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Upcoming Fall Courses from the Institute for Health Professionals

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on September 20, 2019

Each term, PCC's Institute for Health Professionals offers professional development courses, in addition to its longer term certification programming. This fall, PCC IHP offers one-day courses in mindfulness, cultural competency, motivational interviewing and several introductory courses for the Interpersonal Neurobiology program. 

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Mental & Behavioral Health

What is Motivational Interviewing (MI) and How Does It Work?

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on August 09, 2019

When a person is attempting to change a habit or behavior (such as beginning to eat healthier, quitting smoking or adjusting their work schedule), one of the most important ways this happens is through intrinsic motivation. This means that the person changing the behavior is motivated by internal factors and desires. 

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Mental & Behavioral Health, Interpersonal Neurobiology

Interpersonal Neurobiology - Whole-Brain Child

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on August 09, 2019

In the early years of life, a child's brain develops rapidly. During this impressionable period, exposure to the right environment is essential to ensure adaptive development and general wellbeing. Because this is such a critical period of brain development, it's important for parents to be aware of the relevant neuroscience research. Understanding this developmental process can aid parents as they navigate the challenges of parenthood. 

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Mental & Behavioral Health, Interpersonal Neurobiology

PCC Institute for Health Professionals- IPNB program overview

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 08, 2019

The brain is an important and incredibly complex organ - and only in recent decades have we begun to understand many of its intricacies. It's no surprising that the behaviors and actions of others have been confounding us for most of our lives! The brain plays a critical role in nearly every major body system, and some of its main functions include processing sensory information, regulating blood pressure and breathing and releasing hormones. But beyond regulating physical tasks, our brains also have a role in how we perceive people and our environment, how we remember (and forget), how we may act and think differently than someone else - and how were interact with others in our daily lives.

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Topics: Healthcare, Mental & Behavioral Health, Interpersonal Neurobiology, institute for health professionals

Mindfulness as a Practical Tool for Anxiety and Depression

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on April 19, 2018

Mindfulness is the practice of being self-aware and truly present. While everyone has the ability to be “mindful,” it takes time and persistence to unlock the positive impact that mindfulness can have on mental health.

PCC’s Institute for Health Professionals has mental and behavioral health classes that include mindfulness as a tool, which can be extremely valuable and empowering when treating patients with anxiety and depression.

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Topics: Healthcare, Mental & Behavioral Health

Exploring the Impact of Interpersonal Neurobiology on Therapists and Counselors

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on August 30, 2017

The relationships we create throughout our lives contribute a great deal to our personality and behavior. Most psychologists and psychiatrists agree that developing healthy relationships leads to a healthier mind. Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), an approach to care created by Dr. Dan Siegel, focuses on how the brain can be healed through powerful and positive persuasion. This approach combines many areas of science including biology, cognitive science, developmental psychopathology, sociology and mental health. IPNB focuses on integrating all the different aspects that make us unique so we can better understand why we are the way we are and try to correct negative behavior where possible. While an understanding of IPNB can be useful to just about anyone, therapists and counselors can find it especially effective in treating patients.

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Topics: Healthcare, Mental & Behavioral Health, Interpersonal Neurobiology

Dementia Facts and Figures: Why Proper Training Matters

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on May 31, 2017

As the population of the United States grows older, our country is facing an increase in the number of patients with dementia. As of 2017, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. By 2050, this number could reach 16 million.

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Topics: Healthcare, Mental & Behavioral Health

3 Mental and Behavioral Health Courses That Will Make You a Better Social Worker

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on May 22, 2017

It takes a special person to be a social worker. One who truly wants to make a positive difference in people’s lives. However, a social worker often faces challenging situations and personalities. Luckily, there are several ways to enhance your skills and make you a better social worker. Here are three behavioral and mental health courses offered through PCC and the Institute for Health Professionals that provide essential information and education for social workers:

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Topics: Healthcare, Mental & Behavioral Health

What is Trauma Informed Care and How is it Impacting How We Will Provide Healthcare?

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on February 21, 2017

In the United States, demand for mental health care is higher than ever. To best serve the millions of Americans who benefit from this care, each patient should receive individualized treatment that takes into account their specific conditions and needs. One new patient-centered approach, called trauma-informed care, is becoming more common in healthcare facilities, schools, and agencies across the nation.

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Topics: Healthcare, Mental & Behavioral Health

Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB): Who Should Enroll in Our Newest Program and Why

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 05, 2016

For a vast majority of professions, managing interpersonal relationships is crucial to success. From doctors to lawyers to law enforcement, interpersonal communication is important and necessary. And that’s where Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) comes in.

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Topics: Healthcare, Mental & Behavioral Health, Interpersonal Neurobiology

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