June 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – June 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Integra Managed Care
1981 Marcus Ave
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
Trelan Holder
(212) 947-7111 Ext 266


About This NYSED Social Work Board Approved Course (4-CEUs)

This Two-Day 4-hour In-Service Workshop is held over Two-Sessions: Wednesday, June 5th (12pm – 2pm) and Wednesday, June 12th (12pm – 2pm). NYSED Social Work Board Approved Certificate of completion is awarded upon completing both sessions.

Interpersonal Neurobiology: A New Perspective provides a framework for understanding the contributions of brain development to human behavior (i.e. cognitive, emotional development, reasoning). Emphasis is placed on neuroplasticity, early vulnerabilities in child brain development, executive functioning, memory recall, interpersonal relationships, and impact of trauma across the life course. Practitioners will be able to consider an appreciate how experiences shape gene expression. Specific emphasis will be placed on how traumatic life and medical events (i.e. abuse, exposure to violence, accidents, stroke, neurodegenerative disorders– Multiple Sclerosis, Early On-set Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease) can be a risk-factor for developing symptoms of psychopathology (anxiety, depression, PTSD. Practitioners will be able to identify methods for ameliorating the long-term effects of trauma.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify four quintessential perspectives pertaining to how early experiences contribute to brain development
  • Identify the key structures (higher, central, lower, hind) of the brain.
  • Define the functions of the key structures (higher, central, lower, hind) of the brain.
  • Apply concepts of Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) to how experiences influence Parent-Child Relationships
  • Define Neuroplasticity
  • Identify the implications of neuroscience and brain development on social work practice.
  • Define and identify Epigenetic Factors—the ways in which specific experiences directly influences how genes are expressed.
  • Define Susceptibility in the context of how certain early experiences (supportive and neglectful) significantly prepare or deter young children from developing effective capacities (executive functioning) to regulate their behavior.
  • Define Memory recall (implicit/explicit memory) and how this function contributes to human behavior in the context of healthy and traumatic life experiences.
  • Identify healthy and maladaptive mechanisms in the context of coping and adapting to life crises.

About the Instructor

Trélan Nicole Holder, MS, LCSW, is a skilled psychotherapist with extensive years of counseling experience in mental health and human services. Trélan attained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Clark University, her Master of Science Degree in Social Work from Columbia University, and a Certificate in Bioethics and Medical Humanities from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Cardozo Law School. Additionally, her clinical pursuits include: postgraduate psychodynamic psychotherapy training at the NYU Institute for Psycho-analytic Education. Trélan is an Adjunct Lecturer at Columbia University School of Social Work and the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.


This workshop is open to Licensed Professionals

Continuing Education Units (CEU) Information

4 continuing education hours are available

Course is also offered Online on our Self-Study E-Learning Platform