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Practical Applications of the New Neuroscience in Mental Health Practice - Sept 20-22, 2019 Roswell, GA

$ 125.00

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  • 2 Days - $235
  • 3 Days - $345
  • 6-20 Contact Hours
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     Practical Applications of the New Neuroscience in Mental Health Practice - - Room available for 24 participants


    Mountain Park Civic Center
    112 Lakeshore Drive  Roswell, GA 30075
    Date: September 20-22, 2019
    Contact Hours:
    6-20 Contact Hours


     Practical Applications of the New Neuroscience in Mental Health Practice


    Presenting a three-day conference, comprised of up to 20 core hours of learning, 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. This conference will advance the knowledge base of each attendee concerning the key scientists and clinicians advancing our understandings in this area of practice,  and learn how to apply their key concepts in an easy to follow, practical way to improve client outcomes.

    Leaders in the field of mental health acknowledge that we are now in the affective neuroscience era, and we all need to be up to date in order to operate with best practices.  We can make this material easy to understand, easy to digest, and easy to apply in powerful ways to improve your practice.

    This course will provide detailed handouts covering many of the most important neuroscientists of the past 40 years, their work, and applications of their work to actual clinical practice. Handouts will also include a detailed guide to the major concepts that should be part of the vocabulary of any 21st Century clinician. 


    Any 1 day: $125.00 pre-registered   $140.00 at the door

    Any two days: $235.00 pre-registered   $250.00 at the door

    All three days: $345 pre-registered, $375 at the door



    Approval being sought for 20 CORE contact hours of continuing education by the Licensed Professional Counseling Association of GA (LPCA CE Approval #7771-18)

    Approval being sought for 20 Core hours of continuing education credit by the National Association of Social Workers - Georgia Chapter as authorized by the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists. 

    This course is not NBCC approved.


    Objectives for this Course:

    1. Comprehend how our neurological systems operate in readily understandable ways that can enhance your clinical skills and be directly applied to more effective psychoeducation for clients
    2. Learn the practical vocabulary and concepts of affective neuroscience for more effective emotional clarification work, skill building in the use of emotions, and strengthening emotional control skills (emotional granularity)
    3. Know the different interacting components of a person’s executive function skills (XFS), how they develop, what can go wrong, and what interaction strategies can be used to support XFS development and repair XFS impairments
    4. Incorporate knowledge on the inborn neurological and temperamental differences that people present in ways that allow for more accurate client assessment, diagnosis and treatment, better parent education, and building motivation for treatment
    5. Learn about the current leading voices bridging the world of neuroscience and the world of clinical practice: who they are, their important contributions, and the practical applications for work with trauma, anxiety, depression and other common precipitants for mental health intervention
    6. Understand how to integrate this emerging knowledge into best practice, evidence based models of treatment in an ethically appropriate manner: cognitive, psychodynamic, systems, solution focused, addiction, applying Code of Ethics principles.
    7. Apply the new knowledge base through experiential learning and scenario analysis to consolidate the learning experience into practical take aways to improve your practice.


    Day One of the Program: Seven core hours providing an introduction to affective neuroscience and its relationship to attachment theory and object relations theory, with an examination of direct applications to clinical practice. Day one will introduce the attendee to some of the most important researchers and clinicians in the field, and how their work is reshaping how clinical practice is undertaken. As information is introduced, day one will explore the direct applications of the material to the real-world work of each clinician. 

    Day Two of the Program: Seven core hours providing further knowledge building on affective neuroscience and the key researchers and clinicians providing guidance on how to apply this emerging knowledge to improve client outcomes. Day two will include key information on the formation of Executive Function Skills (XFS) and the important role played by these important frontal lobe functions in the regulation and control of behaviors and emotions and the subsequent development of our critical higher order cognitive functions: organization, self-directed motivation, and self-understanding. 

    Day Three of the Program: Six core hours providing further knowledge building on affective neuroscience and the key researchers and clinicians providing guidance on how to apply this emerging knowledge to improve client outcomes. Day three will focus on integration of day one and day two material into the major modes of practice (CBT, psychodynamic, systems, and post-modern) and further integrate learning into applicable clinical skills that may be utilized by mental health clinicians in their practice. 


    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