Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs

Meditation Programs for Psychological Stress and Well-Being

 

Course Description: Meditation, a mind-body method, employs a variety of techniques designed to facilitate the mind’s capacity to affect bodily function and symptoms. An increasing number of patients are using meditation programs despite uncertainty about the evidence supporting the health benefits of meditation. This course aims to determine the efficacy and safety of meditation programs on stress-related outcomes (e.g., anxiety, depression, stress, distress, well-being, positive mood, quality of life, attention, health-related behaviors affected by stress, pain, and weight) compared with an active control in diverse adult clinical populations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze the current practice and prevalence of use, and forms of meditation, its impact on psychological stress and well-being, and the evidence to date
  • Analyze the effects of meditation programs on affect, attention, and health-related behaviors affected by stress, pain, and weight among people with a medical or psychiatric condition

Course Components:

  • Online text (included)
  • Multiple choice online exam (included)
  • Electronic certificate of completion (free)

Course Credit(s): 1 CE Credit or Hour

Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)

Course Schedule: Self-paced

Course Author(s): Madhav Goyal, MD, MPH, Sonal Singh, MD, MPH, Erica M.S. Sibinga, MD, MHS, Neda F. Gould, PhD, Anastasia Rowland-Seymour, MD, Ritu Sharma, BSc, Zackary Berger, MD, PhD, Dana Sleicher, MS, MPH, David D. Maron, MHS, Hasan M. Shihab, MBChB, MPH, Padmini D. Ranasinghe, MD, MPH, Shauna Linn, BA, Shonali Saha, MD, Eric B. Bass, MD, MPH, and Jennifer A. Haythornthwaite, PhD

Content Publisher(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Course Author(s) Qualifications:

Dr. Goyal is an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Singh is an Associate Director of the Methods Program, Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Sibinga is Director of Ambulatory Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Associate Professor of Pediatrics.

Dr. Gould is an Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Anxiety Disorders Clinic and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Rowland-Seymour is a Visiting Associate Professor of Medicine, having recently joined the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Berger is an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Dr. Ranasinghe is Director of Education, Johns Hopkins Hospitalist Program and Assistant Professor of Medicine.

Dr. Bass is Director, Johns Hopkins Evidence-based Practice Center and Professor of Medicine.

Dr. Haythornthwaite is Director, The Center for Mind-Body Research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. 

Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced

CEmobile, LLC, #1558, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 05/02/2017 – 05/02/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 clinical continuing education clock hours.





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