Seminar Detail

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness

Where:  NASHVILLE, TN

When:  Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Do you feel stuck, frustrated or even discouraged with your current treatment approach?

Your client may be feeling the same way – resistant, unsatisfied and struggling not to relapse.

Discover how you can finally make progress by using cutting-edge techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. Together, CBT and Mindfulness have been proven to be highly effective for even the most challenging clients, including those suffering from:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Substance abuse
  • Personality disorders

Join Richard Sears, Psy.D., MBA, ABPP, for this experiential workshop, giving you the tools and strategies you need to apply CBT and Mindfulness to your practice. You’ll learn simple and advanced techniques, customizable for individual client needs.

Finally, you and your client can move forward in therapy, avoid relapse and find satisfaction in treatment.
Objectives:
  1. Explain the most recent research findings that relate to the effectiveness of CBT and mindfulness.
  2. Identify symptoms-specific treatment protocols combining CBT and mindfulness methods.
  3. Explain the three levels of cognition and how this relates to our different mental states.
  4. Combine the CBT thought record with the basic strategies of mindfulness training.
  5. Implement treatments that help anxious clients cope with cognitive distortions and habitual maladaptive breathing.
  6. Evaluate progress in therapy and client readiness for more advanced techniques.
OUTLINE

How CBT and Mindfulness Work Together
  • Principles of behavior therapy
  • Principles of cognitive therapy
  • Automatic thoughts and core beliefs
  • What exactly is mindfulness?
  • Clinical mechanisms
  • Neurological evidence
Mindfulness & Evidence-Based Techniques
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • And MORE, plus other interventions in development
Effective Mindfulness Exercises
  • The 3-Minute Breathing Space
  • How breathing is connected to stress
  • The role of thoughts during Mindfulness practice
Implementation Considerations
  • Mindfulness in action in one’s daily life
  • Creating and maintaining a daily practice
  • Clinician self-care
  • Riddles and more paradoxes
Applications for CBT & Mindfulness:
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Anxiety
    • Phobias
    • Generalized Anxiety
    • Health Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Bipolar
  • Personality Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Addictions
  • And more!
Discussion and Questions

RICHARD SEARS, PSYD, PHD, MBA, ABPP

Richard Sears, Psy.D., PhD, MBA, ABPP, is a licensed psychologist in Cincinnati, Ohio, board certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), runs a private psychology and consultation practice, and is the Director of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness & Meditation. He is also clinical assistant professor at Wright State University School of Professional Psychology, clinical/research faculty at the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness, volunteer associate professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences at the UC College of Medicine, and a research/psychologist contractor with the Cincinnati VA Medical Center.

His most recent books include: Mindfulness: Living Through Challenges and Enriching Your Life in this Moment (Wiley-Blackwell); Perspectives on Spirituality and Religion in Psychotherapy (PR Press); Building Competence in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (Routledge); and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for PTSD (Wiley-Blackwell). Dr. Sears is lead author of Mindfulness in Clinical Practice (PR Press) and Consultation Skills for Mental Health Professionals (Wiley).

Dr. Sears is a fifth degree black belt in Ninjutsu, and once served as a personal protection agent for the Dalai Lama with his teacher, Stephen K. Hayes. He has studied the Eastern Wisdom traditions for over 30 years, receiving ordination in three traditions, and authority to teach Zen koans (inka).




Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Richard Sears is core faculty for Union Institute and University. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Richard Sears is a member of the American Board of Professional Psychology; American Academy of Clinical Psychology; and American Psychological Association.
ADDICTION COUNSELORS
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This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 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 6.25 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.

ARKANSAS COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the American Psychological Association. 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.

TENNESSEE COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The Tennessee Department of Health-Professional Counselors and Marital and Family Therapists recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the American Psychological Association. 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.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
This activity consists of 380 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.

MISSISSIPPI MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: PESI, Inc. has submitted an application for credit approval to the Mississippi Board of Examiners for Marriage & Family Therapists. Credit is pending.


NURSE/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
This activity meets the criteria for a American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Activity PESI, Inc, is an approved provider by the American Psychological Association, which is recognized by the ANCC for behavioral health related activities.

This activity qualifies for 6.25 contact hours.


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 6.0 contact hours or .6 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 6.25 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 6.25 (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.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
This activity qualifies for 380 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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