Upcoming Seminars

DATE(S)LOCATIONPRESENTER(S)
  May 1 – 3, 2020 Scotts Valley, CA Multiple Presenters 

Course Information

The Greater Good Institute for Health Professionals

This three-day intensive training institute will provide health professionals with science-informed strategies to enhance and transform their personal and occupational lives. You’ll come away with concrete, research-based tools you can implement—individually or in teams—to help you build your own resilience and better support and connect with your patients, clients, and colleagues.

 

The institute will be led by faculty from UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, pioneers in the scientific study of resilience, purpose, and connection—the science of a meaningful life. Joined by leaders from the health care field, they will cover cutting-edge research—particularly from psychology, medicine, and neuroscience—and explore how it can be applied in various health care settings.

 

The training will take place in a tranquil and naturally beautiful setting to encourage reflection and revitalization, supporting in-depth practices of mindfulness and compassion. An underlying goal is to inspire you to become an ambassador of meaning, purpose, compassion, and positive connection at work, this training is appropriate for those with no prior personal experience in these skills as well as for those looking to deepen their understanding and range of science-based activities for themselves and to share with patients, colleagues and trainees.

 

The institute will be organized around three main pillars of learning across the three days:

Day One: The Meaning and Purpose of Work in Health Care
Day Two: Building Personal Resilience: Mindfulness, Emotion Awareness, Self- Compassion
Day Three: Strengthening Connection and Communication: Empathy, Compassion, and Gratitude

Please note that the Greater Good Institute for Health Professionals requires submission of an application and acceptance prior to registration. To apply, please visit the Greater Good Science Center's event page for this Institute and click "Apply". Registrations processed without prior application acceptance will be cancelled and refunded. 

This program is for 13.25CE

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

 

Presenter


Eve Ekman, Ph.D., MSW, is the director of training at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center. She is a UC Berkeley- and UCSF-trained contemplative social scientist and teacher in the fields of emotional awareness and burnout prevention.

Dr. Ekman’s trainings bring the science of happiness, resilience, compassion, mindfulness, and emotional awareness to individuals and organizations around the world. Her writing on empathy, burnout, and compassion has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, magazines, and books.


Dacher Keltner, Ph.D, is a founder of the Greater Good Science Center and its director. After receiving his Ph.D. from Stanford University, Dacher (rhymes with “cracker”) has devoted his career to studying the nature of human goodness, conducting ground-breaking research on compassion, awe, laughter, and love. He is also a leading expert on social intelligence, the psychology of power, and the emotional bases of morality. He has written more than 100 scientific papers and two best-selling textbooks, Social Psychology and Understanding Emotions. More recently, he is the author of the best-selling book Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, and a co-editor of the Greater Good anthology, The Compassionate Instinct.

Dacher is an outstanding speaker who has received several national research and teaching awards. Wired has rated the podcasts of his “Human Emotion” course as one of the five best academic podcasts in the country. He has twice presented his research to His Holiness the Dalai Lama as part of a continuing dialogue between the Dalai Lama and scientists, and his work is featured regularly in major media outlets, including The New York Times, CNN, and NPR. In 2008, the Utne Reader named him as one of 50 visionaries who are changing our world.
 
 
Elissa Epel, Ph.D, is a Professor and Vice Chair at University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry.  She studies how chronic stress can impact biological aging (including telomeres) and metabolic health throughout the lifespan, and how biobehavioral and contemplative interventions may promote stress resilience and physiological thriving.  She also studies emotional and compulsive eating and effects of self regulation and environmental interventions on metabolic health.

Epel is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, president of Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and co-chair of Mind and Life Institute Steering Council. She wrote “The Telomere Effect: A revolutionary approach to living younger, longer” with Liz Blackburn, a New York Times best seller.

 
Dr. Jyothi Marbin is Associate Clinical Professor and Associate Residency Program Director (APD) of Pediatrics, Director of the Pediatrics Leadership for the Underserved (PLUS) Residency Program and Director of Intern Selection for Pediatrics. A graduate of the PLUS program, Dr. Marbin became its director in the program’s tenth year, and subsequently revised its vision, mission, goals and objectives, and developed a framework to evaluate its community projects. She teaches a health equity leadership curriculum and created a partnership with Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (BCHO) to allow residents to participate in PLUS. In addition to clinical teaching at BCHO and ZSFG, Dr. Marbin teaches pediatricians to help parents and caregivers quit smoking through the Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure (CEASE) program. On becoming Director of Intern Selection, she and her team revised the selection rubric, implemented anti-bias training for the committee, and revised the ranking meeting process, doubling the number of matching UIM (underrepresented in medicine) interns in the program.  


Jamil Zaki, Ph.D. is an associate professor of psychology at Stanford University.  His research spans social influence, prosocial behavior, and especially empathy.  He has pioneered a new perspective on empathy as a learnable skill, and much of his work focuses on training individuals, groups, and organizations to empathize more effectively.

