We have room for you to join us at the Las Vegas Compassion Conference!

Online registrations are no longer accepted. You can sign up at the FACES Registration Desk in front of the Summerlin Ballroom of the Red Rock Casino & Resort.

Registration is from 8-9 am daily, with the program beginning at 9 am. Onsite registrations are $175.00 per day, or all three days for $495.00. There are 6.0 CE’s per day.

Click here to access online handouts for the conference. All handouts are electronic…no paper copies will be handed out. Remember that conference rooms are notorious for being chilly or warm…dress in layers, and be respectful of those allergic to fragrances.

See you at the conference!

2013 Las Vegas Compassion Conference

Earn 6.0-18.0 CE’s during 1-3 days of compassion training in Las Vegas, NV. with experts in the field of psychology and mental health.

Las Vegas Mindfulness Conference Agenda and Registration

Join us in the Las Vegas foothills, with a view of beautiful Red Rock Canyon in a quiet & restorative resort setting.

Las Vegas Mindfulness Hotel and Venue

The Red Rock Resort & Casino-Special rate $145/night

Call Reservations at 866-767-7773 for room reservations. There are a limited number of rooms, so we suggest you reserve before September 12, 2013. Ask for the FACES Conference Rate of $145/night + tax for single or double. (Discounted Resort fee of $10/night).

The Red Rock Resort & Casino
11011 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89135

Las Vegas Agenda

(Click here for a full course description.)

Thursday, October 31, 2013

9:00-10:30 a.m.
Mindful Presence Cultivates a Resilient Mind, Neural Integration & Empathic Relationships
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
Executive Director, Mindsight Institute, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine, Co-director, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, Author, Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

10:45-12:15 p.m.
An Interpersonal Neurobiological View of Wisdom & Compassion
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

1:30-3:00 p.m. Concurrent Workshops
The Seeds of Destiny: Finding Meaning & Compassion
Michael Meade, D.H.L.
Founder, Mosaic Multicultural Foundation; Author, Fate & Destiny: The Two Agreements of the Soul and Why the World Doesn’t End: Tales of Renewal in Times of Loss

Cultivating the Upside to Depression: Discovering Compassion as a Key to a Resilient Brain
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.
Psychologist, West Los Angeles, CA; Author, The Now Effect: How this Moment can Change the Rest of your Life, and Co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook

3:15 – 4:45 p.m Concurrent Workshops
Paths of Genius & Compassion
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

Breaking Bad Habits: The Neuroscience & Psychology of Personal Transformation
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Friday, November 1, 2013

9:00-10:30 a.m.
This is Your Brain on Compassion
Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Researches pro-social emotions like compassion, gratitude, awe and love of humanity. Science Director, Greater Good Science Center, University of California, Berkeley.

10:45-12:15 p.m.
Self-Compassion & Coping with the Stress of Life
Kristin Neff, Ph.D.
Pioneer in the field of self-compassion research. Associate Professor, Psychology Department, University of Texas, Austin

1:30-3:00 p.m. Concurrent Workshops
Self-Compassion & Healthy Body Image
Kristin Neff, Ph.D.

Quieting the Hungry Ghost: Mindful & Compassionate Relapse Prevention
Richard Fields, Ph.D.
Founder/Director, FACES Conferences, Inc., Author, Drugs in Perspective, 8th edition; Co-author, A Year of Living Mindfully: 52 Quotes & Weekly Mindfulness Practices.

3:15-4:45 p.m.
Dispelling the Myth of Compassion Fatigue
Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

9:00-10:30 a.m.
Ways to Nurture Compassion & and Bolster Resilience: A Constructive Narrative Approach
Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo, Ontario; Canada Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention (www.Melissainstitute.org).

10:45-12:15 p.m.
Mindfulness, Compassion & the Pain Paradox
John Briere, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology; Director, Trauma Program, USC; Author, Principles of Trauma Therapy, 2nd edition.

1:30-3:00 p.m. Concurrent Workshops
Two Waves, One Ocean: Mindfulness & Compassion
Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.; Co-author, The Art & Science of Mindfulness

Compassion and Decision Making: Implications for Conflict Resolution
Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.

3:15 – 4:45 p.m Concurrent Workshops
Cultivating Compassion
Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D.

Mindfulness, Compassion Suffering & the Therapist
John Briere, Ph.D.

Exhibitors

Alpha Health Systems

West Love Ltd

Joy Rain