlitz talk with Terry Marks-Tarlow about the world of non-linear complex systems and how this relates to therapy and to life. Terry Marks-Tarlow is an expert in non-linear dynamics and fractals as it pertains to mental health and life sciences in general. Join Richard, Matt and Terry on a wonderful discussion about this important perspective on therapy and life.


This self-study activity consists of 1.5 hours of continuing education, or professional development, instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary across countries, organizations and state board regulations. Please save the test results at the end of each unit, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your organization to determine specific filing requirements.

We are unable to guarantee the success of logging 1.5 CE/PD points for this course as the requirements vary significantly across countries, states, and organizations.

All self-study participants will have to have achieved 80% or better pass rate to receive a certificate of completion. If you require a copy of the test/evaluation for CE purposes, please print at the time you take the test – these are available as a download after you complete each test section.

Learning objectives:

  • The importance of variability
  • The complexity of all systems
  • Science and psychotherapy are essentially non-linear
  • What are fractals and why do they matter in therapy and in science

Terry Marks-Tarlow received her B.A. in psychology from Stanford University and my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA. During graduate school she was trained primarily in cognitive-behavioral work and sought additional training at the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles (GTILA), eventually becoming President. She received training in hypnosis from Jean Holroyd and Michael Diamond at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute, plus studied guided imagery with Muriel Fuller and also pursued analytic self-psychology from Lynne Jacobs.

For over a decade, Marks-Tarlow has been studying interpersonal neurobiology and regulation theory with Allan Schore. Has taught developmental neurobiology at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute and at Reiss Davis Child Studies Center. She is currently part of the teaching faculty at the Insight Center in Los Angeles where she conducts continuing education workshops and classes.


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