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This 1 hour course includes a video by Dr. John Arden + a short online quiz + certificate of completion. (This is not included in the Standard Membership and is sold separately)

About This Course

This lesson begins by illustrating how the interface between the immune system, mind, and the brain affects mental health. For example, chronic inflammation is significantly associated with a broad range of health and mental health problems, including devastating effects on mood, cognition, and social withdrawal. Inflammation can result from adversity and the several dimensions of the interface between mind, brain, and body. In fact, chronic inflammation is strongly associated with anxiety, depression, and cognitive deficits, including dementia.  

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Introduction

  • 2

    Psychoneuroimmunology Webinar

    • Psychoneuroimmunology

    • Psychoneuroimmunology Quiz

  • 3

    Next Steps...

    • Before you go...


Senior Instructor

John Arden

John Arden, Ph.D., is the author of 14 books including Mind-Brain-Gene (2019, W.W.Norton & Company). He has a background in neuropsychology and is the director of training for mental health for the Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers in Northern California. In this capacity, he oversees one of the largest mental health training programs in the world, operating in 22 different medical centers throughout Northern California. Dr. Arden also practices part-time at Kaiser Permanente in Petaluma and San Rafael, and he served for several years as the chief psychologist at Kaiser Vallejo. He has taught in colleges, professional schools and universities.


Toward Psychotherapy Integration

If you would like more resources on this topic, please consider reading Dr. John Arden's book Mind-Brain-Gene. This book contributes to the sea change in how we conceptualise mental health problems and their solutions. Mind-Brain-Gene describes the feedback loops between the multiple systems contributing to the emergence of the mind and the experience of the self. It explains how our mental operating networks "self"-organise, drawing from and modifying our memory systems to establish and maintain mental health.