Mark your Calendars!
July 24-28, 2013 Vancouver, BC
A conference dedicated to bridging the gap between research and practice.
Hear about innovative approaches shown to work and cutting-edge scientific discoveries in ways you can understand, see the immediate relevance of, and use in your practice.
On the far-ranging effects of trauma and healing from trauma — 3 pre-eminent experts:
Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Medical Director, Trauma Centre, Boston; Prof., Psychiatry Dept., Boston Univ. Med. Sch.
Bruce Perry, MD, PhD, Senior Fellow, Child Trauma Academy, Houston, Texas
Gabor Maté, MD, Adjunct Professor, School of Criminology, Simon Fraser Univ.
On Integrating Mind, Body, and Spirit:
Michele Chaban, MSW, RSW, PhD, Director & Founder, Applied Mindfulness Meditation Program for Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals and of Interprofessional Mindfulness Meditation, Univ. of Toronto.
Daniel Siegel, MD, Assoc. Clinical Prof., Psychiatry Dept., UCLA, author of The Mindful Therapist, Parenting from the Inside Out, Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, & more.
John Cacioppo, PhD, author of Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection. Tiffany & Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Prof., Psychology Dept., Univ. of Chicago; Director, Center for Cognitive & Social Neuroscience, Univ. of Chicago.
Mary Gordon, Founder & Director, Roots of Empathy, & an Ashokan Fellow. Author of Roots of Empathy: Changing the World, Child by Child.
On the Perspectives, Wisdom, and Needs of Indigenous Peoples of Canada:
Joe Gone, PhD, of the Gros Ventre tribal nation of Montana, Assoc. Prof. of Clinical Psychology (Psych. Dept.) & American Culture (Native American Studies), Univ. of Michigan, & a leader in ways that Indigenous healing practices & Western medical practices can complement one another.
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, SJD, member of the Muskeg LakeCree Nation & B.C.’s Rep. for Children & Youth.
Evan Adams, MD, MPH, Coast Salish of the Sliammon Nation, 1st-ever Deputy Provincial Health Officer in BC’s Ministry of Health.
Monique Gray Smith, Dipl. Psychiatric Nursing, part Cree, Lakota, & Scottish; Executive Director, Aboriginal Head Start Assoc. of BC.
and much, much more including:
See neuroplasticity as it happens in real time!
Learn about the striking efficacy of Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS).
Learn more about the biology and implications of sex differences.
Learn more about epigenetics from one of the founders of the field, Moshe Szyf.
34 speakers in all.
CME Credits available for many medical specialties.
SAVE MONEY: Register by Feb. 15 to take advantage of Early Bird Discounts
Conference website: http://braindevelopmentandlearning.com/BDL2013/