Brain Wellness in the 21st Century

Course Dates: 
6 weeks: January 8, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 2018 (no class on January 15)
Mondays, 2-4 p.m.
Stephen Barnard
Course Catalogs: 
2018 Winter

Over the last several decades, a new story about the human brain and nervous system has been emerging, one that includes the concept of "neuroplasticity" or the idea that the brain can physically change based on experience and that this can happen throughout the human lifespan. We will examine some of the science behind this revelation, how this understanding is beginning to affect clinical practice in the world of mental health, and most importantly, how anyone can leverage this new knowledge and some of the technologies that have developed alongside it to stimulate healthy and positive brain change for themselves and their loved ones.

Course Outline

Stephen Barnard ( is a licensed clinical social worker, whose focus has been bridging the worlds of modern neuroscience and clinical practice. Stephen recently served as Clinical Director at CooperRiis, a progressive residential mental health facility, where he developed its "neuro-enhancement" program and presented outcome data at national scientific and clinical conferences.