Neuroscience for Clinicians: Helping Therapists Bring the Brain into Clinical Care

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Neuroscience for Clinicians: Helping Therapists Bring the Brain into Clinical Care

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  • Early Bird Registration: $150 before December 1, 2018

  • Regular Registration: $180 after December 1, 2018

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NeuroHealth Partners is hosting a seminar on the brain's role in mental health. Join us to learn about discoveries from the field of neuroscience that provide clinicians with new and meaningful dimensions for their conceptualization and treatment of clients.
As therapists, we came into this profession to help people change. Each day, we help our clients change the way they think, feel and behave. While these changes can play out in many aspects of our clients lives, most fundamentally they begin with the brain.

In this innovative program, therapists will enrich their clinical skills by learning about the brain's role in mental health. Based on the latest neuroscience research, we'll explore important and increasingly relevant questions like:
  • When we give diagnoses like depression, anxiety, PTSD and more, what's actually happening in the brain's of our clients?
  • What does stress do to the brain and why is it so hard to overcome?
  • How can neuroscience help us understand how talk therapy can help change patients' brains?
  • What can interpersonal neurobiology offer in terms of conceptualizing our patients' relationships and attachment styles?
  • Where are habits stored in the brain and how can we help patients' develop healthier habits?
  • Why do interventions, like exposure or mindfulness, work from a brain-informed perspective?

Seminar Objectives:
  1. Examine the brain's role in internalizing psychopathologies such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and SUD.
  2. Learn neurobiological underpinnings of why interventions like talk therapy, exposure therapy, mindfulness and exercise can improve patient health.
  3. Enrich your clinical skills so you can communicate with your clients about the brain's role in functioning.
Seminar will cover:
  • The brain's role in disorders such as MDD, anxiety, PTSD and substance use.
  • The brain's role in stress, motivation, choice, and habits.
  • Interpersonal neurobiology: examining how understand and attach to others—including how, who and why we trust.
  • Neural correlates of emotion regulation: What's happening in the brain when clients try to regulate their emotions.
  • Neural correlates of cognition: What's happening in the brain when clients have trouble paying attention, processing information, making decisions, etc.
  • Interventions and their effect on the brain (e.g., mindfulness, exposure, talk therapy).
  • Key practical principles on how to integrate neuroscience research into your clinical practice.
  • What’s happening at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and how it affects mental health research & practice.
Seminar Details:

  • The program offers up to 5 CE/CEUs.
  • The seminar will be led by Dr. Julia DiGangi.
  • Light breakfast and refreshments will be served.
  • A 1-hour break for lunch will be given; lunch is not included.
NeuroHealth Partners is an APA-approved sponsor of continuing education

Duration: 5 hours
Date & Time: Tues, January 8, 2019 from 9am – 3:00pm. Registration from 8:30 – 9 am.
Location: Seminar will be held at St. Francis of Assisi - 15050 Wolf Rd, Orland Park, IL 60467.


Certificate of completion will be sent to the email provided by attendees.  Each attendee will be required to sign an attendance sheet at the event to receive credit for CE/CEUs.

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NeuroHealth Partners, LLC. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NeuroHealth Partners maintains responsibility for this program and its content. NeuroHealth Partners is offering this activity for 5 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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