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100 Brain-Changing Mindfulness Techniques to Integrate Into Your Clinical Practice
100 Brain-Changing Mindfulness Techniques to Integrate Into Your Clinical Practice

When:  Monday, April 3, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Attend this workshop and learn how to treat anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, bipolar disorder, sleep, pain, anger, and stress with brain-changing mindfulness skills tailored to each disorder.

Debra Burdick, LCSW, BCN, also known as “The Brain Lady”, will demonstrate and explain numerous core through advanced mindfulness skills and guide you on how and when to apply them to specific disorders in order to improve treatment outcomes in clinical practice. This seminar will give you personal experience with practicing the skills and processing your own results that you can apply right away to your work with your clients. Discover a proven four-step process for integrating mindfulness into your practice and learn the neurobiology behind mindfulness to be able to clearly explain it to your clients.

Objectives:
  1. Treat anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, bipolar disorder, sleep, pain, anger and stress with brain-changing mindfulness strategies tailored to each disorder.
  2. Discuss and practice core and advanced mindfulness strategies that improve client symptoms and treatment outcomes for each disorder.
  3. Identify when and how to use mindfulness strategies that act as interventions for specific mental health disorders.
  4. Utilize the latest brain research about mindfulness to understand and explain the proven benefits of mindfulness to clients.
  5. Implement proven strategies to integrate mindfulness into your clinical practice.
  6. Recognize how to empower clients to attain the benefits of incorporating mindfulness into their daily lives.
OUTLINE

Mindfulness – the Neurobiology of Brain Changes
  • Neuroplasticity and the brain
  • Evidence for Mindfulness as a treatment
  • Brain changes for specific disorders
4 Steps to Integrate Mindfulness into Clinical Practice
  • How to teach Mindfulness in session
  • Techniques to increase client use of Mindfulness at home
  • Strategies for processing what happens with your client
  • Strategies to identify and overcome obstacles & resistance
Mindfulness Strategies for Specific Disorders
  • Mindfulness of breath
  • Present moment awareness
  • Core practice
  • Mindfulness of thoughts
  • Mindfulness of tasks
  • Mindfulness of intention
  • Mindfulness of intuition
  • Plus many more
Anxiety & Depression
  • Calm the arousal state and relax mind and body
  • Reduce anxious thoughts
  • Focus on the present
  • Decrease negative thoughts
  • Shift and improve mood state & increase pleasure
PTSD
  • Calm the arousal state
  • Improve ability to stay grounded in the present
  • Reduce traumatic thoughts
Panic & OCD
  • Reduce frequency and intensity of panic attacks
  • Increase awareness of obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors
  • Decrease obsessive thinking and compulsions
Bipolar Disorder
  • Increase awareness of mood state
  • Stabilize mood over time
ADHD
  • Improve concentration
  • Increase task completion
  • Reduce hyperactivity
Pain & Sleep
  • Accept and embrace the pain
  • Calm busy thoughts
  • Relax the mind and body
  • Fall asleep and stay asleep

DEBRA BURDICK, LCSW, BCN

Debra Burdick, LCSW, BCN, also known as ‘The Brain Lady’, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a board certified neurofeedback practitioner. Deb is an international speaker and author of the best-selling books, Mindfulness Skills Workbook for Clinicians and Clients: 111 Tools, Techniques, Activities & Worksheets, and Mindfulness Skills for Kids & Teens, A Workbook for Clinicians and Clients with 154 Tools, Techniques, Activities and Worksheets and has taught mindfulness skills to her clients for over 25 years.

She recently retired from her private practice, and previously worked at the Child Guidance Clinic, Family Services, Child and Family Agency, and Lawrence and Memorial Hospital.

Debra incorporates mindfulness skills in all areas of her practice. She initially became interested in mindfulness to deal with a chronic illness (now thankfully healed). She found it so helpful in her own life that she started teaching her clients the skills she was using. She went on to develop clinical material on mindfulness skills and created a four-step process for working with clients using mindfulness that she perfected in her private practice and in an intensive outpatient program. Her clients have shown her that mindfulness skills improve the rate and quality of treatment outcomes.

Debra has presented numerous presentations, workshops, and teleseminars. She is often interviewed on Internet radio and telesummits and her work has been featured in The Day newspaper, Self-Improvement Magazine, and “Parenting Powers” television shows. She is an expert author on SelfGrowth.com.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Debra Burdick maintains a private practice. She is an author for Vervante publishers and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Debra Burdick contributes to SelfGrowth.com and receives no compensation.
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.


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.


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.

FLORIDA NURSES:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 6.0 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.

FLORIDA OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. Provider Number: 50-399. This course qualifies for 6.3 continuing education credits. Please make sure to bring your license number to the seminar so that we can report your attendance to CE Broker.


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.

FLORIDA BOARD OF PSYCHOLOGY:
Florida
PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 6.3 continuing education credits. Please make sure to bring your license number to the seminar so that we can report your attendance to CE Broker.


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.

FLORIDA SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS:
Florida
PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits. Please make sure to bring your license number to the seminar so that we can report your attendance to CE Broker.


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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