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The Greater Good Institute for Health Professionals - Live Online

This two-day online institute will provide health professionals with science-informed strategies to enhance and transform their personal and occupational lives. Over the course of two half-day sessions, 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, empathy, 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.

13.25 CE/CME credits.

Participants who are registered for CE/CME credits will have access to the full live event plus:

* Interactive breakout sessions with colleagues to apply science-based practices for everyday life
* Ability to actively participate in Q&A sessions
* Pro-social connection time with colleagues and speakers

This online event will take place live and recordings will be available to all attendees following the event. An underlying goal is to inspire participants to become ambassadors of meaning, purpose, compassion, and positive connection at work. This event 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.

This course is for 13.25 CE

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

8:30-9:00 am Welcoming remarks/grounding with Dacher Keltner and Eve Ekman

9:00-9:30 am Dacher Keltner speaks on Gratitude and Awe in Healthcare

9:30-10:15 am Breakout Session: Dacher Keltner will provide prompts for small group discussions related to keynote. CE/CME participants will then be divided into interactive breakout groups, with all participants joining for a full group reflection to follow.

10:15-10:30 am Break

10:30-11:00 am Keynote by Jyothi Marbin on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Healthcare

11:00-11:45 am Breakout Session: Jyothi Marbin will provide prompts for small group discussions related to keynote. CE/CME participants will then be divided into interactive breakout groups, with all participants joining for a full group reflection to follow.

11:45 am-12:30 pm Break

12:30-1:00 pm Keynote by Jamil Zaki on the Neuroscience of Empathy in Medicine

1:00-1:45 pm Breakout Session: Jamil Zaki will provide prompts for small group discussions related to keynote. CE/CME participants will then be divided into interactive breakout groups, with all participants joining for a full group reflection to follow.

1:45-2:30 pm Brown Bag Lunch “Happiness Hour” - Join Eve Ekman and Dacher Keltner for pro-social connection in small breakout groups for CE/CME participants only

Day Two

8:30-9:00 am Welcoming remarks/grounding with Dacher Keltner and Eve Ekman, with review of themes from previous day.

9:00-9:30am Keynote by Eve Ekman on Emotion Awareness in Healthcare

9:30-10:15 Breakout Session: Eve Ekman will provide prompts for small group discussions related to keynote. CE/CME participants will then be divided into interactive breakout groups, with all participants joining for a full group reflection to follow.

10:15-10:30 am Break

10:30-11:00 am Keynote by Elissa Epel on Supporting Stress Resilience in Healthcare

11:00-11:45 am Breakout Session: Elissa Epel will provide prompts for small group discussions related to keynote. CE/CME participants will then be divided into interactive breakout groups, with all participants joining for a full group reflection to follow.

11:45 am-12:30 pm Break

12:30-1:00 pm Keynote by Liz Markle on Behavioral Health and the Community as Medicine

1:00-1:45 pm Breakout Session: Liz Markle will provide prompts for small group discussions related to keynote. CE/CME participants will then be divided into interactive breakout groups, with all participants joining for a full group reflection to follow.

1:45-2:00 pm Closing remarks and reflection with Eve Ekman and Dacher Keltner