Divorce and Brain Science (1 CE*)

This workshop will focus on discussing brain anatomy and systems important to the clinical practice of mental health professionals who work with clients and their families impacted by divorce. Topics will include an overview of the current conceptualizations of brain functioning and the impact of trauma on problem-solving and coping. Strategies for reducing the impact of trauma and better assisting divorcing spouses negotiate the divorce process will be discussed.

  • The basics of brain anatomy and relevant brain systems and functions
  • The brain and conflict. Specifically the impact of trauma on the brain and on client’s behavior. Discussion about how this trauma negatively impacts the ability to negotiate the divorce process.
  • Understand the resulting consequences for your client.
  • Strategies for therapists to assess and work with divorcing families to minimize the impact of trauma on brain functioning.
Date: To Be Announced
Time: To Be Announced
Location: Office of Dr. Barbara Kelly / Maitland Florida
Instructors: Barbara Kelly, Ph.D. and Lori Caldwell-Carr, Attorney

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*Continuing Education (CE) credit is available for 491 Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Credits will provided by Michael Freeny Associates who is an approved provider by the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling to offer continuing education credits. CE Provider #: 50-1356 Exp 03/31/13.