Bright Nights Community Forum: Mindfulness-Based Techniques to Help Manage Depression

This event was held on January 18, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Research has demonstrated that mindfulness meditation-based interventions can significantly enhance depression treatment and decrease the risk of recurrence of depression. Elizabeth Robinson, PhD, MSW, Research Assistant Professor, U-M Department of Psychiatry and Depression Center; and Claire Weiner, AM, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker, U-M Department of Psychiatry and PsychOncology Clinic, will present an overview of the latest research on the positive effects of mindfulness, and demonstrate mindfulness-based techniques.

This will be followed by a specialist panel discussion with experts, including Rita Benn, PhD, Director of Education, U-M Integrative Medicine and Director of Education, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (with research faculty appointments in the U-M Department of Family Medicine and Institute for Research on Women and Gender); and Lynn Sipher, LMSW, LMFT, ACSW, a private practice clinician in Ann Arbor who teaches mindfulness-based classes to individuals with depression and/or anxiety. This event is cosponsored by the University of Michigan Depression Center.

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