Seminar Detail

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

Where:  SHELTON, CT

When:  Tuesday, June 13, 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.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. Certificates of Completion are distributed at the conclusion of the live seminar for those who register prior to the event date and attend the full day. A letter of attendance will be issued to participants who register at the event, arrive late, or leave early. For those who registered day of (walk-ins), and are in full attendance, a certificate of completion for full CE credit will be sent within 30 days following the event. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), 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
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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.

CONNECTICUT ADDICTION COUNSELORS: Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 6.25 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


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.

CONNECTICUT COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 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.

MASSACHUSETTS COUNSELORS: This program has been approved for 6.25 Category I MaMHCA/MMCEP hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 262 CMR. Expires: 6/14/17.

RHODE ISLAND COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 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 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.

MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: This activity has been certified by the FDA/CE Certifications and the Massachusetts Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc. for professional continuing education. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


NURSE/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 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 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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