Intensive 2-Day Workshop: Enhancing Executive Function: Going Beyond t
Digital Seminar

Intensive 2-Day Workshop: Enhancing Executive Function: Going Beyond the Prefrontal Cortex


Faculty:
Lorelei Woerner-Eisner
Duration:
11 Hours 46 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Mar 23, 2017
Product Code:
POS063290
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • Fresh integrative research-based and clinically-proven techniques
  • Explore principles of yoga, mindfulness, breath and the gut in developing: flexible thinking, memory, planning, organization, impulse control, emotional regulation, attending behavior, task initiation and habit building
  • Strategies to cultivate motivation, efficacy, carry over and decrease fear, anxiety, resistance
  • Modify sensory input to increase alertness or facilitate calming

This workshop brings fresh integrative research-based and clinically proven techniques to enhance initiation, engagement, attending behavior and memory, as well as processing and self-monitoring.

Together, we will explore integrative tools we can use with challenges such as: the kid who scores well on tests but performs poorly in school, who is distracted and impulsive, who lacks motivation or is hindered by anxiety.

We will explore the foundational elements of brain function, effects of the gut and sensory input, as well as stress and fear. Then we will devote our time to learning and experiencing specific strategies that will make a real difference in children’s lives:

  • Developing healthy habits
  • Yoga
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • Breath
  • Self-generation and determination
  • Impulsivity and healthy social connections

Sought after occupational therapist and international lecturer, Lorelei Woerner-Eisner shares her 20 plus years of experience, continuing education, and therapeutic techniques, as well as her integrative perspective on wellness.

This seminar will provide you with a broader and deeper view of executive function that will increase your effectiveness as a therapist. You will leave with ideas to stimulate your own creativity, and strategies to facilitate cooperation and carry-over in your clients. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore integrative and cutting-edge treatment ideas!

Credits

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Texas Counselors

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Educators

This course consists of 12.5 self-study clock hours. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Indiana Educators

12.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance of this self-study package per the Indiana Department of Education standards.


Montana Educators

This self-study package is offered for 12.0 Renewal Units. PESI, Inc. is an Approved Renewal Unit Provider with the Montana Office of Public Instruction.


Texas Educators

PESI, Inc., has been approved as a CPE Provider #500-981 for Texas Educators by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBED). This self-study package qualifies for 12.5 CPE clock hours.


New Jersey Educators, Administrators & Education Services Personnel

12.5 Actual Professional Development Hours (self-study). MEDS-PDN, powered by PESI, Inc., is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider with the NJ Dept of Education.  


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 credits.


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This self-study package qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

AOTA

PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. This self-study course qualifies for 12.5 self-study contact hours or 1.25 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate. Expires: 03/23/2021.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 12.6 self-study continuing education credits.


Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 12.5 self-study continuing education hours.


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number #50-399. This product qualifies for 12.5 self-study continuing education credits.


Psychologists

This self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This self-study course has been approved for 12.6 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

This intermediate activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number #50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists

Approved for 15.0 self-study continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

This course contains 12.5 hours of self-study continuing education. It was not offered for ASHA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. If audited for ASHA Certification Maintenance, you can submit this certificate of completion at that time. For state licensure, teacher certification renewal, or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.


California Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 12.5 hours of self-study continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.


Handouts

Faculty

Lorelei Woerner-Eisner Related seminars and products: 4

OTR/L, C-IAYT, RYT500, Owner/Therapist

Integrative Wellness Therapy


Lorelei Woerner- Eisner, OTR/L, C-IAYT, RYT500, a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist, Certified Yoga Therapist and a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher has over 20 years of practice in working with infants to seniors from a whole-person perspective. Lorelei is a recognized international lecturer and author. She has spoken across the country on a wide variety of topics related to therapy from a holistic perspective. Throughout her career, she has been driven by a passion to research, discover and create the most highly effective therapy techniques and tools to support lasting change with her broad range of clients’ needs. She has worked in pediatrics/sensory integration, rehabilitation, psychiatrics, acute care, home health, and skilled nursing settings. Lorelei is certified in: the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test, Yoga Therapy, Yoga Ed sm (a school-based yoga program), Hippotherapy, and Myofascial Release. She and her specially trained therapy dog Toma, work in a variety of settings including her private practice, Integrative Wellness Therapy. Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, Lorelei received a B.A. in Occupational Therapy from USC in 1993, a B.A. in Communications from Pepperdine University in 1986 and her 2-year Yoga Therapy certificate from Loyola Marymount University in 2007.

