02 Sep Neuroscience for Clinicians
Bring the latest findings from neuroscience into your treatments. Learn interventions to literally alter the brain’s neurons, structures, pathways, and networks.
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!
- Communicate key nervous system structures, functions and pathways.
- Explore brain alterations that occur from anxiety, trauma and stress, substance abuse, and depression.
- Support how commonly applied treatments such as CBT, DBT, dynamic therapy, meditation and other forms of mindfulness can foster healthy brain change.
- Breakdown neuroplasticity and types of experiences that elicit it.
- Apply interventions that can be used to return the nervous system to natural balance.
- Evaluate specific techniques that enhance attention, interoception, affect regulation and sensory-motor awareness.
- Practice six principles that guide you when including the brain during treatment.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a licensed clinical psychologist, best-selling author, and internationally-recognized expert on anxiety and trauma, women’s issues, and the neuroscience of mental health. She is the author of the book, Trauma Treatment Toolbox, published by PESI Publishing & Media. Dr. Sweeton completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University.
Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates, and co-owns Mind Works Professional Education, Inc., a continuing education company. She formerly served as the President of the Oklahoma Psychological Association, and holds adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She is the current President of the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association. Dr. Sweeton offers psychological services services to clients in Oklahoma, Kansas, and internationally, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained more than 10,000 mental health professionals in her workshops. Other highlights of her career include:
- Rhodes Scholar National Semi-Finalist
- American Psychological Association Early Career Achievement Award
- Oklahoma’s Top 40 Under 40 Professionals
- Stanford University Center for International Conflict and Negotiation Fellowship
- Mensa Member Award Program Recipient
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Graduate Fellowship
- NASA Ames human factors researcher
- Recipient of over 30 additional paid awards and grants
This online workshop will give you instant access to 6 hours of video content, accessible via streaming on our website. You can view the course content in your own time, there is no time limit on access.
A certificate of completion will be generated upon finishing the course and completing a short evaluation quiz. Please consult your professional organisation/association to confirm whether you are able to claim any CPD points/hours for this online workshop.