Greater Good Online Institute for Health Professionals


  • Date: May 2-3, 2020
  • Price: Free (donation appreciated), or $149 for 13.25 CE/CME credit hours

The Greater Good Online Institute for Health Professionals is now approved for 13.25 CE/CME credits. A limited number of spaces are available for credit eligibility.

To register CE/CME credits, please click here, or visit the "Registration Details" tab above for more information.

This two-day online institute will provide health professionals with science-informed strategies to enhance and transform their personal and occupational lives. Over the course of two half-day sessions, you’ll come away with concrete, research-based tools you can implement—individually or in teams—to help you build your own resilience and better support and connect with your patients, clients, and colleagues.  

The institute will be led by faculty from UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, pioneers in the scientific study of resilience, empathy, and connection—the science of a meaningful life. Joined by leaders from the health care field, they will cover cutting-edge research—particularly from psychology, medicine, and neuroscience—and explore how it can be applied in various health care settings.  

The free, online format includes scientifically informed lectures on key topics, and guided meditation and reflection. Participants registered for CE/CME credits will also experience small group breakout sessions to engage with these topics.

More specifically, participants in our free session will:

  • View all presentations and Q&A from leading experts on the cutting edge science of burnout causes, prevention and triage, compassion, stress, empathy, gratitude, and emotion awareness. Talks will be available live, and a recording will be shared following the event.
  • Participate in individual guided practices for development of mindfulness and compassion, tailored by experienced facilitators for busy healthcare settings.
  • Receive prompts to explore science-based practices with groups, to foster positive emotions such as gratitude and social connection.

In addition, participants who are registered for CE/CME credits will also have access to:

  • Interactive breakout sessions with colleagues to apply science-based practices for everyday life
  • Ability to actively participate in Q&A sessions
  • Pro-social connection time with colleagues and speakers

This online event will take place live and recordings will be available to all attendees following the event. An underlying goal is to inspire participants to become ambassadors of meaning, purpose, compassion, and positive connection at work. This event is appropriate for those with no prior personal experience in these skills as well as for those looking to deepen their understanding and range of science-based activities for themselves and to share with patients, colleagues and trainees.

Health care professionals have always been a vital part of the Greater Good Science Center community. At this crucial time, we wish to support them by offering this program free of charge. If you would like to support this program and the GGSC's many free and low-cost offerings, please consider making a donation at ggsc.berkeley.edu/donate

  • 8:30 - 9:00am

    Welcoming remarks/grounding with Dacher Keltner and Eve Ekman

  • 9:00 - 9:30

    Dacher Keltner speaks on Gratitude and Awe in Healthcare

  • 9:30 - 10:15

    Breakout Session: Dacher Keltner will provide prompts for small group discussions related to keynote. CE/CME participants will then be divided into interactive breakout groups, with all participants joining for a full group reflection to follow.

  • 10:15 - 10:30

    Mid-morning Break

  • 10:30 - 11:00

    Keynote by Jyothi Marbin on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Healthcare

  • 11:00 - 11:45

    Breakout Session: Jyothi Marbin will provide prompts for small group discussions related to keynote. CE/CME participants will then be divided into interactive breakout groups, with all participants joining for a full group reflection to follow.

  • 11:45 - 12:30pm

    Break

  • 12:30 - 1:00

    Keynote by Jamil Zaki on the Neuroscience of Empathy in Medicine

  • 1:00 - 1:45

    Breakout Session: Jamil Zaki will provide prompts for small group discussions related to keynote. CE/CME participants will then be divided into interactive breakout groups, with all participants joining for a full group reflection to follow.

  • 1:45 - 2:30pm

    Brown Bag Lunch “Happiness Hour” - Join Eve Ekman and Dacher Keltner for pro-social connection in small breakout groups (CE/CME participants only).

  • 8:30 - 9:00am

    Welcoming remarks/grounding with Dacher Keltner and Eve Ekman, with review of themes from previous day.

  • 9:00 - 9:30

    Keynote by Liz Markle on Behavioral Health and the Community as Medicine

  • 9:30 - 10:15

    Breakout Session: Liz Markle will provide prompts for small group discussions related to keynote. CE/CME participants will then be divided into interactive breakout groups, with all participants joining for a full group reflection to follow.

  • 10:15 - 10:30

    Mid-morning Break

  • 10:30 - 11:00

    Keynote by Elissa Epel on Supporting Stress Resilience in Healthcare

  • 11:00 - 11:45

    Breakout Session: Elissa Epel will provide prompts for small group discussions related to keynote. CE/CME participants will then be divided into interactive breakout groups, with all participants joining for a full group reflection to follow.

