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Attuned Psychoeducation: An Essential Component For Optimal Outcomes In The Practice of Clinical Neurofeedback
with Ellen Shaw-Smith, LICSW, BCN
Webinar Fee: $95
Live Webinar Outline
In her tenure as a DBT therapist, Ellen learned first hand the power of psychoeducation delivered with a hint of ‘JAZZ’. Jazz is reflective of an attuned presence, a bit of humor, and the ability to make information accessible and relevant. It also became clear that effective psychoeducation requires a relational, validating, and shame-reducing manner of delivery, rather than it being an exchange of purely cognitive information. Offering clinical neurofeedback requires us to share factual information about the arousal model and our human nervous system so our patients become informed allies with us in the journey of neurofeedback.
At its core, attuned neurofeedback psychoeducation offers a clearer understanding of the nature of being human with all its gifts and challenges. In this 2.5 hours webinar, we will look at four areas of clinical neurofeedback whose outcomes are dependant on the effective delivery of attuned neurofeedback psychoeducation:
* When initially explaining how neurofeedback works and how it can be helpful.
* Within the neuro assessment form where we begin to teach the arousal model.
* In collaboratively tracking and modifying protocols as an aligned team.
* In integrating the full range of change your client has experienced.from NFB training.
We will look at both the content involved, and the approach from which attuned psychoeducation for neurofeedback is offered, through direct teaching, and through questions, discussion of ideas and case examples brought forward by participants.
- Familiarity with this model of Attuned Neurofeedback Psychoeducation.
- Understanding how Attuned Neurofeedback Psychoeducation supports the therapeutic alliance between Clinician and Client.
- Understanding how Attuned Neurofeedback Psychoeducation supports clinicians in their work with clients.
- Understanding how Attuned Neurofeedback Psychoeducation supports meeting client coalgs and achieving Optimal Neurofeedback Outcomes.
- An increased ability to communicate about Neurofeedback Psychoeducation.
In work with clients, especially in the areas of:
The webinar will consist of:
CLINICIAN AND NEUROFEEDBACK PRACTITIONER
Ellen Shaw-Smith, LICSW, BCN, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified in Neurofeedback and Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Since attending her first introductory neurofeedback course in 2002 while working as a high school adjustment counselor, Ellen has been passionately committed to understanding the brain’s language of intelligent electrical communication. Her commitment rests on her early recognition that this communication, when respectfully harnessed, supports deep change in the brain and central nervous system.
Ellen’s early seminary education, along with her varied community mental health experience shapes her eclectic approach to clinical neurofeedback and psychotherapy. These influences, along with extensive mentoring with neurofeedback trauma expert Sebern Fisher MA, BCN and neuropsychologist Dr. Ed Hamlin, prompted her to develop a community education site for early and ongoing neurofeedback education in 2008.
Ellen has spent the intervening years teaching and mentoring on beginning and advanced neurofeedback topics. Her later work with Dr Robert Coben on Q-EEG based Coherence neurofeedback as applied to developmental trauma also informs her work as a clinician, and neurofeedback educator and mentor.
Ellen works with EEG, HEG, Q-EEG and Educational Neurofeedback in her private practice in Western Massachusetts. With an emphasis on the importance of early attachment she focuses on treatment for those with early and ongoing trauma. Her teaching reflects an appreciation for the art and science of neurofeedback in combination with psychotherapy and psychoeducation, all in support of deep regulation in each unique human nervous system.