Program content and Continuing Education hours provided by Being Well, Inc.
The Positive Neuroplasticity Training and the Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity 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.
CE Eligible Content:
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 consist of 10 hours.
Dr. Hanson’s presentations in the Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity Training of 9 hours.
Positive Neuroplasticity Training: Intermediate
Professional Course: Advanced
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.
Program Dates and Times
ONGOING. The Positive Neuroplasticity Training and the Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity can be utilized as in-home, 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.
Fill out a short online form for each course with your information and upload a Government-Issued ID
Complete a course evaluation and feedback survey
Take both post-tests and pass them with an 80%. (If you do not pass the first time, you will be able to take it again.)
Receive your certificates via email, immediately after completing all of the steps.
- Describe how an individual’s course through life is a function of the combination of challenges, vulnerabilities, and resources.
- Describe the two-stage process of learning.
- Describe the primary function of the amygdala and give an evolutionary explanation for why this function is negatively biased.
- Describe three functions of the hippocampus regarding memory formation, the amygdala, and the hypothalamus.
- Describe two effects of cortisol on the brain.
- Explain the difference between simply observing one’s experiences and deliberately trying to influence them.
- Teach clients to distinguish between noticing an experience they are already having and deliberately creating an experience.
- Teach clients three ways to create beneficial experiences for themselves.
- Teach clients five ways to enrich the subjective sense of an experience.
- Teach clients how to be aware of emotionally negative and emotionally positive psychological material at the same time.
- Describe three levels of intensity in the experience of emotionally negative material.
- Describe two ways in which the “negativity bias” can operate.
- Describe human motivations in terms of avoiding harms, approaching rewards, and attaching to others.
- Give three examples, respectively, of how a person could experience stress while engaged in avoiding harms, approaching rewards, and attaching to others.
- Give three examples, respectively, of how a person could engage in avoiding harms, approaching rewards, and attaching to others while not experiencing stress.
- Teach clients one way to experience a greater sense of safety.
- Teach clients one way to experience a greater sense of satisfaction.
- Teach clients one way to experience a greater sense of connection.
- Define neuroplasticity.
- Define positive neuroplasticity.
- Describe two ways that psychological resources promote resilience.
- Help clients identify three psychological resources that they already have.
- Identify three settings in which it could be useful for a person to develop psychological resources.
- Describe the difference between a trait that is innate and one that is acquired.
- Explain the difference between positive thinking and positive neuroplasticity.
- In Dr. Hanson’s HEAL model, explain why the “L” step – Linking positive and negative material – is optional.
- Define epigenetics.
- Name three psychological blocks to the deliberate internalization of beneficial experiences.
- Explain the difference between neural encoding, consolidation, and reconsolidation.
- Describe two benefits of positive emotions.
- Describe two ways to help clients increase their learning from the experiences they are having in clinical settings.
- Describe the management of human needs for safety, satisfaction, and connection in terms of Paul MacLean’s “triune brain” framework.
- Explain to clients how the internalization of experiences of needs met can develop psychological resources for meeting those needs.
- Teach clients two ways to increase their sense of self-worth.
- Describe three features of the human brain.
- 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 Professionals Course in Positive Neuroplasticity. In this program, an instructor may refer to a book they have written, among many other sources of scholarly and clinical information from other authors. There is no requirement to purchase an instructor’s book or anything else from that instructor, nor any suggestion to do so. In fact, we recommend that participants widen their professional development by exploring ideas and methods from sources other than the instructor of this course.