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Brain-Based Therapy & Practical Neuroscience
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
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DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI Publishing & Media
8/4/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  1. Analyze the role that attachment plays in the development of affect regulation and mood disorders.
  2. Determine why the future of treatment may require a dynamic understanding of the brain and a shift away from the medical model.
  3. Correlate the relationship between diet and mental health.
  4. Detect the difference between implicit and explicit memory and their roles in therapy.
  5. Analyze how mindfulness meditation affects the brain and is used in the treatment of anxiety disorders and depression.
  6. Breakdown how the fast and slow tracks to the amygdala play a role in anxiety disorders and therapy with people with anxiety disorders.

Psychotherapy in the 21st Century

  • The integrative approach—no more need for the “schools” of psychotherapy
  • Variables in successful treatment
  • Outcomes management
  • BASE (Brain, Alliance, System and Evidence-Based Practices)

What Neuroscience Offers to Therapy

  • Emotion: laterality and lobes
  • The role of attention and affect regulation: prefrontal lobes
  • How to change the brain in successful therapy: neuroplasticity
  • New neurons in the brain: neurogenesis
  • The social brain, empathy and attachment

Developmental Neurobiology Brain Development

  • Deprived vs. enriched environments
  • Temperament and attachment in therapy
  • Durability of attachment schema into adolescence and adulthood
  • The development of the adolescent brain
  • The aging brain

The Role of Memory

  • The fundamental role of memory in therapy
  • Implicit and explicit memory and how they can become dysregulated
  • Hippocampus and amygdala dynamics
  • Memory improvement techniques

The Stress Response System

  • Historical models and the current view
  • A balanced perspective of stress: allostasis
  • When stress breaks down the system: allostatic load
  • Adverse childhood experiences and how they affect adulthood

Working with the Neurodynamics of Anxiety Disorders: Tame the Amygdala

  • GAD
  • Panic
  • OCD
  • PTSD

Working with the Neurodynamics of Depression

  • Limitations of the neurotransmitter/medication models
  • The role of labeling emotions: hemisphere laterality
  • Cytokines—sickness behavior
  • Activity reward system—behavior activation
  • Mindfulness

Healthy Habits—Planting SEEDS

  • Sleep hygiene
  • Exercise—BDNF—miracle grow
  • Education—cognitive
  • Diet—amino acids, fatty acids and vitamins
  • Social medicine
  • Mindfulness


Jennifer Sweeton, Psy.D., M.S., M.A., is the director of Behavioral Health at Indian Health Service, Clinton Service Unit in Clinton, OK. In addition, Dr. Sweeton owns a private practice, Mind Works Consulting and Psychological Services, and serves as the executive director of Workings of Well-Being, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and organizations develop practical skills that promote well-being. Dr. Sweeton completed her doctoral training in clinical psychology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, the National Center for PTSD, and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in combat stress recovery at the OKC VAMC.

Dr. Sweeton also holds a masters degree in personality psychology, with an emphasis in affective neuroscience, from Stanford University. While at Stanford she participated in brain imaging research, and had the opportunity to work with leading experts in the areas of emotion regulation, clinical psychology, and neuroscience. Dr. Sweeton is a former U.S. Department of Homeland Security Fellow, and has published peer-reviewed articles on trauma treatment. Most recently, Dr. Sweeton was awarded a grant from the Veterans Affairs South Central Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center to expand the group-based anxiety intervention manual she authored for individual therapy use.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jennifer Sweeton is in private practice. She has an employment relationship with the Oklahoma City VAMC. Dr. Sweeton receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Jennifer Sweeton has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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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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