Real Health: The Importance of Professionals in Today's Information Climate

Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists
Association of Mental Health Librarians

May 3-6, 2017
Worcester, Massachusetts


The Conference Planning team is putting together a program that promises to be educational and interesting to those working in behavioral health information from many sides, featuring presentations from SALIS and AMHL members, as well as invited guests.

2017 Highlights (more to be announced soon!)

Power Session: Mindfulness as Therapeutic Intervention

  • Judson Brewer, MD, Director of Research
  • Nicholas Olendzki, PhD, Post-Doctoral Associate
  • Madeleine Charney, MS LIS, Research Services Librarian

In this presentation, experts from UMASS will discuss mindfulness as a therapeutic intervention.  The idea of using mindfulness in conjunction with Western medicine was first established by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at U Mass Medical School in the early 1980s.  Drs. Brewer and Olendzki will talk about what mindfulness is and how it works. Presenters will talk specifically about how it is used as a therapeutic intervention in mental health and substance abuse treatment.  Dr. Olendzki will lead our group through a short mindfulness exercise and finally, Madeline from our sister U Mass flagship campus in Amherst will talk about using mindfulness/wellness techniques within the librarian community. 

Tour of the American Antiquarian Society

Time during the conference will be set aside for Committees, Special Insterest Groups, and the business meetings of both SALIS and AMHL.

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2017 Conference


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