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Working with the Pain Paradox: Integrating Mindfulness
Fri, 18 November 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST
Working with the Pain Paradox: Integrating Mindfulness Principles into Modern Psychotherapy Workshop by Dr. John Briere.
About the Workshop:
Building from his workshop for BCPA last year, and incorporating material from his new book in progress, The Pain Paradox: Embracing and Transcending Unwanted Experience on the Way to Well-Being Dr. Briere will present an integrated approach to working with those who have faced significant loss, trauma, or social marginalization in their lives. It will introduce constructs such as the Pain Paradox, The Suppression Effect, and Radical Subjectivity, to reconfigure Western psychotherapy principles in light of the insights and mind technologies of Buddhist psychology. This workshop will address not only applications for trauma survivors, but also those who suffer from social devaluation based on gender, race/ethnicity, aging, weight, and perceived unattractiveness. Especially employing the applications of meta-cognitive awareness and mindful experiencing, this workshop will suggest that increased awareness and acceptance of unwanted internal experience, along with changing one’s relationship to internalized social messages, can lead to enduring positive states and, along the way, greater wisdom.
- Describe the two central components of the Pain Paradox
- Define the Suppression Effect
- Explain how pain and suffering are different from one another
- Describe how mindfulness and metacognitive awareness can address the impacts of social discrimination
- Describe the psychological versus Buddhist notions of attachment, and their different implications for happiness
About the Presenter - John Briere, Ph.D.:
John Briere, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, where he teaches and consults in the burn center, emergency services, and inpatient psychiatry at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, and Director of the USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. A past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, he is recipient of the Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association. He is author or co-author of over 120 articles and chapters, 15 books, and 9 trauma-related psychological tests. He teaches on trauma, assessment, therapy, and mindfulness internationally. His website address is johnbriere.com.
Attendance at last year’s workshop is not a prerequisite to this workshop.
This course is worth 6 CPA Continuing Education Credits.
Important Information for Attendees
- Free Parking is available.
- The workshop will take place from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
- Workshop fee includes handouts, morning & afternoon coffee, and lunch.
- Remember to sign out to obtain CE credits for this course.
THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE VIA WEBCAST AND IN PERSON: Click HERE to REGISTER
Cancellations must be received in writing by November 11th, 2016. A 20% administration fee will be deducted from all refunds. No refunds will be given after November 11th, 2016.