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The Healing Power of Emotion

Diana Fosha, PhD; Daniel J. Siegel, MD; Marion F. Solomon, PhD

CE Credit: 7 Hours

Target Audience: Psychology CE | Counseling CE | Social Work CE | Marriage & Family Therapy CE

Learning Level: Advanced

Course Type: Test Only

Course Abstract

The Healing Power of Emotion is a 7-hour test only continuing education (CE) course (book not included). The book (or e-book) can be purchased from Amazon or some other source.

This CE test is based on the book “The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice” (2009, 349 pages). In it, leading neuroscientists, developmental psychologists, therapy researchers, and clinicians illuminate how to regulate emotion in a healthy way. A variety of emotions, both positive and negative, are examined in detail, drawing on both research and clinical observations. The role of emotion in bodily regulation, dyadic connection, marital communication, play, well-being, health, creativity, and social engagement is explored. The Healing Power of Emotion offers fresh, exciting, original, and groundbreaking work from the leading figures studying and working with emotion today. Contributors include: Jaak Panksepp, Stephen W. Porges, Colwyn Trevarthen, Ed Tronick, Allan N. Schore, Daniel J. Siegel, Diana Fosha, Pat Ogden, Marion F. Solomon, Susan Johnson, and Dan Hughes.

Closeout Course #70-15 | 50 posttest questions

This course will be permanently retired on July 31, 2017.

Learning Objectives

1.List the seven basic emotional systems
2.Describe the structures and functions of the brain and body involved in emotion and emotion regulation
3.Describe the role of human interactions in emotion and emotion regulation
4.Identify the evolutionary and developmental functions of emotion
5.Describe psychopathology from the perspective of affective neuroscience
6.Describe the importance of emotion in psychotherapy
7.Identify therapeutic techniques designed to treat emotional disturbances and improve emotion regulation

Professional Development Resources (ACE Approval #1046) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for the online/home study program. ASWB Approval Period: 6/12/2016 - 6/12/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 7 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (Provider #BAP346); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (Provider #RCST100501); and the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678).


This test-only course provides instant access to the CE test that enables you to earn CE credit for reading a published course book (book NOT included in your course enrollment). After enrolling, click on My Account and scroll down to My Active Courses. From here you’ll see links to Download/Print or Take CE Test (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course book).

Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.

About the Author(s)

Diana Fosha, PhD, is the developer of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, or AEDP, and founder and director of the AEDP Institute. Dr. Fosha is the author of The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change, and first editor, along with Marion Solomon and Dan Siegel, of The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development and Clinical Practice, and of papers and chapters on healing, transformational processes, and experiential psychotherapy and trauma treatment. Dr. Fosha is on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology of both NYU and St. Lukes/Roosevelt Medical Centers in New York City.

Daniel J. Siegel, MD, received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory and narrative. Dr. Siegel is currently clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he is on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and the Co-Director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization, which offers online learning and in-person lectures that focus on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes. His psychotherapy practice includes children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

Marion F. Solomon, PhD, is a Lecturer at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Senior Extension Faculty in the Department of Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences at UCLA. She is Director of Training of the Lifespan Learning Institute and a Senior Extension Instructor of the Department of Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences of UCLA. She is author of "Narcissism and Intimacy "and "Lean on Me: The Power of Positive Dependency in Intimate Relationships". She is co-author of "Short Term Therapy for Long Term Change" and an editor of "Healing Trauma: Attachment, Mind, Body, and Brain", "Countertransference in Couples Therapy", and "The Borderline Patient, Volumes I & II"

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