I Wasn’t Aware. Brain Function: Why Do We Have One?

December 4, 2019
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Presented by Dr. Vincent Kiechlin

This webinar will cover the primary function of the brain and why we have one in the first place. Including:
– the basic workings of brain cells
– why they communicate with each other
– how their function can be changed

Dr. Kiechlin will cover the basic development of the brain and nervous system and how the development can affect learning. This includes behavior and cognition. He will briefly talk about concussions and how trauma can affect the brain. Dr. Kiechlin will also discuss the role of chiropractic care and its relationship to changing the nervous system. He will share information about activities that everyone can do to help maintain a healthy brain and nervous system.

Dr. Kiechlin is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist who has practices in Princeton, Bernardsville and Shrewsbury, NJ. He has been practicing chiropractic for the past 30 years, has been studying at the Carrick Institute for past 20 years and has been board certified in Chiropractic Neurology for the past 17 years. Dr. Kiechlin is dedicated in helping people improve the function of their nervous system without the use of drugs or surgery.

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Introduction to Mindfulness for Stress Reduction

January 15, 2020
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Presented by Anton Shcherbakov, Psy.D, BCBA

You may have heard the term “mindfulness” pop up on the news, in books, or through friends and family. It seems like everyone is talking about it these days! So what is it? Put simply, mindfulness is the practice of turning your full awareness towards your present moment experience. Dozens of research studies show that engaging in regular mindfulness practice can reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and improve overall well-being. During this webinar, participants can expect to learn about the origins of mindfulness practice, hear about psychological research regarding its benefits, and participate in a guided meditation practice. Resources for continuing the practice of mindfulness meditation will be provided.

Anton Shcherbakov, Psy.D, BCBA is a Licensed Psychologist at the Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia, a private outpatient facility specializing in the evidence-based treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Body-focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB), and Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders. He is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and director of ThinkPsych, an agency focused on improving educational outcomes for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through assessment, consultation, and training for schools. Dr. Shcherbakov has previously presented at local and national conferences on topics that include reducing maladaptive behaviors in ASD, treating BFRBs, and evaluating provider attitudes towards evidence based treatment. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology (Psy.D) from The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University in 2016. His dissertation explored the role of stigma towards adults with ASD in the workplace.

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