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Implementing Compassion Cultivation in the Therapeutic Situation

  • Thursday, May 05, 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Jewish Family Service (8788 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123)


Course Description:

Compassion can be considered to be the capacity to attend to the experience of others, to sense what will serve others. Along with kindness, these pro-social modes of being are now being studied extensively by neuroscience and social psychology and the results, along with age old contemplative practices, have combined to have major implications for the psychotherapeutic situation. Using a combination of didactic, experiential and contemplative approaches, we will learn to apply:1. Neuroscience of compassion based interventions; 2. Learn methods that can avoid burnout and decrease stress in the therapist; 3. Explore how training clients in self-compassion and compassion toward others can be a powerful therapeutic tool.

Presented by: Richard Avery, LCSW

Please contact Ros Goldstein, goldsiegel@gmail.com, by May 2 to reserve your seat.

The San Diego Chapter of CSCSW holds its meetings on the first Thursday of the month, from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Jewish Family Service building, 8788 Balboa Avenue in Kearny Mesa. Meetings begin with a half hour of mingling, networking, and community building, followed by our program. CEU programs meet the requirements for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs as specified by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences; CEUs are FREE to our members, $15 for non-members.

To join or renew your membership in CSCSW, go to www.clinicalsocialworksociety.org.

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