Product Detail

Neuroscience for Clinicians: Brain Change for Stress, Anxiety, Trauma, Moods and Substance Abuse
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
Length:
5 hr 37 min
Details:
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
Author:
CHARLES A SIMPKINS, PH.D.
Publisher:
PESI Publishing & Media
Copyright:
12/16/2016
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNV045265
Objectives
  1. Communicate how an understanding of neuroscientific research and neurological processes can help mental health professionals improve clinical outcomes.
  2. Establish the interrelationship of depression and anxiety and communicate how this information can be used in relation to treatment planning.
  3. Employ psychoeducation techniques that improve engagement in therapy by making neuroscience and neurobiology understandable for clients.
  4. Analyze how neural pathways regulating stress and reward are related to mental health disorders, and connect this information to your utilization of therapeutic interventions to reduce stress and manage addiction.
  5. Evaluate the relationship between memory malleability and trauma and communicate how this information can be utilized therapeutically to help clients cope with traumatic memories.
  6. Investigate how mindfulness and meditation impact the nervous system and articulate how mindfulness interventions can be used in your treatment plans for depression.
Outline
  • Tour through the Brain: What clinicians need to know from neurons to structures, to pathways, to networks
    • See brain structures in 3-D
    • How the brain processes top-down, bottom-up, and horizontal
    • The interplay of mental health and key nervous system structures, functions, and pathways
    • Work with implicit and explicit memories
    • How key pathways inform clinical interventions:
      • Pain Pathway
      • Reward Pathway
      • Fear-Stress Pathway
  • Nervous System Networks and the Social Brain: We are wired for attunement
    • Default Mode (DMN) and Task Mode Networks (TMN)
    • Healing attachment
    • Activate mirror neurons bottom-up
  • Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis: How the brain can change
    • Three timeframes for change
    • Neuroplasticity at the synapse
    • How to foster neuroplasticity in clients
    • Neuroplasticity in action: Exercise your brain!
  • Practice Interventions for Healing: Bottom-up, top-down, and horizontal
    • Sensory Awareness
    • Meditation and Mindfulness
    • Body Work
    • Unconscious and the DMN
    • The 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
      • Foster confidence with yoga
      • Malleability of memories and clinical implications for treating trauma
      • Reconsolidate implicit memories
    • Anxiety
      • The anxious brain reaction
      • Work top down/ bottom up/ horizontally
      • Calm the limbic system bottom up with movement
      • Soothe the insula through meditative sensory awareness
      • Deconstruct sensations mindfully
    • Substance Abuse
      • Brain areas involved in addictions
      • Rewire the reward pathway
      • Detach from pleasure and pain
      • Prefrontal connections and judgment
    • Depression
    • The depressed brain pattern
    • Effects of yoga and meditation on the nervous system
    • Regulate the limbic system: the prefrontal cortex, cingulate gyrus and mindfulness
    • Unify real and ideal
    • Foster joyful relationship through mirror neurons
    • Develop compassion and gratitude
  • 6 Principles for Incorporating the Brain into your Therapy
  • Author

    CHARLES A SIMPKINS, PH.D.

    Charles A. Simpkins, Ph.D., is a psychologist specializing in neuroscience, psychotherapy, meditation and hypnosis. With his wife, Annellen, Charles has co-authored 28 books, many of them bestsellers. Their most recent books on neuroscience are Yoga and Mindfulness Therapy Workbook for Clinicians and Clients (PESI, 2014), Neuroscience for Clinicians (Springer, 2012), The Dao of Neuroscience (Norton 2010) and Neuro-Hypnosis (Norton 2010). They have also written about meditation for healthy mind-brain change: The Tao of Bipolar, (New Harbinger 2013), Zen Meditation in Psychotherapy (Wiley, 2012), Meditation and Yoga in Psychotherapy (Wiley, 2011), and Meditation for Therapists and Their Clients (Norton 2001). Their books have over 20 foreign editions and have won numerous awards.

    Dr. Simpkins has practiced psychotherapy for more than three decades, and taught meditative and hypnotic methods to facilitate mind-brain change to people of all ages. He has been involved in neuroscience for 18 years – integrating it into treatments and helping to bring the most recent research findings to practitioners. He presents seminars at professional conferences, state mental hospitals, university campuses and to popular and professional audiences around the world. Charles performed psychotherapy research and is currently doing a neuroscience study of unconscious movement. He has studied with psychotherapy masters, including Milton H. Erickson, Jerome D. Frank, Carl Rogers, Lawrence Kubie, and Ernest L. Rossi, and neuroscience innovators including Vilayanur Ramachandran, Jaime Pineda, Paul and Patricia Churchland, Stephen Anagnostaras, and William Bechtel.

    Speaker Disclosures:

    Financial: Charles A. Simpkins is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

    Non-financial: Charles A. Simpkins has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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    Audience
    Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Case Managers, Therapists, Nurses, Other Mental Health Professionals