102: The End of Mental Illness
This workshop will discard an outdated, stigmatizing paradigm and replace it with a modern, brain-based, whole-person program rooted in science and hope. Based on the world’s largest functional brain imaging database, Dr. Amen will present an entirely new way to think about and treat issues such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, ADHD, addictions, OCD, PTSD, schizophrenia, and even personality disorders. Based on the unique Amen Clinics 4 Circles BRIGHT MINDS program, which teaches that to have a healthy mind, someone must first have a healthy brain, and, to do that, you must optimize the four circles of whole life (biological, psychological, social, and spiritual) and prevent or treat the 11 major risk factors that damage the brain and steal your client’s mind. Participants will be able to identify five different SPECT patterns that can be seen to help diagnose and inform treatment decisions for clients. Once a psychologist or licensed mental health professional teaches clients to optimize the four circles and prevent or treat the 11 risk factors, their brains, minds, and lives will be healthier.
- Identify five reasons why the term, “mental illness,” is stigmatizing, outdated, and does more harm than good
- Discuss how to assess the 11 BRIGHT MINDS Risk Factors involved in brain health/mental health issues
- Describe the five brain SPECT patterns that help diagnose and inform treatment decisions from a psychologist or licensed mental health professional
030. Addiction, Substance Abuse, and Compulsive Behavior: Assessment, Treatment, and Effective Tools for Recovery
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary Addiction and other compulsive behaviors have devastating effects on individuals, families, communities, and cultures. Biological, psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions of persons are involved in the progression...
022. Rising Together: Christian Counselors and Clergy Serving as Human Rights Advocates for Communities of Color
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary Recent data suggest an increase in the number of African-Americans seeking therapy. There are also reports that African-Americans are terminating therapy early. Additional research is needed to understand both the increase...
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary We live in a time of political unrest, violence, economic instability, and loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, Americans report high levels of prolonged stress and anxiety. This workshop will present a...