Advancing the Plot: Cognition and Mental State by Kimberly McGowan, MA, LLP, CBIS Limited License

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November 4, 2020 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Kim McGowen has over 15 years of experience in the mental health field, she is a Psychologist for Hope Network Neuro Rehabilitation where she treats individuals with traumatic brain injuries and mood and thought disorders. She provides individual and group therapy for adults and adolescents, psychoeducation and  crisis management. Kim earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from  Western Michigan University.

This training will provide practitioners with a deeper understanding of both the connection between cognition and emotional state as well as how these factors impact activation of the limbic  system and negatively affect access to the frontal lobe.  This talk will also help practitioners identify emotional barriers to therapy, explore their impact on the therapeutic process and identify when to adjunct psychological services. Lastly, this training will explore strategies that will help clients recognize their individual  barriers and improve therapeutic outcomes.

At the close of this talk, participants will be able to:

1. Explore the connection between the emotional state and cognition.

2. Understand the activation of the limbic system and its negative inpact on access to the frontal lobe.

3. Identify emotional barriers to therapy and recognize when to adjunct psychological  services to the team.

4. Explore strategies to help consumers recognize their own barriers in order to make progress in therapy.

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