Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

November 2006

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About the Presenter:

Daniel A. Monti, MD, is Director of the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and he is Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Emergency Medicine at Jefferson Medical College. His research has focused on mind-body medicine and the effects of stress and stress-reduction on the health outcomes of cancer patients. He has lectured and published extensively on these topics. Dr. Monti has recently received a grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute Office of Cancer Survivorship to study a novel stress reduction program for cancer patients called Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy (MBAT).

This lecture was delivered as part of the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine's Grand Rounds series on November 10, 2006. Copyright 2006 by Daniel A. Monti, MD.

Abstract

Overall Goals and Objectives:

1) Understand the impact of stress on cancer patients
2) Review standard approaches to stress reduction
3) Understand complementary approaches to decreasing stress and improving quality of life in cancer patients
4) Learn the main components of Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy (MBAT) a novel psychosocial program for cancer patients

The streaming video presentation is in QuickTime format and lasts approximately 1 hour.