THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY FULL. PLEASE EMAIL POSTMACENTER@PINEREST.ORG TO BE PLACED ON A WAIT-LIST. THANK YOU!
Topic: Psychiatric and Somatic Consequences from Sustained Stressor Exposures: Implications for Science and Practice
Presenter: Bengt Arnetz, MD, PhD, MPH
Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m. (Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m.)
Location: Pine Rest Postma Center, 300 68th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Cost: $25 general; Pine Rest Staff no charge
Continuing Education Credits: One CME for medical professionals, one CE for social workers
Dr. Arnetz earned his BS and MD degrees and PhD in psychophysiology, at the Karolinska Institute School of Medicine in Sweden. He completed an internship at St. Gorans Hospital and Matteus Primary Healthcare Center in Stockholm, a residency in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Karolinska University Hospital, as well as at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, from where he also holds MPH and MScEpi degrees. Dr. Arnetz completed a fellowship in Clinical Occupational Medicine at the National Swedish Institute of Occupational Health. He is board certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.
This lecture will discuss the implications for long-term mental and somatic health from exposure to war and conflicts, and the role of the post-displacement (migration) environment for long-term well-being of refugees. The lecture will also draw on studies of stress in law enforcement officers (police). Furthermore, the lecture will discuss strategies that can be taken to enhance recovery from stress and promote long-term well-being once refugees have arrived in their new host country.
- Understand psychophysiological effects from sustained stressor exposures.
- Understand the impact of the post-stressor environment on long-term psychiatric and somatic health.
- Develop skills to assess refugees and other stressor prone persons incorporating both trauma and environmental exposures.
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
300 – 68th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
A teaching site of Michigan State University – College of Human Medicine