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Neuroscience for Clinicians: Brain Change for Stress, Anxiety, Trauma, Moods and Substance Abuse



Neuroscience has given us incredible insights into the workings of the brain and its connection to our mental health. Recent research reveals that neuroplasticity takes place all through life, so you can offer hope for real change no matter how long your client has suffered.

This recording will connect complicated science with your clinical practice, and transform how you view and work with traumatized, stressed, addicted, anxious and depressed clients!

Discover how and where neuroplasticity occurs, and ways to use it therapeutically. Participate in enjoyable learning experiences that provide you with the clear principles and background you need for utilizing neuroscience in your work. Draw on multiple modalities to overcome resistance, activate creative responses, and turn problems into potentials. Add new dimensions to each therapy session and initiate change using top-down, bottom-up, and horizontal methods that can be creatively individualized.

Finish this program feeling confident in bringing the latest findings from neuroscience into your treatments!


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Product Details
Average Rating:
   5
Faculty:
Sherrie All, Ph.D.
Duration:
6 Hours 17 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
May 21, 2020
Product Code:
POS055285
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Access:
Never expires.

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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 6.5 hours CPD.

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Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness


Sherrie All, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist who has specialized in treating people with dementia, Parkinson's disease, TBI, MS, and other neurological disorders for over a decade. Dr. All is the founder and director of the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness, a private neuropsychology practice specializing in cognitive rehabilitation and brain health. The evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation interventions she uses have helped hundreds of adults experiencing cognitive declines improve their thinking skills, expand their functional independence, and enhance their brain health.

Dr. All has worked as a consultant to the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, helping to develop and evaluate a holistic brain fitness program, and her work with individuals on ways to lower their personal risk for dementia has earned the attention of media outlets including The New Yorker and Crain's Chicago Business. Dr. All earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, is a member of the American Psychological Association and author of The Neuroscience of Memory: Seven Skills to Optimize Your Brain Power, Improve Memory and Stay Sharp at Any Age.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Sherrie All is the owner of the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Sherrie All has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Communicate how an understanding of neuroscientific research and neurological processes can help mental health professionals improve clinical outcomes.
  2. Determine the interrelationship of depression and anxiety and communicate how this information can be used in relation to treatment planning.
  3. Employ psychoeducation techniques that improve engagement in therapy by making neuroscience and neurobiology understandable for clients.
  4. Analyze how neural pathways regulating stress and reward are related to mental health disorders, and connect this information to your utilization of therapeutic interventions to reduce stress and manage addiction.
  5. Evaluate the relationship between memory malleability and trauma and communicate how this information can be utilized therapeutically to help clients cope with traumatic memories.
  6. Investigate how mindfulness and meditation impact the nervous system and articulate how mindfulness interventions can be used in your treatment plans for depression.

Outline

Tour through the Brain: What clinicians need to know from neurons to structures, to pathways, to networks

  • Feel your neurons activate
  • See brain structures in 3-D
  • Experience how the brain processes top-down, bottom-up, and horizontal
  • Actively engage your brain structures for change
  • Work with implicit and explicit memories
  • Learn how to rebalance key pathways with your interventions:
    • Pain Pathway
    • Reward Pathway
    • Fear-Stress Pathway

Nervous System Networks and the Social Brain: We are wired for attunement

  • Default Mode (DMN) and Task Mode Networks (TMN)
  • Healing attachment
  • Activate mirror neurons bottom-up

Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis: How the brain can change

  • Three timeframes for change
  • Neuroplasticity at the synapse
  • How to foster neuroplasticity in clients
  • Neuroplasticity in action: Exercise your brain!

Practice the Interventions for Healing: Bottom-up, top-down, and horizontal

  • Sensory Awareness
  • Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Body Work
  • Unconscious and the DMN
  • Experience and activate the direct Mind-Body link

Integrate the Brain into Treatments

  • Stress
    • How stress alters the nervous system
    • Calm the stress/fear pathway
    • Develop alert/relaxed attention for better coping
  • Trauma
    • Develop security through self-soothing methods
    • Foster confidence with yoga body positioning
    • Extinguish traumatic memories
    • Reconsolidate implicit memories
  • Anxiety
    • The anxious brain reaction
    • Work top-down/bottom-up/horizontally
    • Calm the limbic system bottom-up with movement
    • Soothe the insula through meditative sensory awareness
    • Deconstruct sensations mindfully
    • Balance the nervous system
  • Substance Abuse
    • Brain areas involved in addictions
    • Rewire the reward pathway
    • Detach form pleasure and pain
    • Activate the parietal lobes for sensory relaxation and enjoyment
    • Develop prefrontal connections for better judgment
  • Depression
    • The depressed brain pattern
    • Activate an under-activated nervous system with yoga postures and energy meditations
    • Regulate the limbic system by activating links to the prefrontal cortex and cingulate gyrus with mindfulness turned outward
    • Practice the 4-step method to overcome negative self-suggestions
    • Unify real and ideal
    • Foster joyful relationship through mirror neurons
    • Develop compassion and gratitude

6 Principles for Incorporating the Brain into your Therapy

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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Comments

JENNY H - Colorado Springs, Colorado

"The training was awesome!"

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