Seminar Detail

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.

Dr. Carol Kershaw, Ed.D. worked as a licensed clinical psychologist for over 35 years helping clients suffering from trauma, anxiety, stress, and depression. She is an author, international trainer and frequent presenter on trauma and neuroscience. In addition to lecturing internationally, Dr. Kershaw has presented workshops and lectures at numerous Evolution of Psychotherapy conferences, Erickson Congresses, and annual scientific meetings of ASCH and AAMFT.

Dr. Kershaw has been sought out for her expertise in trauma treatment by organizations throughout the world, including leading a team of medical professionals in trauma intervention efforts in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Kershaw has been featured on numerous media outlets including ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC regarding her work. She is an invited author for Family Therapy Magazine and the co-author of the books 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 is the co-director of the Milton Erickson Institute of Houston and Board Certified in Biofeedback. She is an approved supervisor for the AAMFT and a member of the American Psychological Association.

J WILLIAM WADE, MDIV, LPC, LMFT

Bill Wade, m.Div., LPC, LMFT is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist, author and international trainer. He 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. He has taught extensively on clinical approaches for overcoming trauma, anxiety and depression as well as clinical hypnosis, meditation, panic disorder, relationship enhancement, and peak performance. Mr. Wade is a clinical member and approved supervisor with American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and co-director of the Milton Erickson Institute of Houston.



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.
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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.

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