CSU, Chico News

Physician and Author Daniel Amen to Give Health Lecture at CSU, Chico

Date: 05-01-2013

Kacey Gardner
Kelsi Halvarson, Training Coordinator
Mountain Caregiver Resource Center of Passages

Dr. Daniel Amen will give a community lecture titled “Use Your Brain to Change Your Age” from 1 to 4 p.m. May 14 in the Bell Memorial Union auditorium at California State University, Chico. Registration for this event is open online at http://changeyouragechico.eventbrite.com.

Amen will explain how a healthy brain is the key to staying vibrant and alive for a long time and share simple steps to boost your brain to help you live longer, look younger and dramatically decrease your risk for Alzheimer's disease. The event is free, but a donation of $8 is suggested.

This lecture meets the qualifications for three hours of continuing education credit for MFT/LCSWs and RNs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and Board of Registered Nursing. If attended as a credited course, the cost is $45, which you can pay when you check in the day of the event. Preregistration is required.

Amen is a physician, double board-certified psychiatrist, teacher and eight-time New York Times bestselling author. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on applying brain imaging science to everyday clinical practice. Amen is the founder of Amen Clinics in Newport Beach, Calif.; San Francisco; Bellevue, Wash.; Reston, Va.; Atlanta, Georgia; and New York City. Amen Clinics have the world’s largest database of functional brain scans relating to behavior, totaling 80,000 scans on patients from 90 countries.

Amen is also a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and is the lead researcher on the world’s largest brain imaging and rehabilitation study on professional football players. His research has not only demonstrated high levels of brain damage in players but also showed the possibility of significant recovery for many with the principles that underlie his work.

Together with Pastor Rick Warren and Drs. Mark Hyman and Mehmet Oz, Amen is also one of the chief architects on Saddleback Church’s Daniel Plan, a 52-week program to get the world healthy through religious organizations.

Amen is also the host of seven popular shows about the brain, which have raised more than $45 million for public television. He is the author of 55 professional articles, five book chapters and more than 30 books. He was the co-author of the Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry chapter on “Functional Imaging in Clinical Practice.” Amen’s work has been featured in Newsweek, Parade Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Men’s Health and Cosmopolitan.

This event is sponsored by the Mountain Caregiver Resource Center of Passages. For more information about Amen’s lecture at CSU, Chico, call the resource center at 530-229-0878.