  • 11:45 - 12:30pm

    Break

  • 12:30 - 1:00

    Keynote by Eve Ekman on Emotion Awareness in Healthcare

  • 1:00 - 1:45

    Breakout Session: Eve Ekman will provide prompts for small group discussions related to keynote. CE/CME participants will then be divided into interactive breakout groups, with all participants joining for a full group reflection to follow.

  • 145 - 2:00

    Closing remarks and reflection with Eve Ekman and Dacher Keltner

Attendees will be able to:

  • Identify simple and clear sources of meaning in work to experience more satisfaction and engagement, and reduce the experience of stress.
  • Learn and apply the scientific benefits of self reflection and emotional self awareness, to sustain well-being and communication.
  • Use compassion for oneself to help identify and dismantle unhealthy aspects of regret, shame, and isolation resulting from stress and pressure at work and home.
  • Strengthen and develop positive emotional states with colleagues, such as gratitude and compassion, to promote positive work culture.
  • Identify the challenges and opportunities in the education of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for healthcare providers within healthcare systems.
  • Understand the causes and conditions that contribute to daily stress, and the tools that can be used to optimize mental and physical health amid stress. 
  • Eve Ekman, Ph.D., MSW

    Eve Ekman, Ph.D., MSW

    Eve Ekman, Ph.D., MSW, is the director of training at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center. She is a UC Berkeley- and UCSF-trained contemplative social scientist and teacher in the fields of emotional awareness and burnout prevention.

    Dr. Ekman’s trainings bring the science of happiness, resilience, compassion, mindfulness, and emotional awareness to individuals and organizations around the world. Her writing on empathy, burnout, and compassion has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, magazines, and books.

  • Dacher Keltner, Ph.D.

    Dacher Keltner, Ph.D.

    Dacher Keltner, Ph.D, is a founder of the Greater Good Science Center and its director. After receiving his Ph.D. from Stanford University, Dacher (rhymes with “cracker”) has devoted his career to studying the nature of human goodness, conducting ground-breaking research on compassion, awe, laughter, and love. He is also a leading expert on social intelligence, the psychology of power, and the emotional bases of morality. He has written more than 100 scientific papers and two best-selling textbooks, Social Psychology and Understanding Emotions. More recently, he is the author of the best-selling book Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, and a co-editor of the Greater Good anthology, The Compassionate Instinct.

    Dacher is an outstanding speaker who has received several national research and teaching awards. Wired has rated the podcasts of his “Human Emotion” course as one of the five best academic podcasts in the country. He has twice presented his research to His Holiness the Dalai Lama as part of a continuing dialogue between the Dalai Lama and scientists, and his work is featured regularly in major media outlets, including The New York Times, CNN, and NPR. In 2008, the Utne Reader named him as one of 50 visionaries who are changing our world.

  • Elissa Epel, Ph.D.

    Elissa Epel, Ph.D.

    Elissa Epel, Ph.D, is a Professor and Vice Chair at University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry.  She studies how chronic stress can impact biological aging (including telomeres) and metabolic health throughout the lifespan, and how biobehavioral and contemplative interventions may promote stress resilience and physiological thriving.  She also studies emotional and compulsive eating and effects of self regulation and environmental interventions on metabolic health. 

    Epel is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, president of Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and co-chair of Mind and Life Institute Steering Council. She wrote “The Telomere Effect: A revolutionary approach to living younger, longer” with Liz Blackburn, a New York Times best seller.

  • Jyothi Marbin, M.D.

    Jyothi Marbin, M.D.

    Dr. Marbin is Associate Clinical Professor and Associate Residency Program Director (APD) of Pediatrics, Director of the Pediatrics Leadership for the Underserved (PLUS) Residency Program and Director of Intern Selection for Pediatrics at UCSF. A graduate of the PLUS program, Dr. Marbin became its director in the program’s tenth year, and subsequently revised its vision, mission, goals and objectives, and developed a framework to evaluate its community projects. She teaches a health equity leadership curriculum and created a partnership with Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (BCHO) to allow residents to participate in PLUS. In addition to clinical teaching at BCHO and ZSFG, Dr. Marbin teaches pediatricians to help parents and caregivers quit smoking through the Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure (CEASE) program. On becoming Director of Intern Selection, she and her team revised the selection rubric, implemented anti-bias training for the committee, and revised the ranking meeting process, doubling the number of matching UIM (underrepresented in medicine) interns in the program.  

  • Elizabeth Markle, Ph.D.

    Elizabeth Markle, Ph.D.

    Elizabeth Markle, Ph.D., is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Open Source Wellness (OSW), an innovative “Behavioral Pharmacy” model that is transforming health care and health outcomes at the intersections of healthcare and the community. Leveraging “Community as Medicine,” OSW delivers on prescriptions for physical activity, healthy meals, stress reduction, and social connection in clinical healthcare, community, housing, and corporate contexts.

