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Meditation and Psychotherapy: The Mind, The Heart, The Person – Harvard Medical School
May 5, 2016 - May 7, 2016$390
This course will explore how principles and practices of meditation can enhance patient care. As a result of participating, attendees will be able to describe the core elements of meditation practice, understand key benefits and limitations of meditative training with diverse populations, and teach contemplative exercises to their clients. As mindfulness and compassion training enters mainstream psychotherapy, clinicians need to understand the decisions required to effectively integrate these practices into treatment. This course will bridge the gap between burgeoning research and current clinical practice as well as the gap between traditional meditation techniques and their skillful application in modern, relational psychotherapy. Learning formats include lectures, case presentations, discussion among speakers, and Q&A. Topics include the nature of self in psychotherapy, contemplative approaches to trauma, and how mindfulness and compassion training can be integrated into diverse approaches to treatment. This course is intended for all mental health and health practitioners as well as others interested in the principles and techniques of meditation.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Integrate theories into practice, including IFS, CBT, and psychodynamic models
- Recognize the impact of trauma, different conceptions of “self”, and relational dynamics in clinical practice
- Apply compassion and self-compassion practices in treatment.
This course is intended for all mental health and health practitioners as well as others interested in the principles and techniques of meditation.