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:  RICHMOND, VA

When:  Tuesday, October 10, 2017 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. Communicate key nervous system structures, functions and pathways.
  2. Explore brain alterations that occur from anxiety, trauma and stress, substance abuse, and depression.
  3. Support how commonly applied treatments such as CBT, DBT, dynamic therapy, meditation and hypnosis can foster healthy brain change.
  4. Breakdown neuroplasticity and types of experiences that elicit it.
  5. 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.
  6. Evaluate specific techniques that enhance attention, interoception, affect regulation and sensory-motor awareness.
  7. Practice six principles that guide you when including the brain during treatment.
OUTLINE

TOUR through the Brain: What clinicians need to know from neurons to structures, to pathways, to networks
  • Brain Structures and neurons that wire together fire together
  • Experience how your brain actually works
  • Actively engage your brain circuits for change
  • The brain’s organizing system
  • The autonomic nervous system and the brain’s natural bias
Nervous System Networks and the Social Brain: We are wired for attunement
  • Default states
  • Healing attachment
  • Activate mirror neurons
Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis: How the brain can change
  • Removing barriers
  • The process of brain change in relationship
  • Neuroplasticity in relationship
  • How to foster neuroplasticity in clients
  • Neuroplasticity in action: Exercise your brain!
Integrating Mind and Brain
  • Understanding the mind/brain/body system
  • Mind states and brain frequencies
  • 7 emotional circuits and how to shift them
  • Integration of mind and brain for more treatment options
Practice the Interventions for Healing
  • Brain state change
  • Sensory awareness
  • Meditation and mindfulness
  • Activate motivation for change
  • Experience and activate the direct mind/body link
Integrate the Brain into Treatments

Stress
  • How stress alters the nervous system
  • Calm the stress/fear pathway
  • Develop alert/relaxed attention for better coping
Trauma
  • Develop security through self-soothing methods
  • Foster confidence through accessing internal resources
  • Extinguish traumatic memories
  • Reconsolidate implicit memories
Anxiety
  • The anxious brain reaction
  • Calm the limbic system by turning down the sympathetic system
  • Soothe the autonomic nervous system through meditative sensory awareness
  • Deconstruct sensations mindfully
  • Balance the nervous system
Substance Abuse
  • Brain areas involved in addiction
  • Rewire the reward pathway
  • Detach from pleasure and pain
  • Activate the parietal lobes for sensory relaxation and enjoyment
  • Develop prefrontal connections for better judgment
Depression
  • The depressed brain pattern
  • Activate an under aroused nervous system
  • Regulate the limbic system by activating links to the prefrontal cortex and cingulate gyrus with mindfulness turned outward
  • Practice the 4-step method to overcome negative suggestions
  • Foster joyful relationship through mirror neurons
  • Develop compassion and gratitude
The Optimal Mind
  • Secret to unlocking ultimate human potential and performance
  • Use the state of neuro-flow to stay in the zone and regulate moods
  • Enhance the best neurochemicals to regulate moods

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.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. Certificates of Completion are distributed at the conclusion of the live seminar for those who register prior to the event date and attend the full day. A letter of attendance will be issued to participants who register at the event, arrive late, or leave early. For those who registered day of (walk-ins), and are in full attendance, a certificate of completion for full CE credit will be sent within 30 days following the event. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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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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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.


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.

NORTH CAROLINA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 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.

VIRGINIA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 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.


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.


NURSE/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
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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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OTHER PROFESSIONS
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