Continuing Education Credits for the Positive Neuroplasticity Training and Professional Course

Program content provided by Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Continuing Education hours provided by PESI, Inc.

COST

PESI’s charge for 18 Continuing Education hours for each of the 3-day workshops is $39.99. If you attend the 6-day Professional Course with the Positive Neuroplasticity Training included, and apply for 36 credits, PESI’s charge will be $79.98.

Rick Hanson receives no payment for Continuing Education hours.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The Positive Neuroplasticity Training is suitable for anyone interested in developing greater happiness, resilience, and other psychological resources – and for Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Addiction Counselors, Nurses (mental health), and other Mental Health Professionals.

The Professional Course is suitable for Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Addiction Counselors, Nurses (mental health), and other Mental Health Professionals.

WORKSHOP DATES & LOCATION

Positive Neuroplasticity Training
Saturday, October 15: 10am-6pm Pacific Time
Sunday, October 16: 2pm-9pm Pacific Time
Monday, October 17: 9am-6pm Pacific Time

Professional Course, includes the 3-Day PNT above, plus:
Tuesday, October 18: 9:30am-5:30pm Pacific Time
Wednesday, October 19: 9am-5pm Pacific Time
Thursday, October 20: 10am-6pm Pacific Time

 

There will be one 75 minute lunch break and two 20 minute breaks each day.

The in-person workshops are in Novato, California. Alternatively, with the live-stream, you could watch online.

 

Beginning about a month after the workshops end, recordings of them will be available for both in-person attendees and those who registered for the live-stream.

COUNSELORS:

This intermediate activity consists of 18.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction for each 3-day workshop (The Professional Course, which includes PNT, is eligible for 36.0 clock hours of continuing education). Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

ADDICTION COUNSELORS:

This activity consists of 18.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction for each 3-day workshop (The Professional Course, which includes PNT, is eligible for 36.0 clock hours of continuing education). Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

PSYCHOLOGISTS:

PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This seminar awards 18.0  credits to participating professionals for each 3-day workshop (The Professional Course, which includes PNT, is eligible for 36.0 credits).

Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance.

NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS:

This activity meets the criteria for an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Activity. PESI, Inc, is an approved sponsor by the American Psychological Association, which is recognized by the ANCC for behavioral health related activities. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.
This activity qualifies for 18.0  contact hours for each 3-day workshop (The Professional Course, which includes PNT, is eligible for 36.0 contact hours of continuing education).

SOCIAL WORKERS:

PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, 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. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2014-January 27, 2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 18.0  (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for each 3-day workshop (The Professional Course, which includes PNT, is eligible for 36.0 clock hours of continuing education) in participating in this intermediate course.

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS:

This activity consisted of 1080 minutes of continuing education instruction for each 3-day workshop (The Professional Course, which includes PNT, is eligible for 2160 minutes of continuing education). Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, this certificate of completion and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

OTHER PROFESSIONS:

This activity qualifies for 1080 minutes of instructional content for each 3-day workshop (The Professional Course, which includes PNT, is eligible for 2160 minutes of instructional content) as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

** Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self- study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations.

** CE hours for this activity are being provided by PESI, Inc. If you have an inquiry about continuing education credit that is not listed here, please contact Bridget Schaub at PESI, Inc. at bschaub@pesi.com

INSTRUCTIONS FOR OBTAINING CE HOURS

  • Once you complete the workshop(s), you’ll need to download and print a copy of the PESI CE Request form (coming soon).
  • Send the completed CE Request form and payment of $39.99 (or $78.98 for the 6-day option) to:
    PESI, Inc.
    Home Study Department
    PO Box 1000
    EAU CLAIRE WI 54702
    FAX – 1-800-554-9775

** Please include your full name, phone number, address, profession, and e-mail address on the CE Request form. Checks should be made out to PESI, Inc.

  • A passing score on the post-test is 80% (or more) correct answers. You need a passing score to receive Continuing Education hours. If you do not receive a passing score, PESI will tell you via email, and you can take the post-test again.
  • After you receive a passing score on the post-test, PESI will send you a CE Certificate via e-mail. If you do not have an e-mail address, please give PESI a fax number or mailing address for you to receive your CE Certificate. Your Certificate will be sent to you approximately 2 weeks after PESI receives your passing score on the post-test.

