Energy to Mind: Integrating Our “Self”-Organizing Feedback Loops (The 28th Annual Santa Fe Symposia 2022)
Speaker: John B. Arden, PhD, ABPP
This seminar pulls together the emerging research on metabolism, genomics, neuroscience, psychology, psychoneuroimmunology, and Complexity Theory, combining them with what we have learned from psychotherapy research. This integrative perspective promotes the revolution in how we conceptualize energy, the mind, self, and so therapy for psychological disorders. We can now understand how our mitochondria play a central role in generating energy which profoundly affects our immune system, diet, brain structure, and even gut bacteria effect mental health.
By clarifying the terms energy, mind, and the self, which had been used for over a century without consensus, the seminar integrates current research so that we can find consensus. We explore how our life-sustaining and memory systems contribute to feedback loops, which together contribute to the organization of the self.
We explore how our brains are endowed with mental operating networks that interact through feedback loops to form what we can call the mind. These mental operating networks feedback to each other to organize a coherent sense of self. This “self”-organization is driven by energy (called ATP) generated by mitochondria within all of our cells to fuel the feedback loops between gene expression, our immune system, brains, and its mental operating networks.
Our COVID-19 Safety Precautions are as follows: We will be following local, state and Federal event and meeting protocols to ensure the health and safety of all attendees, staff, and the local community and will update all attendees on these protocols as we get closer to the meeting date. At this time, we are requesting that individuals be vaccinated before attending the meeting or have a negative COVID-19 test. If you feel ill on the day, we respectfully ask that you do not attend the meeting (a refund will be issued).
This program is designed for intermediate psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, nurses, allied mental health professionals, educators, and other medical professionals.
After attending this overall conference, attendees will be better able to:
- Work effectively with interprofessional team members to enhance care.
- Recognize the abilities and contributions of interprofessional team members.
- Implement innovative treatment strategies and techniques to manage patients.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Explain how energy is produced and maintained
- Discuss how excessive reactive oxygen species can result in ill health
- Discuss the relationship between health and mental health
- Describe the interaction between the immune system, genes, brain dynamics, and mental health
- Explain how genes can be expressed or suppressed
- Describe how autoimmune disorders contribute to depression, anxiety, and cognitive problems
- Identify the mental operating networks
Sessions run Friday through Sunday from 8:00am – 1:30pm with two 15 minute break so each day is 5 hours of instruction. Breakfast and break is included.
7:30am Registration and Breakfast
8:00am Educational Session
10:00am Refreshment Break I
10:15am Educational Session Resumes
12:00pm Refreshment Break II
12:15pm Education Session Resumes
1:30pm Session End
Educational Session Descriptions:
- Systems and Complexity Theory
- Mental Operating Networks
- Memory Networks
- Healthy Habits: SEEDS
- Generalized Anxiety
- Panic Disorder
- Contemplative Thought and Mindfulness
A historic hacienda in the heart of Santa Fe
Find the hotel just over 300 yards from Santa Fe Plaza, the Georgia O’Keefe Museum, and the New Mexico Museum of Art. Housed in a 300-year-old hacienda, our historic hotel is also just half a mile from the Sweeney Convention Center. Featuring traditional Southwest décor and details throughout, there’s even a kiva fireplace next to our outdoor pool and hot tub.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza with an arrival date of Wednesday, October 12th 2022 and a departure date of Monday, October 17th, 2022. All guest rooms are run-of-house and guestroom types cannot be guaranteed. Group rate is applicable three days pre/post meeting subject to availability.
Room rates start at $189 + plus applicable taxes (currently 15.4375%).
The room block will be open until 5:00PM local time on September 22nd, or until it sells out, whichever happens first. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis.
Guests may click here to make their reservations online: Click on the special rate box and type BUSM in the group code box.
Individual reservations can be called in to 505-988-211 or 800-HILTONS and reference Group Code: BUSM
Self Parking is $5 per day.
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From the Santa Fe Visitors website: https://www.santafe.org/
Santa Fe, New Mexico is a city unlike any other, truly living up to its tagline, The City Different, at every turn. With legendary history and culture around every corner, an art scene that spans from traditional to contemporary, accommodations with a local feel yet world-class status, award-winning cuisine that’s as eclectic as it is sumptuous, and countless experiences to encounter, you’re sure to uncover something different about yourself when you visit.
John B. Arden, PhD, ABPP
Author of 15 books (translated into over 20 languages) including, Brain2Brain, The Brain Bible, Rewire Your Brain, and Brain-Based Therapy with Adults. His new book is entitled Mind-Brain-Gene: Toward the Integration of Psychotherapy. Previously he served as the Northern California Regional Director of Training for Kaiser Permanente where he developed one of the largest mental health training programs in the United States. In this capacity he oversaw more than 150 interns and postdoctoral psychology residents in 24 medical centers. He has presented in all US States and over 30 countries.
Learn more about Dr. Arden here:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/john.arden.986
Speaker has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Speaker does not plan on discussing unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product
Stephen Brady, PhD | CME Course Director
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Boston University School of Medicine
Janice Furlong, MSW | Social Work Advisor
Clinical Associate Professor, Boston University School of Social Work
Robert C. Guerette, MD | Planning Committee
President, New England Educational Institute
Carmela A. Townsend, DNP, MS/MBA, RN | Accredited Provider Activity Director
Continuing Medical Education Office, Boston University School of Medicine
Debra M. Winters, APRN-BC, AACRN | CNE Nurse Advisor
Community Research Initiative (CRI)
CME Program Manager: Claire P. Grimble, CMP
This program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Psychological Association. Massachusetts Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists. MPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Boston University School of Medicine Barry Manuel Continuing Medical Education Office is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0181
Note: NYS psychologists must attend all sessions for credit. Partial credit is not allowed.
The Department’s approval of a provider of continuing education does not constitute the Department’s endorsement of the content, positions or practices that may be addressed in any specific continuing education course offered by the approved provider
Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This conference (courses # 4324-4325) is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Boston University School of Medicine Barry M. Manual Continuing Medical Education Office as individual conference sessions. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE approval period: 08/19/2022-08/19/2024. Social workers completing this conference receive 15 clinical continuing education credits.
Energy to Mind: Integrating Our “Self”-Organizing Feedback Loops (The 28th Annual Santa Fe Symposia 2022), Course #4324, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Boston University School of Medicine Barry M. Manual Continuing Medical Education Office as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 08/19/2022 - 08/19/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 15 Clinical continuing education credits.
Full attendance and completion of session and conference evaluation are required to earn ACE credit.
• ACE individual course approval meets the NJ Board of Social Work Examiners requirements for individual course approval pursuant to NJ Code 13:44G-6.4.16.
• Participation in the ASWB ACE Course Approval Program requires that the provider abide by all of the criteria set forth by New Jersey Administrative Code Title 13 Chapter 44 G Subchapter 6.
Social Workers – New York State
Boston University School of Medicine, Barry M. Manual Continuing Medical Education Office is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0589.
Note: Social Workers must attend all sessions for credit. Partial credit is not allowed.
Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Licensed Mental Health Counselors
Boston University School of Medicine CME Office has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7205. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Boston University School of Medicine CME Office is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
15 NBCC hours
It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.
- 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 15.25 ANCC
- 15.00 NBCC
- 15.00 Participation
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Our COVID-19 Safety Precautions are as follows:
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