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.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, instructor
Mind/Body Medicine, a new model of health care, offers simple self-care practices that meet people’s needs and conditions in todays stressed world. It recognizes interactions between stress and physical, psychological, social, behavioral, cultural and spiritual issues in illness. Psychotherapists 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 and “minis,” 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:
· Describe a review of the history, components, and cost-effectiveness of mind/body medicine
· Learn to employ stress physiology and mind/body interactions in health and illness
· Be able to describe recent research in mind/body medicine
· Learn to recognize several mind/body techniques and understand their applications to physical and psychological conditions
Program Code: MS48
6 CE/CME Credits
Location: at MSPP, West Roxbury/Boston
Herbert Benson, M.D., is the Director Emeritus of the Benson-Henry Institute (BHI), and Mind/Body Medical Institute Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. A graduate of Wesleyan University and the Harvard Medical School, Dr. Benson is the author or co-author of more than 200 scientific publications and 12 books. More than five million copies of his books have been printed in many languages. 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 and the BHI's work. His expertise is frequently sought by national and international news media, and he appears in scores of newspapers, magazines, and television programs each year. 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 is director of the Mind/Body Cancer Program, Mind/Body HIV/AIDS Program, Healthy Lifestyles, and Mind/Body Program 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 Television. Dr. Webster graduated with honors in 1988 from the Department of Health Psychology, Ferkauf Graduate School at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
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