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Learn practical, clinically relevant applications
of brain science from today's leading experts.
Enhance your clinical skills, speed up healing, and transform your clients’ lives.
David Siegel

Dan Siegel

Stephen Porges

Stephen Porges

Rick Hanson

Rick Hanson

Louann Brizendine

Louann Brizendine

Norman Doidge

Norman Doidge

David Grand

David Grand

We’ve all been dazzled by the findings of neuroscience and the brain’s capacity to re-wire itself and grow new neural pathways. But for many of us, the question remains—How do I use these findings to help my clients in concrete and practical ways?

To answer your questions about practical applications of brain science, we invited leading brain science experts to be part of our online video course—Why Neuroscience Matters

This series is designed to enhance your clinical skills, speed up healing, and transform your clients’ lives by translating complex concepts like neuroplasticity and brain integration into real world therapeutic procedures. It covers:

  • The “how-to’s” of using brain-based therapies for moving clients through trauma, anxiety, and depression more fully and quickly than ever
     
  • Steps for assessing clients' brain integration, setting therapeutic goals, and conducting sessions based on brain science insights
     
  • Clinical strategies that harness the brain’s ability to rewire itself
     
  • Principles for identifying a client’s “sweet spot” for effective learning, retention, and lasting change
     
  • Gender-based brain differences and which approaches work best with men and women
Why Neuroscience Matters:
Learn the clinical benefits of using neuroscience in the consulting room...
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You'll learn proven, practical approaches and interventions from the leading innovators in brain science:
Dan Siegel
Interpersonal Neurobiology in the Consulting Room
Daniel Siegel, M.D.

Enhance your effectiveness by applying neurobiological principles and learn about:

  • A unique working definition of the mind—encompassing brain, body, relationships, and more
  • Brain integration—what it is, why it’s key to mental health, and how to help clients achieve and maintain it
  • How to accurately assess your clients for balance versus rigidity and use this information to map a pathway to healing
  • How to use specific interventions that target different parts of the brain

Dan Siegel is one of the pioneers in bringing brain science into clinical practice. His books include Brainstorm, Mindsight, and The Mindful Therapist.

Speaker Disclosure

Financial: Dr. Daniel J. Siegel is a clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is the executive director of the Mindsight Institute. He is an author for W.W. Norton publishing and receives royalties. He is an author for Bantam publishing and receives royalties. He is an author for Guilford Press and receives royalties. He is an author for Tarcher/Penguin and receives royalties. He is an author for Random House and receives royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-Financial: Dr. Daniel J Siegel has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

Rick Hanson
Take in the Good: How to Overcome the Brain's Negativity Bias
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Apply Positive Psychology insights to help clients reshape their brains by:

  • Learning to build new neural structures
  • Activating and installing resource states
  • Changing channels on the "inner juke box"
  • Developing targeted antidote experiences
  • Savoring and internalizing positive experience

Rick Hanson is a neuropsychologist noted for his explorations of the intersection of psychology, neurology, and Buddhism. He's the author of Buddha's Brain and Hardwiring Happiness.

Speaker Disclosure

Financial: Rick Hanson is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Rick Hanson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

Norman Doidge
The Brain that Changes Itself: Neuroplasticity in Clinical Practice
Norman Doidge, M.D.

Explore new and challenging perspectives on:

  • The limits of the hardwired brain
  • How thought changes matter
  • The plasticity paradox
  • The brain as a muscle
  • The "ski slope" model of brain change

Norman Doidge is one of our leading authorities on neuroplasticity and other cutting edge developments in brain science. His books include The Brain That Changes Itself.

Stephen Porges
Understanding Polyvagal Theory: Emotion, Attachment, and Self-Regulation
Stephen Porges, Ph.D.

Enhance your ability to work with traumatized clients by learning:

  • How the social engagement system complements the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system
  • The therapeutic power of facial expression, eye contact, voice modulation, and listening
  • How Polyvagal Theory can enhance trauma treatment

Stephen Porges is the developer of Polyvagal Theory, a widely influential expansion of our understanding of the autonomic nervous system. He's the director of the Brain-Body Center in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Speaker Disclosure

Financial: Stephen Porges is a professor at the University of North Carolina. He is an author for W. W. Norton and receives royalties. Dr. Porges receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Stephen Porges has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

Louann Brizendine
Exploring the Myth of the Unisex Brain
Louann Brizendine, M.D.

Increase your ability to attune to both male and female clients by understanding the gender-differentiated brain and:

  • How gender differences develop
  • How becoming a caretaker shapes the female brain
  • The link between reproductive drive and the male brain
  • The stages of adolescent brain development

Louann Brizendine is noted for her provocative work on gender and brain development. She's the author of bestsellers The Female Brain and The Male Brain.

