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. But talking to your clients about their brain and what’s happening inside it is often difficult or overwhelming.
Learning how to not only communicate with clients about the brain but what specifically is going on inside of theirs has immense value in improving interventions and client compliance. Making neuroscience a must-have in every clinician’s toolbox when looking for creating lasting change.
In this workshop, you will participate in enjoyable learning experiences that provide you with the clear principles and background you need for utilizing neuroscience in your work. You will learn:
Ways to talk with your client about what’s going on in their brain
How to refine interventions and learn new ones through brain science
The ways that therapy and relationships help regulate stress
How and where neuroplasticity occurs, and ways to use it therapeutically
Strategies for using CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and Polyvagal Theory to overcome resistance, activate creative responses, and turn problems into potentials
Ways to add new dimensions to each therapy session and initiate lasting change using top-down, bottom-up, and horizontal methods
Easily and confidently incorporate these effective neuroscience techniques and tools into your very next treatment session!
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All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners. For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.
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Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this live webcast.
Sherrie All, PhD, is a neuropsychologist and an engaging speaker and writer whose expertise in the principles of neuroscience, functional neuroanatomy, and diagnostics give her a unique insight into the correlation between mental health disorders, therapeutic approaches, and what happens in the brain itself.
Dr. All is the owner of the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness where she combines her strong background in CBT with mindfulness techniques, motivational interviewing and dynamic interpretations to help her clients manage depression, stress, anxiety, mental illness and cognitive challenges. A trained neuropsychologist who received her Ph.D. from Rosalind Franklin University, she also brings her detailed understanding of the brain to uniquely address the needs of people with traumatic brain injuries, dementia, and other conditions.
Financial: Sherrie All is the owner of Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness. She receives royalties as a published author. Sherrie All receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-Financial: Sherrie All is a member of the American Psychological Association.
Access Period for Live Webcast
For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.
Please note: There will be a 70-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.
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: Understand Neuro-Physiology to Help Your Clients
See and understand key brain structures and their function
Work top down/ bottom up/ horizontally to help target interventions to clients’ specific needs
Work with implicit and explicit memories to rewrite internal narratives and treat trauma
Learn how to rebalance key pathways with your interventions:
Fear-Stress Pathway including Polyvagal Theory
Understand the physiological components of “Neuroception”
Turning on the social engagement system for co-regulation
The Social Brain – How Therapy and Relationships Regulate Stress
Understand elements of the social engagement system & use it to build rapport and heal attachment
Help clients understand how emotions are contagious
Activate mirror neuron systems for connection
Help clients build stronger self-regulation
Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis
Neuroplasticity in all its forms – beyond neurogenesis
How to foster neuroplasticity in clients
Discover the conditions for ideal neuroplasticity
Neuroplasticity in action: Exercise your brain!
Actively engage brain structures for lasting change
Default Mode (DMN) and Task Mode Networks (TMN)
Long term potentiation (aka neuroplasticity at the synapse)
Practice the Interventions for Healing: Bottom-up, Top-down, and Horizontal
Increase comfort and experience in integrating these interventions into your clinical practice:
Meditation and mindfulness
Unconscious and the DMN
Experience and activate the direct mind-body link
Integrate the Brain into Treatments Trauma
How stress alters the nervous system
Explore techniques to calm the stress/fear pathway
Develop security through self-soothing methods
Foster confidence with yoga body positioning
Reconsolidate implicit and explicit memories
Distinguish top-down anxiety from bottom-up anxiety
Implement treatments to effectively match the source of a client’s anxiety
Treat worry and GAD effectively through worry exposure and planning
Calm the limbic system bottom up with movement
Develop alert/relaxed attention for better coping
Soothe the insula through meditative sensory awareness
Deconstruct sensations mindfully
Balance the nervous system
Brain areas involved in addictions
Rewire the reward pathway
Address habits that maintain addictions and lead to relapse
Detach from pleasure and pain
Develop prefrontal connections for better judgment
Depressed brain patterns
Practice the 4-step method to overcome negative self-suggestions
Foster joyful relationship through mirror neurons
Develop compassion and gratitude
Activate an under-activated nervous system with yoga postures and energy meditations
This version does not come with access to video content. Additional Participant CE Test must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and CE Certificate. The standard price of this program includes the CE Certificate for the main viewer.
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