Professional Development

CBT Online Course (Parent) Stress and the Relaxation Response: The Fundamentals of Mind Body Medicine (April 2015) Register for this interactive four-week course to find valuable, evidence-based insights on the basic principles of mind body medicine and enhance your clinical practice by helping your patients understand the science of how stress impacts health.The course provides a broad overview of mind body interactions and a deeper understanding of how mind body therapies decrease stress and enhance well-being. It strengthens your knowledge and clinical skill set for recognizing early warning signs, weighing the relative risks of various conditions, and ultimately helping your patients alleviate stress and either prevent or relieve medical conditions.The course features interactive discussion boards and weekly call-in hours with world-renowned faculty from the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, including mind body medicine pioneer Dr. Herbert Benson. Research shows that stress is a contributing factor in many common conditions and diseases, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, pain, and fatigue syndromes as well as mood disorders. Engage faculty with questions about your clinical challenges and cases, and bridge the gap between the science underlying the principles of mind body medicine and applying that evidence to clinical practice to help patients tackle their serious health issues.Course assignments include online lectures, recommended readings, interactive discussion forums, and weekly conference calls with faculty and other participants, and the course content is 100% mobile-friendly so you can participate whenever your schedule allows. New course assignments are released each week, and you can finish the preceding weeks materials at any time to unlock the next weeks materials.Course materials are available beginning April 6, 2015 and all course work must be completed by May 11, 2015.