Mindfulness, Compassion, & Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: What Clinicians Need to Know About Non-Ordinary States (The 28th Annual Florida Symposia 2022)

Fort Myers, FL US
February 28, 2022 to March 3, 2022

Ever since Freud, psychotherapists have worked with non-ordinary states such as dreams, hypnosis, and free association to explore and heal the heart and mind. In the past decade mindfulness and compassion practices have become mainstream tools, while more recently research on psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy has mushroomed. Psychedelics, often combined with insights from mindfulness and compassion practices, now offer not only possible breakthrough treatments for PTSD, depression, addictions, and end-of-life anxiety, but provide new insights into the nature of psychological distress and mechanisms of healing.

What can clinicians learn from these developments? How can they inform our practice?

Speaker:  Dr. Ronald D. Siegel

Dr. Siegel is an Assistant Professor of Psychology, part time, at Harvard Medical School, where he has taught for over 35 years. He is a long-time student of mindfulness meditation and serves on the Board of Directors and faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. He teaches internationally about the application of mindfulness practice in psychotherapy and other fields, and maintains a private clinical practice in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Our COVID-19 Safety Precautions are as follows:  We will be following local, state and Federal event and meeting protocols to ensure the health and safety of all attendees, staff, and the local community and will update all attendees on these protocols as we get closer to the meeting date.  We recommend that individuals be vaccinated before attending the meeting or have a negative COVID-19 test.  We recommend you wear a mask indoors.  If you feel ill on the day, we respectfully ask that you do not attend the meeting (a refund will be issued)

Target Audience

This program is designed for psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, nurses, allied mental health professionals, educators, and other medical professionals.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the common elements in a wide variety of psychological disorders
  2. Describe how mindfulness practices work to resolve psychological distress
  3. Discuss the role of compassion, and self-compassion in psychotherapeutic progress
  4. Explain an overview of evidence for efficacy and mechanisms of action in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy
  5. Demonstrate how to advise patients considering psychedelic experiences outside of treatment, and how to help those who engage in these to integrate the experience.
  6. Explain the role of transpersonal or “mystical” experience in both mindfulness-informed and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy
  7. Discuss contraindications for various mindfulness and compassion practices for different patient populations
  8. Use practical ways to introduce the transformative elements of mindfulness, compassion-informed, and psychedelic-assisted approaches into other forms of psychotherapy
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Boston University School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 15.00 ANCC
    Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
  • 15.00 Participation
Course opens: 
10/15/2021
Course expires: 
03/03/2023
Event starts: 
02/28/2022 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
03/03/2022 - 12:45pm
Cost:
$649.00
Rating: 
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All sessions run Monday – Thursday  8:30am – 12:30pm with one 15 minute break so each day is 3.75 hours of instruction. Breakfast is included.

In this 4-day interactive workshop, you’ll learn practical tools and techniques derived from mindfulness and compassion-oriented treatment and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy to help clients with a wide-array of disorders. We’ll explore ways to help clients integrate split-off traumatic memories, open their hearts, embrace vulnerability, surrender to the flow of ever-changing experience, move from isolation to deep connection with people and nature, appreciate the unreliable fluidity of thought, and find meaning in everyday moments.

You’ll learn how to use mindfulness and self-compassion practices along with other techniques to harness these healing mechanisms, while also gaining the knowledge necessary to help clients who might be experimenting with psychedelics to integrate and grow from their experiences

Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa
17260 Harbour Point Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33908
United States
+1 (239) 466-4000

The Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa is located on the Punta Rassa, an 85-acre peninsula on San Carlos Bay in Fort Myers, Florida, just a short distance from Sanibel and Captiva Islands, featuring beautiful beaches and top attractions. Water sports and outdoor activities are abundant nearby including natural trails, bike and kayak rentals.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa with an arrival date of Sunday, February 27, 2022 and a departure date of Thursday, March 3, 2022.  Please note there are limited rooms available on February 25th and 26th and March 3rd and 4th.

Room rates start at $259 + a $10 resort fee per day plus applicable taxes (currently 11%). Please note the resort has two (2) sleeping room towers Sanibel Tower and Captiva Tower. Based on total resort availability, guest rooms may be in either tower.

The room block will be open until 5:00PM local time on January 25th, or until it sells out, whichever happens first.  After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis.

Guests may use this link to make their reservations online:  Book your group rate for Boston University School of Medicine 2022 Guerette Symposia

Individual reservations can be called in to 1-800-767-7777 and reference the Boston University School of Medicine 2022 Guerette Symposia

Resort Fee includes:

  • High Speed Wireless Internet access throughout the resort 
  • Unlimited access to our world-class Spa facilities, use of the sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, and indoor pool (16 years & up)
  • Full use of our state-of-the-art Fitness Center with 24 hour access, complimentary Fitness Classes
  • Use of our regulation size basketball court
  • Unlimited hours of clay tennis court time, including racquets & balls
  • Full use of bicycles on property
  • Trolley transportation around the resort complex
  • Family board games available for use
  • Portable beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards available upon request
  • Turndown service upon request
  • Coffee in your guest room

By staying at the conference venue, you help the host organizations meet their contractual obligations. Please take this into consideration when making your accommodation decision.  Thank you!

