Part 4 Essential Neuroscience for the 21st Century Clinician -

Neuroscience and 21st Century Case Conceptualization


This course will be presented via Zoom to your home or office.

Date: September 17, 2022
Contact Hours:
5 Contact Hours
Start time is 9:30 AM EST

Each attendee will receive a substantial packet of handouts with extensive supporting materials including - among many other things - a summary sheet for each neuroscientist covered that will include their work and its application to direct clinical practice.


Essential Neuroscience for the 21st Century Clinician

Part 4 -Neuroscience and 21st Century Case Conceptualization


Presenting part four of a four part learning experience to provide the mental health clinician with a powerful learning experience for absorbing and applying the latest knowledge and skills from recent research and practice in affective neuroscience. Part four will address a model of case conceptualization designed to better integrate the emerging field of affective neuroscience into the design of a comprehensive treatment approach for a wide range of clinical issues. Beginning with Ronald Heifetz's description of adaptive work, this program will serve as a targeted integrative tool for practical application of 21st Century neuroscience into direct clinical work. 

Leaders in the field of mental health acknowledge that we are now in the affective neuroscience era, and we all need to upgrade our knowledge base and skill sets in order to operate with current best practices. We at have designed this course to make the material easy to understand, easy to digest, and easy to apply in powerful ways to improve your practice.


Cost: $90.00 pre-registered   



5 CORE    in-person (synchronous) or live webinar ((synchronous) contact hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA CE Approval #2022-07-19-081LW)

The Louisiana Counseling Association is approved by the Louisiana Licensed Professional Board of Examiners to offer continuing education  clock hours.  This presentation has been reviewed and approved for 5.0 CE clock hours for each part for Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors

This program was approved for 5 core hours of Continuing Education by the National Association of Social Workers – NH Chapter CE #3971D

This program was approved for 5 core hours of Continuing Education by the National Association of Social Workers – VT Chapter CE #1089D

This course has been approved by SUNY Albany's School of Social Welfare for 5 contact hours for for New York State Social Workers & LMHCs

This course is not NBCC approved.



Objectives for this Course:

  • Apply the Concept of Adaptive Work in Case Conceptualization
  • Identify the Role of Emotion, Conscious Control and Memory in Adaptive Work
  • Apply 21st Century Case Conceptualization to Selection of Neuroscience-informed Treatment
  • Integrate 21st Century Neuroscience Principles with Major Schools of Therapy
  • Apply 21st Century Neuroscience Principles to Understanding Invalidated or Outdated Therapy Approaches and Clinical Knowledge to Avoid
  • Describe the Consolidation of Change from a Neuroscience Perspective

Agenda for this Program  

(9:30 AM to 3:30 PM with breaks, 5 Contact Hours)

Neuroscience and 21st Century Case Conceptualization

9:30 – 10:30

  • The work of Ronald Heifetz and applications to clinical work in terms of case conceptualization, psychoeducation and theories of practice: CBT, psychodynamic, systems, solution focused, addictions counseling
  • Adaptive work and cross-cultural case conceptualization
  • Therapist Error #6 from the work of David Burns
  • Case conceptualization and the Nature, Nurture, Environment question
  • Case conceptualization, the DSM and the complex eco-system that is a person

Morning break 10:30 – 10:45

Introduction to the leading scientists to be studied and their key contributions

10:45 - 12:15

  • Brief overview of key concepts from parts 1-3
  • The work of Gregg Henriques and attempts to formulate an integrative approach to choice of therapy techniques
  • The work of Klaus Scherer and attempts to formulate an integrative approach to choice of therapy techniques

12:15 – 12:45 lunch

12:45 - 2:15 

  • Case conceptualization and the application of affective neuroscience to change in real life clinical practice
  • Case scenario analysis for application of material to choices in case conceptualization

2:15 - 2:30 Break 

2:30 – 3:30

  • Continued exploration of the application of affective neuroscience to case conceptualization
  • Wrap-up and questions
  • Integration of material from day one and consolidation of learning
  • Review of key knowledge points from day three and how to apply in clinical practice and methods for applying them

Summary sheets for each of the key scientists and their important contributions from day 1 and day 2 will be provided as a handout to each attendee



About your trainer:



Charlie Safford, LCSW is the founder and President of, Inc., a knowledge company that works with professional organizations such as LPCA GA and NASW LA to provide continuing education curriculum to social workers, professional counselors and other mental health clinicians nationwide. He has over 35 years of experience as a clinician, consultant, and coach, with over 25 years of experience developing and delivering best practices training programs for business and mental health audiences. 


Refund Policy: 

Full refunds will be issued up to 14 days prior to the conference. Cancellations received less than two weeks from the start of the conference will be refunded at 80% of the conference costs up until the day before the conference. Cancellations received after the last day before the start of the conference will not be refunded, but 50% of the paid amount may be applied towards other live or online courses from


Grievance Policy

Grievances concerning course material, course delivery, or other aspects of this program may be forwarded via mail or email at the following addresses:

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PO Box 182                                   

Roswell, GA 30077

All grievances will be addressed thoroughly by our Grievance Committee until full resolution of the grievance has been reached. A full copy of our grievance policies and procedures is available upon request.