2017 Conference Presentations


Richie Davidson, Founder of the Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Well-being is a Skill (PDF coming soon)

Angela Rose Black, Ph.D., Founder, CEO, Mindfulness for the People
Radically Re-Imagining the Mindfulness Movement: #WhoGets2BWell (Presentation unavailable)

Mark T. Greenberg, Ph.D., Founding Director, Bennett Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development, Penn State
Watering the Seeds of Compassion: Current Knowledge and Future Challenges 

Robert Roeser, Ph.D., Bennett Pierce Professor of Caring and Compassion and Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Penn State University
Mindful Families, Schools and Communities: Contemplative Practices to Promote Child & Family Well-Being: A guided contemplation


Mindfulness Research in Diverse Communities

India Ornelas, Ph.D., MPH, School of Public Health, University of Washington Using
Mindfulness Approaches to Reduce Mental Health Disparities among Latina Immigrant Women


Mindful Prenatal Programs

Ira Kantrowitz-Gordon, CNM, Ph.D., ARNP, School of Nursing, University of Washington
Mindfulness childbirth education adapted for women with a history of sexual trauma 

Larissa Duncan, Ph.D., Human Development & Family Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
(Presentation unavilable)


Mindfulness in Parenting

Justin Parent, University of Vermont, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
The Impact of Parental Mindfulness on Family Health and Child Wellbeing: A Focus on Mechanisms

Sydney Iverson, M.S., Washington State University
Mindfulness in Parenting, Infant Temperament and Parenting

Liliana Lengua, Ph.D., University of Washington
Mindfulness in Parenting to Promote Self-Regulation and Socialemotional Competence in Parents and Children


Compassion and Self-Compassion: Insights and Interventions for Youth and Parents

Karen Bluth, Ph.D., Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of North Carolina
Surfing the Waves of Adolescence: Findings from a Mindful SelfCompassion Program for Teens

Abra Vigna, Ph.D., Human Development & Family Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Does self-compassion facilitate resilience to stigma? A school-based study of sexual and gender minority youth 

Russell Toomey, Ph.D., Family Studies & Human Development, University of Arizona
Cultivating mindfulness and compassion among trans youth and their caregiver(s): Preliminary findings from a pilot study 


Supporting Self-regulation in Youth

Caroline Boxmeyer, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, University of Alabama 
Shari Miller, Ph.D., Clinical Research Psychologist, RTI International 
Mindful Coping Power: A preventive intervention to improve emotional and behavioral self-regulation in high-risk, reactive aggressive children

Kevin King, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of Washington (Presentation unavailable)

Practice Workshop

Cynthia Price Ph.D., MA LMP, School of Nursing, University of Washington
Interoceptive Awareness Skills and Practice: Facilitating Emotion Regulation for Individuals with a History of Sexual Trauma