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2-Day Mindfulness, Compassion & Biofeedback: Evidence-Based Strategies to Improve Self-Regulation & Stress Reduction in Clients with PTSD, Anxiety, Chronic Pain & More
2-Day Mindfulness, Compassion & Biofeedback: Evidence-Based Strategies to Improve Self-Regulation & Stress Reduction in Clients with PTSD, Anxiety, Chronic Pain & More

Where:   FAIRFAX, VA

When:  Thursday, July 11, 2019 - Friday, July 12, 2019

This event is not currently available for purchase.

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Course Description:

Clients with PTSD, anxiety, depression or chronic pain often struggle with distress-tolerance and poor emotional regulation. These clients are often unable to cope with navigating through difficult treatment because they can’t access thoughts and feelings beyond the immediate moment. Week after week, this leaves you feeling like you’re having the same session repeatedly with no improvements. You’ve become frustrated and are not sure what to do next.

Transform your clinical outcomes by integrating Mindfulness-Based Biofeedback into your practice!

Mindfulness-Based Biofeedback can complement any treatment approach and has been demonstrated to improve numerous physical and emotional health symptoms including those associated with chronic pain, anxiety, stress and depression. In biofeedback treatment, individuals learn about their emotional state by taking biological measurements, such as temperature or respiration rate, and use that information to choose mindfulness and compassion techniques to target and change symptoms of high stress or dysregulation. You’ll be able to teach these skills to your clients so that they can become aware of their bodies and “see” their mood states, emotions and stress levels – with little to no financial investment required.

Join Dr. Urszula Klich, PhD, BCB, and discover the exponential benefits of combining two rigorously studied scientific methodologies into a modality that is useful for clinical practice and overall health and wellbeing. Dr. Klich will walk you step-by-step through the process of using biofeedback and mindfulness together with the goal of helping your clients develop stress-reduction and self-regulation skills. You’ll learn how to utilize affordable, easy-to-use, portable biofeedback modalities in session and how to teach your clients to use them at home. Attend this hands-on, experiential seminar, and you’ll leave with valuable skills and tools that you can apply immediately to transform your practice.

Register today to master Mindfulness-Based Biofeedback and transform stress-reduction and self-regulation for your clients!
Objectives:
  1. Explore the physical and psychological benefits of mindfulness meditation and their treatment implications.
  2. Articulate the efficacy of practicing mindfulness-based approaches as it relates to symptom reduction for several disorders, including anxiety and chronic pain.
  3. Integrate mindfulness and compassion-based interventions in session to improve clinical outcomes.
  4. Assess nervous system reactivity in clients with an individualized stress test to inform clinical treatment interventions.
  5. Analyze biofeedback treatment and provide examples of biofeedback modalities that are amenable to practical use by clients and in session.
  6. Perform a clinical assessment to inform the clinician’s choice of the best combination of mindfulness and biofeedback modalities for symptom management.
  7. Explain how mindfulness-based biofeedback treatment works to alleviate psychophysiological symptoms that occur because of acute and chronic stress.
  8. Integrate biofeedback with complementary relaxation techniques to improve clinical outcomes.
  9. Develop a mindfulness-based biofeedback treatment plan to alleviate symptoms of stress, pain, anxiety, PTSD, and depression in clients.
  10. Utilize respiration and thermal biofeedback modalities in session to teach clients self-regulation skills and stress management.
  11. Integrate biofeedback and self-regulation exercises, such as compassionate bodily awareness, in session, to improve client level of functioning.
  12. Utilize clinical strategies to adapt mindfulness-based biofeedback to treat various client populations, such as children and military personnel.
OUTLINE

Integrate Biofeedback into Your Practice
  • Biofeedback purpose and benefits
  • Assess client reactivity
  • Efficacy for various mental health conditions
  • What happens when clients try to relax
  • Stress & it’s relationship to pain
  • How biofeedback works
  • Choose the right tool for the job
  • Usability and portability considerations
  • Treatment goals
  • Billing & documentation considerations
  • Limitations of research & potential risks
  • Practice Exercises: Using different biofeedback modalities
Respiration Biofeedback: Step-by-Step
  • Meditation & the breath
  • Assess dysfunctional breathing
  • Symptoms of overbreathing
  • Overbreathing & mental health
  • Biofeedback modalities for breathing regulation
  • Apps for use with respiration biofeedback
  • Overcome barriers to improvement
  • Practice Exercise: Respiration biofeedback
Thermal Biofeedback: Step-by-Step
  • Symptoms of vasoconstriction
  • Thermal biofeedback modalities
  • Use thermal biofeedback to reduce level of arousal
  • Teach clients to regulate temperature
  • Integrate autogenic training & thermal biofeedback
  • Practice Exercise: Hand temperature
Mindfulness & Compassion: Essential Skills for Use with Biofeedback
  • Strategies to improve client engagement
  • Promote psychological flexibility and adaptive functioning
  • Autogenic training: Step-by-step
  • Cognitively-Based compassion training
  • Practice Exercise: Mindfulness & compassion
Mindfulness-Based Biofeedback Step-by-Step: Boost Clinical Effectiveness by Combining Mindfulness and Biofeedback
  • Integrate physical, cognitive & emotional well-being
  • When to use mindfulness-based biofeedback
  • Assess client nervous system reactivity
  • Biofeedback-driven goals
  • ”Activate” the parasympathetic nervous system
  • Help clients explore their values
  • Take a strengths inventory
  • Complementary relaxation techniques
  • Utilize the MBB Cognitive Awareness Log
  • Biofeedback-assisted body scan
  • Barriers to mindfulness-based biofeedback
  • Practice Exercises: Mindfulness-based biofeedback techniques
Mindfulness-Based Biofeedback for Skills Development
  • Choose the best combination of mindfulness practices & biofeedback modalities
  • What to monitor & when
  • Take-home worksheet resources
  • Help clients transition behaviors into habits
  • Relapse or normal fluctuations in learning?
  • Client homework: Simple starting points
  • Practice Exercises: Use biofeedback for skills development
    • Attention & prevention
    • Distraction
    • Thought management
    • Awareness
    • Problem reconceptualization
    • Tension reduction
    • Self-regulation
Mindfulness-Based Biofeedback in Action: Confidently Tailor for Use with Specific Disorders & Special Clinical Populations
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety and panic
  • Depression
  • Chronic & acute pain
  • Headaches
  • Military
  • Couples
  • Children
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Psychotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

URSZULA KLICH, PHD, BCB

Dr. Urszula Klich, Ph.D., BCB, is a clinical psychologist, speaker, and author who teaches self-regulation to maximize physical and emotional health. She is a certified meditation teacher in Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT) through Emory University and has served on various medical teams. She is board certified in biofeedback and is the president of the Southeast Biofeedback and Clinical Neuroscience Association. Her specialized program of Mindfulness-Based Biofeedback (MBB) has been published and widely applied from hospitals to classrooms based on the premise that integrating mindfulness and compassion-informed treatment with psychology fosters individuals’ healing power to improve physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Living mindfully is advantageous and accessible to anyone who recognizes a need for a shift in their lives and sets an intention to move forward She is a sought-after workshop leader and internationally-recognized speaker in health and wellness.
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.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
This 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 this activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


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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This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pennsylvania Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for the program(s). This program qualifies for 12.5 continuing education hours.


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


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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