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Digital Seminar

2-Day Applied Neuroscience for Brain Change in the Treatment of Trauma, Anxiety and Stress Disorders


Average Rating:
   4.1
Faculty:
Melanie Greenberg
Duration:
12 Hours 11 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Jul 12, 2018
Product Code:
POS053105
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

This certificate training program will help you master applying neuroscience in your clinical practice - transforming clients' lives and improving your clinical skills.

Few trainings can offer you the following taught by skilled trainer and clinician, Melanie Greenberg, PhD:

  • Apply proven brain-based and mindfulness strategies for treating anxiety, GAD, depression, PTSD and help clients handle major life events and chronic stressors
  • Teach clients stress resilience skills like positive focus, growth mindset, engaging mind and body, and mental toughness
  • Motivate clients and calm the brain's stress response using the power of neuroplasticity
  • Increase client engagement by focusing on changing the brain not just reducing symptoms

Advances in neuroscience and health psychology, positive psychology, and mindful self-compassion provide us with new tools to energize, strengthen, and update our approach to therapy.

Melanie began incorporating these brain- and strengths-based techniques 5 years ago and they have transformed her practice - making therapy more dynamic and interesting and creating more hopeful, engaged, and empowered clients.

When clients understand that they can actually rewire their brains by practicing new ways of thinking and behaving, they feel less stigmatized and stuck and more motivated to tolerate discomfort in order to change. With these new techniques, we can help clients overcome helplessness, avoidance, and rigid negative self-views and instead develop a growth mindset that helps them overcome the constraints of the past and rebuild their inner and outer worlds for increased happiness and success.

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


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 12.5 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 12.5 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Chaplains/Clergy

This self-study program is designed to qualify for 12.5 continuing education hours.


Counselors

This intermediate 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.


New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This self-study activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


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.


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.


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.


New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This self-study activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


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.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

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.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 12.5 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 12.5 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 12.6 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Psychologists

The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education. PESI, Inc. designates this self-study activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Florida Psychologists

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


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.


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.


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.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


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.


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.



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Faculty

Melanie Greenberg Related seminars and products: 1

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Melanie Greenberg, PhD, is a practicing psychologist, author, speaker, and executive coach with more than 20 years of professional experience. She has an active practice in Mill Valley, CA where she sees individuals and couples, teens and adults. Originally from South Africa, Melanie has a passion for psychological growth and healing. She loves to challenge, inspire and motivate. Melanie is the author of The Stress-Proof Brain (New Harbinger, 2017) - an Amazon bestseller in neuropsychology, stress-management, and health. She writes the popular Mindful Self-Express blog for Psychology Today (8 million page views) and has a substantial social media following. Melanie is a former professor in the clinical psychology Doctoral Program at Alliant International University, San Diego. She has delivered talks and workshops to national and international audiences, businesses, nonprofits, and professional organizations, including The American Psychological Association, Wisconsin Psychological Association, Society of Behavioral Medicine, and The Bay Club. She has also published more than 50 research articles and scholarly products. A popular media expert, she has been featured on CNN, Forbes, Inc., Business Insider, BBC radio, ABC News, Yahoo, AOL, and Lifehacker, as well as in Self, Redbook, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Fitness Magazine and the Huffington Post. She has also been featured on radio shows and numerous podcasts. With almost 50,000 followers, she was named one of the Top Psychologists to follow on Twitter by The British Psychological Society. www.drmelaniegreenberg.com

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Melanie Greenberg is in private practice. She is an author for New Harbinger Publications and Psychology Today and receives royalties. Dr. Greenberg receives a honorarium from the Community Institute for Psychotherapy and National Charity League. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Melanie Greenberg is a member of the American Psychological Association; and California Psychological Association.


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Objectives

  1. Determine the neurophysiology of the stress response, including the roles of the amygdala, hypothalamus, sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, and the effects of cortisol and adrenaline.
  2. Discriminate among acute stress, major life events and chronic stressors, and the longer-term effects of chronic stress on mind and body.
  3. Implement grounding strategies to help clients who experience “freeze” states or dissociative symptoms.
  4. Communicate the concept of mindfulness, how it affects the brain, and how to use mindfulness-based interventions in therapy.
  5. Critique the concept of self-compassion and research on its benefits.
  6. Design practical exercises to increase self-compassion in clients facing stress.
  7. Analyze the importance of perceived control to the impact of stressors and learn how to help clients differentiate controllable and uncontrollable aspects of stressors.
  8. Explore how stress and anxiety narrow cognitive focus and create thinking traps and learn techniques to help clients be more cognitively flexible in the face of stress.
  9. Evaluate the research suggesting that positive emotions can undo the physiological effects of negative emotions.
  10. Investigate how rumination exacerbates the effects of stress and how to help clients curtail ruminative cycles and de-fuse from negative thinking.
  11. Appraise how a growth mindset differs from a fixed mindset and how to help clients adopt a growth mindset and a gritty attitude towards their stressors.
  12. Assess the application of a brain-based, neuroscience approach to treating clinical disorders like GAD and PTSD.

