Session 2: Mindfulness and Compassion in Psychotherapy: An Educational Retreat
Clinicians are discovering that mindfulness and compassion practices can enlighten and enliven their lives, both inside and outside the therapy hour. These techniques hold great promise for personal development and as a powerful method to enhance virtually all forms of psychotherapy. To incorporate these practices, we need an intellectual and intuitive understanding of them. In this symposium, a solid theoretical understanding of mindfulness from Buddhist and western perspectives will be developed. Instruction in meditation and the opportunity for personal practice in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere will be given.
Through lecture, demonstration, experiential exercise, and small group discussion, we will examine how mindfulness practice can enhance therapeutic presence and transform our understanding of psychological suffering across the diagnostic spectrum. Optional non-CME guided meditation practice will be offered Tuesday through Friday morning and on Wednesday afternoon at no extra charge. While this course is suitable for seasoned mindfulness practitioners, no prior experience with meditation is required.
Monday Mindfulness and compassion; Narcissism, relationships, and deconstructing the self
Tuesday The meditating therapist: Bearing witness to pain; Happiness: Lessons from science and Buddhist psychology
Wednesday Mindfulness and compassion retreat (with optional afternoon extension)
Thursday Tailoring techniques to the client; Depression; Mindfulness and compassion for parents and their children
Friday Befriending anxiety; Beyond symptom management: Treating stress-related disorders; Overcoming obstacles
This advanced seminar is geared to mental health and health professionals.
(1) Discuss how to practice personally and introduce clinically a variety of mindfulness and compassion practices
(2) Identify common denominators in psychological difficulties and how to address them with mindfulness and compassion
(3) Explore how mindfulness and compassion can be tailored to the needs of clients including individuals with trauma histories
(4) Review core dynamics of depression and anxiety and how mindfulness practices can help transform them
Ronald Siegel, PsyD, is Assistant Professor of Psychology, part time, at Harvard Medical School, where he has taught for over 35 years. He’s a long-time student of mindfulness meditation, serves on the Board of Directors and faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, and maintains a private clinical practice in Lincoln, MA. Dr. Siegel is coeditor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, 2nd Edition, author of The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems, coeditor of Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy, and coauthor of the professional guide Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy.
All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.
ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 15 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
APA Credit for Psychololgists:
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.
Attendance at all sessions is required, partial credit will not be awarded.
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.
- 15.00 AAFPAAFP credit.
- 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 15.00 APAAPA credit.
- 15.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.
Registration prior to May 18, 2018 = $560 after May 18, 2018 = $610.00
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