Program content and Continuing Education hours provided by Being Well, Inc.

CE Credits

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 Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity awards 9.0 credits to participating professionals.

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

  • Instructor

    The Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity 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 Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity consist of 9 hours.

  • Instructional Level


Cost and Refunds

The Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity costs $399 (when bundled with The Positive Neuroplasticity Training, both courses cost $698).

Being Well, Inc. charges an additional $50 per course for administering the Continuing Education hours.

The Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity is offered with a 30-day money-back guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the program, or unable to participate in it, please contact us and we will process a full refund.

  • Target Audience

    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 Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity 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.

Purchase CE Credits

for Rick Hanson's Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity

To Get Your Credits...

Once you have completed the Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity, and purchased the CE Credits, you will need to:

  • 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.

Learning Objectives for the Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity

  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. Define epigenetics.
  9. Name three psychological blocks to the deliberate internalization of beneficial experiences.
  10. Explain the difference between neural encoding, consolidation, and reconsolidation.
  11. Describe two benefits of positive emotions.
  12. Describe two ways to help clients increase their learning from the experiences they are having in clinical settings.
  13. Describe the management of human needs for safety, satisfaction, and connection in terms of Paul MacLean’s “triune brain” framework.
  14. Explain to clients how the internalization of experiences of needs met can develop psychological resources for meeting those needs.
  15. Teach clients two ways to increase their sense of self-worth.
  16. Describe three features of the human brain.
  17. Teach clients how to develop two psychological resources for anxiety.

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for the Professional 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.