Neurocounseling: The Basics

This is a total of 6 hours over two different days. There is only one registration option which is attend both days. Day one is foundational and required for day two.

Day One Learning Objectives (3 Hours) Friday, March 5th, 2021 11am-2pm CST

  • Participants will gain a clearer understanding of basic neuroanatomy (structures and functions).
  • Participants will increase understanding of communication in the brain (the importance of electrical signals and neurotransmitter chemicals and receptors necessary to understand how drugs work).
  • Participants will learn the stress system (HPA axis and interactions with other systems like sleep, cognition, eating, obesity).
  • Participants will learn the sleep-wake system and the importance of both slow-wave sleep and REM sleep.

Day Two Learning Objectives (3 Hours) Friday, March 12th, 2021 11am-2pm CST

  • Participants will gain a basic understanding of the neurological basis, common medical treatment, what role neuroeducation, neurofeedback, and metaphor-based approaches to improve mental health for clients diagnosed with Anxiety Disorder.
  • Participants will gain a basic understanding of the neurological basis, common medical treatment, what role neuroeducation, neurofeedback, and metaphor-based approaches to improve mental health for clients diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder.
  • Participants will gain a basic understanding of the neurological basis, common medical treatment, what role neuroeducation, neurofeedback, and metaphor-based approaches to improve mental health for clients diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.
  • Participants will gain a basic understanding of the neurological basis, common medical treatment, what role neuroeducation, neurofeedback, and metaphor-based approaches to improve mental health for clients diagnosed with ADHD.
  • Participants will gain a basic understanding of the neurological basis, common medical treatment, what role neuroeducation, neurofeedback, and metaphor-based approaches to improve mental health for clients diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • Participants will gain a basic understanding of the neurological basis, common medical treatment, what role neuroeducation, neurofeedback, and metaphor-based approaches to improve mental health for clients diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

About the Speaker: David W. Pittman, Ph.D. – Professor of Psychology at Wofford College

David W. Pittman, Ph.D.Dr. Pittman earned a B.S. degree in psychology from Wofford College (1994) and an M.S. degree in psychology (1997) and a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience (2001) from the Florida State University. In addition to teaching neuroscience courses such as Biological Psychology, Sensation & Perception, Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Neuroscience and Psychopharmacology, Dr. Pittman maintains a productive research laboratory involving solely undergraduate students.

Dr. Pittman’s laboratory examines how taste neural signals are sent from the mouth to the brain and how the sense of taste then affects feeding behavior in both humans and rodent animal models. Currently Dr. Pittman is investigating three lines of research. 1) Understanding how dietary fats produce taste sensations and motivate the consumption of high-fat foods. 2) Exploring how anti-anxiety drugs, such as Valium, may alter taste sensations to increase the palatability of food and thus increase our food consumption when taking those medications. 3) Identifying a new mechanism in the tongue to detect and taste glucose.

Dr. Pittman has also developed and supports an elementary school-based intervention to reduce childhood obesity. Boss’ Healthy Buddies is an evidence-based nutrition education resource matched to South Carolina elementary education standards for kindergarten through fourth grade. The Healthy Eating Decisions program is a cost-free, sustainable, and effective program to increase healthy eating during school lunch service.


National Board for Certificate Counselors ­ Provider No. 6763

6.00 Clock Hours (Contact Hours)


COST: $140.00 (Contact Hours included)
ALC Apprenticeship Program: $6.00

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by 03/01/2020

MAKING PAYMENT: Once you register, the link will be provided in the submission box. You have not RESERVED your seat until you have paid.

FORMAT: We will use Zoom. A link will be sent to the email you use to register.

To register, click here.


Cancellation Policy:
If you contact us before the program date, you may exchange for a certificate to attend another program or a tuition refund. Please note there will be a cancellation fee subtracted from your refund. Occasionally, changes are made due to unforeseen circumstances or participant demand. While Garrett Counseling will do everything possible to ensure participant satisfaction, Garrett Counseling’s liability is limited to the tuition fee only. If you cancel, 10 business days before the event, you will receive a full refund. Cancellation must be received in writing and can be faxed to 1-256-217-4162 or emailed to garrett@garrettcounseling.com. If cancellation is not received in writing, you will be charged the full amount of tuition.

Grievance Policy:
When a complaint, either verbally or written, is filed the following guidelines are followed with respect to achieving resolution:

  1. Complaints relative to the presenter, contents being presented, or educational style, the individual voicing disapproval is requested to first address concerns to the presenter. If the presenter is not available, place his/her comments in writing. These comments will then be conveyed to the speaker while maintaining confidentiality.
  2. If the complaint concerns a continuing education activity, its content, level of presentation, or facilities in which the event is being held, the Director will attempt to resolve the matter as expeditiously as possible. If the offered resolution is not satisfactory to the individual filing the complaint, then further action may be taken.
    In the latter instance, the individual is requested to place his/her complaint in writing to the attention of the Director. The complaint is then reviewed and a written response will be issued within 30 days of receipt of the written complaint.

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