Every few years a seemingly new psychotherapeutic approach surges in popularity, only to fade away later as a distant memory. Recently, a wide variety of interactive factors underlying many health and mental health problems have been identified. This seminar synthesizes the substantial literature on metabolism, psychoneuroimmunology and epigenetics, combining it with the neuroscience of emotional, interpersonal, cognitive, and psychodynamic psychotherapeutic approaches to offer an integrated vision of psychotherapy. The integrative model promotes a conceptual shift in how we understand mental health problems and their solutions. We can now understand how metabolism, gene expression, immune system, diet, brain structure, and even gut bacteria effect mental health. Psychotherapists in the 21st Century will by necessity become more like healthcare workers to address and resolve adverse mind-body-brain interactions. Dr. Arden will cover concepts to include:
- The relationship between mental health and gene expression, including the interaction between the metabolism, immune system, genes, brain dynamics, and mental health.
- How the pandemic of obesity and autoimmune disorders involves chronic inflammation and various mental health disorders.
- How early adverse experiences can effect long-term health.
- How genes can be expressed or suppressed and how stress systems can be turned on and are difficult to turn off epigenetically.
- How the immune system and metabolism are intricately connected to brain systems.
- How chronic and acute stress can dysregulate the immune system and how autoimmune disorders contribute to depression, anxiety, and cognitive problems.
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Attendance and Location Details
Date and Time
Friday, February 9th 2024 9:00am to 4:30pm CST / 10:00am to 5:30pm EST / 7:00am to 2:30pm PST
*Zoom link will be made available to you 24-48 hours prior to event date.
This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:
a). Contrast the overly compartmental field of psychotherapy of the 20th Century to the integrative vision of psychotherapy in the 21st Century.
b). Learn and explain how poor health contributes to poor mental health as well as vice versa.
c). Analyze and describe how an overactive immune system, dysregulated metabolism, and gene expression contributes to depression and anxiety.
d). When working with clients, learn where to encourage lifestyle changes that improve health and mental health.
e). Learn and describe how poor sleep, diet, and lack of exercise contributes to changes in gene expression and metabolism, which all affect mental health.
f). Learn and practice Mind-Brain and evidence-based therapy approaches with the most practical outcomes.
The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, psychiatrists and other clinical mental health professionals.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Instructor(s): John Arden, PhD, ABPP
Material Author(s): John Arden, PhD, ABPP
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