    Elizabeth is also a licensed psychologist, researcher, and Assistant Professor and Chair of Community Mental Health at California Institute of Integral Studies. Dedicated to multi-theoretical and multi-level approaches to individual and community health and healing, her research has focused on social support, social capital, and social sustainability in the context of intentional community. Elizabeth's current area of study and innovation is around combining clinical expertise with social entrepreneurship to create thriving cultures of health and wellness. 

  • Jamil Zaki, Ph.D.

    Jamil Zaki, Ph.D.

    Jamil Zaki is an associate professor of psychology at Stanford University.  His research spans social influence, prosocial behavior, and especially empathy.  He has pioneered a new perspective on empathy as a learnable skill, and much of his work focuses on training individuals, groups, and organizations to empathize more effectively.

    Dr. Zaki received his BA in cognitive neuroscience from Boston University and his PhD in psychology from Columbia University, and conducted postdoctoral research at the Harvard Center for Brain Science.  He has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles and received numerous research and teaching awards, most recently including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

    In addition to his academic work, Dr. Zaki is active in outreach and public communication of science.  He has written about the psychology of empathy and related phenomena for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker.  His new book, The War for Kindness (Crown), focuses on building empathy under difficult circumstances. 

Continuing Education credit is co- sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Physicians
Accreditation
– This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of SUNY Upstate Medical University and R. Cassidy Seminars.  SUNY Upstate Medical University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation – SUNY Upstate Medical University designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Policy – To ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all certified CME activity SUNY Upstate Medical University requires that all planners, faculty and individuals in a position to control content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships in any amount with commercial interest that might be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest. Detailed disclosures will be made in writing prior to speaker presentations.

 

Psychologists

R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 13.25 CE hours
 

Psychoanalysts

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (13.25) clock hours. Live in-person.

 

Social Workers

CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other state Social Work Boards for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0006. This program is approved for 13.25 contact hours. Live in-person.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (13.25) clock hours, #RCST110701

 

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists

CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other state MFT and Counselor Licensing Boards for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Counselors/MFTs.

Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.

IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #113.258-0001.  (13.25) hours.

NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (13.25) contact hours live in-person.

NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (13.25) contact hours live in-person.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (13.25) clock hours, #RCST110701

TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #13.251 13.25 CE hours.

 

Chemical Dependency Counselors

CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0221 for (13.25) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states

TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (13.25) hours general. Expires 3/31/2021.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 413.250, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 4713.25-7297.

 

Educators

TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 5056. This course is (13.25) CE Hours.

 

Nurses

CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (13.25) contact hours.

 

Occupational Therapists

R. Cassidy Seminars is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider No. 6782. This course is offered for (13.25) CE Clock Hours (13.251 Clock Hour = .1 AOTA CEUs). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

 

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

 

Disability Access: If you require ADA accommodations please contact the GGSC office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

How to Register

This on-line event is approved for 13.25 CE/CME credits.

To register with CE/CME credits, please click here. To help us cover the cost of offering CE/CME credits, there is a one-time registration fee of $149. Discounts are available for GGSC members using your member number. For additional details, please visit the "Continuing Education" tab above.

To register for the free session, including all talks from all presenters, sign up today on our EventBrite page.

Participants in our free session will be able to:

  • View all presentations and Q&A from leading experts on the cutting edge science of burnout causes, prevention and triage, compassion, stress, empathy, gratitude, and emotion awareness. Talks will be available live, and a recording will be shared following the event.
  • Participate in individual guided practices for development of mindfulness and compassion, tailored by experienced facilitators for busy healthcare settings.
  • Receive prompts to explore science-based practices with groups, to foster positive emotions such as gratitude and social connection.

In addition, participants who are registered for CE/CME credits will also have access to:

  • Interactive breakout sessions with colleagues to apply science-based practices for everyday life
  • Ability to actively participate in Q&A sessions
  • Pro-social connection time with colleagues and speakers

 

Who Should Attend

Health professionals who are interested in cultivating the skills of self-awareness, mindfulness, connection, and compassion--both for their own personal use and to share with patients, clients, and/or colleagues. This includes:

  • Physicians and residents
  • Nurses and nurse practitioners
  • Occupational and physical therapists
  • Mental health professionals, including psychologists, social workers, and marriage & family therapists
  • Healthcare Chaplains

 

Health care professionals have always been a vital part of the Greater Good Science Center community. At this crucial time, we wish to support them by offering this program free of charge. If you would like to support this program and the GGSC's many free and low-cost offerings, please consider making a donation at ggsc.berkeley.edu/donate. 

 

Nondiscrimination Policy

The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State Law, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), gender identity, pregnancy/childbirth and medical conditions related thereto, disability, age, medical condition (cancer-related), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran.

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