Continuing Education for Providers

Mindfulness in Medicine - standing practice

For medical and behavioral health professionals

Reviews the most recent clinical and neuroscience research, and demonstrates a variety of mindfulness meditation applications that are now in clinical use

Goals:

In this three-hour program, we will explore how mindfulness and mindfulness-based practices have been demonstrated to:

  • Support healing and improved health and well-being
  • Decrease clinician burnout
  • Increase empathy and strengthen clinician/patient communication and relationships
  • Provide evidence-based treatment for specific diagnoses such as chronic pain, addiction, anxiety, depression, stress, and stress-related symptoms

Who should attend:

Medical and behavioral health professionals.

Educational Objectives:

  • Discuss the origins and rationale of mindfulness-based interventions
  • Detail core elements of mindfulness practice and various methods of practice
  • Identify and discuss the clinical benefits of mindfulness practices for healthcare professional and their patients
  • Explore the latest scientific data about the activity changes in the brain that contribute to behavior change
  • Learn more about the factors that support establishing a daily mindfulness practice and how to bring this knowledge and practice into your everyday life and work
  • Identify reliable mindfulness resources 

Faculty:

Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, is the Director of Research at the Center for Mindfulness and Dr. Judson Brewer, MD, PhDAssociate Professor in Medicine and Psychiatry at UMass Medical School. He is also adjunct faculty at Yale University and a research affiliate at MIT.

A psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for addictions, Dr. Brewer has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for addictions, including both in-person and app-based treatments. He has published numerous articles, spoken at international conferences, presented to the US President’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, been featured at TEDx, Time magazine, Forbes, Businessweek, NPR and the BBC among others. He writes a blog for The Huffington Post.

Carl Fulwiler, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Director, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. He is also Director of the Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center at UMass Medical School.  His research involves clinical Dr. Carl Fulwiler, MD, PhDtrials of mindfulness interventions and fMRI studies of underlying neural changes, and cultural adaptations for diverse populations. His research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Health, the National Institute of Justice, SAMHSA, and private foundations.

Dr. Fulwiler has had extensive training in mindfulness, including professional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for depression. He presents nationally on mindfulness interventions and his clinical specialty is the use of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for depression and weight management.

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