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.
Herbert Benson, MD and Ann Webster, PhD, instructors
Medicine, a new model of health care, offers simple self-care practices that
meet people’s needs and conditions in today’s stressed world. It recognizes
interactions between stress and physical, psychological, social, behavioral,
cultural, and spiritual issues in illness. Psychologists need to understand
this biopsychosocial model, its terminology, and the efficacy and
cost-effectiveness of mind/body medicine techniques. This program, which is
both didactic and experiential, describes the foundation of mind/body medicine,
research advances and the role of stress in illness. It provides a “tool kit”
of techniques for preventing illnesses, maximizing health and treating a wide
variety of patients and conditions. Participants will experience mind/body
practices that include the relaxation response, imagery, stress management,
cognitive restructuring, acceptance therapy, gratitude journaling, yoga and
humor. Participants will learn to apply these techniques to cancer, chronic
pain, palliative care, insomnia, panic attacks, HIV/AIDS and aging.
Participants will learn the “how to” of integrating these techniques into their
practices and their lives.
Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:
a review of the history, components and cost-effectiveness of mind/body
stress physiology and mind/body interactions in health and illness
recent research in mind/body medicine
several mind/body techniques and understand their applications to physical
and psychological conditions
Program Code: MS56
6 CE/CME Credits
Location: at MSPP, Newton
Herbert Benson, M.D., is the
Director Emeritus of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at
Massachusetts General Hospital (BHI), and Professor of Medicine, Harvard
Medical School. Dr. Benson is the author or co-author of more than 200
scientific publications and 12 books. Dr. Benson is a pioneer in mind body
medicine, one of the first Western physicians to bring spirituality and healing
into medicine. In his 40+ year career, he has defined the relaxation response
and continues to lead teaching and research into its efficacy in counteracting
the harmful effects of stress. The recipient of numerous national and
international awards, Dr. Benson lectures widely about mind body medicine. Dr.
Benson’s research extends from the laboratory to the clinic to Asian field
expeditions. His work serves as a bridge between medicine and religion, East
and West, mind and body, and belief and science.
Ann Webster, Ph.D., is a scientist and a health
psychologist at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine, an
associate psychologist in Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an
Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She directs the Mind/ Body
Cancer Program, Mind/Body HIV/ AIDS Program, Healthy Lifestyles, and Mind/Body
Medicine for Successful Aging. For 27 years she has lectured on mind/body
health and conducted workshops for corporations, hospitals and universities
worldwide. She was a major contributor to “The Wellness Book” and director of
“21st Century Medicine” on Brookline Access TV.
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