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- Audio CD - 4+ hours
- 12 hr 22 min
- Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions
- RICHARD SEARS, PSYD, PHD, MBA, ABPP
- PESI Inc.
- 10/24/2019 - Available Now for Pre-Order
- CE Available:
- Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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- Compile the underlying mechanisms that make mindfulness techniques effective for stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, pain, and addiction.
- Breakdown the role of thoughts in perpetuating symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression as it relates to ruminating thoughts and behaviors in clients.
- Describe the brain changes associated with mindfulness practice to explain to clients the scientific effectiveness of practicing mindfulness.
- Connect how mindfulness builds upon and refines the evidence-based principles of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
- Incorporate mindfulness practices into traditional CBT thought records to help alleviate clients of intrusive, obsessive compulsive thoughts.
- Utilize specific mindfulness-based techniques to help clients disengage from the narrative of negative thoughts and emotions.
- Organize the eight session structure used MBCT program in your own clinical setting.
- Differentiate between the group process in MBCT vs. CBT to avoid clients’ cycles of struggling with distressing thoughts and feelings.
- Practice guiding a client through a 3-minute mindfulness exercise to improve the consistency of conscious choices rather than automatic reactions when distressed.
- Explore the use of decentering skills with a client, in a session, in the reduction of worry and ruminations.
- 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.
- Adapt the MBCT curriculum to different client populations, including children, as it relates to treatment considerations.
Competencies of MBCT
MBCT Curriculum & Core Therapeutic Tasks
- Foundations of MBCT
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
- Original MBCT trials
- Evidence base for MBCT
- Neurological evidence
- Adaptation and expansion of CBT principles
- Decenter from strong and persistent negative thoughts
- Leading mindfulness exercises skillfully
- Mindful inquiry
Clinical Issues – Advanced Strategies for Working with Challenging Clients:
- 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: Gather 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: Recognize Aversion
- Mindfulness of breath, body, sounds to deepen awareness
- Working with difficulties without struggle
- Session 5: Allow/Let Be
- Exposure to difficult thoughts and feelings to transform them
- Notice 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
- Adaptations of MBCT for:
- Chronic Pain
- Substance Use Disorders
- Children & Adolescents
- Limitations of the Research and 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
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.
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.
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