Presenter: Andrew Newberg, MD

Date: Thursday, February 29th, 2024

Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EST

CECs: 1.5 CECs

This event will be recorded


In this presentation you will:

  • Learn about the relationship between spiritual practices and the brain;
  • Gain knowledge about the relationship between spiritual practices and their effect on depression;
  • Develop understanding of the relationship between spiritual practices and their effect on anxiety;
  • Have the opportunity to have your questions answered.


Andrew B. Newberg, M.D. is currently the Research Director at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital in Philadelphia. He is a Professor in the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Radiology at Thomas Jefferson University. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine. He has actively pursued a number of neuroimaging research projects which have included the study of aging and dementia, epilepsy, and other neurological and psychiatric disorders. 

Dr. Newberg has been particularly involved in the study of mystical and religious experiences, a field referred to as “neurotheology”. He has published over 250 peer reviewed articles and chapters on brain function, brain imaging, and the study of religious and mystical experiences.  He has published 14 books which have been translated into 17 different languages. Dr. Newberg was listed as one of the 30 Most Influential Neuroscientists Alive Today by the Online Psychology Degree Guide.

SCC CHAPTER EVENT - Spiritual Practices and the Brain: Impact on Depression and Anxiety

  • Thursday Feb 29 2024, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM