Ontario Psychiatric Association
At the Faculty Club, UofT
Mindfulness, Affect Regulation and Everyday Resilience: Implications for Psychotherapy
Zindel Segal, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Mood Disorders at the University of Toronto - Scarborough and a Senior Scientist in the Campbell Family Research Institute at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Dr. Segal has studied and published widely on psychological treatments for depression for more than 30 years. His early work helped to characterize the nature of psychological vulnerability in affective disorder, especially the link between affective and self-devaluation components of dysphoria, which provided an empirical rationale for offering training in mindfulness mediation to patients in recovery. An author of over 10 books and 150 scientific publications, Dr. Segal's latest publication 'The Mindful Way Through Depression', is a patient guide for dealing with stress and achieving mood balance in everyday life.
Dr. Zindel Segal will review of the current state of mindfulness in psychotherapy as practiced today. Given the growing awareness of mindfulness and its effectiveness, Dr. Segal will also discuss some of the questions and comments about mindfulness that patients may bring to their therapy. During the afternoon session, a case will be used to demonstrate how mindfulness techniques have been helpful for improving affect regulation in the treatment of depression.
8:30 am Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am Welcome and Introductions
9:15 am Presentation: Mindfulness and Psychotherapy: Formulation, Clinical and Neural Outcomes.
10:30 am Refreshment Break
10:45 am Mindfulness Practice and Open Discussion
12:00 noon Buffet Luncheon
1:30 pm Case Presentation
2:45 pm Mindfulness Practice and Open discussion
Early bird date ends August 24 see website for details