A Comprehensive Clinical Home Study Course on the Neurobiology of Everyday Life (25 CE/CME Credits)
by Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
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The brain is involved in every thing you do. When your brain works right, you work right and when your brain has trouble, you have trouble in your life.
Developing an intimate knowledge of neuroscience is essential to understanding others and having the best life possible.
The Brain and Behavior is an entertaining, practical, 15-week, master’s-level university course taught by Dr. Amen. It's filled with practical neuroscience to make you a better clinician and a more effective person.
Dr. Amen has a unique teaching gift, enabling him to take complex material and make it easy to understand and apply to everyday life. The lessons learned from Amen Clinics sophisticated brain imaging studies -- the world’s largest database of brain SPECT imaging studies related to behavior -- provide the foundation for this comprehensive course.
Accredited Course Contents . . .
- 15 DVD's
- CD-Rom of all color powerpoint slides
- Summary Sheets
- 180 Question test that you will submit to obtain credits
- Packet with instructions about credits, timeline, etc. will be mailed along with your order
Class Topics . . .
Class 1: Brain and Behavior -- Brain Systems Functions and Problems (Part I)
Class 2: Brain and Behavior -- Brain Systems, Left/Right, Male/Female Brain (Part II)
Class 3: Brain Development: How Do I Get To Be Me?
Class 4: Slammed: Understanding and Treating Brain Trauma
Class 5: Healing ADD: Seeing and Treating 6 Types
Class 6: Healing Anxiety, Depression and Bipolar Disorder: Seeing and Treating 7 Types
Class 7: Preventing Alzheimer’s: Understanding and Optimizing Brain Aging
Class 8: Neurobiology of Intimacy: Is This Brain for Me?
Class 9: Neuronal Contemplation: Psychotherapy, Meditation, Prayer and the Brain
Class 10: Neurobiology of Addictions: Substance Abuse, Gambling, Sexual Addictions and More
Class 11: Healing Painful Memories: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Hypnoanalysis and EMDR
Class 12: When the Brain Hurts Others: Understanding and Treating Violence
Class 13: Better Brains Through Biochemistry: Psychiatric Medications
Class 14: Natural Ways to Optimize the Brain: Diet, Exercise, Supplements and Alternative Ways to Heal
Class 15: Is Free Will a Myth: Responsibility, Understanding, Forgiveness and the Brain
Participants will be better able to:
-Summarize information on brain function as it relates to cognition, emotions and behavior
-Discuss the relationship between nutrition and brain function
-Distinguish between the primary functions of the temporal lobes and the parietal lobes
-Describe the primary functions of the prefrontal cortex
-Demonstrate how to take a brain system history and apply it to clinical practice
-Illustrate how the brain interacts in relationships
-Describe a host of psychiatric illnesses from a brain dysfunction perspective
-List three functions of the basal ganglia
-Utilize various tools (from psychotherapy, supplements, exercise, mental exercises and medication) to optimize brain function
-Discuss they value of spirituality, meditation, and prayer from a neurobiological perspective
-Implement ways to slow the progression of Alzheimer's Disease and other age-related problems
-Work effectively with interdisciplinary treatment teams in the diagnosis and treatment of brain-related problems
Continuing education activities sponsored by the Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB), a 501(c)3, non-profit, educational organization in Portola Valley, CA, is approved for CE/CME credit by the following organizations. In all cases, IAHB, as the approved sponsor, maintains responsibility for all programs. Certifications by these accrediting organizations are continuously renewed. Consequently, the following list is subject to modification following the date of its printing, December 2008. Please contact your state licensing board to determine its acceptance of reciprocity with the organizations listed below. Not all state-level boards accept home study/independent study for continuing education nor do they all accept the national-level of accreditation listed below.
ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE COUNSELORS: This course has been approved by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors for 25 educational credits (NAADAC Education Provider #187). Provider approved by CAADAC, Provider #4S-86-074-0111, an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states for 25 CEHs.
COUNSELORS & MFTs: IAHB 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. (NBCC Provider #5216). IAHB is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (Provider #BAP-261) for 25 CEUs. CE Broker Tracking #10-926206. This course meets the qualifications for MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider # PCE 36). IAHB has been approved by the State of Texas Marriage and Family Therapists to provide continuing education activities. Provider #154.
NURSES: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP#2672) for 25 CEH’s.
The Institute for Advancement of Human Behavior accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
PHYSICIANS: The Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. IAHB designates this educational activity for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
PSYCHOLOGISTS: IAHB is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IAHB maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
SOCIAL WORKERS: IAHB is Co-Sponsor with R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE Provider #1082 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. Approval Period: April 15, 20012-April 15, 2015. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 25 continuing education clinical social work clock hours for participating in this course. IAHB is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (Provider #BAP-261) for 25 CEUs. CE Broker Tracking #10-926206; and the State of Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor Category I continuing education programs. This course meets the qualifications for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider #PCE-36). IAHB has been approved by the State of Texas Board of Social Work Examiners to provide continuing education activities for social workers. Provider No. 3876. MC 1982, PO Box 149347, Austin, TX 78714, (512) 719-3521.