The Art and Science of Mindfulness

  • Sat, June 03, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • San Francisco Marriott, Union Square
  • 69


San Francisco CAMFT Presents:

The Art and Science of Mindfulness

Speaker: Dr. Shauna Shapiro, PhD

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED Walk-in registration will be available at the event on June 3rd.  If you would like to attend as a walk-in, please bring either cash or a check, made payable to SF CAMFT. Credit cards will not be accepted for walk-in registration
Walk-In Registration Fees:
SFCAMFT Member:                           $170 
Non-Member:                                     $180
SFCAMFT Member, Pre-licensed:    $95
Non-Member, Pre-licensed:              $100
If you have any questions prior to the event regarding walk-in registration, please contact Conference Co-Chair, Olga Rocklin,

This daylong weaves together the scientific study of mindfulness with the art of practice to explore the frontiers of contemplative practice in psychology. Mindfulness is now becoming part of mainstream science and clinical methods. Indeed, mindfulness programs have become increasingly popular in every sector of society–healthcare, education, business and government—so much so that Time magazine declared we are witnessing a “Mindful Revolution.”Together, we will explore the latest advances in clinical research and how to effectively integrate mindfulness into our professional and persona lives. There will be a special focus on the importance of compassion and especially self-compassion within mindfulness practice. In addition we will explore the role of intention in mindfulness practice, and underlying essential themes of mindfulness. The intention for this daylong is to appreciate and explore both the art and science of mindfulness and its applications for health care professionals.

About the Speaker: Dr. Shapiro is a professor, author, and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness. With twenty years of meditation experience studying in Thailand, Nepal and in the West, Dr. Shapiro brings an embodied sense of mindfulness to her scientific work. She has published over 150 journal articles and chapters, and coauthored the critically acclaimed texts, The Art and Science of Mindfulness, and Mindful Discipline: A loving approach to setting limits and raising an emotionally intelligent child. Dr. Shapiro is the recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies teaching award, acknowledging her outstanding contributions to graduate education, as well as a Contemplative Practice Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, co-founded by the Dalai Lama. Dr. Shapiro has been invited to present her work to the King of Thailand, the Danish government, and the World Council for Psychotherapy in Beijing, China, as well as to Fortune 100 Companies including Cisco Systems, Genentech and Google. Her work has been featured in Wired magazine, USA Today, Dr. Oz, the Huffington Post, Yoga Journal, and the American Psychologist. For more on Dr. Shapiro, visit

To watch Dr. Shapiro's TED Talk, "The Power of Mindfulness", click here.

Course Goals: This program aims to assist mental healthcare providers in understanding Mindfulness and its applications to psychotherapy and health care. Based on Dr. Shapiro’s recent book, The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness into Psychotherapy and the Helping Professions, the workshop offers scientific research and meditative practices for therapists interested in integrating mindfulness into their work. Drawing on current research in psychology, medicine and cognitive neuroscience, we will investigate the effects of mindfulness meditation on decreasing pathology and increasing positive psychological and physiological states. Further, we will explore the mechanisms of action through which mindfulness meditation has its transformation effects. This workshop will delve into the potential ways of integrating mindfulness and meditation into psychotherapy and the helping professions. Through didactic presentation, meditation practices, clinical case examples, and small group activities we will explore specific pathways of applying mindfulness personally and professionally to cultivate greater health, well being and freedom.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be knowledgeable of current mindfulness research.
  2. Participants will be able to define three core elements of mindfulness.
  3. Participants will be knowledgeable of different means of integrating mindfulness into clinical work.
  4. Participants will be knowledgeable about why self-compassion is important.

Fee if registration completed:

By 4/30/17

After 4/30/17







SFCAMFT Member, Pre-licensed



Non-member, Pre-licensed



Registration: Register and pay online by credit card or by check. Checks must be received by April 17 for early bird registration and by May 23 for regular registration. Please allow 10 days to process check payments. Mail checks to: 1032 Irving Street, #441, San Francisco, CA 94122. Walk In Registration: Although we do anticipate this event will sell out, if space is available you may register as a walk-in. Event availability will be visible on the SF CAMFT Web page for this event. Please bring a check made out to SF CAMFT with you to registration table at the event. Credit card will not be accepted for walk-ins.

Continuing Education: The above course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit. SF CAMFT is a CAMFT approved CEU provider (#62283). The above course meets the qualifications for six hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. No refunds will be offered after registration. To qualify for CE credit, you must arrive on time, sign in at the CE table, stay until the end of the program, turn in the evaluation, and pick up your certificate.

Cancellation Policy: We are unable to offer refunds. If you cannot attend and would like to sell your ticket, please contact Conference Co-Chair, Kealy Spring, LMFT at or call (415) 488-5139. 

Accommodations for Disability: The San Francisco chapter of CAMFT is committed to providing a presentation that is accessible to all who wish to attend. If you have a special need and plan to attend, please notify Conference Co-Chair, Olga Rocklin, LMFT at (415) 533-0405 at least one week in advance. 

Grievance Policy: For any questions, concerns or grievances related to programming, please contact the Conference Co-Chair, Olga Rocklin, LMFT at (415) 533-0405.

Thank you to our sponsors:

San Francisco CAMFT

1032 Irving Street, #441
San Francisco, CA 94122-2200
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