Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs

Counselor Guide: Brain and Nervous System Summary


Course Description: This course provides counselors a general overview of what is known about the nervous system, the disorders of the brain, and some of the exciting avenues of research that promise new therapies for many neurological diseases. This course reviews psychiatric disorders such as anxiety disorders, Tourette syndrome, major depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. This will assist mental health professional in supporting clients who are coping with disorders that are impacted by the mechanisms in the brain and the nervous system.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the basics of the brain, nervous system, neuron, and neurotransmitters
  • Explain the general principles that underlie the developmental process of the brain
  • Explain the mechanisms in the brain and nervous system that impact sensation and perception, learning, memory, language, movement, sleep, stress, and aging
  • Analyze various diseases and disorders associated with the functioning of the brain and nervous system

Course Components:

  • Online text (included)
  • Multiple choice online exam (included)
  • Electronic certificate of completion (free)

Course Credit(s): 6 CE Credits or Hours

Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)

Course Schedule: Self-paced

Course Author(s): Judy Cameron, PhD, Barry Kaplan, PhD, David Parfitt, PhD, Angela Jane Roskams, PhD, Patricia Trimmer, PhD, and Gary Westbrook, MD

Content Publisher(s): Society for Neuroscience

Course Author(s) Qualifications:

Dr. Cameron is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Science Outreach at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Kaplan is Director of the Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. He is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Dr. Parfitt is a Research Associate at University College London.

Dr. Roskams is Associate Professor at Penn State University.

Dr. Trimmer is Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr. Westbrook is a senior scientist at the Vollum Institute and Professor of Neurology in the School of Medicine. He serves as the director of the Neuroscience Graduate Program at region Health & Science University. 

Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced

CEmobile, LLC, #1558, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 5/2/2018-5/2/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 6 clinical continuing education clock hours.

American Psychological Association
CEmobile, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
CEmobile, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0454.
The Education Law and Commissioner’s Regulations allow a LMSW or LCSW to complete no more than one-third of the required hours as self-study in each registration period. This would translate to a limit of 12 hours for a typical 36-month registration period.
A New York State LMSW or LCSW is responsible for complying with New York laws, rules and regulations.

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
CEmobile, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6879. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CEmobile, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

The following are California BBS-recognized approval agencies:
Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
American Psychological Association (APA)

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