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26 Jul, 2017
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates
PsychOz Publications, 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.
Alex Korb, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist, writer and coach. He has studied the brain for over 15 years and is the author of The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time. He received a BS in Neuroscience at Brown University, before earning a PhD in Neuroscience at UCLA. His dissertation focused on measuring electrical activity in the brain to better understand and treat depression. He is an adjunct assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at UCLA where his research focuses on neuroimaging and the development of a novel brain stimulation device. He has authored over a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles on the neuroscience of psychiatric disorders.
His popular blog on PsychologyToday.com has over a million views. He speaks around the country on neuroscience and has appeared on radio shows and podcasts worldwide. He has a wealth of experience in yoga and mindfulness, physical fitness, and even stand-up comedy.
Financial: Alexander Korb is an adjunct assistant professor at UCLA. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Alexander Korb has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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- Communicate findings regarding neuroscientific research exploring the connection between key brain regions, neurotransmitters, and mental health and recognize how understanding neurological processes can help mental health professionals improve clinical outcomes.
- Develop a case conceptualization that draws upon neuropsychological principles and can help inform therapeutic methods and goals with clients suffering from anxiety and depression.
- Analyze how strategies focused on calming and training the amygdala can be used in therapy to help alleviate symptoms of anxiety.
- Establish how the brain encodes habits, characterize how habits relate to stress, and connect this information to cognitive behavioral approaches you can use in-session to intervene in habit loops and reduce the stress response.
- Maximize capacity for change in clients with neuro-informed explanations that shift the way they feel about their pathology and engage them in the therapeutic process.
- Evaluate the latest neuroscientific research regarding the impact of gratitude on key neural circuits, its benefits, and explore ways to operationalize gratitude exercises that clients can use in their daily lives to impact their symptomology.
Understand the Key Brain Regions and Chemicals Involved
- Prefrontal cortex, limbic system, striatum
- Neurotransmitters: serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, oxytocin, etc.
- How it all fits together
Apply Key Principles from Proven Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions
- Behavioral Activation Therapy (BAT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Utilize the Benefits of Exercise
- Benefits on serotonin and dopamine systems, as well as stress reductions
- Intensity and frequency of exercise required
- How simply being outdoors can help
Minding the Amygdala: Mindful Awareness of Emotions
- Labeling feelings to reduce amygdala activity
- Making the most of ACT to reduce stress
Set Goals, Make Decisions, and Top-Down Regulation of Brain Activity
- The impact of goal-setting on lower-level processing
- Choice, decisions and happiness
- The importance of intention and voluntary choices
- Simple strategies for applying BAT
Low-Tech Biofeedback: Using the Body’s Signals to Heal the Brain
- The mind-body connection, meditation and MBCT
- Understanding heart-rate variability
- The power of breathing
- How postural changes, muscle tension and facial expressions can affect mood
How the Brain Encodes Habits and How to Change Them
- The distinction between impulses and routines
- Cognitive and emotional habits
- The relationship between habits and stress
- Cognitive-behavioral approaches to changing habits
- The impact of social support on the brain’s stress response
- The power of physical touch
- Why social interactions are rewarding
- How social support can improve the efficacy of medication
The Power of Gratitude
- The impact of gratitude on key neural circuits
- How to operationalize gratitude in order to implement it in daily life
Make the Most of Sleep
- How sleep affects mood
- Key changes in sleep hygiene that improve sleep quality
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