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Seminar Detail

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

Where:
SPRINGFIELD, MA
When:
Friday, May 15, 2020 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This event is no longer available for purchase.

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

Enhance your treatment plans for anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, bipolar disorder, sleep, pain, and stress with brain-changing mindfulness skills tailored to the problems your clients face each day.

Attend this workshop and get detailed guidance on the hows, whys, and whens of incorporating core and advanced mindfulness skills into your clinical practice. Build your client education skills and improve therapeutic engagement with clear explanations regarding the neurobiology behind mindfulness. Interactive demonstrations and step-by-step instruction on specific interventions and exercises will give you the tools you need to treat a variety of disorders and populations. And the opportunity to practice under the direction of our instructor will boost your confidence in using your new skills. Better still, you’ll walk away with a four-step process that ties it all together, making what you’ve learned immediately relevant to your own work with clients.
Objectives:
  1. Motivate clients to engage in treatment with understandable psychoeducational explanations regarding the research and practices associated with mindfulness.
  2. Formulate treatment plans for anxiety that include mindfulness techniques that can be used to regulate the client’s arousal state.
  3. Integrate mindfulness interventions into therapy that can help depressed clients manage negative thoughts and reduce the risk of relapse.
  4. Articulate how mindfulness training can be used as an adjunctive therapy with evidence-based treatment to enhance attention in clients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  5. Communicate how mindfulness-based approaches can help clients observe internal reactions and establish how this information can be used in the treatment of posttraumatic stress symptoms.
  6. Instruct clients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) on the utilization of mindfulness skills that can facilitate disengagement from repetitive thoughts.
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
  • Mindful 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
Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Nurses
  • Psychiatrists
  • 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.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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 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.

New York Addiction Professionals: This course has been approved by OASAS for 6.25 clock hours toward Initial Credentialing for CPP Section # 4 or Renewal for CASAC, or CPP or CPS. Board required certificates will be sent after the program.


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: CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Connecticut Counselors. The Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies confirm acceptance of this program as a qualifying continuing education activity if approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (Sec. 20-195cc-3). Please see social work CE statements for this program.

Massachusetts Counselors: CE credit is available. This program has been approved for 6.25 Category 1 MaMHCA/MMCEP hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 262 CMR. Expires: 05/13/2021. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

New York Counselors: CE credit is available. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


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 Marriage & Family Therapists: This activity has been certified by NEAFAST on behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professions, for LMFT professional continuing education. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours. Certification #: PC-040784.

New York Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 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 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 & Psychiatrists
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Psychiatrists
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 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists
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. This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

Connecticut Psychologists: CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Connecticut Psychologists. CT Gen Stat Sec. 20-191c Continuing Education (b)(3) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from a nationally recognized provider of continuing education seminars. PESI, Inc. is a nationally recognized provider of continuing education seminars with multiple national CE approvals.

New York Psychologists: This live activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction and is related to the practice of psychology.


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, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 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.

New York Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


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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