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Neuroscience for Clinicians: Brain Change for Anxiety, Trauma, Impulse Control, Depression and Relationships
Neuroscience for Clinicians: Brain Change for Anxiety, Trauma, Impulse Control, Depression and Relationships

When:  Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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$219.99
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$199.99
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LEXINGTON HOTEL ROCHESTER AIRPORT
911 BROOKS AVE
ROCHESTER,NY 14624
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Course Description:

Are you eager to learn new strategies that implement the latest in neuroscience research?

When clients present with anxiety, grief, trauma, stress, or relationship problems, over-reactivity is the common denominator.

Join Master Clinician, and author, Kate Cohen-Posey for a day of cutting-edge, brain-based interventions that reduce over-reactivity and address many common clinical disorders.

Katie’s novel program integrates the research methods of renowned neuroscientist Richard Davidson, and others, with the proven clinical methods of CBT, mindfulness, hypnosis, ego-state, and somatic approaches. The results are a broad-based framework of therapeutic techniques that is rare in the current practice of psychotherapy!

  • Experience the effects of activating brain centers for calming/positive or disturbing/negative feeling states
  • Learn a brain-based method that externalizes negative thoughts and aids identification with inner resources
  • Opportunity for case consultation on neuro-educational protocols for panic attacks, OCD, anger management, and trauma
  • Apply strategies to disrupt attack-defend-withdraw neural pathways
  • Leave with resources for introducing and implementing these life-altering skills with your clients

Are you ready to take the next step? Join us and you will leave this program inspired and passionate about your practice while applying the latest brain-based research and interventions! And better yet: your clients will have a vehicle to be poetic and precise in describing both their distress and strengths which magnifies therapist-client attunement. Sign up today – registration is fast and easy!
Objectives:
  1. Identify brain centers accessed by traditional or cutting-edge therapies and mindfulness.
  2. Describe brain research that activates positive and negative centers.
  3. Implement a treatment protocol that uses brain research methods and integrates cognitive, somatic, ego-state, and other approaches.
  4. Apply fundamental neurological principles to panic disorder, OCD, anger management, behavior compulsions, and trauma.
  5. Recognize common inter-personal communication patterns that solidify attack-defend-withdraw neural pathways.
  6. Practice four communication strategies that strengthen centers for bonding, deliberate thinking, and positive action.
  7. Use a low-tech 3-D visual aid that explains the brain and motivates clients to practice strategies that manage their own and others emotions.
OUTLINE

Brain centers and neural pathways
  • Find brain centers in the palm of your hand
  • Rate where you and your clients fall on the reactivity scale
Brain-based strategies for common disorders: stress
  • How stress alters the nervous system
  • Bottom up (brain stem) regulation
  • 8 tricks to calm the stress/fear pathway and strengthen the calm/alert pathway
  • Breathe it to leave it exercises
  • Find the fast-acting dive reflex
Anxiety and anger
  • The anxious/angry brain reaction
  • Horizontal (Brocca’s area) regulation
  • Use words to calm reactivity
  • Notice and narrate: name it to tame it
  • 10 disorders that cause anger danger
  • Panic disorder – turn off adrenalin
  • OCD – Turn on dopamine to get unstuck
  • Two minute hybrid yoga/mindfulness exercise to reduce reactivity
Depression
  • The depressed brain pattern
  • Top down (cortical) regulation
  • Dopamine to dampen depression
  • Brain structures in a heightened learning state
Trauma
  • The traumatized brain
  • Regenerate the hippocampus
  • New treatments for trauma
  • Integrate traumatic memories
  • Trauma-informed chair yoga
Impulse control disorders
  • Brain areas involved in impulsive behavior
  • Distinguish compulsions from impulsiveness
  • Identify the positive feeling state
  • Rewire the reward pathway
  • Practice mindfulness of urges
Transform brain research into Interventions
  • Change the brain’s negative bias
  • Externalize & personify negative thoughts
  • Rapidly activate centers for positive emotions
  • No-fail homework assignments
  • 4-step method to overcome negative self-talk: demonstration and practicum
  • Replace controlling, critical inner voices with compassion and curiosity
  • Use memory tricks to increase mindfulness
  • Learn the prerequisite for deep therapeutic change
  • Mix everyday tech savvy with neuroscience
Interpersonal neurobiology: the social brain
  • Identify client attachment style
  • Change reactions into responses
  • How individuation can cause primal panic
  • Learn the untold truth about assertiveness
Stop the vicious cycle of insecure attachment
  • Change attack/defend, pursue/distance interaction patterns
  • Demonstration: how to breathe calm into life’s cruel moments
  • Affirm to calm and bond with oxytocin
  • Ask questions: from fight to forethought
  • Actively listen: from anger to containment
  • Hidden hints: use soothing hypnotic language
  • Observe non-verbal Aikido demonstration
  • Practice text role-plays
  • Learn a protocol for disarming responses
  • Applications for parents, spouses, toxic families, and the workplace

KATE COHEN-POSEY, M.S., LMHC, LMFT

Kate Cohen-Posey, MS, LMHC, LMFT, is the director of Psychiatric & Psychological Services in Lakeland, FL and has 40 years of clinical experience. She is the author of several books: Her best-selling client handout books offer concise information on common disorders and relationship problems; Making Hostile Words Harmless teaches how to disarm attack-defend-withdraw neural pathways and is endorsed by Stephen R. Lankton, protégé of Milton Erickson; Empowering Dialogues Within gives more than 50 examples of brain change strategies by wiring negative brain centers with their counter parts in the positive frontal lobe through dialogue. She is the inventor of the Handy Brain Model – a teaching tool that makes complex neurological information understandable. Kate has a knack for integrating wisdom from CBT, Ericksonian hypnosis, Gestalt, Ego State, EMDR, Somatic, and Brain-spotting therapies with knowledge emerging from neuroscience and brain imaging studies. She has also studied with the Hokori-Ji Zen Center and has been practicing yoga for many years.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kate Cohen-Posey receives compensation as Director of Psychiatric and Psychological Services. She receives royalties as an author from John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and Rainbow Books, Inc. Ms. Cohen-Posey has an ownership interest with Handy Brain Model. Kate Cohen-Posey receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Kate Cohen-Posey is a member of the Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA); and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT).
ADDICTION COUNSELORS
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This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 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.

NEW YORK ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS: This course has been approved by OASAS for 6.25 clock hours toward Renewal for CASAC, CPP or CPS. Board required certificates will be sent after the program.


COUNSELORS
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 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 activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this 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 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 activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


NURSE/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
This activity meets the criteria for a American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Activity PESI, Inc, is an approved provider by the American Psychological Association, which is recognized by the ANCC for behavioral health related activities. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

This activity qualifies for 6.25 contact hours.


PSYCHOLOGISTS
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PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


SOCIAL WORKERS
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PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for this intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

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 #0008. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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