Medicine Grand Rounds
Medicine Grand Rounds
Please join us for Medicine Grand Rounds on Friday, August 29, 2014 for the presentation titled: “Mindfulness for Patients and Providers” By John C. Christopher, Ph.D. Professor
“Mindfulness for Patients and Providers”
John C. Christopher, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Geisel School of Medicine
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Auditorium E, Rubin Building, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Co-sponsored by Occupational Medicine and the Department of Medicine
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Objectives – Participants will be able to:
1. Define mindfulness and review the influence of mindfulness interventions upon the nervous system and stress physiology
2. Review physical and psychological conditions that are improved by mindfulness interventions
3. Discuss how mindfulness can improve health care providers' job performance, enhance personal well-being, and ability to sustain compassion
John Christopher is a licensed psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry at Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College focusing on health psychology and behavioral medicine. John is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a Past-President of the Society of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology (Division 24 of the APA). He has received numerous awards including a Fulbright Scholar Award and the Sigmund Koch Early Career Award by the American Psychological Association. John is a also a Fellow at the Mind and Life Institute.
John’s background and interests are interdisciplinary. He works at the border of the social and medical sciences and the humanities to advance theory, research, and practice on well-being. Integrating health psychology, cultural psychology, developmental psychology, and theoretical and philosophical psychology, he has authored over 60 journal articles and chapters. John has given lectures across the world and has been asked to give keynote addresses for the American Psychological Association, the National Association of Indian Psychologists, and Harvard Medical School, among others. He has guest edited special issues of the journals Theory & Psychology and the Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology and is an editorial board member of the Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, the Journal of Humanistic Psychology and Counseling & Spirituality. John brings over 30 years of experience practicing meditation and hatha yoga to mind/body medicine and stress management. His pioneering graduate counseling class “Mind-Body Medicine and the Art of Self-Care” was featured in the American Counseling Association’s Counseling Today.
Prior to coming to Dartmouth, John was a Professor for eighteen years at Montana State University and an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
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