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The Science of a Meaningful Life: Self-Care for Health Professionals

April 4, 2014
UC Berkeley Campus, International House | Map It

A day-long seminar for health care professionals featuring Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D., and Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

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Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D. Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D.

This day-long seminar will offer valuable psychological tools to health professionals and others confronting stress, apathy, and burnout in their work. It will feature two of the world’s leading experts on the social and emotional dimensions to the helping professions, Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D., and Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D. Both Dr. Shapiro and Dr. Remen will provide insight into the challenges facing health professionals today and offer a compassionate, practical approach to addressing these challenges.

Dr. Shapiro will lead the program. Based on her recent book, The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness into Psychotherapy and the Helping Professions, she will offer scientific research and meditative practices for therapists interested in awakening the mind and opening the heart. Drawing on current research in psychology, medicine, and cognitive neuroscience, Dr. Shapiro will investigate the effects of mindfulness meditation on decreasing pathology and increasing positive psychological and physiological states.

She will also explore the importance of “self-care” for health care professionals. Through lecture, meditation practices, clinical case examples, and small group activities, she will explore specific pathways of applying mindfulness personally and professionally to cultivate greater health, well-being, and freedom.

Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D. Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

In her special guest presentation, Dr. Remen will offer additional tools of self-care to help prevent burnout and foster well-being. She will discuss how health professionals’ training often convinces them that approaching work with a tender heart is unprofessional, yet this belief can make them vulnerable to depression, cynicism, loneliness, and a loss of meaning. Revitalizing their work, she will explain, requires bringing their heart into the center of it, making health professionals more open to moments of awareness and connection. In the process, they may find meaning in routine tasks and discover not only greater joy in daily work but even a sense of gratitude for that work. Her talk will provide innovative ways to make a healing difference for patients, clients, students, and yourself.

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Attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the challenges health professionals face to sustaining meaning and avoiding burnout in their work
  • Define mindfulness and describe Dr. Shapiro’s IAA model of mindfulness (Intention, Attention, and Attitude)
  • Identify the effects mindfulness has on decreasing pathology and increasing positive psychological and physiological states
  • Apply the science of mindfulness and self-compassion to their work
  • Explain how investing more of themselves in their work can restore a sense of meaning, purpose, and service

Presenter Information

Event presented by the Greater Good Science Center, co-sponsored by the International House at UC Berkeley

The Science of a Meaningful Life seminar series is made possible through a generous grant from the Quality of Life Foundation.

Live Webcast

If you can’t make it to the San Francisco Bay Area, never fear: This event will be webcast live!

With the webcast, you’ll watch real-time video of the event, including slides, be able to submit questions to the presenter online, and receive CE credits—all from the comfort of your home, office, or anywhere with a hard-wired Internet connection. You will be emailed prior to the event with course materials and a login and password for the webcast.

PLEASE NOTE: WEBCAST REGISTRATION HAS NOW CLOSED

About Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D.

Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D., is associate professor of counseling psychology at Santa Clara University. She has conducted extensive clinical research investigating the effects of mindfulness-based therapies across a wide range of populations, and published over 70 book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles. She currently lectures and leads mindfulness training programs nationally and internationally for health professionals on the growing applications of mindfulness in psychology and health care. She is coauthor, with Linda E. Carlson, of The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness into Psychology and the Helping Professions.

About Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., is clinical professor of family and community medicine at UCSF School of Medicine and Founder and director of the Institute for the Study of Health and Illness at Commonweal. She is one of the best-known early pioneers of holistic and integrative medicine. As a medical educator, therapist and teacher, Dr. Remen has enabled many thousands of physicians to practice medicine from the heart and thousands of patients to remember their power to heal. Her groundbreaking curriculum for medical students, The Healer’s Art, is taught in nearly half of America’s medical schools and 7 countries abroad. Dr. Remen’s New York Times bestselling books, Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather’s Blessings have sold more than a million copies and been translated into 22 languages. Dr. Remen has a 60-year personal history of Crohn’s disease and her teaching and writing is a unique synthesis of the wisdom and courage of physician and patient.

Agenda

       
TimeDescription
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration and check-in
9:00 - 10:30 Shauna Shapiro on the IAA model of mindfulness (Intention, Attention, and Attitude), mindfulness meditation practice, and a review of mindfulness research
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:15 Dr. Shapiro on integrating mindfulness into clinical settings
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:15 - 2:45 Rachel Naomi Remen on “Keeping Your Heart Alive in Health Care: The Power of Meaning to Revitalize Commitment, Calling, and Deep Satisfaction in Work”
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 4:30 Dr. Shapiro on the practical links between mindfulness, compassion, and self-compassion

Continuing Education

This seminar is approved for 6 CE hours.

*Attendees can receive 6 CE credit hours for attending in-person or online.* Continuing Education for this event co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars.

Psychologists: R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. (6) CE hours.

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB) and the Greater Good Science Center. IAHB is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. IAHB designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs), and Counselors:
California: Course meets the qualifications for (6) hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider #PCE418.

R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider for Social Work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Board (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. ACE Provider #1082.  www.aswb.org Approval Period April 15, 2012 – April 15, 2015.  6 CE hours.

R. Cassidy Seminars is a National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. (NBCC Provider #6375).

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB) and the Greater Good Science Center. IAHB is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. IAHB designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (6) contact hours.

Alcoholism & Drug Counselors: Provider approved by CFAAP/CAADAC.  Provider 4N-00-434-0216 for 6 CEHs.  CAADAC is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states.

Event Co-Sponsors

Presented by the Greater Good Science Center.
Continuing Education is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars.


The Science of a Meaningful Life seminar series is made possible through a generous grant from the Quality of Life Foundation.

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