February 8, 2024: How can the biology of volition help us care for patients? (Northern)
Our judgments about which behaviors are goal-driven defines who we think has involuntary symptoms that deserve care, and who we think is making choices subject to praise or blame. Perception of agency is partly shaped by specialized brain networks. This talk examines medical disorders of voluntary action ranging from dystonia to depression to PNES, and also uncovers ways that we as caregivers can more usefully perceive others’ volition
This program is intended for: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Fellows, Residents, Interns and Nurses
Upon completion of the activity, participants will be able to:
Use a three-factor model of volition as a tool for behavior change
Identify biological forces that affect perception of goal-driven behavior in self and others
Adjust asymmetric standards for patient and caregiver intentionality
Alice W. Flaherty, MD, PhD has no financial disclosures to report.
Alice Flaherty MD, PhD is associate professor of neurology and psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and directs the Massachusetts General Hospital movement fellowship. She treats patients with deep brain stimulators for movement and mood disorders. She was a site principal investigator for a trial of the first successful genetic treatment of Parkinson's Disease. Her books include one on creativity and the brain (The Midnight Disease), a children’s picture book (The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster), and a handbook of neurology. All her books have multiple translations and national awards. With Marlene Goldman, she is coediting a book based on their multidisciplinary seminar, Medicine as Theatre; Theatre as Medicine. The NY Psychoanalytic Society held a webcast and art show based on her work on hypergraphia. She has spoken at conferences on rumination, alternatives to empathy, and at an International Psychoanalytic Society roundtable on time perception. She has appeared internationally as an advocate for the abilities of the mentally ill, on ABC, BBC, CBC, NBC, German PBS, Japanese PBS and on TEDx. The Lifetime TV network and Amazon Originals have filmed dramatic series pilots based on her work.
- 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.