Neuroplasticity and Brain Based Interventions in Therapy: Calming The Caveman To Manage The Thinker

Presented by Lynne Kenney, PsyD

Research on neuroplasticity has improved our understanding of how to apply brain calming strategies to enhance cognitive functioning. Where it was once thought that the brain was hard-wired, we now recognize the malleability and growth potential of the human brain. This presentation incorporates current research on cognitive and limbic calming strategies and movement techniques to enhance executive function. Utilizing meditation, movement exercises, music, and drawing we can help our patients to improve brain function and critical thinking skills impacting overall daily functioning. 

Children and adults with ADHD can benefit from limbic activities that calm the brain prior to and during cognitive skill development. Reviewing overall brain function, areas of the brain that require remediation and current research we will explore practical strategies employed in a pediatric neuropsychology practice that participants may use in their own practices to improve academic, social, and motor skills.

In this applied research web conference, participants will explore using music, art, and movement to enhance limbic calming and cognitive skills in clients. Simple explanations of brain functions demonstrate why music, art, and meditation are so beneficial in the development of skills making it easy for clinicians to use these strategies in everyday practice. We will also discuss how and when to use brain-based interventions with families in their own homes as Dr. Kenney teaches participants her five-step pyramid of family intervention.

 

This web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Identify the eight domains of executive function and how the limbic brain mediates executive function;
  2. Learn why art, music, mediation, and movement improve cognitive functioning in children and adults with diagnoses, specifically ADHD;
  3. Practice research-based skill development exercises they can use with their clients;
  4. Outline Dr. Kenney’s in-home intervention methodology;
  5. Learn Dr. Kenney’s five step pyramid for brain-based skills interventions.

Limitations: As in any field of psychology, brain science is new and evolving, participants will be encouraged to study research as it becomes available. Risks of the presentation are oversimplification and rigid thinking. Flexibility and creativity will be encouraged.

 

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1.5 CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this Web Conference in its entirety. GoodTherapy.org is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. GoodTherapy.org solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Meet the Presenter

Lynne Kenney, PsyD

Lynne Kenney, PsyD

Located in Scottsdale, AZ, Lynne Kenney, PsyD is a practicing pediatric psychologist, mother of two, and author of The Family Coach Method (St. Lynn’s Press, 2009). Dr. Kenney received advanced fellowship training in developmental pediatric psychology and forensic psychology from Harbor-UCLA/UCLA Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

As one of the limited number of psychologists in America who produces television, Dr. Kenney has co-produced six DVDs and three television shows. Throughout her twelve years in the television industry, Dr. Kenney has appeared in or produced over four hundred digital media and television segments. Currently, Dr. Kenney is the resident parenting expert on the daily show in Arizona, Smart Family, with Daphne Munro and Connie Colla. In addition, her Better Living Content has been featured in Working Mother, Parents, and Parenting Magazines and also on numerous family/child websites including socialmoms.com, momtastic.com, parentsask.com, as well as Dr. Oz’s site sharecare.com. As a member of The Parenting Team, Dr. Kenney works with Sue Atkins, Wendy Young, and Deborah McNelis to educate parents and teachers worldwide. More information about Dr. Kenney and her online multimedia events can be accessed at http://www.lynnekenney.com/speakingworkshops

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