Observation and Intervention for Systemic Regulation
Michael Shiffman, Ph.D.
November 18, 2017
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
We often hear clients say that they feel like their body was hijacked in the face of a triggering event. They can’t think, their nervous system seems to have a mind of its own. They lose their center and their sense of self is compromised. Neuroaffective regulation practices can be key factors in returning to a secure experience of their felt-sense, a return home to safety. Neuroaffective regulation is not simply grounding: It is the fluid integration of cognitive, affective, physical and neurological systems in the direction of organization and coherence.
In this workshop we will explore verbal and nonverbal markers of systemic activation and deactivation. We will explore when bringing awareness to the body is appropriate and effective and when it reinforces adaptive strategies that hinder openness and growth.
Neuroaffective interventions engage cognitive, behavioral, emotional, neurobiological and energetic systems to help clients become more organized and alive. Interventions are bi-directional, moving from cognition to neurobiology and from neurobiology to cognition.
The skills developed in this workshop can be readily integrated within any clinical model.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Differentiate between mindfulness and neuroaffective awareness;
- Describe top-down and bottom-up therapeutic interventions;
- Identify strategies for integrating neuroaffective practices into therapeutic process;
- Identify and describe systemic activation and deactivation cycles;
- Identify and describe verbal and nonverbal indicators of emotional dysregulation;
- Describe how neuroaffective practices can enhance awareness of transference-countertransference processes.
Continuing Education Units are available. A CE certificate is issued for each module for a $20 charge per module. Instructions for purchasing CE certificates will be emailed once registration is completed and certificates are issued after the module is completed.
Psychologists: The Insight Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Insight Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course is provides 6 CE units.
MFTs / LCSWs / LPCCs: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts APA CEs. This course provides 6 CE units.
Nurses: The Insight Center, Provider Number 14914, is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course provides 6 CE units.