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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Certificate Course: 2-Day Experiential Workshop
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Certificate Course: 2-Day Experiential Workshop

Where:   HONOLULU, HI

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

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

Are you like many other frustrated clinicians, wanting to incorporate mindfulness into your therapy practice but struggling to do so? All around you are mindfulness articles and workshops that are ineffective to give you concrete, practical skills to help your clients.

Take action today! An emerging evidence-based approach, called Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) has proven effectiveness!

In this new experiential two-day workshop, immerse yourself in the entire MBCT curriculum, an 8 session structured program that combines mindfulness and cognitive therapy techniques. MBCT is evidenced based, and is an advanced clinical version of the popular Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

Expert trainer Dr. Richard Sears will personally guide you step by step through core competencies of MBCT with passion, humor, and wisdom from his 30 years of teaching mindfulness. He will show you proven strategies for a wide range of psychological disorders, including:
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic pain
  • Addictions
  • Depression
  • And MORE!
Add this treatment approach to your toolbox to use with individual clients or group therapy! No stressing, just follow the 8 sessions laid out in this 2-day workshop!!
Objectives:

  1. Compile the underlying mechanisms that make mindfulness techniques effective for stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, pain, and addiction.
  2. Breakdown the role of thoughts in perpetuating symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression as it relates to ruminating thoughts and behaviors in clients.
  3. Describe the brain changes associated with mindfulness practice to explain to clients the scientific effectiveness of practicing mindfulness.
  4. Connect how mindfulness builds upon and refines the evidence-based principles of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
  5. Incorporate mindfulness practices into traditional CBT thought records to help alleviate clients of intrusive, obsessive compulsive thoughts.
  6. Utilize specific mindfulness-based techniques to help clients disengage from the narrative of negative thoughts and emotions.
  7. Organize the eight session structure used MBCT program in your own clinical setting.
  8. Differentiate between the group process in MBCT vs. CBT to avoid clients’ cycles of struggling with distressing thoughts and feelings.
  9. Practice guiding a client through a 3-minute mindfulness exercise to improve the consistency of conscious choices rather than automatic reactions when distressed.
  10. Explore the use of decentering skills with a client, in a session, in the reduction of worry and ruminations.
  11. Apply the three steps of the mindful inquiry process, after the mindfulness exercise is over, to help clients more quickly internalize the skills and attitudes that allows them let go of struggle and make conscious choices.
  12. Adapt the MBCT curriculum to different client populations, including children, as it relates to treatment considerations.
OUTLINE

Competencies of MBCT
  • Foundations of MBCT
    • Original MBCT trials
    • Evidence base for MBCT
    • Neurological evidence
  • Principles
    • Adaptation and expansion of CBT principles
    • Decenter from strong and persistent negative thoughts
    • Leading mindfulness exercises skillfully
    • Mindful inquiry
MBCT Curriculum & Core Therapeutic Tasks
  • Session 1: Awareness and Automatic Pilot
    • Raisin exercise – distinguish thinking and feeling
    • Body scan – foundation to build attention
    • Mindfulness of daily activities
  • Session 2: Living in Our Heads
    • ABC model for linking thoughts and emotions
    • Pleasant events calendar to foster attention to the positive
    • Mindful breathing for stress and focus
  • Session 3: Gathering the Scattered Mind
    • Mindful stretching for working with discomfort
    • Mindful walking for dynamic mindfulness
    • Unpleasant events calendar to relate differently to difficulty
    • 3-Minute breathing space
  • Session 4: Recognizing Aversion
    • Mindfulness of breath, body, sounds to deepen awareness
    • Working with difficulties without struggle
  • Session 5: Allowing/Letting Be
    • Exposure to difficult thoughts and feelings to transform them
    • Noticing thoughts without getting lost in them
  • Session 6: Thoughts are Not Facts
    • Purposefully exposing to strong thoughts and feelings
    • Techniques for working wisely with difficult thoughts
  • Session 7: How Can I Best Take Care of Myself?
    • Recognize relapse signatures to prevent future problems
    • Develop self-care action plans
  • Session 8: Maintaining and Extending New Learning
    • Personalize mindfulness practices for individual clients
    • Maintain momentum of positive gains
Clinical Issues – Advanced Strategies for Working with Challenging Clients
  • Adaptations of MBCT for:
    • Depression
    • Stress
    • Anxiety
    • Chronic Pain
    • PTSD
    • Substance Use Disorders
    • Children & Adolescents
Limitations of the Research & Potential Risks
  • Most research has been done in group settings
  • Best when clients have the cognitive capacity to engage in the practices
  • Adaptations must be made for acute conditions and special populations
  • Mindfulness involves moving into experiences, which may cause a temporary exacerbation of symptoms
Evaluations and Dissemination
Target Audience

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

RICHARD SEARS, PSYD, PHD, MBA, ABPP

Richard Sears, Psy.D., Ph.D., 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 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: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Mindfulness Toolbox (PESI, 2017); Mindfulness: Living Through Challenges and Enriching Your Life in this Moment (Wiley-Blackwell); Perspectives on Spirituality and Religion in Psychotherapy (PR Press, 2014); Building Competence in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (Routledge, 2015); and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for PTSD (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016). Dr. Sears is lead author of Mindfulness in Clinical Practice (PR Press, 2011) and Consultation Skills for Mental Health Professionals (Wiley, 2005).

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 has been given transmission as a Zen master.



Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Richard Sears holds faculty appointments at the University of Cincinnati. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Richard Sears is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a fellow of the Academy of the American Board of Clinical Psychology.
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.

Hawaii Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors: This course has been reviewed and approved by the Hawaii Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division for 12.5 hours of continuing education FOR Certified Substance Abuse Counselors (CSAC).


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.


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
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 12.6 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


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.

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.


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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