Session 5: Positive Psychology Through the Mindful Experience of Films

Egg Harbor, WI US
July 28, 2014 to August 1, 2014

This symposium will bring a mindfulness perspective to the experience of viewing 5 feature films in which luminous characters exemplify positive psychology qualities with the purpose of renewing these qualities in the lives of the symposium participants. One film will be shown in its entirety each of the five days with a brief introduction and centering to begin the session and individual and group processing after the film focused on the participants’ experience of the film. Processing will include silent reflection, journaling, dyadic sharing, and group discussion.

An optional Tuesday evening session (non-CME) will be offered where an additional 6th film will be shown and processed. The six films are on the “Twenty Favorite Films” list from the Esalen Institute film seminars that Dr. Lu has co-led since 1990 described at http://www.gratefulness.org/readings/twenty_films.htm.

Monday Compassion and courage in "City Lights"

Tuesday Kindness and teamwork in "Bagdad Cafe" with an optional evening film session (non-CME) on gratitude and spirituality in "Babette's Feast"

Wednesday Perseverance and forgiveness in "The Straight Story"

Thursday Integrity and spirituality in "Ikiru"

Friday Hope and gratitude in "Departures"

Accreditation and Designation of Credit:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditstm. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 15 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MCW maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is registered with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a Continuing Education Sponsor for social workers (license number 159-000664).

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Tuition includes course materials and continental breakfast.

​Purchase an additional session and receive a $100.00 discount. Use coupon code: +DCSI

Please note: A $1.00 processing fee is assessed for all electronic registrations.

Target Audience

This advanced seminar is geared to mental health and health professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to experience films from a mindfulness perspective
  • Understand positive psychology qualities such as compassion, courage, kindness, teamwork, gratitude, forgiveness, spirituality, and hope
  • Learn how films can renew positive psychology qualities in the lives of the participants through viewing films with memorable characters that embody these characteristics
  • Understand possible applications of lessons learned in the seminar to work with patients, families, and colleagues
     


 

Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Name: 
Brenda Konczal
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-7250
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.00 AAFP
    AAFP credit.
  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 15.00 APA
    APA credit.
  • 15.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 15.00 Illinois Social Worker
    Illinois Social Worker credit.
Course opens: 
03/03/2014
Course expires: 
01/30/2015
Event starts: 
07/28/2014 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
08/01/2014 - 12:15pm
Cost:
$1.00
Parent activity set: 
The Landmark Resort and Conference Center
4929 Landmark Drive
Egg Harbor, WI 54209
United States

The Landmark Resort


4929 Landmark Drive
Egg Harbor, Wisconsin 54209
Reservations (800) 273-7877
E-mail: stay@thelandmarkresort.com
http//:www.thelandmarkresort.com

 
Francis G. Lu, MD, is the Luke & Grace Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, Emeritus, at University of California, Davis. As a Distinguished Life Fellow of the APA, Dr. Lu has contributed to the areas of cultural psychiatry, psychiatric education, media and psychiatry, and the interface of psychiatry and religion/spirituality. He was awarded the 2008 Association for Academic Psychiatry Lifetime Achievement Award. Since 1990, he has co-led 27 film seminars of 5 to 7 days at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA.

 

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Available Credit

  • 15.00 AAFP
    AAFP credit.
  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 15.00 APA
    APA credit.
  • 15.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 15.00 Illinois Social Worker
    Illinois Social Worker credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/03/2014
Course expires: 
01/30/2015

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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