May 4, 2018 – May 5, 2018
Under the direction of
Chris Germer, Judy Reiner Platt, and Ronald D. Siegel
This course will explore recent developments in the use of meditation to enrich psychotherapy. Presentations will address the use of meditative practices with diverse populations, contraindications for specific individuals, the integration of compassion and self-compassion techniques, and the tension between acceptance and change in meditation and treatment. Multiple learning formats will be used including didactic presentations, experiential exercises, case discussions, and Q&A. This course is intended for all mental health practitioners and others interested in the principles, practices, and techniques of meditation. Learning Objectives: As a result of attending this course, participants will be able to: evaluate the usefulness and benefits of different meditation practices for different populations; explain the use of compassion and self-compassion practices in treatment; describe how meditation can be used with the disenfranchised; incorporate yoga into treatment; and develop strategies to enhance patients’ spiritual life through meditation practice.