14th International IONS Conference

Cassandra Vieten, PhD

Cassandra Vieten

Cassandra Vieten, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, associate scientist at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute, director of research at IONS, co-president of the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology, co-author of Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life (New Harbinger/Noetic Books 2008), and author of Mindful Motherhood (New Harbinger/Noetic Books 2009).


Presentations by Cassandra Vieten

Wednesday Pre-Conference Institute:

W1 Skills for Engaging the Spiritual Dimension in Psychotherapy and Healthcare Settings (CE units available)

For most people, spirituality is a fundamental part of the human experience. However, few psychotherapy or healthcare programs include advanced training in how to integrate the spiritual domain into their work. This workshop focuses on concepts, attitudes, and skills that together make up spiritual competencies: taking a spiritual history, understanding the role of spiritual practices in health and wellbeing, differentiating spiritual issues from physical and psychological symptoms, and working with spiritual or religious problems. In this workshop you will learn what these competencies are, how you can apply them in your setting, and specific ways to appropriately engage the spiritual dimension in your work.

Friday/Saturday Breakout Sessions:

B1 Use Your Mind to Change Your Brain: Tools for Cultivating Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

Join IONS Director of Research, Cassandra Vieten, and Rick Hanson, author of the bestselling Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom, to learn tools for well-being, grounded in cutting-edge science and the wisdom of the world’s contemplative traditions.

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