In the mid-part of last century, neuroscientists began to consider and research that there was much more to learn about how human beings establish their primary emotional "identity" long before the establishment of a verbal sub-personality. This research led to the development of "Affective Neuroscience" as a discrete study of the manner in which the primary (i.e. infant or prenatal) human unconscious learns on a discrete affect level and carries that learning over into adult life.
Throughout White's time as a trainer in therapy to do with the affect mind, there's been a steady stream of 'some' students who have questioned that we are determined to look at the science of mind. These students have invariably turned out to be people who just want to know "how to do it and don't care why," when we are intent on training therapists who "do what they do and do it WELL because they understand the deeper complexities and mechanisms of how the mind works."
So, we unashamedly conduct our training from that second perspective. We find almost without exception, that students and trainees are exhilarated by these deeper understandings of the science of mind. And into the bargain, they gain insight into how 'they' work in a way that adds to their own life.