We do have room for you to join us at the DC Compassion & Wisdom Conference!

Online registrations are no longer accepted.

You can register at the FACES Registration Desk at the LIBERTY Ballroom of theMarriott Marquis Washington Hotel.

Registration on Thursday May 15th begins at 7:00 am, with the program 8:00 am-4:00 pm. Registration on Friday & Saturday begins at 8:00 am, with the program 9:00 am-5:00 pm.

Onsite registrations are $175/day, or all three days for $475.00. You will earn 6.0 CE’s per day. Student & guest rate onsite is $119/day.

Onsite parking at Marriott Marquis is by valet only. Here are some parking alternatives

Click here to access our online handout information here for the conference. Please download or print out the pages you want as there is NO internet access in the conference area. All handouts are electronic.

See you at the conference!

Learn new skills and compassion techniques to work
with your clients and improve your life, too.

Earn up to 18.0 CE’s; 6.0 Hrs per day

Here are a few of the compassion topics that will be covered in DC

Washington DC Conference Topics

Join us at the newly opened Washington Marriott Marquis in the heart of DC!

Washington DC Conference Topics

Our Hotel & Conference Site:

Washington Marriott Marquis Hotel
901 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Call for reservations: 1-800-228-9290 or 1-202-962-4482
Ask for the FACES Compassion Conference Rate

RESERVE YOUR ROOM EARLY! We have a limited number of rooms at the discounted rate of $189/night + tax, single or double (including internet access in your room).

For directions from the airport, click here.

Join us for up to three days of compassion & counseling training, connect with friends, colleagues, and experts in the field.

Washington DC Compassion Conference Agenda and Registration

May 15-17, 2014
Marriott Marquis Hotel,
Washington, D.C.

(Click here for a full course description.)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

8-9:30 a.m. Keynote Presentation
Inside Compassion
Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D.
Abbott & Head Teacher, at Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM, Author, Being with Dying (2008)

9:45-11:15 a.m. Keynote Presentation
The Healing Power of Compassion
Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D.

12:30-2 p.m. Concurrent Presentations
Our Nature is to Nurture: A Journey into the Origins of Compassion
Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.
Science Director at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Berkeley, CA

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
Kristin Neff, Ph.D.
A pioneer in the field of self-compassion research; author of Self-Compassion (2011); Assoc. Professor of Human Development, Ed. Psych. Dept., Univ. of Texas, at Austin .

2:30-4 p.m. Concurrent Presentations
Compassion Fitness: Evidence-based Practices for Boosting Your Own Compassion
Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.

Self-Compassion and Difficult Relationship Interactions
Kristin Neff, Ph.D.

Friday, May 16, 2014

9-10:30 a.m. Keynote Presentation
Love 2.0 How Positivity Resonance Nourishes Health
Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D.
Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Author, Love 2.0 and Positivity

11-12:30 p.m. Keynote Presentation
Compassion & Attunement
Frank Ostaseski
One of America’s leading voices in contemplative end of life care; Founder, The Metta Institute, Co-founder, Zen Hospice Project; Author, Being A Compassionate Companion, audio series

1:45-3:15 p.m. Concurrent Presentations
Wisdom and Compassion in the Treatment of Trauma: First Do No Harm
Christine Courtois, Ph.D., ABPP
Private practice, Washington, DC; National Clinical Trauma Consultant, Elements Behavioral Health, Malibu and Los Angeles, CA.

Being a Compassionate Companion
Frank Ostaseski

3:30-5 p.m. Concurrent Presentations
Increasing Your Daily Diet of Love & Compassion
Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D.

Wisdom & Compassion in the Treatment of Trauma: Relational Dimensions of Healing
Christine A. Courtois, Ph.D., ABPP

Saturday, May 17, 2014

9-10:30 a.m. Keynote Presentation
Cultivating a Forgiving Heart
Tara Brach, Ph.D.
Clinical psychologist, Buddhist teacher and author of Radical Acceptance, and True Refuge.

11-12:30 p.m. Keynote Presentation
Cultivating a Forgiving Heart – cont’d.
Tara Brach, Ph.D.

1:45-3:15 p.m. Concurrent Presentations
Mindfulness, Compassion & the Pain Paradox
John Briere, Ph.D.
Assoc. Professor of Psychiatry & Psychology at USC; Director, Psychological Trauma Program at LAC+USC Medical Center

Self –Compassion: Managing Difficult Emotions
Chris Germer, Ph.D.
Clinical Instructor- Psychology, Harvard Medical School; Author, Mindful Path to Self-Compassion (2009), Coeditor, Wisdom & Compassion in Psychotherapy (2012)

3:30-5 p.m. Concurrent Presentations
Mindfulness, Compassion, Suffering & the Therapist
John Briere, Ph.D.

Self-Compassion Training for Care Givers
Chris Germer, Ph.D.

Join us for up to three days of compassion & counseling training, connect with friends, colleagues, and experts in the field.



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