It’s no secret that people are attracted to certain professional pursuits over others for various reasons. But we all hope to land in something we not only have a natural talent for, but also enjoy doing each day. Jennifer Sweeton is a world-class psychologist, neuroscientist, psychotherapist, speaker, and author who continues to make exceptional contributions to clinical psychology and more specifically neuroscience-based applications to trauma treatment. She works out of the Kansas City area in her own group practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates. She is an international speaker and author with targeted expertise in using neuroscience to treat psychological trauma.
Jennifer Sweeton primarily treats Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in her clinic, helping her clients successfully integrate traumatic memories to relieve suffering, cultivate resilience, and thrive. She accomplishes this for her clients with a combination of specific therapy approaches to improve coping skills and retrain the brain to balance the nervous system and calm the body’s trauma response. Apart from helping her clients heal from traumatic experiences, she also coaches high-performing professionals using brain-based behavioral techniques to shift negative mindsets, optimize brain functioning, and ultimately improve work performance.
In her work as a clinician and researcher, Dr. Sweeton has developed Neural Desensitization and Integration Training (NDIT) to help her therapy and coaching clients harness the power of neuroscience to process thoughts and emotions in a healthier way. NDIT is an evidence-informed, module-based, brain training program that teaches clients how to identify, desensitize, restructure, and process distressing memories, beliefs, emotions, and even physical sensations. The main goal of NDIT is to help clients change their relationships with themselves, including their thoughts, emotions, and physical reactions. Dr. Sweeton is also developing NDIT training courses and seminars to educate other clinicians so that they may use these techniques to help their own clients.
Many of her training seminars can be found at onlinececredits.com. Online CE Credits is a new mental health continuing education platform that therapists are raving about, with its high quality courses from leading world class presenters. Dr. Sweeton created the platform to bring skills-based trauma-informed continuing education to as many professionals as possible seeking to tap top experts to improve therapy delivery and trauma treatment competencies. Online CE Credits delivers innovative and high-quality fully online CE courses, webinars, and live consultation for counselors, therapists, psychologists, and social workers looking to gain clinical expertise while earning required continuing education credit toward licensure renewal.
Dr. Sweeton also writes books on trauma psychology and the neuroscience of mental health. She is a best-selling author whose expertise is in high demand from publishers like PESI, W.W. Norton and Company, and New Harb inger. Her 2019 release, the Trauma Treatment Toolbox, is an Amazon #1 Best-Seller in Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Psychology. Her most recent book, Eight Key Brain Areas of Mental Health and Illness, has been named the Amazon #1 New Release in Cognitive Psychology after its November 2021 release. “Eight Key Brain Areas” thoroughly explains the main areas of the brain and their involvement in mental health and illness in a way therapists can easily understand and apply in practice.
Jennifer is also currently pursuing a JD from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Entering into law, she hopes to integrate her knowledge of psychological trauma into her work as a lawyer to further advocate for those who have suffered devastating traumatic injury.