Outline

Using Neuroscience in Treatment of Stress and Trauma

  • Positives:
    • Science gives authority, evidence, de-stigmatizes mental health problems
    • Increased motivation and hope for change
  • Concerns:
    • Oversimplification, unrealistic expectations, changing state of science, see self as damaged or different

The Promise of Neuroplasticity

  • Describe neuroplasticity in everyday language
  • Therapy is about creating a new, more resilient brain
  • We are changing beings - don’t have to be stuck in rigid views of self
  • Teach brain to be less reactive to stress and triggers
  • “Rewiring” as a metaphor for change
  • Changing “raw,” unprocessed memories to organized narratives

The Brain’s Stress Response

  • Historical view - Hans Selye
  • The brain’s stress response “fight, flight, freeze”
  • The triune brain - reptilian, mammalian, human
  • The amygdala and the prefrontal cortex
  • How the amygdala “hijacks” the brain into emergency mode

How the Stress Response is Spread Throughout the Body

  • Neurotransmitters - Epinephrine, norepinephrine and cortisol
  • The HPA axis and role of cortisol
  • The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
  • The dorsovagal “freeze” response to unavoidable threat

The Upside and Downside of Stress

  • Increased motivation and engagement - “flow”state
  • Can create mental toughness and resilience to future stressors
  • Inflammatory response to chronic stress
  • Stress and health risk behaviors (excess alcohol use, smoking, overeating etc)
  • Stress and cellular aging (telomeres)

Traumas - Effects on the Brain

  • Cortisol attacks the hippocampus - center of narrative memory
  • Amygdala response increases in strength
  • Impaired anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) and prefrontal cortical function
  • Cortisol halts production of BDNF - fewer new brain cells formed
  • Link to depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD
  • Cognitive rigidity and inability to take in new information
  • Changes in sense of self and dissociation

Long-Term Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

  • The ACE Study (Kaiser and the CDC)
  • Addictive and unhealthy ways of managing anxiety & negative emotions
  • Disease, mental health issues, behavioral problems, PTSD

Explaining Neuroscience Concepts to Clients

  • Use drawings and images
  • Individualize to the type of difficulty (e.g., disengaged vs reactive - different brain areas)
  • Redirect vs eliminate
  • Help client label & recognize when happening (e.g., freeze, flooding, negative thinking, rigidity, impulsivity)
  • Find coping strategies for each type of brain difficulty

Stress-Proofing the Brain - Overview

  • Calming the amygdala - Grounding, mindfulness, self-compassion, perceiving control
  • Moving forward with the prefrontal cortex - Cognitive reappraisal, priming positive mindsets and, growth focus, health psychology tools

Grounding Strategies for Clients with Trauma or Attachment Injuries

  • Yoga, relaxation, breathing, present-moment focus, soothing with the senses, pets, drawing, gardening, walking
  • Mental imagery - safe place, boundaries, energetic, times they felt strong/competent
  • Left-brain strategies - task focus and engagement

Mindfulness Strategies

  • Qualities of mindfulness states - open, nonjudgmental, fluid, deliberate,
  • Observing and accepting inner experience (thoughts, feelings, sensations)
  • Using the senses to self-regulate
  • De-fusing from negative thoughts and self-images
  • How mindfulness changes the brain
  • Mindfulness practices - breathing, watching thoughts, urge surfing, open awareness
  • Application to anxiety, depression, addictions, PTSD

Self-Compassion Strategies

  • Self-kindness, common humanity, focus on unmet needs
  • Application to depression, anxiety, stress-management, trauma, insecure attachment
  • Link to Schema Therapy - healthy adult mode
  • Practices - Metta meditation, soften, soothe and allow, dialogues with inner critic

Cognitive Strategies

  • How stress and anxiety narrow attention, create cognitive rigidity
  • Depression and negative thinking
  • PTSD and internalized negative appraisals (helpless, unworthy, unsafe etc.)
  • Worry and rumination cycles - link to prefrontal cortex and default mode network
  • Why thought suppression doesn’t work
  • De-catastrophizing and probability estimation
  • Exposure and tolerating negative thoughts
  • Using metaphors (monsters on the boat, bouncy ball underwater)

Creating Positive States of Mind to Counter Stress

  • How our brains are wired to the negative
  • Positive emotions can promote physiological recovery from anxiety and fear
  • Reappraising anxiety as excitement
  • Gratitude diaries
  • Commitment, control, and challenge; growth mindset

Living Healthy in the Face of Stress

  • Sleep disturbance - behavioral strategies
  • Healthy coping strategies - exercise, meditation, yoga
  • Dealing with emotional eating

Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Chaplains/Clergy, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals

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Total Reviews: 1058

Comments

Catherine G - ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico

"Excellent presenter. Appreciate the wealth of research presented. it would have taken me months to read and summarize what was presented in this course. The clinical strategies suggested and practiced were welcomed and will be implemented immediately. Thank you for presenting information about the brain in such a user friendly manner. "

Stewart K - SANDY, Utah

"Great training."

Katherine E - Johnson City, Tennessee

"i totally enjoyed this course and i learned a tremendous amount of valuable information"

Alice J - WOODBRIDGE, Virginia

"I would highly recommend this course. Dr. Greenberg has the ability present the topic of neuroscience with ease, clarity and make it an enjoyable experience. I will certainly apply what I learned to my practice. "

Sharone L - BEVERLY HILLS, California

"Very relevant material. I liked the combination of lecture and actual exercises"

Keith S - DELAND, Florida

"Really appreciated Melanie Greenberg's knowledge, as well as her realness. It made for a very pleasant and unpretentious learning experience. Thank you so much."

Davorka M - CLAYTON, Missouri

"I learned a lot!!!"

Becky G - Woodinville, Washington

"Material presented was at just the right level for my needs. Bravo!"

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