Lesson – Neuropsychotherapy for Trauma: A Brain Science Toolkit

Treating trauma can be stressful and difficult, even for the most experienced clinicians. And while evidence-based therapies show promise for helping many clients, sometimes the best approaches fail, leaving clinicians confused and unsure of what to try next. However, sometimes the reason for the failures is not that clinicians are choosing the wrong approach, broadly, but rather, the clinicians are doing the right things at the wrong time, and in the wrong order.

Brain science tells us not only on the types of techniques that show promise for helping clients recover from trauma, but also the optimal “order of operations” of trauma treatment; that is, the types of techniques that are most likely to help at specific times, and in what order. With a basic understanding of neuroplasticity (which is essentially how the brain changes), and the main brain areas associated with post trauma symptoms, you’ll be equipped to help, and better trouble-shoot, your most challenging traumatized clients!

Attendees will learn the basics of neuropsychotherapy, including the rules of brain change and key brain regions involved in mental health. In addition, this seminar emphasizes how to put this knowledge to use, bridging brain science and treatment, and teaching attendees several practical techniques for trauma recovery. Your FREE registration includes admittance to the live webinar, access to the recorded seminar (if you’d like to review the material, or if you can’t make the live webinar), and a FREE Brain Science Toolkit, which includes step-by-step instructions for over 20 practical trauma recovery skills.



This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). State at least three components of neural networks.

b). Learn and practice at least two techniques that aim to promote healthy brain change.

c). Name at least three brain areas associated with post trauma symptoms.

d). State the five steps of the “Trauma Treatment Roadmap”

e). State the three steps of memory reconsolidation.

f). Describe the objectives of neuropsychotherapy.


Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, psychiatrists and other clinical mental health professionals.


Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Material Author(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Originally trained as a neuroscientist, Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a clinical and forensic psychologist, Amazon #1 best-selling author in clinical psychology, and internationally-recognized expert on trauma and the neuroscience of mental health. She is the author of the Trauma Treatment Toolbox (PESI Publishing), Train Your Brain Card Deck (PESI Publishing and Media), Eight Key Brain Areas of Mental Health and Illness (W. W. Norton & Company), and the forthcoming Traumatic Stress Recovery Workbook (New Harbinger Publications, Inc). Dr. Sweeton completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in personality psychology (with an emphasis in affective neuroscience) from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics and psychopathology at Harvard University. She is a JD Candidate (class of 2024) at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Dr. Sweeton offers coaching, consultation, trauma-focused psychotherapy, and forensic assessment services to clients worldwide. She is the developer of Neural Desensitization and Integration Training (NDIT), an evidence-informed, module-based psychotherapy for PTSD. Referred to as a “world-renowned trauma treatment expert” by PESI, Dr. Sweeton has trained more than 20,000 mental health professionals in all 50 US states and over 20 countries.


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