The Neuroscience of Anxiety and Stress*

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Stress is a normal part of life, but for many, it can lead to crippling anxiety.  By learning the neuro-biology behind the stress response and its function, people are often better able to manage stress and anxiety.  Sherrie All, Ph.D. a neuropsychologist, leader in the field of brain health, and author of the forthcoming book The Neuroscience of Memory: Seven Skills to Optimize Brain Power, Improve Memory and Stay Sharp at Any Age, will teach you the neuroscience of stress so you can help your patients master stress and improve daily function.


  • Identify the basic brain and body structures involved in the stress response.
  • Describe the role of neuroplasticity in increasing stress and anxiety.
  • Describe at least 3 strategies for quieting the nervous system to treat anxiety.
Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, & Licensed Professional Counselors
Content level: Beginner to intermediate
2 CE hour credits approved by ASWB, NAADAC & NBCC
State Board Approval
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
FCB # 5387-A
OCDP Board # 50-29024

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 1
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level Beginner to Intermediate to Advanced
  • Language English
  • Students 230
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Self
    • Lecture.1
      The Neuroscience of Anxiety and Stress*
    • Lecture.1
      The Neuroscience of Anxiety and Stress*
  • QUIZ
    • Quiz.1
      The Neuroscience of Anxiety and Stress* 15 questions

Sherrie All, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologists, a neuropsychologist and an engaging speaker and writer whose expertise in the principles of neuroscience, functional neuroanatomy, and diagnostics give her a unique insight into the correlation between mental health disorders, therapeutic approaches, and what happens in the brain itself.

Dr. All is the owner of the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness where she combines her strong background in CBT with mindfulness techniques, motivational interviewing, and dynamic interpretations to help her clients manage depression, stress, anxiety, mental illness, and cognitive challenges. A trained neuropsychologist who received her Ph.D. from Rosalind Franklin University, she also brings her detailed understanding of the brain to uniquely address the needs of people with traumatic brain injuries, dementia, and other conditions.