The Anxious Brain - Neurobiological Underpinnings and Practical Skills Based Interventions
|Presenters||Dr Pieter Rossouw|
|Description||The last decade of brain research made possible by advances in brain imaging and neurobiological data has moved the understanding of anxiety disorders into a new dimension. Although we can successfully treat clients without knowing the full implications of research, we can be more effective with more people in less time if we have a grasp of the neurobiology and why and how our treatment methods change brain function.
This workshop focuses on evidence based advances in neurobiological research, specifically in relation to two of the anxiety disorders (Panic Disorder and Generalised Anxiety Disorder with some reference to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) with special emphasis on how talking therapies change the brain and applied skills to enhance therapeutic outcomes.
The workshop covers three areas:
1. Understanding the Brain
Key areas of the brain and how they relate to anxiety
Neuroplasticity and -genesis
The nervous system
Interactive discussions/vignettes and case studies
2. Panic Disorder
Neurobiological origins of PD
The brain and stress response
Effective treatment strategies to change the brain
3. Generalised Anxiety Disorders
Diagnosis and Neurobiological origins of GAD
Childhood development of GAD
The effect of GAD on novelty and learning
Effective treatment strategies to treat GAD from a neuropsychotherapeutic perspective
Handouts and worksheets to assist in treatment applications will be provided and discussed
|About the presenter(s)||Pieter is the Director of the Master of Counselling Program at the School of Psychology and the School of Social Work and Human Services at The University of Queensland. His research and teaching focuses on Neuropsychotherapy. Pieter is also the Director of Mediros - a company that provides training in Neurobiology and Neuropsychotherapy.
Pieter has established a distinguished career as Clinical Psychologist, Lecturer, Clinical Consultant and Supervisor. He has been in Private Practice for the past 25 years. Pieter holds Honours Degrees in Philosophy and Psychology, a Master Degree in Clinical Psychology and a PhD. Pieter is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. He provides Mental Health training for GP's and is accredited at the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. In this role he developed and facilitated a Clinical Audit for General Practitioners (30 PD point activity) with over 600 GP's Nationwide involved in the training.
Pieter developed three 2-day APS, specialist endorsed workshops - The Brain and Anxiety: Utilizing Neurobiological Information as Psychotherapeutic Tool; The Neuroscience of Depression: New Opportunities for Effective Treatment; and The Developing Brain and the Neuroscience of Memory and Trauma. He also runs neuropsychotherapy applied skills classes.
|Location||WA Regional, Australia|
|Venue||Rural Clinical School
Behind KRH Hospital, Maritana St, Kalgoorlie
Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
|Start/End Date||13 Dec 2012 to 14 Dec 2012|
|Time||Day 1 9am-4.30pm Day 2 9am-12pm|
|Cost||APS Members $350 Non APS Members $450 Organising Committee & Students $200|
|Organiser||Goldfields Esperance Branch (WA)|
|Contact Name||Christina Petz|