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Rx for Long Life CME Series: The Psychological Benefits of Connecting with Arts & Humanities
Presented by Erica N. Hutchison, PhD

Arts and humanities play a critical role in how we understand ourselves and each other on a human level. Our interactions with the arts, whether active or passive, can impact how we view and make sense of the world around us.

This talk will highlight how connecting with the arts & humanities (i.e. literature, music, film, art, drama, etc.) can provide many psychological benefits, including:
strengthening overall sense of self and identity
improving capacity for empathy and perspective taking
creating new channels for communication
increasing or deepening connection to others

A review of relevant research will be presented, with some specific focus on medicine and the arts. Finally, this talk will review a range of active strategies for increasing connection with the arts & humanities in order to improve both individual wellbeing and patient care outcomes.


For JOINTLY SPONSORED ACTIVITIES
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of Maimonides Medical Center and CAMS.  Maimonides Medical Center is accredited by The Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

CREDIT DESIGNATION
Maimonides Medical Center designates this Live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Sep 30, 2020 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Erica Hutchison, PhD
Senior Clinical Psychologist, Department of Academic Affair @Maimonides Medical Center
Dr. Erica Hutchison received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Long Island University in Brooklyn, where she focused on both child and adult work. She is currently a senior psychologist in the department of Academic Affairs at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. In this role she provides individual and group mental health support to medical residents across all training programs in the hospital. She also develops and offers training related to resident well-being topics such as: stress management, burnout and compassion fatigue, secondary traumatic stress, and suicide prevention. As a founding member of the Stress Metabolism Initiative at MMC, Dr. Hutchison is working to develop a hospital wide training program to address Secondary Traumatic Stress related to critical clinical events through the use of peer-to-peer Psychological First Aid.