Program content and Continuing Education hours provided by Being Well, Inc.
The Positive Neuroplasticity Training is 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.
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.
Program Dates and Times
ONGOING. The Positive Neuroplasticity Training can be utilized as an 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 with your information and upload a Government-Issued ID
Complete a course evaluation and feedback survey
Take the post-test and pass it with an 80%. (If you do not pass the first time, you will be able to take it again.)
Receive your certificate 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.
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for the Positive Neuroplasticity Training. 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.