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People in Prayer and Meditation, Brain States
Recorded on June 7, 2021
On Demand Education
Free
1.25 CE Hours
Clinical
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Description

The presentation will review current clinical and neuro-imaging data about the effects of prayer and meditation. A focus will be on brain  short and long term brain changes associated with these practices and how this information is useful in the clinical setting to help patients with mental and physical disorders.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
Learning Objectives
  • Identify key brain changes associated with practices of prayer and meditation.
  • List types of brain imaging techniques and the results they have obtained about various practices.
  • Explain how brain changes during meditation and prayer have clinical implications for the management of patients with mental and physical health problems.
CE Details
Introductory
Clinical

This program has been approved for 1.25 CE clock hours by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.

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Dr. Andrew Newberg

Andrew B. Newberg, M.D. is currently the Research Director at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital in Philadelphia. He is a Professor in the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Radiology at Thomas Jefferson University, and he is adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine. He has actively pursued a number of neuroimaging research projects which have included the study of aging and dementia, epilepsy, and other neurological and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Newberg has been particularly involved in the study of mystical and religious experiences, a field referred to as “neurotheology”. He has also studied the more general mind/body relationship in both the clinical and research aspects of his career including understanding the physiological correlates of acupuncture therapy, meditation, and other types of alternative therapies. He has published over 250 peer reviewed articles and chapters on brain function, brain imaging, and the study of religious and mystical experiences. He has published 12 books which have been translated into 17 different languages. He was listed as one of the 30 Most Influential Neuroscientists Alive Today by the Online Psychology Degree Guide.

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