Product Detail

2-Day Intensive Neuroscience Certificate Course: Bring the Brain into Therapy
Audio CD
$269.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
Audio CD - 4+ hours
Length:
12 hr 13 min
Details:
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
Authors:
CAROL KERSHAW, ED.D.
J WILLIAM WADE, MDIV, LPC, LMFT
Publisher:
PESI
Copyright:
11/8/2018
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNA054140
Objectives
  1. Communicate how an understanding of neuroscientific research and neurological processes can help mental health professionals improve clinical outcomes.
  2. Establish the interrelationship between depression and anxiety and communicate how this information can be used in relation to treatment planning.
  3. Employ psychoeducation techniques that improve engagement in therapy by making neuroscience and neuroplasticity understandable for clients.
  4. Formulate treatment plans that consider the limitations of medication based models and give clinicians options with depressed clients when medication doesn’t adequately relieve symptoms.
  5. Analyze how neural pathways regulating stress are related to mental health disorders, and connect this information to your utilization of therapeutic interventions to manage the symptoms of anxiety.
  6. Articulate how mindfulness practices can be used in therapy to shift clients to a relaxation response.
  7. Evaluate how memory influences emotion and understand the clinical implications for altering client’s perceptions and behaviors.
  8. Assess how childhood trauma changes the developmental trajectory of the brain, and explore the clinical manifestations of these impacts.
  9. Elucidate how techniques that intervene in the neurobiological fight, flight, or freeze response can be used in the treatment of trauma.
  10. Characterize how attachment impacts the brain’s development and informs the clinical treatment of affect regulation and mood disorders.
  11. Determine how an understanding of the relationship between diet, sleep and exercise can be used in-session to motivate your clients to make healthier choices in their lives.
  12. Appraise the latest scientific research on gratitude and establish how it could be used therapeutically to benefit clients dealing with stress, anxiety and depression.
Outline
Motivate and Engage Your Clients with Neuroscience
  • Simple explanations on brain structure and function
  • The neurobiology of specific disorders
  • You can change – neuroplasticity and the potential for transformation
Teach Clients About Brain Health
  • Sleep quality and mood
  • Nutrition
  • The habit of exercise
  • The value of social support
  • Detrimental impacts of stress
How the Neurobiology of Attachment and Relationships Informs Your Clinical Practice
  • Neurobiological basis of attachment
  • How relationships impact our brains
  • Mirror neurons, empathy and connecting with others
  • Oxytocin and the individual self
  • How attachment style impacts your clients’ relationships
  • Attachment and attunement in the therapeutic relationship
Trauma: Connect the Neurobiology of Trauma to Treatment
  • Childhood trauma and the trajectory of brain development
  • The fight/flight/freeze response
  • Implicit memory and the limbic system
  • Clinical techniques:
    • Trigger identification
    • Exposure
    • Guided imagery
    • Grounding strategies
Anxiety and Stress: Regulate Emotion and Interrupt Anxious Rumination
  • How the brain is organized – and how it organizes
  • Homeostasis, stress pathways and stress responses
  • The resting state – the parasympathetic nervous system and mental health
  • Emotional and thinking circuits, and perception of control – and why this matters to therapy
  • Clinical techniques:
    • Mindful awareness of emotions – labeling emotions
    • Interventions that shift focus away from anxious rumination
    • Interrupt worry patterns with physical exercise
    • Diaphragmatic breathing exercises to regulate emotion
    • Resiliency – susceptibility to stress-based damage
Depression: Techniques to Intervene in the Downward Spiral
  • The limitations of medication-based treatment
  • Brain circuits involved in positive and negative emotion
  • The brain’s negativity bias and depression risk
  • The amygdala in the depressed brain
  • The downward spiral
  • Reconstructed memories
  • Clinical techniques:
    • Behavioral Activation – get out of your head and into your life
    • Cognitive therapy tools – problem solving skills in the treatment plan
    • The psychology of obtainable goals
    • Self-compassion as a buffer to depressive symptoms
Neurocognitive Health Checkup
  • Test of Variable Attention (TOVA)
  • Mood evaluation
  • Biochemical dysfunction and depression
  • Measuring memory
  • Brain injury
  • Neurofeedback
Simple Biofeedback Tools for Regulating Physiological Responses
  • Physiological control and psychology
  • Biofeedback games
  • Controlled breathing
  • Heart Rate Variability
  • EEG biofeedback training
Distractibility and the Brain: Cognitive Costs in the Land of Information Overload
  • The myth of multitasking – Multitasking vs. task switching
  • Synaptic pathways, mental states, memory and learning
  • The pre-frontal cortex and flexible goal directed behavior
  • Teach clients coping strategies that can:
    • Reshape detrimental behavioral patterns
    • Decrease distractions
    • Build organizational and time management skills
The Neuroscience of Positive Psychology
  • The science behind gratitude
    • Overcome barriers to practicing gratitude
    • Easy-to-use gratitude exercises
  • The neuroanatomy of forgiveness
  • Strengths-based interventions
  • Flow states
    • Merge action with awareness
    • Flow, the prefrontal cortex, and the inner critic
  • Research limitations of positive psychology approaches
The Limitations of Neuroscientific Research and Potential Risks
  • fMRI imaging
  • Things to keep in mind regarding animal studies
  • Simple explanations for complicated processes
  • Research limitations, and treatment risks
Author

