Mindfulness Skills in Clinical Practice

An online continuing education program with Larry Cammarata, Ph.D.

Integrate your understanding and application of mindfulness to advance your professional development.

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Learn and refine mindfulness skills within a supportive online group setting. Your learning will be facilitated  through presentations, discussions, and practicing essential skills. No prior experience with mindfulness is required. 

For complete CE information for licensed mental health professionals, physicians, and nurses, please click on Mindfulness Skills Program prior to registering.

This educational program provides a comprehensive foundation for the application of mindfulness in clinical practice. Qualified participants who complete this training will receive a continuing education certificate for Mindfulness Skills in Clinical Practice. Mindfulness training has been shown to benefit the clinician by increasing attention, empathy, self-compassion, and affect tolerance. Mindfulness is a skill that contributes to therapeutic efficacy. Research has shown that mindfulness-based interventions have been successfully applied to diverse clinical populations such as mood disorders, addictions, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, trauma and stress-related disorders, chronic pain, and insomnia. Diagnoses aside, this training program recognizes that ‘treating people’, not diagnoses, is a valuable perspective in the delivery of mindfulness-based treatment.

Topics include: defining mindfulness; understanding the philosophical and ethical foundations of the practice; becoming a mindfulness-based clinician; mindfulness-based and acceptance-based interventions; understanding and applying mindfulness through the orientation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); mindfulness and therapeutic efficacy; the science and practice of mindful movement; research validated mindfulness-based therapies; how psychological knowledge and social ethics can enhance the efficacy of mindfulness-based treatment; self-compassion, addiction, and wellbeing; and how mindfulness can increase psychological flexibility. Self-compassion training as a complement to mindfulness skills training will be discussed, along with the research findings associated with self-compassion. The application of mindfulness, mindful movement, and body-centered interventions in the treatment of various clinical populations will also be covered. The ethics, limitations, and boundaries of using these practices will be reviewed.

Key benefits for clinicians attending the training include:

Developing a deeper understanding of the philosophical and scientific foundations of mindfulness and mindful movement

Increased confidence and efficacy in applying mindfulness, mindful movement, and self-compassion training in the treatment of various clinical populations

Integration of cognitive and experiential knowledge in a way that supports the quality of patient care

Enhanced emotional and physical resilience in the delivery of clinical services

Conceptual understanding of definitions for mindfulness, self-compassion, and mindful movement that can be clearly conveyed to clients and patients

Increased knowledge of research findings validating the efficacy of mindfulness, mindful movement, and self-compassion training


2023 Program Schedule

All classes are held on the Zoom platform on Tuesdays, from 9:00 to 11:00 am PST / 12:00 Noon to 2:00 pm Eastern Time. Please check your time zone. Qualified participants are required to attend all of the following live classes in order to receive continuing education credit for this course.


Tuesdays: 9:00 to 11:00 am PST / 12:00 Noon to 2:00 pm Eastern Time

April 4, 11, and 25

May 2 and 16

June 6 and 20

July 11 and 25


Fee: $650 (USD)

Registration and Payment:  Please email Linda Cammarata to register. After registering, you may pay by credit card through an online invoice that will be emailed to you.

Questions? Please email Linda Cammarata


INSTRUCTOR


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Larry Cammarata, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who specializes in mindfulness-based therapy and education, including the science and practice of mindful movement. For over 40 years, he has undertaken study, formal training, and practice in meditation and Buddhist psychology. He is the Director of Education of Mindfulness Travels and is also the Director of Training for East Bay Mindfulness Center. Larry is an instructor of Taijiquan (Tai Chi) and Qigong who has received advanced training in China and in the US. He was designated as an "Author-Expert" by IDEA for his writing, teaching, and service in the field of mid-body health, fitness, and wellness. His mindful movement work was presented at the 11th Annual International Scientific Conference of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine.

      © L. Cammarata 2022