Self Control and Stress: The Evidence-Based “Depletion” Model (Revised)

December 13, 2016 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Somerset Assisted Living
8360 Cason Rd
Gladstone, OR 97027
$75/each. (Check payable to 'Kelley M Gordham.')
Kelley Gordham

Assigned Host:

Changing Minds PBS and


Kelley Gordham, Lindsay Bozanich


New research, including the use of brain imaging technology, has redefined the idea of self-control. This presentation will cover the latest research into “depletion” of self-control, the connection between self-control and weakened skills, and suggest several ideas to improve our performance as well as those individuals we support.  Several independent research projects (including neuroscience, behavioral psychology and positive behavior support) have been studied in conjunction with work by several of the APBS networks to give us a better understanding of how self-control depletes over time.  We will also discuss the brain’s tendency to conserve energy and how that affects numerous behaviors.


Take the Gladstone exit off I-205. Head west on 82nd Ave. Turn right on Oatfield Rd., then right on Webster Rd., and right on Cason Rd. You will see several signs for Somerset. Pass the first, Somerset Lodge. The second is Somerset Assisted Living.  Go past the main entrance and enter the second drive. This entrance does not have much signage. Our training room is on the lower level of the building and a small sign out front says Gladstone Enrichment Center.

[Please note: Park on the street (Cason Road) or in any open parking spots in the back parking lot. DO NOT parking in the main entrance parking lot. It is reserved for Somerset residents and their guests.]

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