Course Overview

This course was created and provided by the Virtual Center of Excellence (VCE), a former project of the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN). Content and format will be updated in the near future to address current accessibility standards. If you are unable to access the content in this section, please contact the imp support team for assistance.

This online course series was developed by Ali Amirsadri, MD to enhance working relationships between direct support professionals and the individuals to whom they provide support services.

Part 3 of 4 continues the discussion around the impact of brain structure on behavior begun in Part 2 of this series. 

  • Duration: 0.75 hours
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (0.0) MCBAP-S (0.0) Mi-CEC (0.0)
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Topics Covered

Behavioral Change, Aggression, and Violent Expression

As a continuation of this course, the course expert has framed research regarding behavioral change towards the neurobiology of emotion. This course provides additional insight into brain development and expression of negative emotions in those clients with behavioral health problems.

Cognitive Impairment Contributors

This course provides a list and discussion of contributors to cognitive impairment including substance use, substance abuse, and traumatic injury. This course has been developed to provide research and findings that assist in connecting these impairment contributors to help behavioral health professions understand why a behavior is occurring and develop better treatment plans. 

Neurobiology of Emotions

In part three (3) of this course, participants will deepen their understanding of the neurobiology behind emotions exhibited in their clients. Dr. Amirsadri provides scientific information on how the brain functions through these emotions and provides evidence as to why.

Additional Considerations

By using these training tools, you can play a key role in ameliorating exacerbations leading to crisis care.


Course Objectives

  • Participants of this course will develop an understanding of human interaction and the importance of biology and the brain's reaction to human interaction in regards to behavior.

What People Are Saying

It was convenient and I was able to go at a pace in which I feel comfortable learning.

- Delana H.