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Attuned Psychoeducation: An Essential Component For Optimal Outcomes In The Practice of Clinical Neurofeedback
with Ellen Shaw-Smith
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 3 hour 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.
1.Familiarity with this model of Attuned Neurofeedback Psychoeducation.
2.Understanding how Attuned Neurofeedback Psychoeducation supports the therapeutic alliance between Clinician and Client.
3.Understanding how Attuned Neurofeedback Psychoeducation supports clinicians in their work with clients.
4.Understanding how Attuned Neurofeedback Psychoeducation supports meeting client coalgs and achieving Optimal Neurofeedback Outcomes.
5.An increased ability to communicate about Neurofeedback Psychoeducation.
In work with clients, especially in the areas of:
- Introducing the concept of Neurofeedback.
- Explaining the Arousal Model.
- Administering the Neurofeedback Assessment.
- Tracking and modifying Neurofeedback Protocols.
- Helping clients integrate changes from Neurofeedback Training.
CLINICIAN AND NEUROFEEDBACK PRACTITIONER
Ellen received her MSW in 1994 and has practiced in various settings with children, adolescents and adults suffering from multiple stresses and forms of mental illness. Her tenure as a high-school adjustment counselor gave her insight into the challenges of adolescents in our society.
As a clinician in a community mental health center for many years, she has worked with a broad range of clients. A significant part of her clinical work was as a Dialectical Behavioral Therapist working with individuals and groups, teaching and coaching teens and adults in affect regulation and life skills. This background, along with her two years of seminary study, gives her a diverse and comprehensive experience for her approach to working with the whole person: body, mind, and spirit.
Ellen has a small private practice joining psychotherapy and neurotherapy, including EEG and HEG neurofeedback and Nexalin Transcranial Electronic Stimulation. She emphasises these powerful, non-invasive ways of increasing brain stability and resilience in the quest to improve her clients’ individual functioning and overall wellbeing. Her psychotherapy approach is eclectic, combining a variety of therapeutic perspectives along with an emphasis on the essential nature of healthy human attachment.
As a Board Certified Neurofeedback provider, she also offers consultation in the skills of clinical neurofeedback and professional training in neurofeedback and brain training services.
The webinar will consist of: