Brain Study Group

Brain Study Group for Brainspotting Practitioners

Please note , I am taking wait list registration only now, unless you want to view all recordings and have a separate 90 min session with me and the other registrants who are viewing the recordings only and not attending on Zoom “live”.

  • For “wait list” , just indicate that in the “Type a Question” or “To Complete Registration…” areas on the jotform and do not pay.
  • For viewing recordings and participating in the 90 min session post webinar (After April 19, 2021), please note that in the jotform areas described above, and pay the $200 fee with one of the methods described on the form.

When:
Four Mondays, the third Monday of the month, 5-6:30pm Eastern time on Zoom:
Jan 18, Feb 15, March 15, and April 19, 2021

What:
We will study the 2 brain slides with Frank Corrigan and Damir delMonte’s theories about how BSP is working in the brain. I will have more slides and supporting info to make these theories part of your BSP repertoire in explaining our theory of what happens in the brain during a BSP session.

Please read Frank Corrigan and David Grand’s article in the Phase 1 Manual, Medical Hypotheses - Brainspotting: Recruiting the midbrain for accessing and healing sensorimotor memories of traumatic activation.

Homework suggested -  study buddies or groups in-between sessions

Fee:
$50/group payable as $200 by start of group
Please contact me for payment plans – [email protected]
10% will be donated to the BSP BIPOC Scholarship Fund

Please pay by check (info below),
Zelle (Deborah Antinori, [email protected] , 908 507-4254,
Or Venmo (@Deborah_Antinori)
By check – made out to:
Deborah Antinori
87 Onderdonk Rd.
Warwick, NY 10990

Note: Any bank fees due to returned checks will be the responsibility of the participant.

Target audience: Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Nurses. Course content level: Introductory and Intermediate level

Agenda

First Session - Jan 18, 2021, 5-6:30pm

5-5:20pm
Basic Brain Anatomy – PowerPoint (PPT) and lecture

  • Lobes and functions
  • Brain “GPS” terms – modifiers indicating specific brain locations, i.e. vmPFC, dlPFC, ACC

5:20 – 5:55pm
PPT and lecture

  • Superior Colliculus slide - Brainspotting Phase 1 & 2 Manuals/PPT
    • Frank Corrigan’s theory on the SC including midbrain engagement as per Jaak Panksepp
    • Retinocollicular Pathway, The “Fast Track” visual pathway 7 layers – 3 superficial (visual), 4 deep (visual, auditory, nociceptive (pain/temperature)/visceral, tactile

5:55-6pm -Mini break

6-6:30pm - Discussion, Q&A

Second Session Feb 15, 2021, 5-6:30pm

5-5:20pm PPT and lecture

  • Review Superior Colliculus anatomy and function

5:20-5:45 PPT and lecture

  • Frank Corrigan article – “Recruiting the Midbrain Circuits”
    Theory of brain connections due to SC engagement

5:45-6:15

  • Break included if needed
  • Dyads, teaching about SC and Frank Corrigan’s theory to partner

6:15-6:30pm

  • Debrief dyads, Q&A
  • Homework for next session on Damir delMonte’s regulation areas, agranular isocortex
    • Study notes from trainings, view 11 min video, chart and narrative I will send

Third Session March 15, 2021, 5-6:30pm

5-5:20pm PPT and lecture

  • Brain Regulation slide – Brainspotting Phase 1 & 2 manuals/PPPT
    • Agranular Isocortex – regulates vmPFC, OFC, ACC
    • Allocortex contribution to regulation
    • Granular Isocortex – doesn’t regulate Only 1 indirect connection to “Alarm Centers”:


5:20-5:30 Q&A

5:30-6pm PPT and lecture

  • What the Agranular Isocortex regulates
    • “Alarm Centers”
      • Amygdala
        • Hypothalamus – HPA Axis
          • Hypothalamus to Pituitary to Adrenal producing Cortisol
        • PAG
          • Defensive Survival Programs
            • Flight, Fight, Freeze, Faint, Dissociation

6:05pm - Mini Break

6:05-6:30pm - Discussion, Q&A

Fourth Session April 19, 2021, 5-6:30pm

5-5:45pm PPT and lecture

  • The Insula and the Basal Ganglia

5:45-6:30pm Review, Q&A, discussion

Course objectives

  1. Identify the regulating and non-regulating areas of the brain
  2. Describe the HPA Axis
  3. Demonstrate how to trace the Retinocollicular Pathway and its inputs to the thalamus and amygdala
  4. Describe the parts of the allocortex that contribute to regulation
  5. Explain the function of the IV Granular Layer in the Granular Isocortex
  6. Discuss way the Basal Ganglia must be involved in Brainspotting Therapy

Registration:
If you haven’t already filled out the registration form, here is the link:
https://form.jotform.com/202815071035041

CE’s through RCassidy:
Link to RCassidy, fee for 6 CE’s $30
https://www.academeca.com/CEUReg/SeminarInfo.aspx?seminarId=3745

Seminar Code :
GRA-ANT-BSG
Presenter(s) :
Deborah Antinori, MA, LPC, NCC, RDT, FT
Date(s):
1/18/21, 2/15/21, 3/15/21, and 4/19/21 | 5:00 – 6:30 pm EST
Metro:
Live Interactive Online Webinar

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 95402

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. 6 CE hours

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. 6 clock hours. Live online.

Social Workers
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-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000782.
6 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 6 contact hours Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 6 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.
6 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. 6 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 6 contact hours. Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 6 clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151
6 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. 6 contact hours. Live online.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0222 for 6 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, 6 hours general. Expires 3/31/2021.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is 6 CE Hours.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for 6 contact 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.

Cancellation Policy/Grievances: No cancellations accepted as recordings are made available. In the case of financial hardship, or for grievances, questions or concerns please contact Deborah at [email protected]

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

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