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Neurodivergence, Neuroscience, and Helping Professions

Dr. Gene Dockery

Neurodivergence is often seen as and treated like a behavioral issue rather than a neurological difference as neuroscience research demonstrates. This misconception creates barriers and marginalization for neurominorities that helping professions enable and exacerbate. Shifting perspective from behavioral and deficit-based models to socio-ecological and neurodiversity paradigms is necessary to affirm and advocate for neurodivergent communities. This presentation is intended to give professionals knowledge and strategies to better understand and serve neurodivergent individuals through sharing background information on neurodiversity concepts, covering differences between models of disability, and giving voice to neurodivergent lived experience.    

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2024 Upcoming Events

Past Events


January 27, 2023  Incorporating Neuroscience in Counselor Education: Counselor Educator's Experiences  w/ Dr. Lisa Beijan (Watch) (Speaker's Powerpoint)

February 24, 2023

The Intersection of Neuroscience and Counseling: Translating What We Are Learning into Practice w/ Dr. Mita Johnson (Watch)

March 24, 2023

The Neurobiology and Treatment of Relationships w/ Dr. Harvey Joanning (Watch) (Read)

April 28, 2023

Circadian Rhythms and Mood with Dr. Tracy Bedrosian, Dr. Laura Fonken (Watch) (Read)

May 25, 2023

Family of Origin Mapping with Dr. Collier (Watch)(Read)

June 23, 2023
🔎  To Sleep or Eat: Neurobiology of Competing Need States w/ Dr. Matt Carter (Watch)(Read)

September 22, 2023

👁️ Counseling Diverse Clients: A Discussion of Connective Experiences Using EMDR and Brainspotting in Therapy

 w/ Dr. Rhemma Payne (Watch)

October 27, 2023

♺ Neurofeedback w/ So Rin Kim, Davorka Marovic-Johnson, Elizabeth Irwin, and Rachel Gaglio (Watch)

December 1, 2023

Neurodivergence and Neuroscience w/ Gene Dockery


January 28 2022 Somatic Integration and Processing w/ Bridger Falkenstien (Watch) (Speaker's PowerPoint)

February 25 2022 Towards an Anti-Racist Neuroscience w/ Dr. Oliver Rollins (Watch) 

March 25 2022 Hormones & Emotional Processing w/Dr. Nafissa Ismail (Watch)

April 22 2022 A Neuroscience Framework for Building Emotional Resilience w/ Dr. Golnaz Tabibnia (Watch)

May 27 2022 Neurofeedback Therapy and Attention Deficit Disorders w/ Carmen L. Kimball LPC (Watch) (Speaker's PowerPoint)

June 24 2022 Neuroeducation w/ Lauren Brdecka (Watch)

July 22 2022 *3pm CST special meeting time* Science of Psychotherapy w/Richard Hill and Matt Dahlitz (Watch) (Speaker's Powerpoint)

September 2 2022 The "ABCs of Sleep Health  w/ Dr. Hannah Peach (Watch) (Prioritizing Sleep Health) (Sleep Health) (Sleep Hygiene) (Speaker's Powerpoint)

September 23 2022 Courageous Conversations about Intergenerational Trauma, Resilience, Healing and the Neuroscience Behind It All (An Integrative Relational-Neurobiological Approach - Fishbane 2019) 

October 28 2022 Stop, Breathe, Connect, and Recharge. Neuroeducation for Parents and Caregivers w/ Chiara Pepino (Watch)(Childhood Maltreatment and Neurodevelopment) (Self Compassion and Shame) (Speaker's Powerpoint)

December 2 2022 Neuroscience of High-Risk Behavior w/ Dr. Crystal Collier (Watch) (Speaker's Powerpoint)

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