Travel

The Best of Fort Myers - Something for Everyone

Perfectly situated at the nexus of quiet relaxation and exciting activities. Cross the waters to Sanibel Island, explore the natural wonder of the Everglades or enjoy a relaxing round of golf. Also visit popular attractions and exciting activities nearby including the Edison/Ford Winter Estates, Sanibel Outlets, Ft Myers Beach, J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium.

Fort Myers is the perfect getaway for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. Water sports and outdoor activities are abundant near our resort, including nature trails, bike, and kayak rentals. Known as the best shelling spot in North America, head over to Sanibel Island to comb the beach for tiny, perfect pastel coquinas and false angel wings. Or spend the afternoon on Sanibel or Captiva Island beaches.

For more information on the area visit https://www.fortmyers-sanibel.com/

Dr. Ronald D. Siegel is an Assistant Professor of Psychology, part time, at Harvard Medical School, where he has taught for over 35 years. He is a long-time student of mindfulness meditation and serves on the Board of Directors and faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. He teaches internationally about the application of mindfulness practice in psychotherapy and other fields, and maintains a private clinical practice in Lincoln, Massachusetts. 

Dr. Siegel is coeditor of the critically acclaimed text, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, 2nd Edition; author of a comprehensive guide for general audiences, The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems; coeditor of Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy; coauthor of the professional guide Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy; coauthor of the self-treatment guide Back Sense, which integrates Western and Eastern approaches for treating chronic back pain; and author of the forthcoming book, The Extraordinary Gift of Being Ordinary: Finding Happiness Right Where You Are. He is also professor for The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being produced by The Great Courses, a regular contributor to other professional publications, and co-director of the annual Harvard Medical School Conference on Meditation and Psychotherapy.  Dr. Siegel is a lively, engaging teacher whose courses consistently receive rave reviews..  Learn more at https://drronsiegel.com/

Speaker has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Speaker does not plan on discussing unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.
 

Planning Committee:

Stephen Brady, PhD | CME Course Director
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Boston University School of Medicine

Janice Furlong, MSW | Social Work Advisor
Clinical Associate Professor, Boston University School of Social Work

Robert C. Guerette, MD | Planning Committee
President, New England Educational Institute

Carmela A. Townsend, DNP, MS/MBA, RN | Accredited Provider Activity Director
Continuing Medical Education Office, Boston University School of Medicine

Debra M. Winters, APRN-BC, AACRN | CNE Nurse Advisor
Community Research Initiative (CRI)

CME Program Manager:  Claire P. Grimble, CMP

Psychologists

Coming Soon.

Physicians
Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Social Workers.

Coming Soon.

Social Workers – New York State
Boston University School of Medicine, Barry M. Manual Continuing Medical Education Office 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-0589.

Note:  Social Workers must attend all sessions for credit. Partial credit is not allowed.

Nurses
Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors
Coming Soon

It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

Available Credit

  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Boston University School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 15.00 ANCC
    Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
  • 15.00 Participation

Price

Cost:
$649.00
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Regular Rate:     $649 
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Cancellation Policy

Substitutions may be made at any time without an additional charge. Refunds, less an $50 administrative fee, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the meeting. Should cancellation occur within the two-week window, a credit will be issued, not a refund. Credits will be honored for up to two years. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee. Cancellations/substitution(s) must be made in writing. Refunds or credits will not be issued once the conference has started. This course is subject to change or cancellation.

If you need to cancel your registration, please click here.

Special Services / Dietary Needs

To request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, please notify the Office of Continuing Medical Education in writing at least two weeks prior to the start of the conference. The Office of Continuing Medical Education will work to accommodate dietary requests (including, but not limited to: kosher, vegetarian, low cholesterol, and low sodium) received in writing at least two weeks prior to the start of the conference

Please Note

The conference organizers may take pictures or record videos during the conference. In registering for the conference, you acknowledge that BUSM may photograph you during the meeting, and you agree that we may include images of yourself, intact or in part, for conference promotional activities or other related endeavors. This material may also appear on the conference's website or associated social media outlets. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let the BUSM representative onsite know

Our COVID-19 Safety Precautions are as follows:  We will be following local, state and Federal event and meeting protocols to ensure the health and safety of all attendees, staff, and the local community and will update all attendees on these protocols as we get closer to the meeting date.  We recommend that individuals be vaccinated before attending the meeting or have a negative COVID-19 test.  We recommend you wear a mask indoors.  If you feel ill on the day, we respectfully ask that you do not attend the meeting (a refund will be issued)