Dates & Locations
November 3-4, 2017
Oregon Convention Center
Meeting Rooms D137-139
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Portland, OR 97232
November 6-7, 2017
1301 6th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
March 7-8, 2018
Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
3549 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
November 6-7, 2017
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$347 Early Registration (received 14 days prior to workshop)
$377 Regular Registration (received within 14 days of workshop)
$397 Onsite Registration (space permitting)
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Dr. Ronald Siegel will present an optional eating meditation during the first half of the lunch break. Each venue varies upon options for obtaining a quick meal. Because we want as many attendees to attend the optional meditation, we strongly recommend bringing a sack lunch so you can enjoy this meditation.
PLEASE NOTE: This advanced workshop includes descriptions, videotapes, audiotapes, and/or reenactments of actual therapy sessions. Some of the case material may contain graphic descriptions of violence, sexual activity, or other content which could be disturbing, especially to participant who themselves have had similar experiences. The workshop is intended for healthy professionals and advanced students, who participate in at their own risk. If you find portions of the program upsetting, or if you need assistance for any other reason, please notify the instructor or program coordinator.
After attending this workshop participants will be better able to:
Mindfulness -- awareness of the present moment with acceptance -- is a deceptively simple way of relating to experience that has been practiced for over 2,500 years to alleviate human suffering. Recently, mental health professionals are enthusiastically discovering that mindfulness holds great promise both for their own personal development and as a way to enhance therapeutic relationships. It is also the central ingredient in a number of new empirically validated treatments, and is proving to be a remarkably powerful technique to augment virtually every form of psychotherapy.
Day One: Mindfulness and Personal Fulfillment
The first workshop day is designed to help you to understand mindfulness practice theoretically and experientially. Through lecture, demonstrations, participatory exercises, and small group discussion, we will see how mindfulness can enrich and enliven our lives both inside and outside of the therapy hour.
We will explore how mindfulness practice can help us to deal with the personal challenges of living in an ever-changing, uncertain world filled with complicated interpersonal relationships. We will investigate the role of mindfulness in working with thorny existential issues such as loneliness, alienation, illness and loss. You`ll learn a variety of formal and informal mindfulness techniques, and gain insights from both scientific and Buddhist Psychology into paths and obstacles to greater well-being.
Day Two: Mindfulness-Based Clinical Interventions
Today we will focus on the integration of mindfulness practice into psychotherapy. First we`ll examine how mindfulness practice can enhance therapeutic presence and transform understanding of the causes of psychological suffering. We will then discuss when and how to introduce various mindfulness techniques to our clients or patients. Special techniques for treating depression, anxiety, chronic pain, stress-related medical disorders and childhood distress will be introduced.
Throughout the workshop, we will examine contraindications for using mindfulness techniques, as well as creative ways to deal with the obstacles and challenges that arise when working with particular disorders and personalities. Upon completion, you will have a foundation for integrating this exciting, potentially transformative practice into both your personal life and your therapeutic work.
Course Completion Requirements:
Online CE/CME Certificates are only available for those attending the seminar in its entirety. To be eligible to print your CE/CME Certificate online, you are required to sign in and out on the roster each day of the workshop, attend the course in full, and submit an evaluation. Registrants who do not want to complete this process online may pick up a paper form to complete onsite from the registration desk. Please pick up paper forms at the registration desk.
If you have completed a course prior to May 2017, please see our FAQ page for instructions on how to take your evaluation and download your certificate.
You can follow these simple steps in order to obtain your certificate online:
***Please Note: No partial CE/CME credit will be awarded.