Product Detail

2-Day Certificate Training in Neuroscience: Applied Neuroscience for Brain Change in the Treatment of Trauma, Anxiety and Stress Disorders
DVD Video
$299.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
DVD Video - 8+ hours
Length:
12 hr 26 min
Details:
Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
Author:
MELANIE GREENBERG, PH.D.
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Copyright:
12/14/2017
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNV053105
Objectives
  1. Determine the neurophysiology of the stress response, including the roles of the amygdala, hypothalamus, sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, and the effects of cortisol and adrenaline.
  2. Discriminate among acute stress, major life events and chronic stressors, and the longer-term effects of chronic stress on mind and body.
  3. Implement grounding strategies to help clients who experience "freeze" states or dissociative symptoms.
  4. Communicate the concept of mindfulness, how it affects the brain, and how to use mindfulness-based interventions in therapy.
  5. Critique the concept of self-compassion and research on its benefits.
  6. Design practical exercises to increase self-compassion in clients facing stress.
  7. Analyze the importance of perceived control to the impact of stressors and learn how to help clients differentiate controllable and uncontrollable aspects of stressors.
  8. Explore how stress and anxiety narrow cognitive focus and create thinking traps and learn techniques to help clients be more cognitively flexible in the face of stress.
  9. Evaluate the research suggesting that positive emotions can undo the physiological effects of negative emotions.
  10. Investigate how rumination exacerbates the effects of stress and how to help clients curtail ruminative cycles and de-fuse from negative thinking.
  11. Appraise how a growth mindset differs from a fixed mindset and how to help clients adopt a growth mindset and a gritty attitude towards their stressors.
  12. Assess the application of a brain-based, neuroscience approach to treating clinical disorders like GAD and PTSD.
Outline

Using Neuroscience in Treatment of Stress and Trauma

  • Positives:
    • Science gives authority, evidence, de-stigmatizes mental health problems
    • Increased motivation and hope for change
  • Concerns:
    • Oversimplification, unrealistic expectations, changing state of science, see self as damaged or different

The Promise of Neuroplasticity

  • Describe neuroplasticity in everyday language
  • Therapy is about creating a new, more resilient brain
  • We are changing beings - don't have to be stuck in rigid views of self
  • Teach brain to be less reactive to stress and triggers
  • "Rewiring" as a metaphor for change
  • Changing "raw," unprocessed memories to organized narratives

The Brain's Stress Response

  • Historical view - Hans Selye
  • The brain's stress response "fight, flight, freeze"
  • The triune brain - reptilian, mammalian, human
  • The amygdala and the prefrontal cortex
  • How the amygdala "hijacks" the brain into emergency mode

How the Stress Response is Spread Throughout the Body

  • Neurotransmitters - Epinephrine, norepinephrine and cortisol
  • The HPA axis and role of cortisol
  • The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
  • The dorsovagal "freeze" response to unavoidable threat

The Upside and Downside of Stress

  • Increased motivation and engagement - "flow" state
  • Can create mental toughness and resilience to future stressors
  • Inflammatory response to chronic stress
  • Stress and health risk behaviors (excess alcohol use, smoking, overeating etc)
  • Stress and cellular aging (telomeres)

Traumas - Effects on the Brain

  • Cortisol attacks the hippocampus - center of narrative memory
  • Amygdala response increases in strength
  • Impaired anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) and prefrontal cortical function
  • Cortisol halts production of BDNF - fewer new brain cells formed
  • Link to depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD
  • Cognitive rigidity and inability to take in new information
  • Changes in sense of self and dissociation

Long-Term Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

  • The ACE Study (Kaiser and the CDC)
  • Addictive and unhealthy ways of managing anxiety & negative emotions
  • Disease, mental health issues, behavioral problems, PTSD

Explaining Neuroscience Concepts to Clients

  • Use drawings and images
  • Individualize to the type of difficulty (e.g., disengaged vs reactive - different brain areas)
  • Redirect vs eliminate
  • Help client label & recognize when happening (e.g., freeze, flooding, negative thinking, rigidity, impulsivity)
  • Find coping strategies for each type of brain difficulty

Stress-Proofing the Brain - Overview

  • Calming the amygdala - Grounding, mindfulness, self-compassion, perceiving control
  • Moving forward with the prefrontal cortex - Cognitive reappraisal, priming positive mindsets and, growth focus, health psychology tools

Grounding Strategies for Clients with Trauma or Attachment Injuries

  • Yoga, relaxation, breathing, present-moment focus, soothing with the senses, pets, drawing, gardening, walking
  • Mental imagery - safe place, boundaries, energetic, times they felt strong/competent
  • Left-brain strategies - task focus and engagement

Mindfulness Strategies

  • Qualities of mindfulness states - open, nonjudgmental, fluid, deliberate,
  • Observing and accepting inner experience (thoughts, feelings, sensations)
  • Using the senses to self-regulate
  • De-fusing from negative thoughts and self-images
  • How mindfulness changes the brain
  • Mindfulness practices - breathing, watching thoughts, urge surfing, open awareness
  • Application to anxiety, depression, addictions, PTSD

