Summer Seminar: Meditation and Mindfulness in Clinical Practice: Enhancing Treatment Effectiveness and Personal Wellbeing
Date: 8/26/2013 - 8/30/2013
Course #: 03314496
Director(s): Christopher K. Germer, PhD|Lawrence E. Lifson, MD
Offered by: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry
August 26 ‑ 30, 2013
Department of Psychiatry
Course Directors: Christopher Germer, PhD and Lawrence E. Lifson, MD
The Summer Seminars are a series of seminars of interest to the health professional. Taught by a distinguished faculty, the courses allow participants an opportunity to combine learning and relaxation at a totally renovated, magnificent oceanfront resort on Old Silver Beach, one of Cape Cod's most beautiful beaches, as well as at a stately hotel and resort overlooking Edgartown Harbor on Martha's Vineyard.
Lawrence E. Lifson, MD, is a Lecturer on Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts Medical School. He is the Director of the Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is on the faculty of the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Lifson is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the 2012 recipient of the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society's "Outstanding Psychiatrist in Education Award". He is editor of Understanding Therapeutic Action: Current Concepts of Cure and The Mental Health Practitioner and the Law and The Psychology of Investing.
Meditation is currently one of the most widely researched treatment methods. It is a systematic method of regulating attention and emotion-beneficial skills for alleviating mental and physical disorders in patients, and for enhancing the wellbeing of clinicians and cultivating positive attitudes associated with patient care.
But what is meditation exactly? What is mindfulness? How do we integrate meditation into psychotherapy, especially in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, and couples therapy? What scientific evidence supports its use and what are the contraindications? This program is an up-to-date review of the theory and practice of meditation from its ancient origins to modern brain science and psychotherapy. Participants with no meditation experience, as well as seasoned practitioners, will find this course helpful in their clinical work.
Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The summer seminars are a series of seminars of interest to health professionals in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work, counseling, medicine and surgery.
The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity 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.
Psychologists: The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Counselors: The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School continuing education is an NBCC Approved Continuing Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The Week Long Summer Seminars for a maximum of 15 clock hours and the Weekend Summer Seminars for a maximum of 10 clock hours. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
Social Workers: For information on the status of the application to the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, please call 617-754-1265 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nurses: This summer program meets the specifications of the Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR).
This course is designed to meet one or more of the following Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education competencies:
All Professionals $695 (USD)
Registration by credit card (VISA or MasterCard) can be made online via the REGISTER NOW! link above.
Registration by check (draft on a United States bank), please make payable to Harvard Medical School and mail with registration form to Harvard Medical School–Department of Continuing Education, PO Box 417476, Boston, MA 02241-7476. Telephone or fax registration is not accepted. Registration with cash payment is not permitted. Upon receipt of your paid registration an email confirmation from the HMS-DCE office will be sent to you. Be sure to include an email address that you check frequently. Your email address is used for critical information including: registration confirmation, evaluation and certificate.
Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is HMS's policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.
A handling fee of $60 is deducted for cancellation. Refund requests must be received by postal mail, email or fax one week prior to this activity. No refunds will be made thereafter.
Harbor View Hotel, Martha's Vineyard, Edgartown, Massachusetts
ACCOMMODATIONS / TRAVEL
A limited number of rooms have been reserved at Harbor View Hotel and
Resort (Telephone: 800-225-6005) and the
Kelley House (Telephone: 508-627-7900 until
July 9 for the August 26-30, 2013 week-long programs.
THE HARBORVIEW HOTEL AND RESORT
The recently renovated Harbor View Hotel overlooks Edgartown Harbor and the Lighthouse and is just minutes from downtown Edgartown, within walking distances to shops, galleries, the beach, restaurants and more. In season, the hotel offers a supervised children's program, a water sports department, full concierge service and more. The hotel boasts two water vessels - a classic Bunker and Ellis picnic yacht, as well as a 31-foot Center Console boat. These are available to guests for private charter. For information and reservations, contact Harbor View Hotel at 800-225-6005 or http://harbor-view.com. Please advise that you are with the Harvard Medical School Conference. Reservations must be made by May 21, 2013 to receive the reduced rates for the July 5 - 7 weekend and by July 9, 2013 for the August 26 - 30, 2013 week-long program. Reservations made after that date are subject to availability.
Martha's Vineyard is easily accessible by boat via the Steamship Authority (508-477-8600) or Hy-Line Cruises (508-778-2600), within a 45-minute sailing time from Hyannis or Falmouth. Parking is available at lots associated with boat lines. While a car is not necessary, it may be ferried by the Steamship Authority. However, ferry reservations must be made as soon as possible. Air service is also available.
Christopher K. Germer, PhD is a Clinical Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School and a founding member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. He has been integrating the principles and practices of meditation into psychotherapy since 1978. Dr. Germer lectures nationally and internationally on mindfulness and self-compassion. He is co-editor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy: Deepening Mindfulness in Clinical Practice. Dr. Germer is also author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion.
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