Building Resiliency through Cognitive Reappraisal and Lifestyle Modification (December 2023)
Registration Deadline: December 18 2023
This interactive course is led by health experts from the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine.
These expert faculty help you understand how stress both causes and worsens health conditions. They examine the physiological impacts of stress and the influence stress has on disease and medical symptoms.
They also help you refine your knowledge and skill in using interventions that offset the harmful influence of stress. Many of these interventions are lifestyle changes that you can use to build long-term resiliency in your patients. The course includes content on the importance of sleep, proper nutrition, relaxation techniques, adequate social support, exercises that reduce stress, and much more. You learn how to guide your patients towards these behavior changes that promote health. This is ideal for clinicians in all practice settings across mental health, primary care, nursing, social work, psychology and more.
The course includes an array of resources, videos and other materials to guide you through your learning experience. All content and assignments can be completed whenever your schedule allows. Weekly call-in times allow faculty to hear and respond to your questions directly, and an interactive discussion board lets you post your own questions and interact with peers from across the United States and around the world. Plus, the course is accessible via desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet.
Course materials are available beginning on December 4, 2023, and all online course work must be completed by January 15, 2024.
Registration Deadline: December 18, 2023
Physicians and Doctoral-level Professionals: $445.00
Other Professionals: $345.00
Refunds will be issued for cancellation requests made during the first week of the course, but an administrative fee of $25.00 will be deducted from your refund. Cancellation requests made during the second week will receive a credit toward a future offering of the same course. No refunds or credits will be granted after December 18, 2023.
Q&A with Faculty
Week Start Date
Date of Q&A
Time of Q&A
Week 1: 12/04/2023
|12/07/2023||4:30-5:00PM EDT||John Denninger, MD, PhD|
Week 2: 12/11/2023
|12/14/2023||4:30-5:00PM EDT||John Denninger, MD, PhD|
Week 3: 12/18/2023
|12/21/2023||4:30-5:00PM EDT||John Denninger, MD, PhD|
Week 4: 12/25/2023
|12/28/2023||4:30-5:00PM EDT||John Denninger, MD, PhD|
Week 5: 01/01/2024
|01/04/2023||4:30-5:00PM EDT||John Denninger, MD, PhD|
This program is intended for:
- Nurses and nurse practitioners
- Social workers and counselors
- Physical and occupational therapists
- Wellness coaches
By the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Build skill in a variety of cognitive strategies that facilitate coping.
- Recognize the inextricable nature of beliefs, emotions, and thoughts.
- Identify patterns of distorted beliefs that perpetuate stress and inhibit coping.
- Reappraise stressful events through adaptive perspectives.
- Demonstrate strategies that enhance expression of positive emotions, humor and laughter.
- Describe the resilience-enhancing benefits of social connectedness and creative expression.
- Review the resilience-enhancing features of restorative sleep, balanced nutrition and exercise.
- Summarize strategies that guide successful lifestyle change.
Participants must complete each week sequentially and while completing all components of each week to receive credit, including:
- Activity Overview
- Video Lecture
- Reading and Resources (required and optional)
- Q&A with Faculty
- Discussion Board
- Case Assessment
Building Stress Awareness - Peg Baim, MS, NP & Greg L. Fricchione, MD
Cognitive Reappraisal and Adaptive Beliefs - Peg Baim, MS, NP
Explanatory Style, Root Fears, and Humor - Peg Baim, MS, NP
Social Connectedness and Creative Expression - Leslee Kagan, MS, FNP-BC
Restorative Sleep, Exercise and Balanced Nutrition - Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH
- 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this Live activity for a maximum of 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 11.00 Nursing Contact Hours
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.
This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 11.00 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.
- 11.00 Social Workers
The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers
This program has been approved for 11.00 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D71742
- 11.00 Participation
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
- 11.00 Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 11.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.
Release Date: March 7, 2016
Expiration Date: March 23, 2024
Review Date: March 23, 2021 by Robert Althoff, MD, PhD
Gregory Fricchione, MD
Peg Baim, MS, NP, course director
David H. Rubin, MD, reviewer
Jane Pimental, MPH
Susan E. Sprich, PhD
In accord with the disclosure policy of McLean Hospital as well as guidelines set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education, all people in control of educational content, including speakers, course directors, planners, and reviewers, have been asked to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests of both themselves and their spouses/partners over the past 12 months, as defined below:
The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. For more information, visit www.accme.org.
Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.
Relevant financial relationships
ACCME focuses on financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity. ACCME has not set a minimal dollar amount for relationships to be significant. Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship. The ACCME defines “’relevant’ financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.
Conflict of Interest
Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.
The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, have reported financial relationships with an entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services (relevant to the content of this activity) consumed by, or used on, patients:
Gregory L. Fricchione, MD
Royalties (book and editor authorship): Johns Hopkins University Press, Belvoir Press, University of Chicago Press/Ivy Press
Honoraria (lecturer): Institute for Living, Sheppard Pratt, Harvard CME, Boston University Medical Center
Susan Sprich, PhD
Royalties (Co-Author): Oxford University Press
Royalties (Co-Edited Book): Springer
Honoraria (Associate Editors): Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
All other individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.
In accord with the disclosure policy of McLean Hospital as well as guidelines set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education, all people in control of educational content, including speakers, course directors, planners, and reviewers, have been asked to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies for the past 24 months, as defined below:
The ACCME defines an “Ineligible company” as “those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.” For more information, visit
Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected.
Mitigation of Financial Relationships
All financial relationships are reviewed to determine which ones are relevant, and then measures are taken to mitigate all relevant financial relationships and ensure that they do not insert commercial bias into the content of the education.
The following planners, speakers, content reviewers, and others in control of educational content have reported financial relationships with ineligible companies over the past 24 months. Measures have been taken to mitigate the impact of these financial relationships on the educational content and ensure that they do not insert commercial bias into the content of this education.
John Denninger, MD, PhD
Recipient of Research Supplies: Basis/Intel
Research Funding (Recipient): Onyx/Amgen
All other individuals in a position to control the content of this educational activity have reported no financial relationships with ineligible companies.
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