IMPORTANT!! Please check the Board Approval Information below to ensure the course is approved by your professional board and will provide the CE credits you need.
This course is an introduction to the concepts of “neuroplasticity”. This understanding will form the foundation for new therapies that, for the most part, have yet to be created within mainstream medicine. Such a process begins by discarding old, no-longer-valid information, and making room for completely radical, amazing, and inspiring new information.
Purpose and Objectives
The purpose is to teach what is known about the brain’s ability to be changeable, flexible and to grow new neurons and make new connections in response to stimulation. At the conclusion of the course, the participant will be able to:
- Define the differences between “localization”, “hardwiring”, and “neuroplasticity.”
- Review the history of the discoveries and studies that made the shift to neuroplasticity possible.
- Describe ways in which neurons, genes, and cellular receptors respond to repeated, focused stimuli.
- Identify the neuroplastic features of learning.
- Recognize early applications of neuroplasticity to drug action, stroke rehabilitation, psychological disorders, and aging.
About the Author
Linda S. Greenfield, RN, PhD
Linda is the educational administrator, author and instructor for Consultants for the Future. She is a graduate from Iowa State University and Columbia Pacific University and was listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities as a doctorial student. She has taught hundreds of seminars and authored home study courses for over thirty five years in healthcare continuing education.
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Her clinical experiences include acute and long term care, including experience as a flight nurse in the US Air Force and as an educator in a college based nursing program. Linda has a passion for life-long learning and is always on the breaking edge of the latest information in health and healing, integrating both conventional and alternative approaches. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics into easy to understand concepts with practical applications for everyday needs. Linda has been honored as a keynote speaker at several conferences and conventions, including the Spring 2005 conference of the Iowa Department of Health where she spoke about energy healing.
Board Approval Information
Consultants for the Future has been approved by the Florida Boards of Nursing, Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, Occupational Therapy, and Speech and Language Therapy and Audiology (clinical), Provider No. 50-435; the Ohio Board of Speech and Language Therapy and Audiology, Provider No. 50-435; the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider No. 50-435; the Alabama Board of Occupational Therapy, Provider No. 50-435; the Georgia Board of Nursing, Provider No. 50-435; the Iowa Board of Nursing, Provider No. 61, the Iowa Behavioral Science Examiners for Mental Health Counselors and Marital & Family Therapists, Sponsor No. 1-05, the Iowa Social Work Examiners, Sponsor No. 334; the California Board of Nursing, Provider No. 04422. The course meets the requirements of the Minnesota, Ohio, Nevada, and Kentucky, Boards of Nursing, and other states by reciprocity.