The REPAIR™ Program
Effective Neurofunctional Intervention. A Three-Day Intensive Training
Advances in neuroscience and epigenetics have completely reshaped our understanding of the brain and the impact that early life stressors such as insecure attachments, abuse, neglect and other traumatic events can have on the developing brain's structure and function. Professionals working with these children will be more effective if they understand how to protect and enhance the mechanisms involved in brain development in order to optimise the structural and functional integrity of the growing brain. This 3 day workshop offers a balance of conceptual, empirical, and practical information designed to bridge the research-to-practice gap in this exciting new field.
Grounded in evidence-based developmental neuroscience the REPAIR™ Program is a six-step integrated neuro-biological model in which cognition, behaviour, emotion, motivation, and physical form and function can be understood through the biopsychosocial mechanisms that underpin neurobiological responses to experience. Originally developed for use with people who experienced early life trauma, the model has also proved to be effective for those working with learning, behaviour, sensory processing, ASD, and other conditions involving functionally disconnected brain processes. This training will provide attendees with the opportunity to explore the program in depth, gain an understanding of assessment methods, and learn strategies to integrate the model into current practice across a range of professional settings. The workshop has a significant hands-on approach and attendees will have the opportunity to practice and refine the skills and techniques that are central to the model.
Some of the key content areas of the program include:
- A neurofunctional perspective on development, brain function and people in crisis.
- The eight core principles of neurofunction
- The REPAIR Model:
- A detailed overview of the model and each of its components
- Case conceptualisation, assessment, planning and intervention
- The model in practice: Neurofunctional assessment and intervention techniques, and how to integrate them into existing models of therapy and service delivery
Dr Sinnamon is a self-confessed “neuro-nerd”, and divides his time between clinical practice, teaching, and an extensive research program. With qualifications in psychology, medicine (psychiatry and psychiatric neuroscience), counselling, and adult education; Grant’s passion is in the areas of the clinical aspects of both developmental neurophysiology and psychoneuroimmunology. His cutting edge understanding of developmental neurobiology the clinical neurosciences, combined with his clear and enthusiastic presentation style make this a training opportunity not to be missed.
As this is an interactive and experiential workshop places are limited to 40 delegates. This will be the only time Compass Seminars offers this training during 2017 so please register early to avoid disappointment.