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Digital Seminar

Learn from the Masters: The Neuroscience of Stress, Depression and Developmental Trauma: Connect Physiology to Psychology with Dr. Robert Sapolsky


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  4.6   (10 comments)
Faculty:
Robert Sapolsky
Duration:
2 Hours 57 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Apr 12, 2018
Product Code:
POS053710
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

In this captivating recording, you’ll have the rare opportunity to learn from Dr. Robert Sapolsky, one of the world’s leading researchers on the physiology and psychology of stress.

Dubbed the “world’s funniest neuroscientist” (Salon.com), Dr. Sapolsky will guide you through physiological explanations for stress and depression, interconnect the fields of psychology and neurobiology, and strengthen the case for brain-based therapeutic treatments.

Two hours of an enlightening and entertaining lecture from Dr. Sapolsky are followed by a unique one-hour interview with clinical psychologist, international speaker, and author Dr. Jennifer Sweeton. In what is sure to be a lively, informative, and thought-provoking discussion, doctors Sapolsky and Sweeton will cover a variety of topics about stress, depression, and trauma, and tie it all back to the strategies and techniques that you can use in the office with your clients each day.

Key Benefits of Watching:

  • 3-hour format gives you the chance to learn from a remarkable and memorable expert without a day-long commitment.
  • Dr. Sapolsky brings humor and humanity into his discussions of research and physiology, all while making the science of the brain-body connection to our psychological well-being accessible and useable.
  • Learn to apply neuroscientific principals to your practice to enhance clinical outcomes.
  • Integrate research findings into treatment with proven therapeutic methods based in mindfulness, positive psychology, and somatic psychologies.

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 3.0 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 3.0 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 3.0 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 3.0 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 3.5 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 3.0 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 3.0 continuing education credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 3.0 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 3.0 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 3.5 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 3.0 continuing education credits.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This self-study activity consists of 3.0 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 3.0 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 3.0 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 3.0 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 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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 3.0 (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 3.0 (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 3.0 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 3.0 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 3.0 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 3.0 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 3.0 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 3.5 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 3.0 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 3.0 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.


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

This intermediate activity consists of 3.0 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 3.0 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

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Ph.D.


Dr. Robert Sapolsky, Ph.D., is a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, a professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University, and a research associate with the Institute of Primate Research at the National Museum of Kenya. In 2008, National Geographic & PBS aired an hour-long special on stress featuring Dr. Sapolsky and his research on the subject. In addition to A Primate’s Memoir, which won the 2001 Bay Area Book Reviewers Award in nonfiction, he has written three other books, including The Trouble with Testosterone, Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, and Monkeyluv and Other Essays on our Lives as Animals. Dr. Sapolsky was awarded Rockefeller University’s Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science for 2008. His articles have appeared in publications such as Discover and The New Yorker, and he writes a biweekly column for the Wall Street Journal entitled “Mind & Matter.” His new book is Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst (Penguin Press May 2017).

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Robert Sapolsky is a professor at Stanford University. He is a research associate at the National Museum of Kenya. Dr. Sapolsky receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Robert Sapolsky has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

 


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Objectives

  1. Analyze the neurobiological mechanisms of how and why stress becomes depression, differentiate this from anxiety, and explain how this information impacts the clinician and their treatment plans.
  2. Evaluate how childhood trauma changes the developmental trajectory of the brain, explore the clinical manifestations of these impacts, and apply clinical strategies to make your client’s brains less susceptible to traumatic stress-based damage.
  3. Characterize how the stress pathway, stress response, and brain interact to produce the experience of stress, and communicate how stress can be managed using therapeutic techniques that impact these areas of the brain and body.

Outline

  • What Does Biology Have to do With It?
    • The Nature of Stress and the Stress Response
      • The nature of stress
      • Homeostasis
      • The dichotomy between short-term and long-term stress exposure
      • The stress response
      • Hormones and autonomic pathways
      • How the long-term stress response impacts the brain and body
  • Clinical Manifestations of Chronic Stress in Your Clients
    • Impaired declarative memory
    • Vulnerability to anxiety and fear conditioning
    • Impaired executive functioning
    • Impaired empathy
  • The Interplay of Stress, Depression and
  • Developmental Trauma
    • The Neurochemistry and Neuroanatomy of Stress, Depression and Childhood Adversity
      • How and why stress becomes depression
      • Neurobiological mechanisms
      • The psychological components of stress
      • Learned helplessness as a model for depression
      • Stress as a bridge linking the biological and psychological features of depression
      • The genetics of affective resilience in the face of stress
      • Childhood adversity as a risk factor
      • How traumatic stress shifts the trajectory of brain development
      • Clinical implications
  • Connecting Biology to Psychology in Your Clinical Practice: An Interview with Dr. Jennifer Sweeton
    • When is stress good?
    • How can neurobiology help you to determine treatment methods and set goals?
    • Coping with stress – social isolation vs. social affiliation
    • Techniques that impact stress pathways, the stress response and the brains limbic regions
    • Strategies to create resilient brains that are less susceptible to stress-based damage
    • Gratitude interventions for stress and depression

Target Audience

Counselors, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Case Managers, Therapists, Nurses, Other Mental Health Professionals

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Total Reviews: 273

Comments

Alice F - SAN DIEGO, California

"Fantastic presenter! I got a lot out of the seminar."

Tracy D - ASHVILLE, Pennsylvania

"A lot of information in three hours, but very informative! Loved it. Thank you."

Gregory S - Leechburg, Pennsylvania

"This was one of the best presentations on basic neuroscience I have seen"

Elsa G - HACIENDA HEIGHTS, California

"Loved it!"

Monique T - HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania

"Great training event. Enjoy the webcast option."

Annette M - OJAI, California

"Great understanding of neurobiology"

Nicki B - MARINA DEL REY, California

"Brilliant Speaker! I will look for more opportunities to see him lecture."

Susan W - RICHMOND, Virginia

"Very clear, informative, and fascinating presentation. Thank you, Dr. Sapolsky!"

Constance R - BENTONVILLE, Virginia

"I love Dr. Sapolsky! I've read most of his work, and use his material both in teaching and in my private practice. He is able to relate very complicated findings in a very effective and usable way. "

Honey S - HIGHLAND PARK, New Jersey

"Very engaging presenter"

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