16 Aug Re-Wiring The Brain For Better Mental Health: Neuroscience-Based Techniques That Transform Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, And Addiction Into Resilience
So often, traumatized clients ask therapists the classic question, “Will I ever become who I was before the trauma?” Over the past decade there has been an exciting merging of trauma, mindfulness, positive psychology, and neuroscience research that is revolutionizing clinical practice. Cognitive, affective, social, and positive neuroscience research provides profound insight into the brain changes we are capable of producing. We are beginning to learn, through this research, how to enact these changes through the practice of mindfulness techniques that target and improve the functioning of specific brain structures.
This seminar, led by clinical expert Dr Jennifer Sweeton (Stanford University School of Medicine), shares the most up-to-date research discoveries and teaches highly effective techniques aimed at facilitating resilience and recovery from depression, addiction, anxiety that might be linked to trauma.
You will be able to answer that classic client question with confidence and hope, bolstered by new knowledge and skills: While we can never go back, we can work to become something much better as we move forward!
Running time: 374 minutes
Discover how to:
- Integrate brain-based trauma intervention approaches into your practice
- Help clients build a more resilient brain
- Improve motivation and treatment compliance
- Monitor treatment progress
- Teach clients how to modulate overwhelming emotions using the power of neuroplasticity and brain-boosting practices
- Master 7 key evidence-informed, neuroscience-based strategies that promote posttraumatic growth
- Learn why the best evidence-based trauma therapies can fail, and how to improve their effectiveness by integrating the skills taught in this workshop
- Utilize new insights from positive neuroscience to help clients not only recover from, but thrive
Jennifer Sweeton, Psy.D., 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.