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Digital Seminar

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT): Experiential Workshop


Faculty:
Richard Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP
Duration:
12 Hours 23 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Oct 24, 2019
Product Code:
POS049535
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.


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 workshop recording, 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, humour, 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 recording!

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Director

Center for Clinical Mindfulness and Meditation


Richard W. Sears, PsyD, Ph.D., MBA, ABPP, has given hundreds of workshops on and ACT all around the world. He is a board-certified clinical psychologist in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he runs a private therapy and consultation practice, and is Director of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness & Meditation. He holds several academic appointments, including the Department of Clinical Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences with the UC College of Medicine. Dr. Sears is also a psychologist contractor with the Cincinnati VA Medical Center and with Alliance Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Sears is author of over a dozen books, including ACT with Anxiety; The CBT & Mindfulness Toolbox and Mindfulness: Living Through Challenges and Enriching Your Life. He is also a sixth-degree black belt in Ninjutsu, and once served as a personal protection agent for the Dalai Lama of Tibet. He has a PhD in Buddhist Studies, and received ordination in three traditions, as well as recognition as a Zen master.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Richard Sears maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with the University of Cincinnati, Alliance Integrative Medicine, and Wright State University School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Sears receives royalties as a published author. He receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Richard Sears is the director of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness and Meditation. He has professional affiliations with the American Board of Professional Psychology, the Academy of the American Board of Clinical Psychology, the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences, and the Cincinnati Academy of Professional Psychology.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


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 behaviours in clients.
  3. Describe the brain changes associated with mindfulness practice to explain to clients the scientific effectiveness of practising 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 allow them to 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
    • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)​
    • 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 & Family Therapists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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