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May 2021 Training: Brain Science to Inform Your Brainspotting Practice

May 8th & 15th, 2021

Brain Science to Inform Your Brainspotting Practice 
(aka Animal Brain Gone Wild!)

 

When: May 8th, 10am-5pm Eastern

May 15th, 10am-2pm Eastern

2 Saturdays in 2021

 

Where: Online Zoom

 

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Contact Deb Antinori with any questions -[email protected]

For 10 CE's from RCassidy: Certificates are available following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com (separate fee).

 

Course description

We will begin with some brain anatomy and “geography” – terms for where things are in the brain such as ventromedial, dorsolateral, middle prefrontal, etc. In understanding our current theories about how Brainspottiing works in the brain, a deep dive into Damir del Monte’s theory of regulating areas of the brain, and Frank Corrigan’s retina to midbrain connection (Superior Colliculus) will be explored.

Finding ways to explain Brainspotting to a client or a colleague will be discussed – how to make the complex understandable and relatable. Offering a Brainspotting Experience to a client or colleague will be demonstrated. Those who could discriminate “Where they look affected how they felt” will be explored in explaining to the client how Inside Window can be used, and Outside Window can be offered to those who experience no difference across the visual field.

Lecture, PowerPoint, experiential exercises, Self-Spotting, practicum, and some fun ways to learn the material including cartoon PPT and brain coloring book activities will be offered. Learning the didactic material about brain function and how that relates to Brainspotting practice will be alternated with Self Spotting exercise and practicum in dyads s to integrate the learning and harness the subcortical brain.

 

Course Objectives

Attendees will be able to:

  • Explain in layman’s terms our current theories regarding how Brainspotting works in the brain/body. 

  • Identify the brain mechanisms that inform us why Brainspotting seems to work as profoundly as it does.

  • Describe how the brain moves from dysregulation to regulation.

  • Contrast the differences between agranular vs granular isocortex functions, and describe why they matter in Brainspotting.

  • Discuss the location and function of the areas of the allocortex that assist in regulation (insula, hippocampus).

  •  Describe the function of the main component of the "alarm system", the amygdala.

  • Explain the function of the HPA axis in layman's terms.

  • Relate the importance of the survival programs that begin in the PAG (periaqueductal grey in the midbrain portion of the brainstem) in a manner clients can understand.

  • Identify the insula and Orbitofrontal Cortex functions (rather than the mirror neurons) for our embodied experience (Damasio's "the material me") and our capacity for empathy .

  • Evaluate how the cortical brain studying the subcortical brain upgrades your attunement – Self Spotting experiential exercise.

  • Specify how expansion may arise from an insular cortex and Basal Ganglia functional point of view.

  • Relate why the hippocampus needs to be "hip": explicit memory is evolutionarily designed to be updated.

  • Differentiate the two distinct anatomical and neurochemical pathways for fearful experiences – FEAR and PANIC/GRIEF/Separation Distress (from Jaak Panksepp, Affective Neuroscience), and how to squeeze the lemon in cases of anxiety, fear, phobias and other defensive survival responses. 

  • Integrate into their work with clients the neurobiological reasons to “WAIT” (Why am I Talking).

 

Meet the Trainer: Deb Antinori, MA, LPC, FT, RDT


Deb Antinori is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 30 years in private practice. She is a Brainspotting US Trainer and Consultant, and a member of David Grand’s NY supervision group. She has been using Brainspotting since its inception, having met Dr. Grand in a 1998 EMDR training where he was a facilitator and then became her supervisor.

Deb has studied with Frank Corrigan (Superior Colliculus "orienting" theory) and currently studies with Damir del Monte (theory regarding regulating parts of the brain). She is an avid brain student having received her Certificate in Medical Neuroscience through coursera.org taught by Professor Len White of Duke University. She is beginning her PhD on the Visual System, Brainspotting and other modalities utilizing the visual field through the International University for Graduate Studies.

Target Audience: Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Creative Arts Therapists, Doctors, Nurses.

NOTE: Student attendees must either be a student in an accredited program in counseling, psychotherapy, psychology, social work, MFT or medicine or have graduated from an accredited program.

This course is geared for all Levels (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced).

If you have questions about the training, please feel free to reach out to me through this site or call me at 908 507-4254. 

For grievances or complaints, contact me at the above number.

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

 

Schedule for May 8, 2021

10-10:30am

Introductions, schedule, tech information for Zoom

10:30-11:00 PowerPoint Lecture

11:00-11:15 Q&A

11:15-11:25

Break

11:25-11:35 Self Spotting Exercise

11:35m-11:50pm Debrief

11:50am-12:20pm PowerPoint Lecture

12:20-1 Q&A

1-1:45pm

Lunch

1:45-2:30 PowerPoint Lecture

2:30-2:40 Q&A

2:40-2:45

Break

2:45-3:30 PowerPoint Lecture

3:30-3:45 Q&A

4-4:20 Practicum – 10 min each

4:20-4:30 Debrief

4:30-4:50 PowerPoint

4:50-5pm Q&A

5pm End of Day 1

 

 

Schedule for May 15, 2021, 10am-2pm Eastern

10-10:20am Check-in, Q&A

10:20-10:40 Review PowerPoint Lecture

10:40-10:50 Q&A

10:50-11:15 PowerPoint Lecture (new material)

11:15-11:20

Break

11:20-11:30 Q&A

11:30am-12pm PowerPoint Lecture

12-12:15pm Q&A

12:15-12:35 Practicum

12:35-12:50 Debrief Practicum

12:50-1pm

Break

1-1:30 PowerPoint

1:30-2pm Q&A, Closure

2pm – End of Day 2

 

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates will be available following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 10 CE hours
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0018. 10 clock hours. Live online

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005.
10 clock hours. Live online.

Social Workers
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by either CE Sponsors for APA, (which R. Cassidy Seminars is) or will accept the approval of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Some states, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.

IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000785. 
10 CE hours.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 10 contact hours Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for
10 clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by approved providers with national providerships or will accept the approvals of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Others, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with two national providerships, as well as holding many individual state license type approvals. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.
IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. 
10 hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. 10 contact hours. Live online.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. 10 contact hours. Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for
10 clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 10 CE hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. 10 contact hours. Live online.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0555 for 10 CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, 10 hours general. Expires 3/31/5051.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (515) 476-7597.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is 10 CE Hours.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP15554, for 10 contact hours

Dentists
CA: R. Cassidy Seminars is a provider approved by the Dental Board of California as a registered provider of continuing education. RP# 4874 10 CE Hours.

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

 

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