Program content and Continuing Education hours provided by Being Well, Inc.
Being Well, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Being Well, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Positive Neuroplasticity Training awards 10.0 credits to participating professionals.
The Professional Course awards 9.0 credits to participating professionals.
Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance.
The Positive Neuroplasticity Training and Professional Course are presented by Dr. Rick Hanson, who has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA and over 25 years of licensed clinical practice, as well as many years of teaching in doctoral level environments, including a talk at the 2016 APA general meeting. To learn more view his bio here, or download his full CV here.
Only Dr. Hanson’s didactic presentations (pre-recorded talks) are eligible or required for CE credit. While CE participants are welcome to engage the supplemental materials (e.g. suggested readings, guided experiential practices), this is optional.
Dr. Hanson’s presentations in the Positive Neuroplasticity Training consists of 10 hours. Dr. Hanson’s presentations in the Professional Course consists of 9 hours.
The Positive Neuroplasticity Training is suitable for anyone interested in developing greater happiness, resilience, and other psychological resources – and for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses (mental health), Marriage and Family Therapists, and other Mental Health Professionals.
The Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity is suitable for anyone who has previously completed the Positive Neuroplasticity Training – which is the prerequisite – who would like to learn how to apply the methods in their work with others. This course is designed specifically for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses (mental health), Marriage and Family Therapists, and other Mental Health Professionals.
Positive Neuroplasticity Training: Intermediate
Professional Course: Advanced
ONGOING. Both the Positive Neuroplasticity Training and the Professional Course can be utilized as self-paced, on-demand programs which can be started and completed at any time. Once you have paid in full, you have lifetime access to the program materials.
In-home study; self-paced training
Once you complete the program you’ll need to pay the $50 administrative fee for each of the courses you are applying to for credits. Then, you will need to complete the Being Well, Inc. CE Request form and Post Test.
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, Being Well, Inc. will notify you via email, and you can take the post-test again.
After you receive a passing score on the post-test, Being Well, Inc. will send you a CE Certificate via e-mail within two weeks.
1. Describe how an individual’s course through life is a function of the combination of challenges, vulnerabilities, and resources.
2. Describe the two-stage process of learning.
3. Describe the primary function of the amygdala and give an evolutionary explanation for why this function is negatively biased.
4. Describe three functions of the hippocampus regarding memory formation, the amygdala, and the hypothalamus.
5. Describe two effects of cortisol on the brain.
6. Explain the difference between simply observing one’s experiences and deliberately trying to influence them.
7. Teach clients to distinguish between noticing an experience they are already having and deliberately creating an experience.
8. Teach clients three ways to create beneficial experiences for themselves.
9. Teach clients five ways to enrich the subjective sense of an experience.
10. Teach clients how to be aware of emotionally negative and emotionally positive psychological material at the same time.
11. Describe three levels of intensity in the experience of emotionally negative material.
12. Describe two ways in which the “negativity bias” can operate.
13. Describe human motivations in terms of avoiding harms, approaching rewards, and attaching to others.
14. Give three examples, respectively, of how a person could experience stress while engaged in avoiding harms, approaching rewards, and attaching to others.
15. Give three examples, respectively, of how a person could engage in avoiding harms, approaching rewards, and attaching to others while not experiencing stress.
16. Teach clients one way to experience a greater sense of safety.
17. Teach clients one way to experience a greater sense of satisfaction.
18. Teach clients one way to experience a greater sense of connection.
1. Define neuroplasticity.
2. Define positive neuroplasticity.
3. Describe two ways that psychological resources promote resilience.
4. Help clients identify three psychological resources that they already have.
5. Identify three settings in which it could be useful for a person to develop psychological resources.
6. Describe the difference between a trait that is innate and one that is acquired.
7. Explain the difference between positive thinking and positive neuroplasticity.
8. In Dr. Hanson’s HEAL model, explain why the “L” step – Linking positive and negative material – is optional.
9. Define epigenetics.
10. Name three psychological blocks to the deliberate internalization of beneficial experiences.
11. Explain the difference between neural encoding, consolidation, and reconsolidation.
12. Describe two benefits of positive emotions.
13. Describe two ways to help clients increase their learning from the experiences they are having in clinical settings.
14. Describe the management of human needs for safety, satisfaction, and connection in terms of Paul MacLean’s “triune brain” framework.
15. Explain to clients how the internalization of experiences of needs met can develop psychological resources for meeting those needs.
16. Teach clients two ways to increase their sense of self-worth.
17. Describe three features of the human brain.
18. Teach clients how to develop two psychological resources for anxiety.
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for the Positive Neuroplasticity Training or the Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity.