Movement and the Mind
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About the Event
Topic: There is a robust and growing body of evidence demonstrating physical exercise is a powerful tool to improve the lives of people coping with a wide range of developmental and psychiatric disorders. This course will provide a basic overview of the effects of exercise on the brain and mental health; explore basic changes in the structure and function of the brain resulting from aerobic exercise; develop a basic understanding of the evidence supporting aerobic exercise in the treatment and prevention of anxiety, mood and thought disorders, dementia and mild cognitive impairment; and an overview of developing and implementing exercise programs to improve physical and mental health of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and those supporting them. This training’s core aim is to create a bridge from theory to best practice for health and human service providers.
Your Presenter: Matthew Velissaris MA, LPC, CPT
Matthew is a psychotherapist trained in Clinical Psychology and an American Council on Exercise Certified Professional Trainer. Matthew diagnosis and treats mental illness in adults coping with co-occurring physical and developmental disabilities. Matthew's clinical focus is on utilizing Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Health Psychology and Motivational Interviewing as both treatment modalities for mental illness and as adjuncts to support client's starting and sustaining healthier exercise and nutritional habits. Matthew uses the American Council on Exercise's Integrated Fitness Training Model which strives for consilience between the above-mentioned psychological modalities, exercise and nutritional modalities.
For questions or special accommodations please contact Dan Drury at: 414-433-1210 ext. 104 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
· Proceeds from this event will be donated to provide tickets to MCFI Express Life Events for Adults with Disabilities in the Community.
· We want to thank Mount Mary University for donating the conference room for this event!
· Mount Mary University will be providing 3.0 hours of CEU’s for this presentation.
- Movement and the Mind$30$300$0