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Neuroscience for Clinicians: Brain Change for Stress, Anxiety, Trauma, Moods and Substance Abuse
Neuroscience for Clinicians: Brain Change for Stress, Anxiety, Trauma, Moods and Substance Abuse

Where:  PASADENA, CA

When:  Monday, June 13, 2016 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Bring the latest findings from neuroscience into your treatments. Learn interventions to literally alter the brain’s neurons, structures, pathways and networks. Recent research reveals that neuroplasticity takes place all through life, so you can offer hope for real nervous system change no matter how long your client has suffered. You will discover how and where neuroplasticity occurs, and ways to use it therapeutically. You will gain the background you need through enjoyable experiences combined with clear principles for utilizing the nervous system in your work. Learn how to think multi-dimensionally as you see the brain in 3-D and sense it in action. Then you will be able to draw on multiple modalities to overcome resistances, activate creative responses, and turn problems into potentials.

This seminar teaches you how to promote transformation in the traumatized, stressed, addicted, anxious, and depressed brain in positive ways. By initiating change using top-down, bottom-up, and horizontal methods, you add new dimensions to each therapy session. This seminar gives you tools through concepts and experiences to help you build your own techniques for creative individualizing. And in the process, you will find yourself feeling more relaxed, alert, and present as you activate your own brain in positive ways!
Objectives:
  1. Describe key nervous system structures, functions and pathways.
  2. Explain brain alterations that occur from anxiety, trauma and stress, substance abuse and depression.
  3. Define neuroplasticity and types of experiences that elicit it.
  4. Apply interventions that can be used to return the nervous system to natural balance using methods drawn from neural-feedback, psychodynamics, mindfulness, sensory awareness, hypnosis and bodywork.
  5. Discuss specific techniques that enhance attention, interoception, affect regulation and sensory-motor awareness.
  6. List six principles that guide you when including the brain during treatment.

CAROL KERSHAW, ED.D.

Carol Kershaw, Ed.D., is a licensed psychologist and co-director of the Milton Erickson Institute of Houston and co-author of Brain Change Therapy: Clinical Interventions for Self Transformation (2012 WW Norton) and author of The Couple’s Hypnotic Dance published by Brunner/Mazel in the U.S. and in South America in Spanish. She is an international trainer and is a frequent presenter in the states on the most cutting edge interventions based in neuroscience.

J WILLIAM WADE, MDIV, LPC, LMFT

Bill Wade, Ph.D., is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist and co-director of the Milton Erickson Institute of Houston. He is co-author of Brain Change Therapy: Clinical Interventions for Self Transformation (2012 WW Norton). He is an international trainer and has taught extensively in the states on cutting edge neuroscience approaches to change. He has taught meditation and given Dharma lectures at various Buddhist temples.




Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: J. William Wade maintains a private practice. He receives royalties from W.W. Norton, Amazon Books and CDS. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: 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.
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