Fall Mental Health Series #3
November 17th, 2016

Growing Mindful - Essential Practices for Building Resilience

This conference is now sold out.  To be added to the waitlist, please email Stephanie.Guyotte@state.ma.us.  


Growing Mindful - Essential Practices for Building Resilience

Whether mindfulness is new or old hat, knowing how to integrate mindfulness into one's professional work with youth can be daunting.  Dr. Christopher Willard will show how to best bring mindfulness practice to youth and will give hands-on strategies for a host of specific practices.  Dr. Mitch Abblett will focus on how professionals may mindfully manage reactions in even the most challenging young people.


Thursday, November 17, 2016

8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

One Cranberry Hill

750 Marrett Road, Lexington , MA



Christopher Willard, Psy.D., Lecturer in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Mitch Abblett, Ph.D., Executive Director, Institute for Meditation & Psychotherapy, Manville School, Judge Baker Children’s Center  


Registration is required.

Free for members, $50 for non-members

Growing Mindful will be linked to a spring mindfulness conference for 10 PDPs.

**CEUS have been applied for from the NASW and the MaMHCEP for the three Mental Health Series Conferences and the School Safety Summit**


About the speakers:

Mitch Abblett, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and is the Executive Director of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, a non-profit focusing on education and training at the intersection of mindfulness and treatment. For over a decade, he was the Clinical Director of a Harvard-affiliated special education therapeutic school in Boston. He maintains a private psychotherapy and consulting practice, speaks nationally and internationally, and has published several books about mindfulness, professional development, and family mental health.


Christopher Willard, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist whose work has included community mental health centers, hospitals, private clinics, schools and universities.  Dr. Willard teaches at Lesley University and Harvard Medical School and works part-time in private practice with a focus on mindfulness, anxiety and learning issues.  He is the author of “Child's Mind” and he recently published a workbook for anxious teens. Dr. Willard received his doctorate from The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.


Event Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend any MPY conference after registering, you must contact Stephanie Guyotte via email at stephanie.guyotte@state.ma.us. All cancellations must be received via email at least 72 hours before the scheduled event. Failure to do so will result in a cancellation fee. 

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