CAROL KERSHAW, ED.D.

Dr. Carol Kershaw, Ed.D., has been licensed as a clinical psychologist for over 35 years. She serves as co-director of the Milton Erickson Institute of Houston and is Board Certified in Biofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. She is the co-author of Brain Change Therapy: Clinical Interventions for Self-Transformation and The Worry-Free Mind: Train Your Brain, Calm The Stress Spin Cycle, and Discover a Happier, More Productive You.

Dr. Kershaw maintains a private practice working with clients suffering from trauma, anxiety, stress, and depression. She has been featured on numerous media outlets including ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC regarding her work.

J WILLIAM WADE, MDIV, LPC, LMFT

Bill Wade, MDIV, LPC, LMFT, is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist, author, and international trainer. He serves as co-director of the Milton Erickson Institute of Houston and is also a co-author of Brain Change Therapy: Clinical Interventions for Self-Transformation and The Worry-Free Mind: Train Your Brain, Calm the Stress Spin Cycle, and Discover a Happier, More Productive You.

Dr. Wade is a clinical member and approved supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and is a member and approved consultant with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He is an international trainer and has taught extensively on neuroscience approaches to change. He has also taught meditation and give Dharma lectures at various Buddhist temples.

Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: J. William Wade is co-director of the Milton Erickson Inst of Houston. He receives royalties from W.W. Norton, Amazon Books and CDS. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: J. William Wade is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; American Counseling Association; and Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Continuing Education Credits
Save time and $10 off the price of other submission methods – purchase & take the CE test online for $19.99 USD per participant. Additional processing fees apply for other submission methods (i.e. mail, fax, etc.). Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

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.

Certificates of Successful Completion are available for email, download and/or printing from your online account immediately following the successful completion of the post-test/evaluation.

**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
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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 self-study 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. Provider #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 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.

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 activity 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:
Florida
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.

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.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants - Credit Available Until: 11/8/2020
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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: 11/8/2020.

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


Psychologists
This self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. 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. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.

PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 11/08/2018. It was last reviewed on 07/03/2018 and is valid until 07/03/2021. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education.

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 Board of Psychology:
Florida
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. Please make sure to bring your license number to the seminar so that we can report your attendance to CE Brokers.


Social Workers
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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 this self-study course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

California Social Workers/ Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists/Licensed Educational Psychologists: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs. A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

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

Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors:
Florida
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 course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours. A certificate will be 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. Expires: December 31, 2020.

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/Marriage & Family Therapists: This intermediate activity consists of 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. Full attendance is required, variable credits may not be awarded per the Pennsylvania State Board.


Other Professions
This self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 clock hours of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Disclaimer: **Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.
**It is your ethical responsibility to report accurate hours to your licensing board.
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Audience
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals