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 hardwired, 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 to impact 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:
- Identify the eight domains of executive function and how the limbic brain mediates executive function;
- Learn why art, music, mediation, and movement improve cognitive functioning in children and adults with diagnoses, specifically ADHD;
- Practice research-based skill development exercises that can be used with people in therapy;
- Outline Dr. Kenney’s in-home intervention methodology;
- 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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How the Web Conference Works
In short, participants will be able to listen to this live event by calling into our teleconference center. Prior to the event, all participants will be sent an email with instructions on how to log in to the teleconference center. This event will include lecture, interaction, and question and answer periods.
All are available to GoodTherapy.org members at no additional cost.
Continuing Education (CE) Information
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 California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). Course meets the qualifications for two hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. GoodTherapy.org is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. GoodTheray.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: March 20, 2015 through March 20, 2016. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours. 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 and is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
This web conference is available at no cost to GoodTherapy.org members.
This event has already taken place. An audio recording for this event may be available in the Member's Area.
Meet the Presenter
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.
One of the few 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 Arizona show 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, and on Dr. Oz’s site.
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 found at her website.
- 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. APA approval applies to all events listed after May 2011.
- GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
- GoodTherapy.org is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide continuing education credits; provider #4678.
- GoodTherapy.org is an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals to provide continuing education for addiction services professionals; provider #135463.
- GoodTherapy.org is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program; provider # 1352.