Self-Compassion Strategies

  • Self-kindness, common humanity, focus on unmet needs
  • Application to depression, anxiety, stress-management, trauma, insecure attachment
  • Link to Schema Therapy - healthy adult mode
  • Practices - Metta meditation, soften, soothe and allow, dialogues with inner critic

Cognitive Strategies

  • How stress and anxiety narrow attention, create cognitive rigidity
  • Depression and negative thinking
  • PTSD and internalized negative appraisals (helpless, unworthy, unsafe etc.)
  • Worry and rumination cycles - link to prefrontal cortex and default mode network
  • Why thought suppression doesn't work
  • De-catastrophizing and probability estimation
  • Exposure and tolerating negative thoughts
  • Using metaphors (monsters on the boat, bouncy ball underwater)

Creating Positive States of Mind to Counter Stress

  • How our brains are wired to the negative
  • Positive emotions can promote physiological recovery from anxiety and fear
  • Reappraising anxiety as excitement
  • Gratitude diaries
  • Commitment, control, and challenge; growth mindset

Living Healthy in the Face of Stress

  • Sleep disturbance - behavioral strategies
  • Healthy coping strategies - exercise, meditation, yoga
  • Dealing with emotional eating
Author

MELANIE GREENBERG, PH.D.

Melanie Greenberg, PhD, is a practicing psychologist, author, speaker, and executive coach with more than 20 years of professional experience. She has an active practice in Mill Valley, CA where she sees individuals and couples, teens and adults. Originally from South Africa, Melanie has a passion for psychological growth and healing. She loves to challenge, inspire and motivate. Melanie is the author of The Stress-Proof Brain (New Harbinger, 2017) – an Amazon bestseller in neuropsychology, stress-management, and health. She writes the popular Mindful Self-Express blog for Psychology Today (8 million page views) and has a substantial social media following. Melanie is a former professor in the clinical psychology Doctoral Program at Alliant International University, San Diego. She has delivered talks and workshops to national and international audiences, businesses, nonprofits, and professional organizations, including The American Psychological Association, Wisconsin Psychological Association, Society of Behavioral Medicine, and The Bay Club. She has also published more than 50 research articles and scholarly products. A popular media expert, she has been featured on CNN, Forbes, Inc., Business Insider, BBC radio, ABC News, Yahoo, AOL, and Lifehacker, as well as in Self, Redbook, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Fitness Magazine and the Huffington Post. She has also been featured on radio shows and numerous podcasts. With almost 50,000 followers, she was named one of the Top Psychologists to follow on Twitter by The British Psychological Society. www.drmelaniegreenberg.com

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Melanie Greenberg is in private practice. She is an author for New Harbinger Publications and Psychology Today and receives royalties. Dr. Greenberg receives a honorarium from the Community Institute for Psychotherapy and National Charity League. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Melanie Greenberg is a member of the American Psychological Association; and California Psychological Association.
Continuing Education Credits
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Certificates of Successful Completion are available for email, download and/or printing from your online account immediately following the successful completion of the post-test/evaluation.

**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.


Addiction Counselors
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This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Clinical Assessment 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.

California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1017. This self-study activity meets the qualifications for 12.5 CEH's (continuing education hours).

Connecticut Addiction Counselors: Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 12.5 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Chaplains/Clergy
This self-study program is designed to qualify for 12.5 continuing education hours.


Counselors
This intermediate self-study activity consists of 12.5 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 self-study activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists: This program has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.

Texas Counselors: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This self-study activity consists of 12.5 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 this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #: 168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 credits.

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 self-study activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Texas Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider #: 503. This self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists
This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 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.

California Nurses: PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #: 13305 for 12.5 self-study contact hours.

You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Nurses:
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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 12.5 self-study contact hours.

*FLORIDA PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.

Iowa Nurses: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 12.6 self-study contact hours.

You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Psychologists
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PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI, Inc. is offering these self-study materials for 12.5 hours of continuing education credit.

Canadian Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 12.5 self-study continuing education hours.

Florida Board of Psychology:
Florida
PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number BAP #77. This product qualifies for 12.6 self-study continuing education credits. Please make sure to bring your license number to the seminar so that we can report your attendance to CE Brokers.

*FLORIDA PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #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. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers will receive 12.5 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for completing this self-study package. Course Level: Intermediate.

Canadian Social Workers: PESI, Inc., #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. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers will receive 12.5 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for completing this self-study package. Course Level: Intermediate. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.

California Social Workers/ Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists/Licensed Educational Psychologists: This intermediate activity consists of 12.0 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.

Colorado Social Workers - Credit Available Until: 6/14/2018
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 12.6 continuing education hours. COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.

Florida Social Workers/Marriage & Family Therapists/Mental Health Counselors:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #77. This self-study course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.

*FLORIDA PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.

Illinois Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.

Kansas Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours.

Minnesota Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours. A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of a post-test.

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 #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. Expires: December 31, 2020.

Ohio Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit.

Pennsylvania Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists: This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 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. Full attendance is required, variable credits may not be awarded per the Pennsylvania State Board.


Other Professions
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Audience
Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Chaplains/Clergy, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals