December 7, 2023: 12th Gary Jacobson, M.D., Susan B. Jacobson Lecture on Promising Innovations in Psychiatry Personalized Network
Personalized Network- Based Neurofeedback & Neuromodulation in Psychiatric Disorders
We face mental health crisis for our youth, especially with spiraling rates of anxiety/depression, yet because gold-standard treatments are effective for only ~50% of patients, developing novel ,mechanistically-driven behavioral treatments is crucial for improving clinical outcomes and potentiating early preventive care. We employ mindfulness to target default mode network(DMN) hyperconnectivity as a core transdiagnostic shared neural mechanism underlying mood and psychotic disorders. Mindfulness meditation—drawing attentional focus to the present and metacognitive awareness of ongoing thoughts–suppresses the DMN while neurofeedback provides a mental mirror of personalized brain network modulation as patients train their brains to tune their minds. Mindfulness neurofeedback is a non-invasive, personalized, potentially transformative circuit therapeutic for individuals suffering from mental illness, as well as children at-risk for developing mental disorders, as it provides *agency* and offers an opportunity for individuals to volitionally mitigate their debilitating symptoms that often lead to a diminished quality of life.
This program is intended for: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Fellows, Residents, Interns and Nurses
Upon completion of the activity, participants will be able to:
After attending this lecture, participants will be able to:
Identify and describe the large-scale, functional brain network that is primarily engaged in self-referential processing and repetitive negative thinking such as rumination.
Describe how mindfulness based real-time fMRI neurofeedback (mbNF) modulates the network’s resting state connectivity profile in patients with chronic schizophrenia.
.Design an RCT using mbNF
Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli, PhD
Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli, PhD is the Principal Investigator and Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University's College of the Science and the Director of NU Biomedical Imaging Center. She has no financial disclsoures to report.
- 1.00 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 Enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 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 1.00 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.
- 1.00 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.
- 1.00 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 1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.
In support of improving patient care, MGH Institute of Health Professions is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
MGH Institute of Health Professions designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
1.00 Nursing Contact Hours
MGH Institute of Health Professions designates this activity for 1.00 contact hours for nurses.
1.00 Social Workers
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, MGH Institute of Health Professions is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. MGH Institute of Health Professions maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 clock hours for continuing education credits.
1.00 IPCE Credit
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.