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Harnessing Mindfulness: Tailoring the Practice to the Person

May 03, 2014 09:00am -
May 03, 2014 4:30 pm

Event Description

Master Series in Clinical Practice

Jointly sponsored by The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Major Teaching Hospital of Harvard Medical School; Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute; and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.

The Master Series affords the chance to spend a complete day with leaders in our field to consider the unique perspective each speaker brings to the challenging dilemmas in both theory and practice. We hope that you will consider joining us for the entire series at a reduced tuition or choose the programs most relevant to your own practice.

Ronald Siegel, Psy.D., instructor

Mindfulness-based psychotherapy is the most popular new treatment approach in the last decade—and for good reason. Mental health professionals are enthusiastically discovering that mindfulness practices hold great promise not only for their own personal development, but also as remarkably powerful tools to augment virtually every form of psychotherapy.

Mindfulness is not, however, a one-size-fits-all remedy. Practices need to be tailored to fit the needs of particular individuals. After learning the components of mindfulness practices and how they work to alleviate psychological distress, participants will learn how to creatively adapt them to meet the needs of diverse people and conditions. They’ll learn which practices are best suited to more vulnerable or fragile individuals, which are most effective for people with greater internal resources, and how to adapt practices to meet the cultural needs of diverse groups.

Mindfulness techniques will be presented to help resolve anxiety, depression, stress-related medical disorders, and even interpersonal conflicts. Through lecture, experiential exercises, case examples, scientific research, and Q & A, participants will gain practical knowledge and skills that can enhance virtually any form of psychotherapy.

Information presented will be identified as based upon empirical studies or the accumulating clinical experience of mindfulness-oriented clinicians as appropriate.  Risks and contraindications associated with particular practices will be emphasized.

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

·        Describe the three core elements of mindfulness practice

·         Identify common denominators in psychological difficulties

·         Specify how mindfulness practices can be tailored to the needs of particular types of clients with varied cultural backgrounds and personality organizations.

·         Describe the core attitude toward experience found in depression and how   mindfulness practice can help to transform it.

·         Indicate the mechanisms that maintain anxiety disorders and how these can be altered using mindfulness practice.

·         Specify the core dynamic of chronic back pain and other psychophysiological disorders and how mindfulness practice can help in its relief

Program Code: MS67

6 CE/CME Credits

Location: at MSPP, Newton

Ronald D. Siegel, Psy.D., is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School; serves on the Board of Directors and faculty, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy; is author of The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems, coauthor of Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy and Back Sense; and coeditor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy: Deepening Mindfulness in Clinical Practice. He is a long time student of mindfulness meditation, teaches internationally about the application of mindfulness practice in psychotherapy and other fields, and maintains a private clinical practice in Lincoln, Massachusetts. 

Register for multiple programs at the same time and save!

Use the appropriate discount code (below) during checkout to receive proper discount.

Note: We suggest that you write down the appropriate discount code noted in red so that you have it available during the registration checkout process.

Cost per program 1 program 2 programs* 3 programs*
Doctoral Level Professionals
$225 each
$195 each
$185 each
Master’s Level Professionals
$195 each
$175 each
$165 each
Fellows, Interns, Students,
Unemployed & Retired Professionals
$115 each
$100 each
$85 each

*Only for Master Series attendees who register for multiple dates at the same time.

Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Master Series (Clinical)
Early registration ends on Jul 10, 2013.
Regular registration starts on Jul 11, 2013 and ends on Apr 22, 2014.
Late registration starts on Apr 23, 2014.



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