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A brain that changes itself: Implications of neuroplasticity for coaching psychology

Format Seminar/Presentation
Presenters Nicola Gates
Description We can now assume that when therapy or coaching results in experiential change, the brain has, in some way, been altered. This session will provide the latest neuroscience evidence to explore what the implications of such neuroplasticity means for coaches and psychologists.

Whilst there is significant cynicism, some of which is well-founded due to 'abuse' by some practitioners with limited knowledge, there is now substantial scientific evidence in regard to neuropasticity.

Topics include:
1. Introduction to neuroplasticity and brain physiology
2. Implications of neuroplasticity for psychology and coaching practice
3. Optimising the brain health of your clients

Other issues we will consider include:

The importance of informing yourself - research and evidence based practice
Ethics of changing someone's brain & professional standards
Potential new client groups for coaches
Self care - you too can change your brain

So bring along your own questions and prepare for a lively discussion following the presentation!
About the presenter(s) Nicola Gates
BA Hons MPhil MA CCN PhD Candidate
Clinical Neuropsychologist & Coaching Psychologist
Associate of the Brain & Mind Research Institute

Director of 'A Brain for Life' - see website below

Nicola has extensive experience in the following areas:

Personal growth and development coaching
Positive and productive ageing
Cognitive assessment and cognitive training
Education and training on brain health and positive psychology

Nicola is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced presenter. She combines a down-to-earth attitude with a passion for sharing her knowledge and enabling others to apply it to their own lives.
Location NSW Metro, Australia
Venue Royal Automobile Club of Australia
89 Macquarie Street, sydney CBD

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 9 Oct 2012
Time 6pm start for 6.30 presentation
Cost IGCP & COP members - $45; APS members - $55, Non-members - $60, Students: $25
Organiser IG - Coaching Psychology Interest Group (IGCP) (NSW)
Contact Name Claire Nabke-Hatton
Telephone 0403 984 812
Email cnabke@iinet.net.au
Website http://abrain4life.com/Home.htm
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