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Lorelei Woerner-Eisner is the owner of Integrative Wellness Therapy. She has an employment relationship with Therapy in Action and the University of California Los Angeles. She is a compensated lecturer for the Bureau of Education and Research. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Lorelei Woerner-Eisner is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.


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Objectives

  1. Explore challenges in executive function through integrative techniques and a whole person perspective.
  2. Explain the significance of brain development and the autonomic nervous system on executive functioning.
  3. Apply effective yoga poses that create alertness and those that calm and facilitate focus.
  4. Explore the mindfulness – meditation continuum and how to use these techniques to enhance executive functioning.
  5. Identify breath-related strategies that support self-regulation.
  6. Describe the gut-brain connection and how it can affect executive functioning.
  7. Explain the emotion-motivation-attention-memory connection and how to facilitate toward learning and recall.
  8. List strategies to develop healthy habits and self-discipline.
  9. Explore strategies to get around the “shut-down” effect that stress and anxiety play on EF.
  10. Describe 2 new techniques that diminish impulsive behaviors and facilitate delayed gratification.
  11. Describe a new perspective of therapeutic use of self and the environment to help promote healthy social connections.
  12. Identify strategies to help your client learn to take more ownership of their own well-being.

Outline

Principles of Executive Function

  • Attention and sustained focus
  • Engagement and initiation
  • Optimization and monitoring
  • Efficiency and sequencing
  • Memory storage and retrieval
  • Inquiry and analyzing
  • Solution and organization
  • Holarchical Model of EF

Levels of the Whole Person

  • Physical – movement, posture and anatomy
  • Breath and physiological systems
  • Intellect – cognition, self-expression and sensory
  • Personality – preferences, values and behaviors
  • Emotional tone and the subjective
  • Brain development & autonomic nervous system (ANS)
  • Pruning and the use it or lose it principle
  • Vagus nerve’s relation to physical and emotional effects

Effects of Stress on EF

  • The effect on neural networks
  • Cortisol and fight/flight effect on the brain
  • The differences between fear and anxiety
  • Getting to the basis of anger and frustration

The Gut Brain

  • Enteric nervous system: the “second brain”
  • Neurotransmitters in the gut that affect mood
  • The ADHD-gut connection
  • Enhance mood and memory through nutrition

Sensory Processing

  • 3 developmental levels of regulation
  • Swings effect on the Reticular Activating System
  • Adjustments in sensory input to create balance
  • Calm the sympathetic nervous system thru sensory input

Strategies to Develop Healthy Habits

  • Using your mind to change your brain
  • The power of thought and visualization
  • Routines and steps to build habits
  • Method of enhancing neurogenesis and neuroplasticity

Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation Principles

  • Mind-body-breath connection
  • Yoga poses for self-regulation
  • Interoception to build deeper self-awareness
  • The power of the pause

Breath and Regulation Techniques

  • Using breath to affect arousal levels
  • Increasing and decreasing heart rate and blood pressure
  • Supports movement and posture
  • Techniques for focus, delayed gratification and processing in the pause

Sensory Processing Strategies

  • Using the sensory systems to promote self-regulation and calm the sympathetic nervous system
  • A look at rhythmicity and touch as factors in enhancing EF

Attention-Memory Connection

  • Learning requirements for memory
  • Emotion-motivation connection
  • Intrinsic motivation to enhance processing
  • The driving force of optimism and hope
  • How multi-tasking is counter-productive
  • Strategies that support focus and recall

Putting the pause on Impulsivity

  • Marshmallows: the importance of learning to wait
  • Anti-rush therapy to promote waiting
  • Do-overs to teach healthy alternatives

Self-Generation and Self-Determination

  • Promote delayed gratification, self-monitoring, task initiation, emotional control
  • Supporting persistence to stick with dull and challenging activities
  • Allowing time for processing, planning and self-correction

Strategies for Healthy Social Connections:

  • Using the whole self as a therapeutic tool: emotion, modeling and positioning
  • The power of relationship in therapeutic effectiveness
  • Cuing and facilitation to promote participation, engagement and increased independence
  • Teaching tolerance and other awareness

Treatment Strategies for Challenging Emotions

  • Decreasing stress to facilitate EF
  • Understanding fear, as the basis for many challenging emotions
  • Using the teachable-moment “failures”

Target Audience

Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Marriage & Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals.

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Comments

Kimberly S - FORT COLLINS, Colorado

"Lorelei did an excellent job of sharing her vast knowledge and passion as it relates Executive Function Skills, and the many aspects that can affect them. Well done!"

Cathalee N - Olathe, Colorado

"fun and informative course!"

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