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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Sherrie All, PhD., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in neuropsychology, cognitive rehabilitation and brain health. She owns and directs the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness (CCCW), a group neuropsychology practice offering assessment and treatment services in cognitive rehabilitation and psychotherapy to people affected by cognitive decline. As a leader in the field of brain health, Dr. All works to educate the public on brain-healthy behaviors and innovating brain health coaching. Her work in this area earned her the 2010 Sharpbrains Innovation Award for Most Innovative Mental Health Program as well as the attention of media outlets such as The New Yorker and Crain’s Chicago Business.
Dr. All trains other professionals in how to implement cognitive rehabilitation interventions into their practice, through continuing education programs, supervision and individual consultations. She shares her detailed understanding of the brain and brain-behavior relationships in an engaging and relatable way. Dr. All’s forthcoming book and current keynote address, “Brain Destiny: Everyday Choices to Lower Your Risk for Dementia and Change Your Life”, offers an entertaining way of promoting a popular understanding of the scientific theory of cognitive reserve to empower people to effectively care for their brains. She has been an invited speaker by the Lifetime Education and Renewal Network (LEARN) of the American Society on Aging (ASA) and speaks regularly on the topics of brain health, cognitive rehabilitation and interventions for early-stage dementia. Dr. All’s research includes examination of functional MRI (fMRI) and electrophysiological (EEG) biomarkers of cognitive deficits.
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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Communicate how an understanding of neuroscientific research and neurological processes can help mental health professionals improve clinical outcomes.
Determine the interrelationship of depression and anxiety and communicate how this information can be used in relation to treatment planning.
Employ psychoeducation techniques that improve engagement in therapy by making neuroscience and neurobiology understandable for clients.
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.
Evaluate the relationship between memory malleability and trauma and communicate how this information can be utilized therapeutically to help clients cope with traumatic memories.
Investigate how mindfulness and meditation impact the nervous system and articulate how mindfulness interventions can be used in your treatment plans for depression.
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:
Nervous System Networks and the Social Brain: We are wired for attunement
Default Mode (DMN) and Task Mode Networks (TMN)
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
Meditation and Mindfulness
Unconscious and the DMN
Experience and activate the direct Mind-Body link
Integrate the Brain into Treatments
How stress alters the nervous system
Calm the stress/fear pathway
Develop alert/relaxed attention for better coping
Develop security through self-soothing methods
Foster confidence with yoga body positioning
Extinguish traumatic memories
Reconsolidate implicit memories
The anxious brain reaction
Calm the limbic system bottom-up with movement
Soothe the insula through meditative sensory awareness
Deconstruct sensations mindfully
Balance the nervous system
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
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