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The curriculum for the
Behavioral Plasticity Program

The Behavioral Plasticity Program

This is a comprehensive, specialized, and  post-graduate training program designed for health practitioners interested in incorporating body-centered therapeutical processes in their lifes and clinical practice.

This is not a program to learn ACT as a psychotherapy 8read more under the title “for whom is the program). 

The body-centeredness takes the ACT model – the ‘psychological flexibility model’ – to a new and exciting level, to the Behavioral Plasticity sphere. When knowing more about the body and movements, we empower the psychological flexibility with powerful physical healthy behavioral changes. At that level is where neuroscience takes place at the core of the ACT knowledge, and first, there is where the body, physical activity, and movement meet at the core of the skills trained. Neuroplasticity, movement, breathing, relaxation, and other physical activity are conceptualized as anti-inflammatory behaviors, which contribute to the prevention and treatment of chronic conditions (physical or mental).

The program is also comprehensive in regard to its modern pedagogy. It is based on a stepwise educational pathway, which is clearly delineated, systematic, and at the same time, flexible. The educational-model comprises three building-blocks: 1) The Personal Behavioral plasticity block, 2) The Therapeutic Behavioral Plasticity Specialization, and 3) The Trainer in Behavioral Plasticity Certification. 

It is specialized since the Behavioral Plasticity framework is developed to treat combined chronic health conditions. A couple of examples can be painful mental experiences, such as trauma or post-traumatic stress combined with chronic pain; or IBS, together with fatigue and depression. These conditions can be challenging to effectively approach at siloed, uncoordinated, and fragmented health care systems. Therefore, in this program, we build interprofessional networks of exchange and mutual support. 

The innovations? They are many! Starting with the Behavioral plasticity profiles, an empirically developed and clinically pragmatic way to perform quick behavioral analyses. The profiles also allow us to create groups of patients with shared needs and responsiveness to treatment. The simplicity and clarity of the model adapted to the interprofessional integrated work OR for you that have a private practice to network across the borders to give and get support. 

OBJECTIVES BLOCK by BLOCK

0️⃣  Introductory workshop (read more here)

🔹 Get an overview of the Behavioral Plasticity framework and its profiles
🔹 Experience a couple of emBODyACT exercises
🔹 Get a feeling of what and how these courses are designed and taught

1️⃣  The Personal Behavioral Plasticity: Starting with yourself! 
🔹 Learn how the body (skeleton, muscles, joints, fascia, nervous system) band movements map into the processes underlying ACT.
🔹 Learn novel body-based practices in line with the processes
🔹 Create new ones that can boost your interoceptive awareness and your health.
🔹 Discover how your own behavioral patterns can be regulated by a  process-based emBODyACT-approach.
🔹 And most importantly: create a sustainable and healthy lifestyle for you.
🔹 read more…

2️⃣  The Behavioral Plasticity Therapist and the emBODyACT specialization for Pain and trauma
🔹 Training to understand and recognize the Behavioral Plasticity patters in your patients
🔹 Design process-based interventions for each behavioral pattern
🔹 Learn to guide groups and create embody exercises for them.
🔹 Learn how neuroplasticity and neuro-inflammation are related to the therapeutic processes
🔹 Understand pain and trauma mechanisms from a neuroplastic perspective.

3️⃣  The Behavioral Plasticity Trainer – Guiding and supervising peers
🔹 Create prosocial groups of peers and apply the principles in the group dynamic.
🔹 Modern learning and supervising theories and practice.

…and much, much more!

For whom is this program?

The Behavioral Plasticity program is for health care professionals.

It is developed for the interprofessional and integrated teamwork (primary to specialized care, and rehabilitation settings) and for solo-practitioners meeting clients with chronic conditions or combinations of such (physical and mental). 

It is for the clinician longing for the systematic and structured integration of the body within the ACT-informed intervention.

If you are a physiotherapist, occupational therapist, or have other rehabilitation background, this program is specially designed for you.

If you are a psychologist, the content will make more sense if you already have been working ACT-based for at least 2 years. The language I use is readapted to be understood by all health professionals, and not only for those trained in psychotherapy 🤓😉.

Course requirements

You have a degree and clinical certification in a healthcare profession with at least a degree of a Bachelor in Science. 

You need a computer with camera and mic, headsets, and good internet-connection. Te be able to be in a place where you will not be disturbed during the workshop.

You also need some gym gear at home and where your work. Such as a matt, a stability ball and dumbells. Also a willingness to use them in a daily basis, to cut sedentary time.   

Program setup

The training program has three blocks: 1) the Personal, 2) the Therapist specialization and 3) the Trainer level.
Each block comprises two courses & peer-support groups.

Length

The courses extend between 10 and 15 weeks. Each block can take 6 to 9 months.

Language

The courses are offered in English, Swedish, and Spanish.

Time

Please check the calendar to find a course that fits your needs.

ONLINE

Live meeting via Zoom. Assignments via Canvas teaching platform.

Limited spots!

Next courses in Eng

There are no upcoming courses at this time.

Do you have any questions?

 

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