Continuing Education Courses by Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith, MA, LMHC, CGP (She/Her), is the founder of Potential Finders Network and is a book author and blog writer, coach/consultant, international board-certified group leader, and nationwide trainer from the Seattle area. She has extensive study and practice in neuroscience- informed clinical treatment and is certified in Interpersonal Neurobiology by the Mindsight Institute. Her experience, both personally and professionally, in the US and abroad, has allowed her to develop multi-modal, culturally competent, cutting-edge & relevant training programs. Hannah guest lectures in academic, clinical, and corporate settings around the US and globally. She has developed an engaging presentation style, making the learning of difficult information both accessible and fun! Her passion is to educate others on practical, whole-person approaches to life with the aim of helping those she works with reach their greatest potential!

EPDC CE Hours: 4

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) has been proven to be a clinically robust and highly effective therapy for all types of people who struggle regulating their emotions. By incorporating modern-day neuroscience, this course will take your basic understanding of the four basic skills – Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness – to the next level, giving you added understanding of the skills themselves and an increased authority in teaching and using them.

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EPDC CE Hours: 4

Identify therapeutic impact of COVID-19 and social distancing on the human brain and explain it to clients. Apply somatic- and cognitive-based “tips and tricks” for reducing anxiety and increasing self-efficacy during ever-changing times. Analyze clinician self-care and avoid compassion fatigue and burn-out. Develop a plan for successfully treating clients online.

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EPDC CE Hours: 6

This dynamic and interactive workshop will help participants learn more about the brain basics and how to explain the complicated relationship between the neurobiology and psychology of anxiety in client-friendly terms, with the goal of reducing shame and increasing engagement. They will gain insight into the whole person and learn novel ways to deal with resistance in others. They may even learn a bit about themselves!

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EPDC CE Hours: 4

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the most confounding anxiety-related maladies in the world today. That said, common vernacular whenever a person is a bit fastidious or does something a little odd is, “There goes my OCD again!” OCD can be played down, obscured, and difficult to properly diagnose. In addition, shame and media stigma may prevent people from accurately describing the symptoms.

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EPDC CE Hours: 6

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the most confounding mental health maladies in the world today. That said, it has become almost common vernacular whenever a person is a bit fastidious or does something a little odd. We often hear statements such as, “There goes my OCD again!” The devastating effects of OCD can be played down and obscured, resulting in increased difficulty in recognition and proper diagnoses. In addition, shame and media stigma may prevent people from accurately describing the symptoms.

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EPDC CE Hours: 1

In this presentation, important features of the brain will be explained in a practical way so attendees can clearly see the problem. A list of tips will get them started with addressing this curious brain-based issue.

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EPDC CE Hours: 6

In this highly interactive session, attendees will learn pertinent brain science with an emphasis on practical understanding and application. The same methods taught will be used to engage participants in a down-to-earth manner, thereby making absorbing the information easier.

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EPDC CE Hours: 6

Join us for this paradigm-shifting workshop and walk away with renewed vigor and a new understanding of– and approach– to your work with these inspiring, creative, and amazing individuals.

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EPDC CE Hours: 3

In this course, you will learn the primary concepts of Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), its nine domains of integration, and some practical & interactive examples of how to apply the insights learned to real-life therapeutic situations.

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EPDC CE Hours: 3

This 3-hour workshop on Addiction and the Brain introduces the effects of addiction on our brains and provides insights into how client behavior may point the way to causal effects.

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EPDC CE Hours: 3

In this session, we will approach this phenomenon from a practical vantage point, looking first at how the brain works with respect to language and social rules. We’ll see some common “brain faux pas” and end with learning some skills and techniques that will raise awareness and empower clients to gain more clarity in their relationships, therefore reducing tension, anxiety, and depression for many. We’ll also learn important ways to recognize the infiltration of past trauma into current-moment communication.

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EPDC CE Hours: 1.5

This short class introduces viewers to brain-based effects of addiction in general and provides insights into how client behavior may point the way to causal effects. A clear cycle is presented to help clinicians understand the chain of events that perpetuate addiction and a framework for addressing psychological effects is proposed, explained, and modeled by case study. 1.5 CE Credit Hours.

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