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September 19, 2109
Understanding Yoga Therapy in Clinical Practice
Marlysa Sullivan, PT, C-IAYT
Assistant Professor, Maryland University of Integrative Health

October 14, 2019
Mindfulness-Based Approaches to Promoting Perinatal Women’s Mental Health
Jennifer Felder, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, UCSF


Details For Monthly Webinars

Understanding Yoga Therapy for Clinical Practice
Thursday, September 19, 2019
12:00 pm Eastern Time/11:00 am Central Time/9:00 am Pacific Time

This presentation will describe the explanatory framework and model of yoga therapy as an integrative health profession. Yoga therapy emphasizes the development of eudaimonic and spiritual well-being, alongside the cultivation of systemic mind-body regulation and resilience. Yoga Therapy practices that cultivate healthy interoception, autonomic regulation and resilience, and emotional regulation will be described. It is through these effects that yoga therapy can be an effective integrative health practice for various populations from acute care, to long term rehabilitation and disease management, to end of life care. Clinical and case examples will be offered throughout the presentation.

Marlysa Sullivan PT, C-IAYT
Assistant Professor
Maryland University of Integrative Health

Marlysa is an Assistant Professor of yoga therapy and integrative health sciences at MUIH and adjunct faculty at Emory University in the DPT program. She has had a physical therapy and yoga therapy practice for 16 years focusing on orthopedic, neurologic, and pain populations. Author of Yoga and Science in Pain Care and the upcoming book Understanding Yoga Therapy: applied Philosophy and Science of well-being

Mindfulness-Based Approaches to Promoting Women's Mental Health
Thursday, October 17, 2019
12:00 pm Eastern Time/11:00 am Central Time/9:00 am Pacific Time

Dr. Felder will present recent and ongoing research focused on mindfulness-based approaches to improving women’s mental health during pregnancy and the postpartum period. She will provide an overview of the theory and evidence of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for the prevention of depression during pregnancy and postpartum. Next, she will describe ongoing research investigating the consequences of and non-pharmacological interventions for disturbed sleep during pregnancy.

Jennifer Felder, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Jennifer Felder, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist dedicated to promoting women’s health during pregnancy and early parenting. Much of her work has focused on targeting novel risk factors for depression. In a newer arm of her research program, she is developing and evaluating interventions to improve sleep. She is committed to increasing access to evidence-based interventions, particularly among populations disproportionately affected by poor health outcomes.

Sessions will be recorded and will be available for viewing on the Consortium's Members Only section of the website (www.imconsortium.org). However, CME/CE is available only for live presentation participants and the request for credit must be submitted within 24 hours of the presentation. If you are faculty or a staff member of a Consortium member institution, you can obtain a login for the Member's Only section of the website. Please contact info@imconsortium.org with any questions.

Jointly provided by Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health and the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health (The Consortium)

CME Credit
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Consortium. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CE Credit

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is approved by American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Vanderbilt University Medical Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this educational activity for 1.0 CE credits toward the continuing education for psychologists.

No partial credit may be awarded.