EXPLORING APPROACHES TO BUDDHIST PSYCHOTHERAPY
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017 / 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

♦ Presentations:

1. Western Psychotherapeutic Modalities & Their Similarities to Buddhism 2:00-2:40 pm
By: Dr. Ellen Katz, PhD, MSW, RSW
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, U of T

2. Four Noble Truths & Buddhist Approaches to Suffering in Psychotherapy 2:40-3:20 pm
By: Dr. Albert Allen, MD, FRCP(C), Psychiatrist,
2016-17 Buddhist Education Foundation of Canada Fellow
in Buddhism & Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, U of T

Break with Refreshments 3:20-3:40 pm

♦ Panel Discussion:

3. What Might a Buddhist Psychotherapy Look Like? 3:40-4:20 pm
Panelists: Dr. Ellen Katz & Dr. Albert Allen
Moderator: Dr. Tony Toneatto, PhD, FIPA, Clinical Psychologist & Psychoanalyst,
Director, Buddhism, Psychology & Mental Health Program, U of T

Dr. Albert Allen is a psychiatrist in clinical practice since 2013, currently working at Hong Fook Mental Health Association, The ADHD Clinic, and private practice. He completed his residency at the University of Toronto where he trained in various psychotherapy modalities including Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. He has been actively involved in Buddhist meditation with a mindfulness community since 2008 and received yoga teacher certification from Yoga Therapy Toronto in 2016. He completed a Clinical Fellowship in Buddhism and Psychiatry at the University of Toronto in 2017.

Dr. Ellen Katz is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work (FIFSW).  Dr. Katz comes to the FIFSW with over 20 years of clinical practice working with individuals, couples, families and groups in hospitals and children’s mental health settings, with a particular interest, and with advanced training, in family therapy.  Her research and clinical interests focus on mindfulness, meditation, Buddhism, family therapy, simulation,  and the development of competence in both students and clinicians.  Dr. Katz has been a Senior Investigator with the Mind and Life Summer Research Institute, the Dalai Lama’s initiative to bring science and contemplative practice together in developing interventions to ease human suffering and increase knowledge of how mindfulness can be used in that process.

Dr. Tony Toneatto is the Director of the Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health undergraduate program at the University of Toronto devoted to the study of Buddhist and Western psychology. He is also on the Faculty of the Masters of Pastoral Studies (Buddhism) Program at Emmanuel College. Dr. Toneatto is a registered Clinical Psychologist and a psychoanalyst. He spent 23 years at the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto as a research scientist in addiction. Dr. Toneatto has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the areas of substance addiction, pathological gambling, and mindfulness meditation.

♦ Q & A / Wrap Up / Evaluation: 4:20-5:00 pm

♦ Location:
Room 119, Emmanuel College, 75 Queen’s Park Crescent East

General Admission: $20 / U of T Students: Free (student ID required)
1:30 pm: Reception/Registration (light refreshments served)

Registration:

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Inquiries: 416-910-4858 or Email: wisdom.tor@rogers.com

♦ Learning Objectives:

After the discussion, participants will be able to:

a. compare and contrast mainstream Western models of psychotherapy with Buddhism;

b. adapt Western psychotherapeutic models to work with clients who are practicing Buddhists;

c. as a therapist practicing Buddhism, integrate Buddhism into clinical work with patients/clients who may, or may not, practice Buddhism.

Sponsors:
Centre for Buddhism & Psychology, New College
Buddhist Education Foundation of Canada

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