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Intro to “Therapeutic Cognitive Training” Performance meets Mental Health

Intro to “Therapeutic Cognitive Training” Performance meets Mental Health: Tools to enhance youth engagement in therapy through movement and cognitive development.

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Intro to “Therapeutic Cognitive Training” Performance meets Mental Health:
Tools to enhance youth engagement in therapy through movement and cognitive development.

Course Description:

Have you ever struggled to connect with youth or teen clients? Had a client who comes to sessions but there is very little engagement during the session? Or are struggling with numerous client cancelations? We have developed a way to not only reduce each of those issues but to also decrease ADHD, Anxiety, and low self esteem symptoms in youth ages 11-21. Therapeutic Sports/Cognitive training combines the benefits of basic movement, cognitive development and therapeutic activities to create the ideal therapeutic environment for teens and athletes. The skills clients develop through this form of support have led to increased resilience, frustration tolerance, decreased impulsivity, self regulation and behavioral improvements. With the ultimate goal being to decrease cancelations, track progress tangibly, and improve therapeutic alliance between clinician and client. We believe this approach should be in every clinicians tool box.

Learning Objectives:
- Each participant will learn and understand the 5 basic cognitive functions of:
- Brain speed
- Intelligence/Decision making
- Attention
- Memory
- Audio/Visual Reaction
- How each cognitive function is connected to mental health and behavior improvements
- Participants will explore the power of experiential exercises as a more impactful form of behavioral modification and client engagement.
- Participants will learn basic movements of stability and agility that incorporates bilateral stimulation which leads to a reduction in overstimulation.
- Participants will walk away with basic understanding of how to apply the skills learned in the training to their therapeutic tool box.



Upon completion of this course attendees will earn 2 Category I Contact Hours.



  • Arrival time is 12:50pm; Training is 1:00pm - 3:00pm EST
  • This is a live virtual training. A link will be sent to registrants the day prior to the training.



Daniel Brooks, CMHC, LCSW

Registration Fees - includes CE certificate (emailed after training)

NASW Member    $30
Non-Member       $50



This will be a live virtual training. A link will be sent to registrants the day prior to the training.


Registration deadline: October 23, 2023



If you choose the "Bill Me" option during checkout, please mail payment within 7 days of registering in order to hold your seat. You will receive a confirmation email with your purchase information following checkout; this will serve as your invoice, no other invoices will be provided.


Checks should be made out to NASW Virginia and mailed to:

4860 Cox Road, Suite 200
Glen Allen, VA 23060


If a registrant cancels more than 10 days before the event, a refund will be issued by check or credit back to your credit card, minus a 10% administrative fee.


If cancelation occurs less than 10 days prior to the event, no refund will be issued but you may request a credit towards a future training to be used within 1 year of the cancelation date. Call the Chapter Office (804-204-1339) to cancel within 10 days of the training. A request for credit may be granted at the discretion of the Executive Director in case of a documented emergency.



Individuals who require assistance under the ADA for participation in this training should contact NASW-VA at least 30 days prior to the start of the training.  Please call the Chapter office at 804.204.1339 to discuss your needs or any concerns with a member of the staff.  


Children under the age of 18 are not permitted into any NASWVA sponsored trainings or events, without prior written consent by the chapter. For special situations and/or circumstances, please call or email the chapter office.  


Event Type:Training


Early registration ends on Jul 25, 2023.
Regular registration starts on Jul 26, 2023 and ends on Oct 23, 2023.
Late registration starts on Oct 24, 2023.
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