Learning Objectives for the Positive Neuroplasticity Training

Part 1: The Essence of Positive Neuroplasticity
Hour 1 – The critical role of psychological resources in dealing with challenges and vulnerabilities
Participants will be able to: Describe how an individual’s course is a function of the combination of challenges, vulnerabilities, and resources.
Hour 2 – The neuropsychology of learning: the essence of healing, development, and growth – moving from passing states to lasting traits
Participants will be able to: Describe the two-stage process of learning.
Hour 3 – The three fundamental ways to engage the mind skillfully: letting be, letting go, and letting in
Participants will be able to: Describe three fundamental ways to engage the mind skillfully.
Part 2: Having, Enriching, and Absorbing Experiences
Hour 4 – Noticing or creating beneficial experiences
Participants will be able to: Describe the two ways to have a beneficial experience.
Hour 5 – Skillful ways to deepen the registration of experiences
Participants will be able to: Describe five ways to enrich an experience.
Hour 6 – Sensing and intending that experiences are sinking in, becoming a part of oneself
Participants will be able to: Name three ways to encourage others to internalize beneficial experiences.
Part 3: Linking Positive and Negative Material
Hour 7 – Our three fundamental needs – for safety, satisfaction, and connection – and the reptilian, mammalian, and primate/human stages of brain evolution
Participants will be able to: Describe the three-stage evolution of the human brain.
Hour 8 – Identifying “key resource experiences” to meet individual needs
Participants will be able to: Give three examples of specific psychological resources matched to particular psychological issues.
Hour 9 – Mental skills for being aware of both positive and negative material at the same time
Participants will be able to: Describe three levels of engagement with painful or upsetting thoughts, feelings, memories, or sensations. .
Part 4: Growing Strengths for Safety
Hour 10 – Perspectives and practices for self-compassion
Participants will be able to: Define self-compassion.
Hour 11 – Feeling protected and alright right nows
Participants will be able to: Name two ways that people can recognize genuine protections for themselves.
Hour 12 – Managing threats from calm strength rather than fear, anger, or helplessness
Participants will be able to: Name two ways to prompt an experience of calm strength.
Part 5: Growing Strengths for Satisfaction
Hour 13 – Internalizing experiences of accomplishment and success
Participants will be able to: Name two examples of goal-attainment in everyday life.
Hour 14 – Enjoying life’s pleasures without getting driven or addicted
Participants will be able to: Describe one difference between liking and wanting.
Hour 15 – Associating healthy rewards to that which one seeks to motivate
Participants will be able to: Guide others in being aware of both a desired behavior and an anticipated reward of it.
Part 6: Growing Strengths for Connection
Hour 16 – Self-acceptance and self-worth
Participants will be able to: Name five ways to feel cared about.
Hour 17 – Approaching relationship issues from compassion and self-respect rather than resentment and inadequacy
Participants will be able to: Describe two ways to evoke compassion for another person
Hour 18 – Centering in peace, contentment, and love instead of fear, frustration, and heartache
Participants will be able to: Describe one psychological cue each to evoke a sense of peace, contentment, and love.

Learning Objectives for the Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity

Part 1: Foundational Knowledge of Positive Neuroplasticity
Hour 1 – Understanding of positive neuroplasticity
Participants will be able to: Name three internal cues for becoming calmer and more centered.
Hour 2 – Assessing skills in explaining positive neuroplasticity
Participants will be able to: Identify one strength and one weakness in their understanding of positive neuroplasticity.

Hour 3 – Recognizing strengths in oneself and others
Participants will be able to: Name two psychological resources that are personal strengths.

Part 2: The Benefits of Growing Inner Resources
Hour 4 – Replacing feelings of deficit and disturbance with an underlying sense of fullness and balance
Participants will be able to: Explain the idea of a drive state that is based on a person’s underlying sense of something missing or disturbed.
Hour 5 – Understanding and explaining the value of learning how to learn
Participants will be able to: Describe the difference between a beneficial trait that is innate compared to one that is acquired.
Hour 6 – Overview of using the HEAL process (for increasing the internalization of beneficial experiences) with others
Participants will be able to: Name the four steps of the HEAL process.
Part 3: Helping Others to Have Beneficial Experiences
Hour 7 – Teaching skills for noticing beneficial experiences they’re already having
Participants will be able to: Explain the difference between observing a beneficial experience that one is already having and deliberately self-generating one.
Hour 8 – Thirteen ways to create beneficial experiences
Participants will be able to: Name three ways to self-generate a beneficial experience.
Hour 9 – Managing blocks to “taking in the good”
Participants will be able to: Name three blocks to the deliberate internalization of beneficial experiences.
Part 4: Helping Others to Install Beneficial Experiences
Hour 10 – Guiding others to enrich their experiences
Participants will be able to: Name five ways to increase experiential engagement with beneficial experiences.
Hour 11 – Guiding others to absorb their experiences
Participants will be able to: Name three ways to increase the experiential sense of receiving a beneficial experience into oneself.
Hour 12 – Helping people to identify the psychological resources that would be particularly valuable to grow, and to have and internalize experiences of these resources
Participants will be able to: Give three examples of a psychological issue and a mental resource that is matched to it.
Part 5: Using Positive Material to Address Negative Material
Hour 13 – The neuropsychological basis of associating positive and negative material
Participants will be able to: Describe one difference between the consolidation and reconsolidation aspects of learning.
Hour 14 – General skills for helping others link positive and negative material
Participants will be able to: Describe three levels of mental engagement with negative experiences.
Hour 15 – Matching particular positive material to psychological wounds and deficits
Participants will be able to: Guide someone else in holding in awareness a positive thought or feeling as well as a negative one.
Part 6: Special Applications of the HEAL Process
Hour 16 – Using HEAL in counseling and coaching, including with children and couples
Participants will be able to: Describe two ways to use the HEAL process in psychotherapy.
Hour 17 – Using HEAL for anxiety, depression, addiction, and trauma
Participants will be able to: Describe one application of the HEAL process to anxiety, depression, addiction, and trauma.
Hour 18 – Placing mindful cultivation in a societal context; imagining a world with a critical mass of human brains centered in peace, contentment, and love
Participants will be able to: Describe one way that the repeated internalization of experiences of calm strength could help a person become less vulnerable to fear-mongering by others.