15 January 2024
Anna V. Agranovich PhD, ABPP
Director, Outpatient Services; Division of Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The Johns Hopkins Scool of Medicine
Meeting ID: 834 1176 8725
Mindfulness in Neuropsychology: from theory to practical applications.
Research studies supported benefits of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) in reducing fatigue, stress, and symptom burden, along with improving awareness and self-regulation in patients with acquired brain injury and chronic neurological conditions. The practice of mindfulness has been found to be beneficial for clinicians working in medical settings and has been reported to improve stress management skills, decrease burnout, improve job satisfaction and leadership skills. The webinar aims to explore the utility of mindfulness practices within the practice of neuropsychology and empower clinicians to implement MBIs in their work with patients. It will also offer effective tools for promoting self-care and stress management at work. Along with an overview of research supporting benefits of mindfulness in clinical settings, participants will be offered an opportunity to participate in several mindfulness practices and acquire hands-on experience in the application of mindfulness in clinical practice, work settings, and daily life.
Anna V. Agranovich, Ph.D., ABPP is a board-certified rehabilitation neuropsychologist and a faculty at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Originally from Ukraine, Dr. Agranovich received her BS/MS degree in clinical psychology and neuropsychology from the Moscow State University in Russia, followed by PhD in Clinical Psychology with neuropsychology focus from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and postdoctoral fellowship in Rehabilitation Neuropsychology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She co-leads the Hopkins’ outpatient brain injury rehabilitation program and serves as the Director of Outpatient Psychology for the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology of the PM&R. She offers neuropsychological evaluations and interventions to adults with neurocognitive dysfunctions due to acquired brain injury or illness. Her holistic treatment approach focuses on community reintegration and active life participation, and incorporates evidence-based therapies along with positive psychology and the practice of mindfulness. In recent years, she has been focusing on application of mindfulness-based treatment approaches in neurorehabilitation, and teaching mindfulness skills to medical professionals to promote wellbeing and prevent burnout.