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Essential Neuroscience for Clinical Practice

20 Formal CEUs including 2 in Ethics - live webinar

About this event

NASW Vermont is pleased to bring you this special professional development opportunity

Essential Neuroscience for Clinical Practice

Charlie Safford, LCSW & Celia Grand, LCSW


20 Formal CEUs (2 in ETHICS) approved by NASW VT. NASW VT Approval #1050


October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2021

8:45 am - 2:45 pm EST

There will be a break in the morning and a 45 minute lunch break

Presenting a four-day conference, 20 hours total, of learning. This workshop will provide the mental health clinician a powerful learning experience for absorbing and applying the latest knowledge and skills in affective neuroscience. Based on research and evidence-based practice, this conference will increase the knowledge base of each attendee of the key scientists and clinicians and advance understandings in this area of practice. Participants will learn how to apply their key concepts in an easy to follow, practical way to improve client outcomes.

Leaders in the field of mental health acknowledge that we are now in the affective neuroscience era, and we all need to be up to date to operate with best practices. We can make this material easy to understand, easy to digest, and easy to apply in powerful ways to improve your practice.

Objectives for this Course:

1. Describe how our neurological systems operate in readily understandable ways that can enhance your clinical skills and be directly applied to more effective psychoeducation for clients

2. Explain the practical vocabulary and concepts of affective neuroscience for more effective emotional clarification work, skill building in the use of emotions, and strengthening emotional control skills (emotional granularity)

3. Discuss the different interacting components of a person’s executive function skills (XFS), how they develop, what can go wrong, and what interaction strategies can be used to support XFS development and repair XFS impairments

4. Incorporate knowledge on the inborn neurological and temperamental differences that people present in ways that allow for more accurate client assessment, diagnosis and treatment, better parent education, and building motivation for treatment

5. Discuss the current leading voices bridging the world of neuroscience and the world of clinical practice: who they are, their important contributions, and the practical applications for work with trauma, anxiety, depression and other common precipitants for mental health intervention:

6. Describe how to integrate this emerging knowledge into best practice, evidence based models of treatment in an ethically appropriate manner: cognitive, psychodynamic, systems, solution focused, addiction, applying Code of Ethics principles and best practices in ethical decision making.Michael Gazzaniga

  • Joseph LeDoux
  • Nico Frijda
  • Jaak Panksepp
  • Stephen Porges
  • Jeffrey Gray
  • Russell Barkley
  • Michael Posner and Mary Rothbart
  • Daniel Kahnemann
  • Allan Schore
  • Daniel J. Siegel
  • Bessel van der Kolk
  • Lisa Feldman Barrett
  • Other Scientists of Note

7. Apply the new knowledge base through experiential learning and scenario analysis to consolidate the learning experience into practical take-aways to improve your practice.

About the Presenters

Charlie Safford, LCSW

Charles Safford, LCSW is the President and owner of yourceus.com, Inc., since 2001 a national company based in Atlanta, GA that develops and provides web-based and live continuing education training for mental health clinicians. Mr. Safford has been providing counseling services since he received his graduate degree from Boston University in 1981. In private practice since 1985, he has been helping individuals, families and couples to create better and happier lives for almost forty years. Since moving to Atlanta in 1988, he has also been engaged in the development and delivery of innovative training programs and consulting services to enrich the personal and work life of the employees and managers of numerous corporate and governmental organizations. In 2001, he merged his training and therapy skills to create yourceus.com, Inc., a company that teaches and trains mental health clinicians on a nationwide basis, offering both live and web-based programs encompassing the best and most recent knowledge and skills in the field of mental health. Mr. Safford grew up in Falmouth, Maine.

Celia Grand, LCSW

Celia is a psychotherapist in private practice specializing in healing trauma for over 30 years. Celia’s quest to create a safe environment for psycho-spiritual healing has led her to combine eastern philosophy with cutting edge neuroscience and state of the art psychotherapy treatments. Celia has also taught advanced psychotherapy methods, EMDR and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. She currently promotes health and wellness offering the REPLENISH Healing Retreat series and the REPLENISH Healing Circle which combines eastern philosophy practices with psych-emotional healing practices.

Workshop details

  • The zoom link will be sent to you prior to the first day of the workshop. The same zoom link will be used each day
  • The workshop will start at 8:45 am EST, please join a few minutes early to ensure your technology is working
  • Handouts will be sent along with the zoom link
  • There will be a break in the morning and a 45 minute lunch break
  • Want to pay by check? Email Susan - sfriedburg.naswvt@socialworkers.org and mail your check made out to NASW VT to NASW NH, 4 Chenell Drive, Concord NH 03301
  • Questions? Email Lynn - lstanley.naswvt@socialworkers.org

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