Overview

Towards Psychotherapy Integration: Mind-Brain-Gene with John Arden, PhD

Recently an increasing number of interactive factors underlying many health and mental health problems have been identified. This seminar will synthesize the substantial literature on psychoneuroimmunology and epigenetics, combining it with the neuroscience of emotional, interpersonal, cognitive and dynamic issues, with psychotherapeutic approaches to offer an integrated vision of psychotherapy. Significant relationships between immune system function, stress, insecure attachment, anxiety, depression, poor nutrition, bad quality sleep, physical inactivity, and neurophysiological dysregulation will be discussed.

Mind-Brain-Gene explores a wide variety of factors having multidirectional causal relationships between stress, depression, anxiety, the immune system, and gene expression. Participants in this seminar will develop a new way of conceptualizing the therapeutic process that integrates an understanding of a wide variety of factors having multidirectional causal relationships. Participants will learn how to utilize this integrative approach to psychological problems and evidence based practices specific to ameliorate anxiety and depression.

Seminar Schedule:

Daily 9:00AM to 12:15PM 

Monday:

Self Organization: How do body sensations, emotions, and cognition interact to self-organize into the emergence of self/The mind’s operating systems/Somatic sensation and the emergence of emotion/Working memory, being present in the moment and complex decision making/Self-referential thought, fantasy, daydreaming, rumination/Interactions and dysregulations of implicit and explicit memory/Long-term memory systems for continuity, stability, and “self”-organization

The Social Self: Kindling the social brain networks in psychotherapy/Development of dynamic balance and stability in response to relationships/Neuorplasticity and neurogenesis/Stress tolerance/Enhancing regulatory affect to deal with the challenges of daily life

Tuesday:

Behavior-Gene Interactions: The rapidly evolving field of epigenetics/The interaction between early adversity and epigenetic affects/Attachment, adversity, and lifestyle factors on the expression or suppression of genes/How to help clients turn on and off genes through changing their behavior

Body-Mind: Immune system, mind, and brain/ Inflammation/ Unhealthy lifestyle behaviors

Wednesday:

Self-Maintenance: The role of diet, sleep architecture and aerobic exercise/Sleep improvement techniques

Habits and Motivation: Adaptive and maladaptive habits/ Integrated psychotherapy – beyond the one-dimensional conceptual frames of dual diagnosis and co-occurring disorders/Understanding the neuroscience of habits to effectively help clients boost motivation and overcome maladaptive habits

Thursday:

Autostress Disorders and The Trauma Spectrum: Building on the foundational role of memory systems, the concept stress is explained as allostasis and how allostatic load affects the brain and psychological functioning/Therapeutic approaches to address the nature of the dysregulation of memory systems/Integrative psychotherapeutic approach

Friday:

Transcending Rigidity: Links between depression and early life deprivation/Activation of the effort driven reward system to enhance therapy

Mind in Time: Placebo effect/Positive psychology research/The role of forgiveness, compassion and gratitude on mental health/The therapeutic use of mindfulness in evolving therapies

 

 

Speakers

John Arden, PhD, ABPP

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Accreditation

Psychologists
The Danielsen Institute at Boston University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Danielsen Institute at Boston University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

15 units of continuing education

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

Social Workers – New York State 
Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #SW-0444.

Physician Accreditation
Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Accreditation

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 15.0

 

 

Planning Committee

Stephen Brady, PhD
CME Course Director
Assistant Dean- Graduate Medical Sciences
Director, Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine Program
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Boston University School of Medicine

Robert C. Guerette, MD
Planning Committee
President
New England Educational Institute

Carmela A. Townsend, DNP, MS/MBA, RN
Lead Nurse Planner
Continuing Medical Education Office
Boston University School of Medicine

Debra M. Winters, APRN-BC, AACRN
CNE Nurse Advisor
Community Research Initiative (CRI)

 

Tours

Tickets will be sold onsite on June 3 and the tour companies accept cash or Visa/Mastercard.  

Tuesday, June 4 - 1/2 Day Connemara Tour
o   The tour will depart from the Galmont Hotel at 1:30PM. Travel to the village of Cong and via Lough Corrib (second largest lake in Ireland) and the small fishing village of Leenane
o   The tour then continues to Kylemore Abbey (one of the most visited houses in Ireland) where we break for 1 hour
o    Leaving Kylemore we drive through the Inagh Valley, Maam Cross & Oughterard and complete the circuit of Lough Corrib before arriving home to Galway City.
o   The tour returns to the Galmont Hotel at 6:30PM 
o   Tickets are €22 per person (the Kylemore fee is not included but is an optional €9,50 per person if visited)

Wednesday, June 5 - 1/2 Day Cliffs of Moher Tour
o   The tour will depart from the Galmont Hotel at 1:30PM Our travel will be via the villages of Clarinbridge, Kilcolgan and Kinvara with the photo stop at the Corkscrew Hill (breathtaking view of The Burren and Galway Bay)
o   Cliffs of Moher- This is the highlight of the tour with ample time to walk the cliff edge and enjoy one of the most incredible natural sites in the world!
o   Returning via coastal road with spectacular views over the Aran Islands and Galway Bay .Getting wonderful views of  the lunar like landscape of the Burren and taking in sights such as Leprechaun Head before returning to Galway, making a photo stop at the Dunguaire Castle
o   The tour returns to the Galmont Hotel at 6:30PM
o   Tickets are €28 per person including the Cliffs Fee

Thursday, June 6 - Trad on the Prom

The show starts at 8:30PM and finishes at 10:30PM. Return transport from and back to the Galmont for anyone wishing to avail of it will be available at a cost of €5 per person. 

Ground floor seating : €32 per person (discounts for students/seniors)
Tiered seating : €37 per person (again discounts for students/seniors)
Premium seating: €59 per person (includes merchandise - no discounts unfortunately)