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SEEDS: The Five Brain, Immune, and Gene Healthy Factors

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To complete this course for credit, your exam must be successfully completed by Feb 28th, 2024.

About the Course

There is tremendous misinformation about brain health in the popular press and in the pop psychotherapy genre. Every year there is a new fad which very soon drifts away when a new one emerges that supposedly improves the brain. This 5 hour seminar describes five key factors that research has consistently shown to support brain health as well as promote positive gene expression and immune function. The research behind each factor of the formula is strongly supported by new developments from neuroscience that have overthrown many of our preconceived beliefs about mental health and the brain. Attendees can remember those five by using the mnemonic “SEEDS.”  The SEEDS formula represents the important healthy brain factors that you need to “plant” now and cultivate through the rest of your life explores a wide variety of factors having multidirectional causal relationships. The interaction between all these factors has been by illuminated by studies examining the effects of life style factors on the incidence of health and psychological problems.

This course is based on the recorded webinar, SEEDS: created by John Arden, PhD, ABPP in 2022.

Publication Date:

1st Edition Aug 2022

Course Creator and Author

John Arden, PhD, ABPP
John Arden, PhD, ABPP, is the author of 15 books, including his most recent, Mind-Brain-Gene: Toward Psychotherapy Integration. Brain2Brain, The Brain Bible, as well as Rewire Your Brain, and Brain-Based Therapy with Adults and Brain-Based Therapy with Children and Adolescents. He previously served as Director of Training in Mental Health for Kaiser Permanente in the Northern California region. He oversees the training programs in 24 medical centers where over 150 postdoctoral residents and interns are trained each year. He has presented seminars and workshops in over 30 countries and in all US States. He also has written books on anxiety, OCD and PTSD as well Improving Your Memory for Dummies; Consciousness, Dreams, and Self: A Transdisciplinary Approach (winner of the Choice 1997 Outstanding Academic Book Award); and Science, Theology, and Consciousness.

Disclosures He receives royalties as a published author, and receives recording royalties for this presentation.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Discuss the interaction between the immune system, genes, brain dynamics, and mental health
  2. Describe the pandemic facing the US with obesity and autoimmune disorders.
  3. Identify how early adverse experiences can effect long-term health.
  4. Explain how genes can be expressed or suppressed
  5. Analyze how the immune system is intricately connected to brain systems.

Disclosure to Learners

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

CE Learning Systems adheres to the ACCME's Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity – including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others ― are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (formerly known as commercial interests).

The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by this activity's planners, faculty, and the reviewer:

Planners and Reviewers

The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Faculty: John Arden, PhD, ABPP

He receives royalties as a published author, and receives recording royalties for this presentation.

Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 103228
5 CE credit hours
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Course Materials $70.00
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