The Guerette Symposia: Resilience Across the Lifespan: Strength-Based Strategies to Nurture Positive Mindsets, Caring, and Hope in Ourselves and Others with Dr. Robert Brooks

Québec, QC CA
May 23, 2022 to May 26, 2022

As professionals, we must manage our own feelings of stress and even burnout as we strive to bring meaning and purpose to our lives and the lives of others.  Doing so became of even greater urgency and importance as we faced the unprecedented, unpredictable mental health and other challenges brought about by the pandemic.

In this symposium, Dr. Brooks will describe interventions rooted in a strength-based framework for nurturing a “resilient mindset,” including the attributes of self-dignity, responsibility, compassion, and hope for both patients and professionals.  These interventions can be applied with individuals of all ages in a variety of settings including outpatient therapy, schools, homes, inpatient and residential programs, and the workplace.  Many case examples will be used.

Registration fees

Physicians - $750

Allied Health Professionals - $675

BUSM/BMC Faculty/Staff - $494.75

BUSM Alumni - $494.75

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program the learner will be able to:

  • List prominent theories of mindsets in the fields of mental health and education;
  • Discuss the impact of positive emotions on the development of resilience;
  • Describe the characteristics of the mindset of professionals who are effective in nurturing hope and resilience in patients;
  • Describe the power of one person to change another person’s life forever;
  • Apply exercises to reinforce empathy and empathic communication in our work;
  • Describe exercises to identify and reinforce each individual’s “islands of competence”;
  • Explain and apply strategies to change “negative scripts” into “positive scripts” in ourselves and others;
  • Discuss the concept of “motivating environments” and ways in which to create that environment in different settings;
  • Describe and apply interventions for developing “stress hardiness” and resilience in ourselves and others.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 16.00 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 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 16.00 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.
  • 16.00 Participation
Course opens: 
06/30/2021
Course expires: 
05/26/2022
Event starts: 
05/23/2022 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
05/26/2022 - 12:30pm
Cost:
$750.00
Rating: 
0

Each day will run 8:00AM – 12:30PM with 2, 15 minute breaks

Monday, May 23:

  • The power of mindsets
  • A description of different theories of mindset
  • The impact of positive emotions on interventions
  • Shifts in perspective about resilience
  • The mindset of effective professionals

Tuesday, May 24:

  • The importance of empathy
  • Exercises to promote empathy
  • Empathic communication and dealing with challenging situations
  • The stories and metaphors of at-risk children and adults
  • The relevance of using our own childhood experiences to guide what we do personally and professionally

Wednesday, May 25:

  • Frameworks and strategies for creating “motivating environments”
  • Identifying and reinforcing “islands of competence”
  • Developing “stress hardiness” and minimizing burnout
  • Assuming personal control and changing “negative scripts”
  • The power of connections/Actions contributing to contentment and happiness

Thursday, May 26:

  • The features of a “resilient mindset”
  • Strategies to nurture this mindset in ourselves and others
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
1 Rue des Carrières
Québec, QC G1R 4P5
Canada
+1 (418) 692-3861

Accommodations

Nestled in the heart of Old Quebec, this unique heritage urban resort will seduce you with its breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River and the architecture of the Old fortified City, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Fairmont Le Chȃteau Frontenac with an arrival date of Sunday, May 22, 2022 and a departure date of Thursday, May 26, 2022.  Please note there are also limited rooms available on May 27 and 28. 

Room rates start at $339 CAD, single or double, plus taxes.

The room block will be open until 5:00PM local time on Friday, April 21, 2022, 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: https://book.passkey.com/go/UNIV22

Or call 1-866-540-4460 or email chateaufrontenac@fairmont.com to make a reservation.  Use our group code UNIV2022 when making your reservation in order to receive the conference rate.

Cancellation Policy
1 night penalty if cancellation is made within 30 days of arrival.

Map and directions

Travel

Tourist Information
A UNESCO World Heritage treasure, Old Québec is the only fortified city north of Mexico. Bask in the European charm as you stroll through the old quarters and take in over 400 years of history in the birthplace of French North America.  Visit https://www.quebec-cite.com/en/ for more information about attractions and tours.

FACULTY

Robert Brooks, Ph.D. is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School (part-time) and former Director of the Department of Psychology at McLean Hospital.  Dr. Brooks has lectured nationally and internationally and written extensively about such topics as resilience in both children and adults, motivation, parenting and family relationships, positive school and work environments, and balancing our personal and professional lives.  He is the author or co-author of 19 books including: Reflections on Mortality: Insights into Meaningful Living; Play Therapy Interventions to Enhance Resilience; Handbook of Resilience in Children; Raising Resilient Children; and The Power of Resilience: Achieving Balance, Confidence, and Personal Strength in Your Life.  Dr. Brooks has received numerous awards for his work, including most recently the Mental Health Humanitarian Award from William James College in MA for contributions as a clinician, educator, and author.

BUSM CME Program Manager: Naomi Moeller

Please check back for Psychology credit updates.

Social Workers - New York
Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Barry M. Manuel 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 medical education for social workers. #SW-0589

All Social Workers must attend all sessions for credit - partial credit is not allowed.

This program is a live in-person format

Social Workers - New Jersey

This course, The Guerette Symposia: Resilience Across the Lifespan: Strength-Based Strategies to Nurture Positive Mindsets, Caring, and Hope in Ourselves and Others, Approval #210210-219, provided by Boston University School of Medicine is approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: Monday, October 25, 2021 through August 31, 2022. New Jersey social workers will receive 16 Clinical CE credits for participating in this course.

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 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

Available Credit

  • 16.00 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 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 16.00 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.
  • 16.00 Participation

Price

Cost:
$750.00
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Registration fees

Physicians - $750

Allied Health Professionals - $675

BUSM/BMC Faculty/Staff - $494.75

BUSM Alumni - $494.75

Cancellation Policy

Substitution may be made at any time without an additional charge.  Refunds will be issued for all cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the start of the conference.  Should cancellation occur less than two weeks prior to the start of the conference, a credit towards another Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education Office conference will be issued, not a refund.  

A $75.00 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds and credits. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee.  Cancellations/substitutions must be made in writing to cme@bu.edu.  Refunds and credits will not be issued once the conference has started. 

This course is subject to change and/or cancellation.

If you need to cancel your registration, please click here

Special Services

BUSM CME complies with the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof to make reasonable accommodations for our educational activities. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please contact BUSM CME at cme@bu.edu.

The CME office will work to accommodate dietary requests (including, but not limited to: vegetarian, kosher, low cholesterol, and low-sodium meals) received, in writing, at least two weeks prior to the start of the conference.

Boston University School of Medicine seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to: Naomi Moeller, naomimoe@bu.edu, 617-358-5005.  Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.