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Neuroscience for Clinicians: Brain Change for Stress, Anxiety, Trauma, Moods and Substance Abuse
Neuroscience for Clinicians: Brain Change for Stress, Anxiety, Trauma, Moods and Substance Abuse

Where:   SAN DIEGO, CA

When:  Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

Psychotherapy has traditionally addressed the mind, with its cognitive, emotional and behavioral components. But recent neuroscience research has revealed a new area to add to your treatments: The brain and nervous system. The brain can change the mind but the mind and experience can also bring literal structural and functional changes to the brain. Recent research reveals that neuroplasticity takes place all through life. This is extremely hopeful for therapy. You will discover where neuroplasticity occurs and ways to use it therapeutically. You gain the background you need along with clear principles for addressing the nervous system in your work. Learn how to think brain, to view your clients through the exciting new lens of neuroscience that will focus your therapeutic sensitivities on a vast new reservoir or discoveries and potentials.

This seminar teaches you how to promote change in the traumatized, stressed, addicted, anxious, and depressed brain in positive ways. By initiating brain change using conscious, unconscious, and bodywork methods, you add new dimensions to your treatments. In addition, from the firm foundation in neuroscience methods, you can build your own techniques for creative individualizing. And in the process, you will find yourself feeling more present, alert and relaxed as you activate your own brain in positive ways!

Objectives:
  1. Describe key nervous system structures, functions and pathways.
  2. Explain brain alterations that occur from anxiety, fear and stress, substance abuse, depression, trauma and bipolar disorder.
  3. Distinguish how commonly applied treatments such as CBT, DBT, dynamic therapy, meditation and hypnosis can foster healthy brain change.
  4. Define neuroplasticity and types of experiences that elicit it.
  5. Apply interventions that can be used to return the nervous system to natural balance using methods drawn from neural-feedback, psychodynamics, mindfulness, sensory awareness, hypnosis and bodywork.
  6. Discuss specific techniques that enhance attention, interoception, affect regulation and sensory-motor awareness.
  7. List six principles that guide you when including the brain during treatment.

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.

ANNELLEN M SIMPKINS, PH.D.

Alex & Annellen Simpkins, are psychologists specializing in neuroscience, psychotherapy, meditation and hypnosis. The Simpkins are authors of 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, 2009). Their books have over 20 foreign editions and have won numerous awards.

Drs. Simpkins have been practicing psychotherapy for more than three decades, and have taught their meditative and hypnotic methods to facilitate mind-brain change to people of all ages. They have been involved in neuroscience for 18 years and have been integrating it into treatments and helping to bring the most recent research findings to practitioners. They present seminars at professional conferences, state mental hospitals, university campuses and to popular and professional audiences around the world. They have performed psychotherapy research and are currently doing a neuroscience study of unconscious movement. They 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. Their Eastern philosophy influence along with their commitment to continual learning and therapeutic effectiveness has helped them to see therapy through the crystal of a unique vision, which they bring to you with warmth and clarity in their books and seminars.




Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Annellen Simpkins is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Annellen Simpkins has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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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.

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