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
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.
Physicians - $750
Allied Health Professionals - $675
BUSM/BMC Faculty/Staff - $494.75
BUSM Alumni - $494.75
COVID-19 entry requirements
Starting April 1, 2022, pre-entry tests will no longer be required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada by land, air or water. Until then, follow the pre-entry test requirements. You must still use ArriveCAN before and after April 1.
Unvaccinated travelers must have a negative COVID-19 molecular (PCR, RT-PCR, NAAT, RT-LAMP) or rapid antigen test result. The molecular tests must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before the scheduled departure of their last direct flight to Canada, and the antigen tests must be taken a maximum of 1 day before the scheduled departure of the last direct flight to Canada. Home tests are not accepted. Travelers returning from short trips must take the test outside of Canada. Travelers who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 may alternatively provide proof of a positive COVID-19 molecular test taken between 10 calendar days and 180 calendar days before departure. Counting starts the day following the day of testing. For example, if a positive COVID-19 molecular test was taken on January 1st, the 1st-day travelers could use it for entry into Canada by land or water would be January 11th. If travelers are flying, the earliest scheduled departure date of a flight to Canada permitted would be January 11th. Test results must include the traveler’s name and date of birth, the name and address of the laboratory/clinic/facility that administered the test, the date on which the test was taken, the type of test taken, and the test result. Travelers who fail to comply, or provide untruthful information on this measure, may be subject to a penalty or a fine. Travelers who are unable to provide evidence that they have received a result for a COVID-19 test may not be permitted to board.
Details and exemptions
This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 5; -Fully vaccinated travelers; -Travelers connecting to other international destinations; -Crew members; -Essential services; -Emergency services; -National security or interest; -Special exemptions.
This program is designed for beginner and intermediate psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, nurses, allied mental health professionals, educators, and other medical professionals.
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.
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
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, May 20, 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.
1 night penalty if cancellation is made within 30 days of arrival.
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.
As part of Canada's efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and prevent importation, all international travelers are required to provide contact and quarantine information upon and after entry into Canada. This information is crucial to Canada's response to COVID-19, and must be submitted through the Arrive CAN website or app.
For more information, and to download the Arrive CAN app visit:
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
This program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Psychological Association. Massachusetts Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Massachusetts Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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.
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.
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This program is 16.0 credit hours.
- 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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Physicians - $750
Allied Health Professionals - $675
BUSM/BMC Faculty/Staff - $494.75
BUSM Alumni - $494.75
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