Dr. Zaki received his BA in cognitive neuroscience from Boston University and his PhD in psychology from Columbia University, and conducted postdoctoral research at the Harvard Center for Brain Science.  He has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles and received numerous research and teaching awards, most recently including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

In addition to his academic work, Dr. Zaki is active in outreach and public communication of science.  He has written about the psychology of empathy and related phenomena for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker.  His new book, The War for Kindness (Crown), focuses on building empathy under difficult circumstances.
 

Target Audience:

Physicians, Nurses, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, - All Levels

 

Course Objectives:

  • Identify specific and attainable sources of meaning and purpose at work.

  • Explain the link between pro-social activities for connect and individual level resilience.

  • Apply emotional intelligence and compassion practices to manage challenging patient and colleague encounters.

  • Compare and contrast compassion which is constructive for patients versus empathic distress for providers.

  • Describe the key features of emotional awareness and how it applies to daily professional functioning.

  • Explain the difference between institutional sources of stress and burnout and individual level emotional distress at work.

  • Practice gratitude for colleagues, patients and within personal life.

  • Gain familiarity in using research-based activities to cultivate positive emotions such as gratitude and compassion, individually and in groups.

  • Convey key skills and scientific basis for social and emotional well-being to colleagues, clients, and patients.

 

Agenda

Day One

7:00-8:30pm Opening Keynote by Dacher Keltner and  Eve Ekman on the Crisis in Health Care, the Value of Meaning, and Prosocial Behaviors and Compassion

8:30-9:00 Applied mindfulness and reflection on meaning

Day Two

9:00-10:00am: Elissa Epel on the causes and conditions that lead to stress at the cellular level and how to apply science based tools for an improved quality of physical and mental health.

10:00-10:30 Guided experiential Practice of social connection

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-12:00pm Key Note Eve Ekman Unpacking Burnout, and Emotion Awareness

12:00-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:30 Group Activity Lead by Eve Ekman on Mapping Emotion Awareness in Medicine Working with Anger, Fear and Sadness in Medicine Lecture with Eve Ekman 

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-3:45  Breakout Session One

Four small group break outs include: 

Four small group break outs include: Learning stress resilience (Elissa Epel), Building  sustainable empathy (Jamil) , Adapting mindfulness for medicine (Eve) and Diversity Equity and Inclusion and Health Equity (Jyothi Marbin)

Group Activity Lead by Eve Ekman on Mapping Emotion Awareness in Medicine Working with Anger, Fear and Sadness in Medicine Lecture with Eve Ekman 

3:45-5:00 Dacher Keltner and Leif Hass on Meaning and Kindness in Medicine

 

5:00-7:00 Silent Dinner and Break

 

7:00-8:30  Group social connection activity

 

Day Three 

 

9:00-10:00am Jamil Zaki on the Neuroscience of Empathy in Medicine

10:00-11:00 Breakout Session Two

Four small group break outs include: 

Learning stress resilience (Elissa Epel), Building  sustainable empathy (Jamil) , Adapting mindfulness for medicine (Eve) and Diversity Equity and Inclusion and Health Equity (Jyothi Marbin)

11:00-11:15 Break  

11:15-12:15pm Diversity Equity and Inclusion- Supporting Important Conversations for Health Care Jyothi Marbin

12:15-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:30 Break out Session Three

Four small group break outs include: Learning stress resilience (Elissa Epel), Building  sustainable empathy (Jamil) , Adapting mindfulness for medicine (Eve) and Diversity Equity and Inclusion and Health Equity (Jyothi Marbin)

2:30-3:30

Small Group Planning for Implementation  

 

3:30- 4:00 Final Wrap up 

 
 

Continuing Education

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in and out each day, attended the entire seminar, and completed an evaluation in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out each day will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.Certificates available after satisfactory course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

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Physicians
Accreditation – This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of SUNY Upstate Medical University and R. Cassidy Seminars. SUNY Upstate Medical University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 

Credit Designation – SUNY Upstate Medical University designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 

Disclosure Policy – To ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all certified CME activity SUNY Upstate Medical University requires that all planners, faculty and individuals in a position to control content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships in any amount with commercial interest that might be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest. Detailed disclosures will be made in writing prior to speaker presentations.

 

Psychologists

R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 13.25 CE hours

Psychoanalysts

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (13.25) clock hours. Live in-person.

 

Social Workers

CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other state Social Work Boards for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0006. This program is approved for 13.25 contact hours. Live in-person

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (13.25) clock hours, #RCST110701

 

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists

CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other state MFT and Counselor Licensing Boards for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Counselors/MFTs.

Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.

IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #113.258-0001. (13.25) hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (13.25) contact hours live in-person.

NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (13.25) contact hours live in-person.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (13.25) clock hours, #RCST110701

TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #13.251 13.25 CE hours.

 

Chemical Dependency Counselors

CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0221 for (13.25) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states

TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (13.25) hours general. Expires 3/31/2021. Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 413.250, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 4713.25-7297.

 

Educators

TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 5056. This course is (13.25) CE Hours.

 

Nurses

CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (13.25) contact hours.

 

Occupational Therapists

R. Cassidy Seminars is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider No. 6782. This course is offered for (13.25) CE Clock Hours (13.251 Clock Hour = .1 AOTA CEUs). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

 

 

 

 

 

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days Or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often And while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions Or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.