Psychoneuroimmunology through a Behavioral Health Lens

Presented By Jerrod Brown, PhD
Jerrod Brown, PhD

3 Hours | 3 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Psychoneuroimmunology through a Behavioral Health Lens is presented by Jerrod Brown, PhD. This badge-earning program can be shared digitally on platforms like LinkedIn or your resume and counts towards a certificate. Enroll in this program to earn credit towards the Integrated Behavioral Health Certificate and share your new digital credentials with prospective employers and colleagues.

Emerging in the 1980s, psychoneuroimmunology explores the role of interactions between the mind and neurology, endocrinology, and immunology. This new interdisciplinary field is focused on the interconnectivity of the brain and body, along with the influence of each on physical and mental health. Work in this field has advanced our understanding of the brain’s effect on the immune system and vice versa. For instance, research has offered insight into the manifestation and severity of physical (e.g., cardiovascular disease and chronic pain) and mental (e.g., depression and anxiety) health issues.

Developed for professionals working in mental health settings, this program is designed to increase awareness of the field of psychoneuroimmunology through a behavioral health lens and the promise it holds in improving outcomes for clients. Topics covered will include trauma, toxic stress, sleep, somatic health complaints, chronic low-grade inflammation, HPA axis dysfunction, psychopathology, and screening and intervention considerations, to name a few. Practical tips, strategies, and solutions will be shared throughout this training with the goal of improving screening, goal planning, and intervention practices. Empirically-based research findings will be highlighted throughout this training.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe psychoneuroimmunology and other related topics

Describe how psychoneuroimmunology can help professionals better understand the causes and trajectories of physical and mental health problems

Describe the potential role of psychoneuroimmunology in the screening and intervention of clients receiving services from behavioral health care providers

Describe cutting-edge research findings and directions for future research in psychoneuroimmunology with a particular focus on behavioral health care populations.


Presented By

Jerrod Brown, PhD

Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., M.A., M.S., M.S., M.S., is a professor, trainer, researcher, and consultant with multiple years of experience teaching collegiate courses. Jerrod is also the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS). Jerrod has also provided consu...


1. Introduction

2. Part 1 - Psychoneuroimmunology

3. Part 2 - Psychoneuroimmunology

4. Toxic Stress and Trauma

5. Screening Considerations

6. Intervention Considerations

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