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Mindfulness Certificate Course: 2-Day Intensive Training
Mindfulness Certificate Course: 2-Day Intensive Training

Where:   FAIRFAX, VA

When:  Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - Thursday, December 6, 2018

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Details

$439.99
Single Registration
$399.99
2+ Group Rate: per person
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Location

HILTON GARDEN INN FAIRFAX
3950 FAIR RIDGE DR
FAIRFAX, VA 22033
Phone:  703-385-7774
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Course Description:

Join in for this breakthrough Mindfulness Certificate Course to develop a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to help your clients incorporate brain-changing mindfulness practice into their daily routine.

You will be able to utilize concrete strategies that will provide greater healing for your clients who suffer from:
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Relationship challenges
  • Toxic habits or beliefs
You will learn effective clinical techniques from mindfulness expert Terry Fralich, LCPC, who has trained over 12,000 mental health professionals nationally and internationally. From his experience with the Dali Lama and Jon Kabat-Zinn he will teach you how to master the art of applying mindfulness insights, skills and techniques to a variety of clinical populations. Join him for this transformational experience as he reveals the latest advances in mindfulness and neuroscience to get the skills you need to succeed!

Through experiential exercises, interactive discussions, case studies and reproducible handouts, you will take away practical mindfulness strategies to use immediately with any client. Leave this certificate course armed with tools you can use in your very next session.

Don’t miss out – this course will fill up fast!
Objectives:

  1. Describe how clear psychoeducational descriptions of the relationship between mindfulness, neurobiology, and common disorders can be used to motivate clients to engage in treatment.
  2. Communicate how a case conceptualization that draws upon neuropsychological principles can help clinicians establish realistic expectations and goals with clients.
  3. Formulate treatment plans for anxiety that incorporate mindfulness strategies clients can use in and out of session to help alleviate symptoms.
  4. Dissect the neurobiological underpinnings of how emotions are created, and communicate why this is important to the therapeutic process.
  5. Employ mindfulness training and diaphragmatic breathing techniques that clients can use to help them manage unhealthy anger responses.
  6. Construct treatment plans for depression that incorporate mindfulness interventions that can be used to interrupt rumination and automatic negative thoughts.
  7. Characterize how mindfulness based stress reduction techniques can be used with clients to address prolonged periods of stress that can impact mental and physical health.
  8. Consider the clinical impact of research regarding the effects of mindfulness based practices on the neuropsychological aspects of trauma.
  9. Explore the clinical implications of research regarding the association between mindfulness and relationship satisfaction and outcomes.
  10. Establish how barriers to implementing mindfulness can be overcome using informal techniques clients can incorporate into their daily lives.
  11. Characterize how clinical tools that increase self-awareness can be used in therapy to help clients better manage their thoughts, emotions and behaviors.
  12. Articulate the importance of the connection between therapist and client in contributing to positive clinical outcomes, and delineate how mindfulness may enhance the therapeutic relationship.
OUTLINE

MASTER THE CORE SKILLS OF MINDFULNESS

Treatment Concepts
  • Introduction of mindfulness to clients
  • Mindfulness as self-directed neuroplasticity
  • Mindfulness as a skill-based path
  • Reconsolidation of neural networks through mindfulness practice
Experiential exercise: self-regulation techniques

Strengthening Therapeutic Presence
  • Benefits of therapeutic presence: presence, attunement, resonance, trust
  • Stabilize the mind: the foundation of focus
  • Self-regulation: the foundation of settledness
  • Spaciousness: the foundation of openness
Five Core Skills of Mindfulness
  • Clarify, set and re-affirm intention
  • Cultivate witnessing awareness: metacognition
  • Stabilize attention
  • Strengthen self-regulation
  • Practice loving-kindness for self and others
Experiential exercise: stability of attention and awareness

Neuroscience and Mindfulness
  • Effective drivers of neuroplasticity
  • Interpersonal neurobiology: importance of early experiences
  • Formation of mental models: core negative beliefs
  • Neuroception and the operation of the brain’s survival mechanisms
  • Explicit and implicit memories
  • Adaptive safety strategies: negative side effects
Experiential exercise: cultivate an inner refuge

Mindfulness Practices
  • Themes in beginning mindfulness practice
    • Am I focused or distracted?
    • Am I settled/grounded or tight/churning
  • Mindful transitions: a practice for new clients
  • Stop-breathe-reflect-choose practice
  • Development of client self-talk, scripts and mantras
  • Positive visualization practice
  • Cultivate a new vision of self: transform core negative beliefs

TRAUMA, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, RELATIONSHIPS, ANGER, STRESS AND SEX

Mindfulness for Trauma
  • Cultivate safety and groundedness
  • Retrain the dysregulated nervous system
Experiential exercise: positive visualization

Mindfulness for Anxiety
  • Witness the anxious mind
  • Get unstuck from anxious rumination
Experiential exercise: self-regulation practices for anxiety

Mindfulness for Depression
  • Transform core negative beliefs that power depression
  • Cultivate motivation and action
Experiential exercise: develop behavioral plans with the client

Mindfulness for Relationships
  • Clarify intentions that work in relationships
  • Transform unhealthy patterns
Experiential exercise: cultivate positive experiences/exchanges

Mindfulness for Anger
  • Understand the source of anger energy
  • Identify the anger storm
  • Clarify the practice when anger arises
Experiential exercise: rehearsal of the Stop-Breathe-Reflect-Choose practice

Mindfulness for Stress
  • Educate the client about the impact of stress
  • Change the stress reaction through practice
Experiential exercise: strengthen awareness of stress response, shifting to relaxation response

Mindfulness for Sex
  • Create conditions for healthy and mutually satisfying sex
  • Open to the full power of sexual intimacy
Mindfulness In-Session
  • Avoid compassion fatigue
  • Approach each session as meditative practice
  • Counsel "in the flow"
Experiential exercise: path to enjoying our work more meditation practice

Research, Limitations and the Potential Risks of Mindfulness in Treatment
  • Current state of research on mindfulness
  • Limits of the current research
  • Mindfulness-Based treatments – potential risks and limitations
  • The importance of client evaluation
  • Practices beyond your training and experience
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

TERRY FRALICH, LCPC

Terry Fralich, LCPC, is a co-founder of the Mindfulness Retreat Center of Maine and former adjunct faculty member of the University of Southern Maine Graduate School. He has led more than 400 seminars, trainings and retreats both nationally and internationally. His expertise consists of mindfulness, neuroscience, CBT, brain change, emotional intelligence, stress reduction, meditation and the treatment of anxiety and depression. He has been teaching transformative mindfulness skills and practices for 20 years and has pursued his own practice of mindfulness and meditation for 40 years. Terry studied extensively with His Holiness the Dalai Lama for 25 years and with some of the American pioneers of mindfulness. He is the author of Cultivating Lasting Happiness: A 7-Step Guide to Mindfulness and The Five Core Skills of Mindfulness: A Direct Path to More Confidence, Joy and Love.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Terry Fralich is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Terry Fralich has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




ADDICTION COUNSELORS
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


COUNSELORS
This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

MARYLAND COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity is approved for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.

VIRGINIA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


NURSE/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours or 1.25 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


PSYCHOLOGISTS
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PESI, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 12.5 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


SOCIAL WORKERS
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PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 12.5 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for this Intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
This activity qualifies for 760 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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