Does Neuroscience Really Matter
Dan Siegel, M.D. and Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Dan Siegel and Rick Hanson address how we can separate hype and pseudo-science from clinically relevant facts about the brain, plus ways in which understanding neuroscientific principles can actually make you a more effective therapist. They'll examine: 

  • The benefits, side effects, and limitations of getting to know the brain
  • How therapists can use brain science to better understand and facilitate the client's change process
  • Recent criticisms of "mindless" neuroscience that point to what can sometimes be a dangerous allure of brain research
  • Ways in which neuroscientific research has informed and expanded the field of psychotherapy, for better and for worse
Rick Hanson
Brain Science and Psychotherapy: The Next Step
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

In his Keynote address from Symposium 2014, Rick Hanson explores the current field of brain science and looks ahead at what the future of brain science holds. You'll learn about:

  • The clinical benefits and potential pitfalls of using neuroscientific concepts in the consulting room
  • The tools that brain science has already given psychotherapists
  • The next stage of brain science and how we might use it to enhance our clinical craft

Rick Hanson is a neuropsychologist noted for his explorations of the intersection of psychology, neurology, and Buddhism. He's the author of Buddha's Brain and Hardwiring Happiness.

Speaker Disclosure

Financial: Rick Hanson is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Rick Hanson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

Rick Hanson
Accessing the Deep Brain with Brainspotting: Interpersonal Neurobiology in Action
David Grand, Ph.D.

Brainspotting, a brain-based method of clearing trauma blockage without clients having to talk about it, nurtures their capacity for natural self-healing. Through demonstrations and participation, David Grand explores how to: 

  • Identify how specific eye movements, other facial cues, and reflexes, reveal specific "spots" in the brain
  • Understand "brainspots," the eye positions associated with trauma activation
  • Guide traumatized clients as they attend to their inner experience and move through dissociative blocks to maximize self-healing
  • Develop skills that allow you to interact with clients while staying attuned to the brain changes reflected in their eye movements

David Grand has trained more than 8,000 therapists in Brainspotting internationally. He's the author of Brainspotting: The Revolutionary New Therapy for Rapid and Effective Change and Emotional Healing at Warp Speed: The Power of EMDR.

Why Neuroscience Matters:
Learn the clinical benefits of using neuroscience in the consulting room...
Valued at $409.89
Today Only $129.99 — An Unbelievable Value!
Earn 10+ CE Hours – All INCLUDED IN THE PRICE!
Click here for total course CE Credit
Sign Up Now to Get These Bonus Audio Workshops!
Bonus Audio 1: Challenges in the Clinical Applications of Brain Science Today

Bruce Ecker, Steve Andreas, Courtney Armstrong, Amy Banks

With the vocabulary of brain science so widely invoked in our field, this Forum will explore the actual practical impact brain science is having on clinical practice today. Each presenter offers a 20-minute presentation in the compelling TED Talk style followed by the opportunity for further exchange and exploration with the audience.

Bonus Audio 2: Catalyzing Brain Change

Linda Graham, M.F.T.

This Symposium 2015 workshop explores strategies to enhance neuroplasticity including how to counterbalance the brain’s negativity bias, juxtapose negative and positive experiences to heal toxic shame, and how to use self-compassion and attachment work to bolster resilience in the prefrontal cortex. You’ll also learn guided visualization and open-focus exercises to move clients to a more expansive sense of self.

Bonus Audio 3: Strategies for Lasting Brain Change

Amy Banks, M.D.

This Symposium 2015 workshop offers specific exercises you can use to help clients strengthen four important neural pathways used to form healthy human connection. The C.A.R.E. Program includes a range of practices that clients can do at home to extend the impact of therapy.
 

Have You Ever Wondered How to...
  • Read clients’ cues to their underlying neurobiology?
  • Assess how a client’s attachment history shapes emotional responses in the present?
  • Work effectively with implicit memory to help clients make lasting positive changes?
  • Help clients more fully internalize what they learn in therapy?
  • Use your knowledge of the brain to regulate your own emotional reactions and deepen your connection with clients?

Get answers to all your questions plus practical applications of brain science for your practice from the experts in our 8-session online video course. Sign Up Today!

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  • Register now to get your login for instant access to the online portal.
  • Review all the course materials at your own pace and at your convenience! Access all course videos and materials online forever. Plus, use the CE21 Mobile™ app to access the course content on-the-go, wherever and whenever you want on your mobile devices. Click here for course objectives and outline
  • Watch your email for the order confirmation and link to get immediate access to all course videos and materials online, plus downloadable PDF exercises to work through with the training.
  • Start interacting with other online attendees via chat message boards.
  • Complete your CE tests online when it's convenient for you, to earn up to 10+ CEU Hours. Click here for total course CE Credit
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