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Exercise as a Tool to Help Emotional Regulation and Optimize our Cognitive Resources

Apr 12, 2014 09:00am -
Apr 12, 2014 4:30 pm

Event Description

Master Series in Clinical Practice

Jointly sponsored by The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Major Teaching Hospital of Harvard Medical School; Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute; and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.

The Master Series affords the chance to spend a complete day with leaders in our field to consider the unique perspective each speaker brings to the challenging dilemmas in both theory and practice. We hope that you will consider joining us for the entire series at a reduced tuition or choose the programs most relevant to your own practice.

John Ratey, MD, instructor

Exercise is essential in achieving optimal mental and physical health, and maximizes cognitive functions. Modern man is compelled by an evolutionary mandate as hunter gather genes require a physical activity threshold for the body to function properly. As the cognitive and emotional brain evolved from the motor brain, exercise underlies brain functioning. Exercise enhances neurogenesis; the essence of brain growth and it primes nerve cells to connect with each other. In addition, exercise promotes neurotransmitter activity affecting mental health by moderating mood and anxiety. In the body/brain/mind relationship, the heart beat and contracting muscles trigger chemical messengers that regulate the brain and mind. Exercise activates brain systems that enhance learning; the brain is engaged and motivated which enables the individual to process new information. Exercise can play a significant role in treating ADHD, as well as providing benefits in preventing and treating addictions, depression, mood disorders and improving the quality of life for bipolar and schizophrenic patients. We will explore how exercise is similar to medicine, how to prescribe it; how to recognize risks of exercise; and how to use exercise to reach our optimal level of wellness physically and mentally. Motivating people to exercise is a crucial part of the “Exercise is Medicine” campaign, and is a tool for health providers to empower clients to adopt daily exercise.

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

    ·  Describe the changes that occur in the brain because of routine physical aerobic exercise and how mood and cognitive functions are improved.

    ·   Explain to patients how exercise is beneficial in preparing the brain for learning, and changing, motivational, and impulsive control levels.

    ·   Prescribe aerobic exercise regimens for patients to maximize their emotional health and cognitive function.

Program Code: MS65

6 CE/CME Credits

Location: at MSPP, Newton

John J. Ratey, MD, is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, research synthesizer, speaker, and best selling author. An internationally recognized expert in Neuropsychiatry, Dr. Ratey has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles, and 8 books published in 14 languages, including the groundbreaking ADD-ADHD “Driven to Distraction” series with Ned Hallowell, MD. With the publication of his most recent book, "Spark -The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain," Dr. Ratey has established himself as one of the world's foremost authorities on the brain-fitness connection. He serves as Adjunct Professor at National Taiwan Sports University and is Reebok's Ambassador for Active Kids.

Register for multiple programs at the same time and save!

Use the appropriate discount code (below) during checkout to receive proper discount.

Note: We suggest that you write down the appropriate discount code noted in red so that you have it available during the registration checkout process.

Cost per program 1 program 2 programs* 3 programs*
Doctoral Level Professionals
$225 each
$195 each
$185 each
Master’s Level Professionals
$195 each
$175 each
$165 each
Fellows, Interns, Students,
Unemployed & Retired Professionals
$115 each
$100 each
$85 each

*Only for Master Series attendees who register for multiple dates at the same time.

Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Master Series (Clinical)
Early registration ends on Jun 19, 2013.
Regular registration starts on Jun 20, 2013 and ends on Apr 01, 2014.
Late registration starts on Apr 02, 2014.



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