Seminar Detail

Mindfulness Certificate Course: 2-Day Intensive Training
Mindfulness Certificate Course: 2-Day Intensive Training

Where:   TREVOSE, PA

When:  Thursday, August 1, 2019 - Friday, August 2, 2019

This event is not currently available for purchase.

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Course Description:

Attend this in-depth Mindfulness Certificate Course to develop a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to help your clients incorporate mindfulness practices into their daily routine and help you provide greater healing for your clients who suffer from:
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Relationship challenges
  • Toxic habits or beliefs
This course will provide you with detailed, hands-on instruction on incorporating mindfulness into your treatment plans for the specific mental health disorders you see in your office each day. Full of structured and experiential exercises, interactive discussions, and case studies, you will take away practical strategies and reproducible handouts that are instantly usable upon your return to the office.

From intervening in the downward spiral of depression and anxiety to cultivating safety and groundedness in traumatized clients, you’ll learn the art of applying mindfulness insights, skills and techniques to a variety of clinical populations.

Better still, you’ll have the opportunity to practice the application of what you’ve learned under our instructor’s skilled supervision.

Sign up for this certificate course today and leave this transformational experience armed with the skills and tools you need to enhance your very next session.

Don’t miss out, this course will fill up fast!

Certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the course.
Objectives:

  1. Describe how clear psychoeducational descriptions of the relationship between mindfulness, neurobiology, and common disorders can be used to motivate clients to engage in treatment.
  2. Communicate how a case conceptualization that draws upon neuropsychological principles can help clinicians establish realistic expectations and goals with clients.
  3. Formulate treatment plans for anxiety that incorporate mindfulness strategies clients can use in and out of session to help alleviate symptoms.
  4. Dissect the neurobiological underpinnings of how emotions are created, and communicate why this is important to the therapeutic process.
  5. Employ mindfulness training and diaphragmatic breathing techniques that clients can use to help them manage unhealthy anger responses.
  6. Construct treatment plans for depression that incorporate mindfulness interventions that can be used to interrupt rumination and automatic negative thoughts.
  7. Characterize how mindfulness based stress reduction techniques can be used with clients to address prolonged periods of stress that can impact mental and physical health.
  8. Consider the clinical impact of research regarding the effects of mindfulness based practices on the neuropsychological aspects of trauma.
  9. Explore the clinical implications of research regarding the association between mindfulness and relationship satisfaction and outcomes.
  10. Establish how barriers to implementing mindfulness can be overcome using informal techniques clients can incorporate into their daily lives.
  11. Characterize how clinical tools that increase self-awareness can be used in therapy to help clients better manage their thoughts, emotions and behaviors.
  12. Articulate the importance of the connection between therapist and client in contributing to positive clinical outcomes, and delineate how mindfulness may enhance the therapeutic relationship.
OUTLINE

MASTER THE CORE SKILLS OF MINDFULNESS

Treatment Concepts
  • Introduction of mindfulness to clients
  • Mindfulness as self-directed neuroplasticity
  • Mindfulness as a skill-based path
  • Reconsolidation of neural networks through mindfulness practice
  • Experiential exercise: self-regulation techniques
Strengthening Therapeutic Presence
  • Benefits of therapeutic presence: presence, attunement, resonance, trust
  • Stabilize the mind: the foundation of focus
  • Self-regulation: the foundation of settledness
  • Spaciousness: the foundation of openness
Five Core Skills of Mindfulness
  • Clarify, set and re-affirm intention
  • Cultivate witnessing awareness: metacognition
  • Stabilize attention
  • Strengthen self-regulation
  • Practice loving-kindness for self and others
  • Experiential exercise: stability of attention and awareness
Neuroscience and Mindfulness
  • Effective drivers of neuroplasticity
  • Interpersonal neurobiology: importance of early experiences
  • Formation of mental models: core negative beliefs
  • Neuroception and the operation of the brain’s survival mechanisms
  • Explicit and implicit memories
  • Adaptive safety strategies: negative side effects
  • Experiential exercise: cultivate an inner refuge
Mindfulness Practices
  • Themes in beginning mindfulness practice
    • Am I focused or distracted?
    • Am I settled/grounded or tight/churning?
  • Mindful transitions: a practice for new clients
  • Stop-breathe-reflect-choose practice
  • Development of client self-talk, scripts and mantras
  • Positive visualization practice
  • Cultivate a new vision of self: transform core negative beliefs
TRAUMA, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, RELATIONSHIPS, ANGER, STRESS AND SEX

Mindfulness for Trauma
  • Cultivate safety and groundedness
  • Retrain the dysregulated nervous system
  • Experiential exercise: positive visualization
Mindfulness for Anxiety
  • Witness the anxious mind
  • Get unstuck from anxious rumination
  • Experiential exercise: self-regulation practices for anxiety
Mindfulness for Depression
  • Transform core negative beliefs that power depression
  • Cultivate motivation and action
  • Experiential exercise: develop behavioral plans with the client
Mindfulness for Relationships
  • Clarify intentions that work in relationships
  • Transform unhealthy patterns
  • Experiential exercise: cultivate positive experiences/exchanges
Mindfulness for Anger
  • Understand the source of anger energy
  • Identify the anger storm
  • Clarify the practice when anger arises
  • Experiential exercise: rehearsal of the Stop-Breathe-Reflect-Choose practice
Mindfulness for Stress
  • Educate the client about the impact of stress
  • Change the stress reaction through practice
  • Experiential exercise: strengthen awareness of stress response, shifting to relaxation response
Mindfulness for Sex
  • Create conditions for healthy and mutually satisfying sex
  • Open to the full power of sexual intimacy
Mindfulness In-Session
  • Avoid compassion fatigue
  • Approach each session as meditative practice
  • Counsel “in the flow”
  • Experiential exercise: path to enjoying our work more meditation practice
Research, Limitations and the Potential Risks of Mindfulness in Treatment
  • Current state of research on mindfulness
  • Limits of the current research
  • Mindfulness-based treatments – potential risks and limitations
  • The importance of client evaluation
  • Practices beyond your training and experience
Target Audience

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

DEBRA PREMASHAKTI ALVIS, PH.D.

Debra Premashakti Alvis, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and private practitioner with over 25 years of clinical experience in supporting clients’ recovery from shame, trauma, anxiety, depression and relational concerns. A seasoned international presenter and consultant, Dr. Alvis is also a therapeutic yoga educator and a lecturer at the University of Georgia where she developed and led the Mind/Body Program. The program included a clinician training program integrating contemplative approaches in psychotherapy. A 30-year personal contemplative practice, research experience, and a deep understanding of mindfulness and yoga further enrich her presentations. She draws upon this unique background to provide effective and easily applicable skills designed for immediate integration into clinicians’ practices.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Debra Premashakti Alvis is in private practice. She receives compensation as a Professor for the University of Georgia. Dr. Alvis receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Debra Premashakti Alvis has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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.

Pennsylvania Addiction Counselors: This course has been reviewed and approved for by the Pennsylvania Certification Board. This course will award 12.5 PCB Approved Hours of Education. (Valid for PA locations only)


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.

Delaware Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 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.

New Jersey Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 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 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.

Pennsylvania Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PSY000211. PESI maintains responsibility for the program(s). This program qualifies for 12.5 continuing education hours.


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.

Pennsylvania Social Workers, MFTs and Professional Counselors: The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This Intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


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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