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Digital Seminar

Mastery Course on Neuroscience Informed Therapy: Connect Complicated Brain Research with Accessible Therapeutic Strategies for Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Pain, Substance Abuse & Trauma


Average Rating:
   4.9
Faculty:
Jennifer Sweeton
Duration:
12 Hours 23 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Sep 27, 2018
Product Code:
POS054035
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

The latest findings from neuroscience have given us incredible insights into the workings of the brain and its connection to our psychological and physical well-being. Yet in-depth studies on the brain can be difficult for mental health clinicians to interpret -names like “Subgenual anterior cingulate cortex” mean very little to most of us.

And you face a bigger obstacle than terminology. How do you overcome the challenge of applying complicated scientific and biological information to your clinical practice? How does neuroscience help you when you’re face-to-face with clients working on stress, depression, addiction and the other problems they face each day?

This recording will connect critical concepts from science and biology to your clinical work with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, substance abuse and trauma.

Better still, you’ll go beyond the biological mechanisms that underlie various disorders with detailed instruction on actual treatment strategies you can use with your clients. Through case studies, experiential exercises, and brief lectures you’ll learn to individualize interventions based in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Attachment, and Somatic Psychologies and apply them to the treatment of mood disorders, trauma, addictions, and more.

Better still, you’ll have the opportunity to practice the application of what you’ve learned under the skilled supervision of our instructor, and take home detailed handouts allowing their immediate incorporation into your clinical work.

Cut through the baffling research and inaccessible jargon, and discover how understanding neuroscience can change the way you view and work with your clients!

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.


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.



Handouts

Faculty

Jennifer Sweeton's Profile

Jennifer Sweeton Related seminars and products: 4

Psy.D., M.S., M.A., Organizational Consultant, Clinical Psychologist

Mind Works Professional Education Inc


Jennifer Sweeton, Psy.D., M.S., M.A., is a licensed clinical psychologist and internationally-recognized expert on anxiety, trauma, and the neuroscience of mental health. She completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University.

Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates. She formerly served as the president of the Oklahoma Psychological Association, and holds adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Sweeton offers psychological services to clients in Oklahoma, Kansas, and internationally, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained mental health professionals in workshops throughout the country and abroad. She is also the author of Trauma Treatment Toolbox: 165 Brain-Changing Tips, Tools & Handouts to Move Therapy Forward (PESI, 2019).

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jennifer Sweeton is in private practice. She has an employment relationship with the Oklahoma City VAMC. Dr. Sweeton receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Jennifer Sweeton has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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Objectives

  1. Analyze the role of the nervous system in mental health disorders and communicate how this knowledge impacts the clinician’s choice of therapeutic intervention.
  2. Employ psychoeducational approaches that make the neurobiology of mental health conditions understandable for clients.
  3. Establish how an understanding of neuroscience and neuroanatomy can be used by mental health professionals to cultivate motivation and promote engagement in therapy.
  4. Evaluate research on mindfulness and articulate how mindfulness can be used as an adjunctive approach in your treatment plans for depression.
  5. Communicate how memory malleability impacts your treatment of clients with traumatic memories.
  6. Discover how the neurobiology of addiction can help you establish realistic goals with clients with substance use disorders.
  7. Establish the role of the neurobiological fight, flight, or freeze response in trauma symptomology.
  8. Characterize how attachment impacts key brain networks and informs the clinical treatment of affect regulation and mood disorders.
  9. Communicate how research findings regarding the relationship between diet and mental health could impact treatment approaches for various disorders.
  10. Evaluate how an understanding of the neurodynamics of habit formation informs the therapist’s clinical approach to foster behavioral change.
  11. Appraise the latest scientific research on gratitude and explore the benefits and limitations of using approaches based in positive psychology.
  12. Articulate how mindfulness practices can be used in therapy to impact the stress reaction and shift clients to a relaxation response.

Outline

DAY 1

Understand the Brain’s Reward System

  • Habit formation & maintenance
  • Why the brain doesn’t always choose well
    • The conscious brain myth
    • Brain dictated actions
    • Impulse vs routines
    • Reward & habit
    • Coping & stress
  • Brain-wise change
    • Impulse strategies
    • Serotonin
    • Solidifying change – from neurons to brain regions
    • From state to trait: Brief experiences to long lasting change
  • Willpower
    • Willpower: where does it reside?
    • Role of exercise
    • Mindfulness
    • A brief willpower workout
The Body’s Impact on the Brain: Alter Physical State to Manage Stress and Anxiety
  • Body-Brain-Mind Talk
  • The Vagal Nerve
  • Heart rate variability
  • Interoception
  • Build stress resiliency & emotional regulation
  • Breath, posture, deep relaxation
  • The Body-Brain-Mind connection across treatment approaches
The Brain’s Impact on the Body
  • Chronic pain, nociceptors and neurotransmitters
  • Dorsolateral prefrontal lobe and the centralization of pain
  • The influence of stress on pain and inflammation
  • Pain measurement
  • CBT interventions to reappraise pain
  • Pain catastrophizing
  • Biofeedback
  • Mind-Body interventions for pain
How Relationships Change the Brain: The Neuroscience of Attachment
  • Neuropeptides: behavior and oxytocin
  • Healing through the social brain
  • The role of storytelling
  • The brain in love
  • Brain behavior of long-term love
    • Novelty vs. habit
  • Engendering secure attachment
    • Key brain networks
    • Build compassion & empathy

DAY 2

From a Depressed Brain to a Resilient Brain

  • How the depressed brain gets stuck
    • Hemispheric laterality
    • Cytokines & depression
  • The neuroscience of guilt & shame
  • Opposing pathways
  • Brain intercommunication
  • Gratitude – neurochemistry & practice
  • Neurofeedback: Research on direct communication with the brain
Trauma Treatment and the Science of Memory
  • Grounding
  • Titrating emotions with mindfulness
  • The fight/flight/freeze response in trauma
  • Executive functioning
  • Implicit memories
    • Dual awareness
    • Brain savvy narratives
  • Breath/Movement/Awareness
  • The treatment of shame in trauma
The Addicted Brain: Clinical Implications of the Neuroscience of Craving
  • The role of the reward center
  • The neuroscience of craving
    • Mindfulness & movement based supports
    • Identifying false sanctuaries & underlying beliefs
  • Dual awareness
  • Overcome conflict and risk avoidance
  • The Aging Brain
  • Brain changes across the lifespan
  • Memory improvement strategies
  • Buffering from Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Is Mindfulness a neuroprotective approach?
Nutrition & the Brain: We Are What We Eat!
  • Nutrition for optimal brain functioning
  • The brain on sugar
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Creating an interdisciplinary team
The Limitations of Neuroscientific Research and Potential Treatment Risks
  • fMRI imaging – blood flow vs. neuronal activity
  • How only looking at brain activations produces an incomplete picture
  • Neuroscientific studies, sample size, and validity
  • Animal research – directly applicable to humans?
  • Psychotherapeutic techniques – specific limitations and risks

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Psychiatric Nurses
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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