The Center for Brain/Mind Medicine
Training & Education
The CBMM offers training and education programs in behavioral neurology, neuropsychiatry, and neuropsychology for students and professionals.
Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry
The CBMM offers a fellowship program that provides intensive training in both classical and newly developing approaches to cognitive/behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry.
Medical Student Rotations
Medical students completing the principal clinical experience at Brigham and Women’s Hospital participate in the Integrative Mind/Brain Medicine curriculum throughout their rotations in neurology, psychiatry, and radiology. An elective in neuropsychiatry is also offered to senior medical students.
The Mass General Brigham Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited fellowship that fulfills the specialized post-residency training requirement necessary for ABPN certification in the subspecialty of Geriatric Psychiatry. Fellows engage in supervised clinical rotations across sponsoring institutions: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Mass General Hospital, and McLean Hospital, as well as participating sites at Hebrew Senior Life and Veterans Affairs. The CBMM is a major teaching site for the fellowship.
The Harvard Partners Consortium in Clinical Neuropsychology is a joint BWH/MGH fellowship through Mass General Brigham. The program is designed to provide excellent clinical training in adult or lifespan neuropsychology. Clinical experience consists of adult neurological cases including dementia, epilepsy, brain tumor, developmental syndromes, neurobehavioral disorders, MS, and other degenerative conditions.
The Neuropsychology Track of the BWH Psychology Internship provides interns with broad-based training in clinical neuropsychology within the Department of Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The training program is centered upon training within a scientist-practitioner model, with a focus on providing clinical care and engaging in scientific endeavors and research activities. A primary goal of the Neuropsychology Track is to provide a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare interns for advanced training in neuropsychology.
Practicum training in Clinical Neuropsychology is provided through the Center for Brain/Mind Medicine (CBMM) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Practicum students will gain experience with all aspects of the evaluation process, including clinical interviewing, test administration and scoring, case conceptualization, report writing, and providing feedback to patients and families. Additionally, students have multiple opportunities to enhance their learning through didactic trainings, individual and group supervision, and collaboration with colleagues across varied disciplines.
Continuing Medical Education
Dementia: A Comprehensive Update
The spectrum of neurodegenerative diseases spans very mild cognitive impairment to frank dementia. Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia, is a devastating condition that affects patients, families, and caregivers at tremendous emotional and financial cost. Dementia: A Comprehensive Update is an annual three-and-a-half day review course designed by clinicians for clinicians.
Neuropsychiatry: A Comprehensive Update
Neuropsychiatry is a rapidly growing field that promotes an improved understanding of the brain/mind relationship. It seeks to elucidate the brain circuitry involved in primary psychiatric disorders such as mood, anxiety, psychotic, and somatic symptom disorders, and in neurological disorders that present with cognitive, emotional, or behavioral problems. Course content includes the functional neuroanatomy of emotions, cognition, and behavior, the fundamentals of the neuropsychiatric exam and relevant ancillary tests, and neuropsychopharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions in neuropsychiatric disorders.
CBMM Seminar Series
The CBMM Series presents topics that transcend or reside at the borders of traditional brain-based disciplines and/or are of interest to professionals from multiple brain/mind-related fields. Speakers are recruited from a variety of disciplines in order to present diverse perspectives on brain/mind function.
This seminar series is designed for individuals (physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and others) who are interested in learning more about research and clinical developments in the Cognitive/Affective Neurosciences and related clinical disciplines. To subscribe to the Center for Brain/Mind Medicine Seminar Series e-mail distribution list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org