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21st Annual Conference

Ronald Seigel, Psy.D.

Mindfulness: Tailoring the Practice to the Person

Ronald Siegel, Psy.D.

Friday, April 17, 2015

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About the presenter

Ronald D. Siegel, Psy.D., is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, where he has taught for over 30 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. Dr. Siegel teaches internationally about mindfulness and psychotherapy and mind–body treatment, has worked for many years in community mental health with inner-city children and families, and maintains a private practice in Lincoln, Massachusetts. He is the coauthor of Back Sense: A Revolutionary Approach to Halting the Cycle of Chronic Back Pain, which integrates Western and Eastern approaches for treating chronic back pain, and coeditor of acclaimed books for professionals, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy: Deepening Mindfulness in Clinical Practice. Dr. Siegel lives with his wife in Lincoln. He regularly uses the practices in this book to work with his own busy, unruly mind.


8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
8:30 a.m. Mindfulness: What is it Really?
9:30 a.m. How Mindfulness Works
10:15 a.m. A refreshing break
10:30 a.m. Fit the Practice to the Patient
12:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:30 p.m. Working with Depression: Entering the Dark Places Together
2:30 p.m. Befriending Fear: Treating Anxiety Disorders
3:30 p.m. Beyond Symptom Management: Resolving Stress-Related Disorders
4:30 p.m. Complete Evaluation and pick up Documentation of Attendance

Objectives: At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Describe the 3 core elements of mindfulness practice
  • Identify common denominators in psychological difficulties
  • Specify how mindfulness practices can be tailored to the needs of particular types of patients
  • Identify core principles of psycho-pharmacological intervention and how these fit into mindfulness-oriented treatment
  • Describe the core attitude toward experience found in depression and how mindfulness practice can help to transform it
  • Indicate the mechanisms that maintain anxiety disorders and how these can be altered using mindfulness practice
  • Specify the core dynamic of chronic back pain and other psycho-physiological disorders and how mindfulness practice can help in their relief

Conference Location

Utah State University
Innovation Campus
Space Dynamics Lab. Bldg. 489
Logan, UT 84321
(enter at 1650 North 400 East)

Registration Form:

General Registration - Postmakred by April 2.
$115 General Registration
$130 At the door.

Student Fees
$ 60 General Registration
$ 75 At the door

Institutional Rate
$ 90 Registration fee per person with 4 or more registering together from the same institution/agency.

USU Faculty/Staff
$ 90 USU Faculty/Staff

Refund Policy
Refunds less $15 must be requested in writing and received by 9:00 a.m. on March 28.
No refunds after April 13.

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