GSE instructor Karin Bausenbach leaves a legacy

Karin BausenbachA member of the GSE—an Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) instructor—passed away in November, leaving behind a large enthusiastic following. Karin Bausenbach, MD, was a dynamic presenter in the IPNB program, a certificate program taught online and in person at PSU for human services professionals and other professionals interested in the impact of positive relationships on the brain.

“Dr. Karin was a passionate and inspiring teacher, driven to ensure that her students really learned about the brain,” said IPNB Program Director Marion Sharp. “She quizzed everyone regularly, and students quickly learned to be prepared for this. With every repeated question, we all laid down and reinforced new neural pathways of learning—and we laughed . . . a lot!”

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Portland State University honors first class of Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) students

On April 1, 2011, a group of 18 professionals and graduate students completed the final class required to receive the first ever Certificate of Completion in Interpersonal Neurobiology. This group showcased their work at two sessions in December and April. Participants came from wide-ranging fields: education, social work, counseling, business, criminal justice, and alternative healing. Students from as far away as England were able to access the classes both in-person and online. Continue reading