Chapin Mill Workshops

Chapin Mill Retreat Center
Batavia, NY

 

Mindful Practice:
Enhancing Quality of Care, Quality of Caring, and Resilience
April 25-28, 2018
October 24-27, 2018

A 4-day retreat-like workshop designed to improve the quality of care that clinicians provide while improving their own resilience and well-being. It offers an experiential learning environment, with a focus on developing the capacity for self-awareness in stressful and demanding situations. Designed for medical practitioners (physicians, NPs, PAs) and others involved in medical practice and education. 

No prior experience is required; however, experience with meditation or other contemplative practices is desirable. Session themes include communication with patients/families, responding to suffering, difficult decisions, errors, professionalism, medical education, compassion, self-care, resilience, and burnout.

image courtesy of the rochester zen center

image courtesy of the rochester zen center

Course Directors: Ronald Epstein, M.D. and Mick Krasner, M.D.

Information & Registration: Workshops begin Wednesday 6 p.m. and end Saturday 2:30 p.m. Lodging and meals are at the Retreat Center. Registration will be open in the Fall of 2017. 

Accreditation: The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Course Description and Registration


Mindful Practice Teacher Training
October 24-28, 2017

Update: This workshop is at full capacity and we are no longer taking applications. Another Teacher Training workshop will take place in the Spring of 2019, with registration beginning in the Summer of 2018. 

A 5-day, retreat-like workshop designed to enable clinicians and medical educators deepen their skills in mindful practice and their ability to teach and develop programs in mindful practice at their home institutions. Mindful practice promotes effective, efficient and compassionate care while also improving clinicians' own resilience and well-being by building clinicians' attentiveness, situational awareness, self-awareness, teamwork, and self-monitoring in stressful and demanding clinical situations.  The workshop helps participants define and realize their learning goals in an experiential learning environment. 

Designed for medical practitioners (physicians, NPs, PAs) and others involved in medical practice and medical education, the program combines didactic presentations and training in conducting experiential exercises using narratives, appreciative inquiry, and contemplative practices such as mindfulness meditation. Session themes address attention, suffering, teamwork, difficult conversations with patients/families, uncertainty in medicine, medical education, grief and loss, resilience and compassion.

The workshop will offer hands-on experience in teaching and facilitation.  It is designed for those who wish to advance their teaching skills and to support efforts at implementing Mindful Practice® curricula in their own settings.  Course is by application only and upon acceptance you will be directed to a registration website.  Prior attendance at a Mindful Practice® workshop is required. Applications will be reviewed monthly starting January 1, 2017.

Course Description and Application Form.   Early applications are encouraged, as workshops often fill several months in advance. 
 

Course Directors: Ron Epstein, M.D. and Mick Krasner, M.D.
Sponsored by: The Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center
Location/Accommodations: Chapin Mill Retreat Center, Batavia, NY



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Past Workshops

Mindful Practice in Medicine: An Introductory Workshop

Enhancing Quality of Care, Quality of Caring and Resilience

A weekend retreat-like workshop followed by four live interactive 90-minute webinar sessions designed to improve the quality of care that clinicians provide while improving their own resilience and well-being. This workshop offers an experiential learning environment, with a focus on developing the capacity for self-awareness in stressful and demanding situations.
Designed for medical practitioners (physicians, NPs, PAs) and others involved in medical practice and education. No prior experience is required.

Course Directors: Ron Epstein, MD & Mick Krasner, MD

San Diego

February 4-5, 2017
UC San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA
Followed by Four Webinar Sessions:
February 15, March 1, March 15, March 22 (Wednesdays 5:30 pm-7:00 pm PST)
 

Boston

March 18th–19th, 2017
MMS Headquarters Conference Center at Waltham Woods
860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA
Followed by Four Webinar Sessions:
March 29, April 5, April 26, May 10 (Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 pm)