Events of Interest for Department Members



Cultural Psychiatry Day 2022

DATE: Wednesday April 27, 2022 from 10:30am to 1:30pm
FORMAT: Virtual via Zoom




Fostering Resilience – Mindfulness-Based Retreat May 2022

DATE: May 20 – 25, 2022
FORMAT: Hollyhock on Cortes Island, BC



Drs. Mark Lau, R.Psych. and Andrea Grabovac, MD, FRCPC, both certified Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) teachers and MBCT Mentors with the UCSD Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute and Center for Mindfulness Studies, will be teaching this 5-day workshop that focuses on training skills to cope with burnout and to increase resiliency. One of the first steps in creating meaningful, effective systemic change is to shift our habitual reactions to daily stressors and burnout triggers.

Learning objectives include:

        1. Apply a precise, actionable definition of mindfulness to well-being and resilience
  1. Work with attention and awareness to develop metacognitive awareness, interoceptive awareness and equanimity
  2. Detect and skillfully respond to warning signs of burnout using the Co-Emergence Model of Reinforcement
  3. Learn to shift habitual reactions to daily stressors using mindfulness skills, including the mindfulness interoceptive exposure task (MIET)