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Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology

Event Details
Date: 22nd May 2019
Venue: Canberra, ACT
CPD hrs: 3


Organiser: Dr Judy Lovas

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Social workers deal with people who experience psychological and physical stress. This unique seminar in Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) reviews the latest, sophisticated research that demonstrates links between the mind and body. Learn the effects of stress and relaxation on neural, hormonal and immunological pathways. Identify leading PNI research in pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression and PTSD. Understand that the mind and body cannot be treated separately. Learn how to implement principles of PNI to enhance clients’ psychological and physical health and improve your clinical practice.

Learning objectives

  • Review cutting edge PNI research of connections between mind and body
  • Learn effects of stress and relaxation on neural, hormonal and immunological pathways
  • Learn psychological and physiological pathways in pain, fatigue, anxiety, inflammation, depression, PTSD and chronic disease
  • Discuss clinical relevance of PNI

Presenter details

Dr Judy Lovas offers unrivalled presentations in Evidence based Relaxation Therapy and Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology. Judy clearly translates current research into clinical relevance and shares her passion for PNI, the science of mind body health. Her seminars demonstrate ways to implement relaxation into daily life for anxiety, pain, PTSD, depression, sleep disorders and chronic inflammation. In tertiary education, Judy teaches psychology, psychoneuroimmunology, relaxation therapy and recently, cellular ageing and cellular health. Judy studied effects of massage therapy on immune function and demonstrated increased T and B cell function. Her PhD examined psychological and immunological outcomes of massage therapy and guided imagery on secondary conditions in people with spinal cord injury. Judy publishes articles and book chapters

Location and date

Hellenic Club of Canberra
The Aegean Room
Matilda Street
Woden 2606
22 May 2019

9:00am - 12:00pm


Standard: $185

Register to attend the Evidence Based Relaxation Therapy workshop also and pay $325 for both.


Register here.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers