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Concurrent Sessions -
Panels and Paper Presentations

Concurrent Session Schedule
(Panels and Paper Presentations)

Friday | Saturday | Sunday
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Friday, November 11, 2016
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmA Micro-phenomenological Study of Understanding and Overcoming Writer's Block with Contemplative Inquiry in Movement
Eva Bojner Horwitz, Walter Osika, Cecilia Stenfors
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmDifferent Clinical Strategies to Well-Being and their Effects on Reward Processes: An fMRI Examination of the Differences Between Mindfulness and Cognitive-Based Interventions on Reward Processing in Previously Depressed Patients
Le-Anh Dinh-Williams
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmIs Consciousness an Epiphenomenon?
Ignacio Cea
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmMindfulness Based Feminist Therapy: The Intermingling Edges of Self-Compassion and Social Justice
Rachael Crowder
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmSelf and No-Self in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
David Saunders
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmTeaching Interoceptive Awareness: The Processes, Individualized Approach, and Role of Touch in Training
Cynthia Price
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmWhy We Need a Phenomenology of Emotion in Translational Affective Science
Emily Hammond
2:45 pm - 3:45 pmPsychedelics and Contemplative Studies: The Place of Psychedelic Medicine and Research in the Field of Contemplative Studies
B. Rael Cahn, Roland Griffiths, Roshi Joan Halifax PhD, Casey Paleos, Juan Santoyo
2:45 pm - 3:45 pmThe Use of Mindfulness Practices to Improve Parenting Among New Mothers in Treatment for Opioid Addiction
Diane Abatemarco, Meghan Gannon, Mike Mackenzie, Wendy Weingarten
2:45 pm - 3:45 pmTraditional Contemplative Practice and Contemporary Clinical Science: Navigating New and Old Territories
Sarah Bowen, Lizabeth Roemer, Sharon Salzberg, Zindel Segal
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Mindful Awareness and Participation in Education in Denmark: Integrative Implementation Strategies in a New Field of Investigation
Christian Gaden Jensen, Marie Kolmos, Anne Maj Nielsen, Freja Filine Petersen, Lone Svinth
2:45 pm - 3:45 pmLanguage, Interaction and Happiness
Cecilia Ford, Ilona Herlin, Tomi Visakko, Laura Visapää, Eero Voutilainen, Barbara A. Fox
2:45 pm - 4:15 pmMindfulness and Other Contemplative Practices in Educational Contexts
Trish Broderick, Richard Davidson, Lisa Flook, Mark Greenberg, Matthew Hirshberg
2:45 pm - 5:00 pmMeaning and Method: Scientific and Contemplative Perspectives on Compassion
Jim Coan, Paul Condon, Brooke Dodson-Lavelle, John Dunne, John Makransky
2:45 pm - 5:00 pmThe Vault: A Contemplative Workspace
Genine Lentine
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmMeditation and Psychosis
Adrianna Mendrek
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmBeing/Seen/Seeing: Dancemaking as Contemplative Practice
Eric Geiger, Jess Humphrey, Leslie Seiters
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmDeveloping Subjective Reports in Cognitive and Social Sciences; From Phenomenological Interviews to Embodied Reports
Cristobal Dañobeitia
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmGetting Under Our Own Skin: Embodiment, Emotional Health, Contemplative Practice, and Society
Bo Forbes
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmHealing Trauma in Historically Oppressed Communities: An Empirical and Conceptual Research Agenda for Contemplative Psychology and Neuroscience
Jason Thompson
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmRestructuring Reward Processing with Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement: Novel Therapeutic Mechanisms to Remediate Hedonic Dysregulation in Addiction, Stress and Pain
Eric Garland
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmThe Dynamics of the Subliminal Mind in Early Indian Buddhism
Sean Smith
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmBalancing the Attentional Filters: EEG/ERP Assessment of Neurocognitive Mechanisms of Mindfulness Meditation-Based Therapy in People with Major Depression
B. Rael Cahn
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmContemplative Cognition: A New Integrative Framework for Diverse Contemplative States and Practices
Peter Grossenbacher, Jordan Quaglia
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmEnhanced Interoceptive Awareness Contributes to the Long-Term Impact of a Mindfulness-Based Diet and Exercise Program on Fasting Blood Glucose Levels in Adults with Obesity
Jennifer Daubenmier
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmMindfulness in the Context of Intractable Intergroup Conflicts: Can Mindfulness Practice Help Overcome Barriers to Conflict Resolution?
Ricardo Tarrasch PhD
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmReversing Institutional Spiritual Bypassing
Judith Simmer-Brown, Carla Sherrell
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmTask-Based Mindfulness Assessment
Emily Lindsay
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmThe Second Wave of the Contemplative Law Movement: From Individual Transformation to Collective Liberation
Thalia González
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmIntegrating Contemplation in Pre-Service Teacher Education
Kathryn Byrnes, Jane Dalton, Elizabeth Dorman
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmHealing Medicine: Evidence for Contemplative Practices in Cultivating Resilience, Compassion, and Well-Being in Medical Education
Anthony Back, Michael Krasner, Patricia Lück, Chloe Zimmerman
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmContemplating the Science of Contemplation: Square Pegs and Round Holes?
Judson Brewer, Gaëlle Desbordes, Roshi Joan Halifax, Matthieu Ricard
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmStress Exposure and Stress Management in Urban Youth: Perspectives From a School-based Yoga and Mindfulness Study
April Joy Damian, Jacinda Dariotis, Angela Lee-Winn, Tamar Mendelson
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmQuantifying Mindful Interoception
Norman Farb, Helen Weng, David Ziegler
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmChanges on Dispositional Mindfulness Scale Dimensions as a Product of Mindfulness Training: A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis
Sarah Braun
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmEffects of Shared Community Experiences on Well-Being and Compassion
Elaine Yuen
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmLong-Range Temporal Correlations of Resting State Oscillatory Brain Activity: A Potential New Marker of Mental Health and Meditation Effects
Klaus Linkenkaer-Hansen, Karen Johanne Pallesen, Mona Irrmischer
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmMindfulness Meditation and Immune Function: Can a Rotation of Consciousness Improve Cellular Defense?
David Black
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmPioneers of Contemplative Practice in Business: A Longitudinal Study of Long Term Meditators and The Influence of Contemplative Practice on Their Personal and Professional Lives
Vanessa Kettering, Rhonda Rodgers, Jeremy Hunter PhD
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmResting EEG Theta/Beta Ratios Predict Emotional Experience in Intensive Meditation Retreats
Alea Skwara
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmThe Inherent Kindness of Presence: Brief Mindfulness Training Catalyzes Prosocial Responses Across Social Lines
Daniel Berry
Saturday, November 12, 2016
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmA Non-Trauma Focused Mindfulness-based Exposure Therapy for PTSD in OEF/OIF Combat Veterans is Associated with Improvement in Symptoms and Increased Default Mode Network Connectivity with Attention Circuitry: Pilot RCT and Nested fMRI Study
Anthony King
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmApproaching Nonduality in Clinical Settings — Love and Compassion Meditation
Zoran Josipovic
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmEffects of Focused Attention and Open Monitoring Meditation on Sustained Attention - Behavioral and Neurophysiological Changes
Kristina Eichel
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmMindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depressed Individuals and Suppression of Irrelevant Mental Sets
Jonathan Greenberg
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmSchool-based Yoga Programs As a Tool for Increasing Students' Mindfulness: Current Research and Future Challenges
Natalie Trent, Asimina Lazaridou
2:45 pm - 3:45 pmContemplative Practice and Social Justice
Beth Berila
Alan 'Abd al-Haqq Godlas PhD, Rev. Takafumi Kawakami, John Makransky PhD, Erin Jien McCarthy PhD

2:45 pm - 3:45 pmThe Future of Meditation Research: Expanding our Field of Inquiry
B. Rael Cahn, Arnaud Delorme, Cassandra Vieten, Helané Wahbeh
2:45 pm - 3:45 pmMovement, Embodiment and Interoception in the Context of Contemplative Practices
Dav Clark, Justin Feinstein, Laura Schmalzl
2:45 pm - 3:45 pmExamining the Implementation, Process, and Outcomes of CARE for Teachers, a Mindfulness-based Intervention in Teacher Professional Development
Joshua Brown, Sebrina Doyle, Patricia Jennings, Deborah Schussler
2:45 pm - 3:45 pmClinical Implications of Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT)
Gaëlle Desbordes, Ariel J. Lang, Jennifer S. Mascaro, Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Thaddeus W. W. Pace
2:45 pm - 3:45 pmImplementing Organizational Mindfulness Training for Health Care Staff: Challenges and Opportunities
Claudia Citkovitz, Kell Julliard, Christopher Lyddy Marci Resnicoff, Amy Reyer
2:45 pm - 3:45 pmMeasuring Multiple Components of Compassion: The Multidimensional Compassion Scale, the SOFI Scale and a Rasch Analysis of Mindfulness and Compassion
Hooria Jazaieri, Sue Kraus, Sharon Solloway
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmChallenges in Teaching Secular Compassion Cultivation
Dent Gitchel
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmEffects of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement on Emotion-Cognition Interactions in Chronic Pain
Becky Ablad, Sarah Priddy, Elizabeth Thomas
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmRandomized Trial of Tibetan Yoga in Women with Breast Cancer Undergoing Chemotherapy
Alejandro Chaoul
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmThe Impact of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy on Neural Processing of Sadness-provocation in a High-risk Sample
Philip Desormeau
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmTowards a CERN-inspired Collaboration Infrastructure for Contemplative Studies
Wolfgang Lukas
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm"Listening, Reflection and Cultivation": Buddhist Quest for Wisdom & Paradigm for Contemplative Studies
Marc-Henri Deroche, Jeremy Rappleye
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm The Relationship between Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Self-Compassion, Rumination and Mindfulness
Kate Williams
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmA Randomized Controlled Trial of MBSR versus CBT for Social Anxiety Disorder: Differential Mediators of Treatment Outcome
Philippe Goldin
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmBecoming a Traditional Tibetan Medical Doctor: Contemplative Practice Hidden in Traditional Pedagogies and Canonical Memorization
Tawni Tidwell
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmEmbodied Dreaming, Sleep and Procedural Memory: A Nap Study of Vipassana Practitioners and Non-meditating Controls
Elizaveta Solomonova
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmMaximus the Confessor's (580 –662 AD) Concept of Dynamism: A Critique of a Christian Contemplative Tradition
Cullan Joyce
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmMindfulness and Meditation As a Developmental Process: Issues and Perspectives in Research
Anthony Zanesco, Brandon King
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmPersonalizing the Training of Attention
Thomas Anderson
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmThe Ultimate Rx: Cutting Through the Delusion of Self-Cherishing
Lisa Dale Miller
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmWhat Mediates the Effect of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression?
B. Rael Cahn, Gaëlle Desbordes, Andrea Rosati, Jennifer Hagstrom MD, Felipe Jain
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmPotential Roles of Mindfulness in the Science of Behavior Change
Sara Lazar, Eric Loucks, Natalia Morone, Lis Nielsen
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmContemplative Pedagogy in Higher Education
Andrew Dreitcer, Louis Komjathy, Harold Roth, Judith Simmer-Brown
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmEmploying Mindfulness Practices in a Pediatric Hospital: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Adoption
Stephanie Andrews, Nicholas Clark, Carol Kemper, Dane Sommer, Kelly Trowbridge
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmThe Contemplative Ground of the Jaina Tradition
Christopher Chapple, Christopher Miller, Anne Vallely
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmOff the Cushion and Into the World: Training Compassion Where It Really Hurts
Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, Barbara A.B. Patterson, Deborah Rozelle, Teresa I. Sivilli
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmDownward Social Comparison and Good Wishes for Others: Which Leads to a Better Psychological State in Short Term?
Douglas Gentile
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmExploring the Link Between Post-Reformation Linguistic Changes to the Concept of "Conscience" and Using Contemplative Activism to Heal Our Loss of Community
Cristina Serverius
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmHypnotic-Like Aspects of Dzogchen Meditation
Ian Wickramasekera
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmMeditation-based Introspection As Method for the Neurophysiological Study of Free Will — A Neurophenomenological Approach
Stefan Schmidt
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmMindfulness and Attention: Current State-of-Affairs and Future Considerations
Ruchika Prakash
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmMindfulness and the Transformation of the Self: Affirmation and Negation in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Tibetan Buddhism
Jacob Lindsley
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmMindfulness Training in Older Adult Caregivers of Persons With Dementia: Preliminary Findings, Benefits and Barriers
Alexandra Fiocco
Sunday, November 13, 2016
9:00 am - 9:30 amA Randomized Controlled Meditation Retreat Trial: The Moderating Role of Early Life Adversity on Wellbeing
Amanda Gilbert
9:00 am - 9:30 amPostural Yoga and the Extended Mind Hypothesis
Joy Laine
9:00 am - 9:30 amServant Leadership Contemplative Practice
Thomas Thibodeau
9:00 am - 9:30 amThe Effects of Intensive Insight Meditation on Telomeric Regulation
Quinn Conklin
9:00 am - 10:00 amDesigning and Implementing Secular Ethics and Contemplative Pedagogy-Based Degree Programs for Main Campus Students, Incarcerated Students and Others
Thomas Fabisiak, Michael Karlin, Brendan Ozawa-de Silva
9:00 am - 10:00 amImplementation and Evaluation of Contemplative Trainings in Applied Settings
Margaret Cullen, Mark Greenberg, Amishi Jha, Robert Roeser
9:00 am - 10:00 amSociocultural Influences and Issues Associated With the Implementation of Mindfulness-based Interventions (MBIs) in Developing Countries
Leysa Cerswell, Thao Le, Dominique Morisano
9:00 am - 10:00 amExploring the Relationships between Contemplative Approaches, Social Justice, and Action
Daniel Barbezat, Brad Grant, Oliver Hill, Rhonda Magee
9:30 am - 10:00 amDancing with Chaos
Theodore Fallon
9:30 am - 10:00 amSelf-related Processes in Mindfulness Meditators Differentially Change Activations in Prefrontal Mid-line Regions
Jacqueline Lutz
9:30 am - 10:00 amThe Web of Meaning: Principles of Self-Organization in Neo-Confucian Thought
Jeremy Lent
9:30 am - 10:00 amWell-Being in High-Performance Environments
Bill Duane, Timothy Harrison, Elisa Kozasa