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CDP Presents: Mind-Body Interventions for PTSD: Review of Evidence and Future Directions

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Barbara L. Niles, Ph.D. |  DeAnna L Mori, Ph.D. |  Brian Muccio
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90 Minutes
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In this 90-minute webinar, participants will learn about complementary and integrative interventions to enhance physical and psychological health and wellness in individuals exposed to trauma. The session will describe active mind-body treatments and review the empirical literature that supports mindfulness, yoga, tai chi, and relaxation interventions for PTSD. An ongoing study of Tai Chi and Wellness for Gulf War veterans will be reviewed. The presenters will review current theories regarding pathways of action for mind-body interventions. They will demonstrate methods for integrating mind-body interventions with evidence-based approaches through the presentation of case studies. Participants will be led through two brief experiential exercises. Participants will leave with knowledge about the potential benefits of using mind-body interventions in the treatment of PTSD and other post-deployment symptoms.


Learning Objectives:

1.         Evaluate the current literature on active mind-body interventions for veterans and service members diagnosed with PTSD

2.         Practice two mind-body exercises intended to enhance skills when promoting and delivering these therapies.

3.         Develop strategies for integrating mind-body adjunctive interventions in conjunction with evidence-based PTSD treatment planning and delivery for veterans and service members     



American Psychological Association (APA)

The Center for Deployment Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center for Deployment Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.



Barbara L. Niles, Ph.D.'s Profile

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Barbara L. Niles, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and Principal Investigator at the National Center for PTSD Behavioral Science Division and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine. Her primary research focus is on the impact of health enhancement and present-centered interventions for Veterans with PTSD and other physical and mental health maladies. Her current randomized trial compares Tai Chi with a Wellness intervention to address pain in Veterans with Gulf War Illness.

DeAnna L Mori, Ph.D.'s Profile

DeAnna L Mori, Ph.D. Related seminars and products

DeAnna L. Mori, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and the Director of Behavioral Medicine at VA Boston Healthcare System and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine.  Dr. Mori’s clinical interests are in developing, implementing, and evaluating behavioral health programs with the goal of enhancing health outcomes in a broad range of Veteran populations.  This role has paralleled her research interests in developing and investigating behavioral and wellness interventions to reduce symptoms and enhance quality of life in populations with comorbid mental health and health related symptoms. 

Brian Muccio's Profile

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Brian Muccio is a YMAA International certified Tai Chi and Qigong instructor who has been studying martial arts for the past twenty years. In addition to teaching Tai Chi to chronic pain patients at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, he has been working with Drs. Niles and Mori as a Tai Chi instructor on research protocols examining Tai Chi for Veterans with post-deployment maladies for the past 8 years. Brian is also a National Academy of Sports Medicine Master Trainer and works with a wide array of clients with different levels of physical ability.


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