Reflection and Resiliency: Principles and Practice for Clinicians

 

Sunday, April 2, 2017 – Saturday, April 8, 2017

Locanda Rosati
Orvieto, Italy, 

Reflection and Resiliency












Overview

The complexity of current medical practice and the associated increase in physical and emotional demands on health care professionals are undeniable. This professional development course aims to help medical and mental health professionals reduce stress, improve teamwork, and increase clinical effectiveness.

The course provides participants with knowledge of the scientific basis of peer supervision, reflection, and self-care practices in order to improve patient-centered clinical care. It provides an intensive experience through direct participation in Balint groups (a method of group peer supervision), reflective writing, and other resiliency strategies. The course is led by a distinguished medical and psychiatric faculty with three decades of clinical and teaching experience. Learning is enhanced by the small group setting and the opportunity to learn from international colleagues representing a range of disciplines.

The goals of the course are to increase teamwork, reduce stress and burnout, and help learners develop resiliency skills that they can bring back and incorporate into their practice settings. After this one-week experience, participants will have the confidence and knowledge to begin to implement, develop and/or improve Balint groups and other resiliency practices in their local settings.

The beautiful course setting in an Italian country retreat offers a memorable and nurturing learning environment.

Offered By

Course Director
Richard Mollica, MD, MAR

Co-Director
Karen Carlson, MD

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Division of General Medicine

Department of Psychiatry

 


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