Building the Brain: A Neurobiological Approach to Assessment and Treatment

Course Description:

This intensive lab course will help you link neuroscience to your clinical practice with a focus on evidence based interventions to improve measurable outcomes for adults and children with neurological challenges. It teaches you how to use tools to support the brains ability to rewire itself rather than retraining or relearning a specific skill. This course draws on the expansive brain-behavioral sciences to provide a framework for assessment, priority setting, prognosis and intervention for clients in any treatment setting from those with acute issues such as medically fragile diagnoses, behavioral issues, to those with chronic issues in any treatment setting.

At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the neurobiology of therapeutic relationship and attachment as a healing force in therapy.
  • Identify and describe the stress response as an antagonist to healing.
  • Analyze the role of arousal as the driving force for attention, learning and rehabilitation.
  • Apply a skill set of "tools" for building the brain as an aspect of neuro-rehabilitation.
  • Demonstrate a preliminary understanding of the brain/body self-healing mechanisms and the implementation of complementary healing techniques.

What others are saying:
"I am so thankful for this course. It covered so many treatment options and broadened my understanding of each. Robin is an excellent teacher. Very clear and with great knowledge of how to treat patients from birth through the geriatric years. Thank you." Laura Trendel - Occupational Therapist

"Great stuff! Gave me excellent insight into how to observe my patients' behavior and give them what they need to succeed." -  Kaya Bowen, Speech Language Pathologist

"Robin is a knowledgeable presenter. She is approachable and personable. I received a menu of treatments to bring to work and being using easily and immediately. I also have a much more comprehensive understanding of the neurological basis of treatment protocol."- Donna Brilla, PT

"Robin is an excellent presenter with an abundance of knowledge and practical experience in this area. This course presented therapeutic activities that will be easy to bring back to use in a variety of settings for all patient types."

"This course gave me a wonderful set of tools to add to my OT toolbox! I'm so excited to implement them with my patients!" - Lindsay Johnson, OT

"I am thrilled to see a therapist have an eclectic approach to the treatment of individuals! Robin is able to communicate her own experiences and express successful cases with the audience. Robin also provides a hands on experience to the therapists to provide in their own clinics. Thank you for the wealth of knowledge shared! - Patricia Cleary-Barcomb, SLP

"Robin's wealth of knowledge is phenomenal! I learned so many great hings I can use with my patients-and family!"- Dana Paulk, OT

 

Instructor(s):

Robin Harwell

Session 1 December 1-2, 2017
Indianapolis, IN (Map)
435.00/person

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Session 2 July 28-29, 2018
Cedar Knolls, NJ (Map)
435.00/person

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Session 3 September 29-30, 2018
Fairfax, VA (Map)
435.00/person

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Session 4 November 30-December 1, 2018
Atlanta, GA (Map)
435.00/person

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