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2-Day Intensive Training: Mindfulness Certification Course


Speaker:
Richard Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP
Duration:
2 Full Days
Product Code:
LIP055240
Brochure Code:
PRT90528
Media Type:
In-Person Seminar - Also available: Digital Seminar | Live Webinar
Location:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland - Portland, Oregon

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Description

This 2-day Certification training is your chance to become a Certified Mindfulness-Informed Professional (CMIP)!

And unlike other Mindfulness Certification programs that are too expensive, too time consuming, and require extensive travel, this live webcast training is completely within your reach!

Dr. Sears, a licensed psychologist and director of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness and Meditation, is celebrated as an acclaimed mindfulness author, engaging teacher, and knowledgeable scholar. His transformative trainings have empowered hundreds of clinicians, enhancing their clinical effectiveness by seamlessly integrating mindfulness into therapy.

Join him for this 2-day intensive training and get:

  • How-to instruction on using mindfulness-based exercises with clients working through stress, anxiety, trauma, depression, anger, and addiction
  • Specific guidance on using mindfulness with individuals and groups
  • Feedback and tips on how you can strengthen your personal mindfulness practice

Best of all, upon completion of this live training, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Mindfulness-Informed Professional (CMIP) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and clients know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of using mindfulness in counselling. Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/CMIP for details.

Sign up today, enhance your clinical practice, and fundamentally improve the lives of your clients as a Certified Mindfulness-Informed Professional (CMIP)!


This limited time offer includes your certification fee - $99.99 value!

There’s no hidden charges, no additional costs. Just complete this training. When you finish, you’ll get simple instructions on how you can easily apply to become certified at no additional cost to you.

(Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/CMIP for full details and certification requirements)

Credit


* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 12.5 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


Counselors - Counselors

This educational offering consists of 12.5 clock hour(s) 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 this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Counselors - Oregon Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 contact hours of continuing education for Oregon Counselors. The Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists (Division 80, 833-080-0041(F)) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-6658) for 12.5 Social Work continuing education contact hours. 


Counselors - Washington Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Washington Counselors. The Washington State Department of Health confirms acceptance (WAC 246-809-610) of continuing education programs (including distance learning) relevant to counseling that feature instructors, speakers or a panel approved by the National Association of Social Workers. This distance learning program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-6658) for 12.5 Clinical Social Work continuing education contact hours.


Social Workers - Social Workers - National NASW

This Live program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-6658) for 12.5 continuing education contact hours in Clinical Social Work.


Social Workers - Social Workers - National ASWB ACE

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, 2023 - January 27, 2026. Social workers completing this course receive 12.75 Clinical continuing education credits.

 

Course Level: Intermediate Format: .  Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Social Workers - Oregon Social Workers

CE credit is available for 12.5 continuing education hours for Oregon Social Workers. Please see national social work approvals for this program.


Social Workers - Washington Social Workers

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Washington Social Workers. The Washington State Department of Health confirms acceptance (WAC 246-809-610) of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that feature instructors, speakers or a panel approved by the National Association of Social Workers. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-6658) for 12.5 Clinical Social Work continuing education contact hours.


Psychologists - Oregon Psychologists

This activity consists of 12.5 hours of continuing education instruction and is designed to meet the requirements of the Oregon Board of Psychology (858-040-0035). Please save the course outline, certificate of completion, and any other supporting documentation you receive from this live activity in case it is requested by the board.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Marriage & Family Therapists - Oregon Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Oregon marriage & family therapist and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists 833-080-0031, 0041. Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Washington Marriage & Family Therapists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Washington Marriage & Family Therapists. The Washington State Department of Health confirms acceptance (WAC 246-809-610) of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that feature instructors, speakers or a panel approved by the National Association of Social Workers. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-6658) for 12.5 Clinical Social Work continuing education contact hours.


Addiction Counselors - NAADAC

NAADAC

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. 


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists - ANCC

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 12.5 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

 

PESI, Inc.  is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved provider # 3322. This Distance Learning-Interactive activity is offered at 1.25  CEUs Intermediate, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. 

 


Physicians

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) 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.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 760 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



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Speaker

Richard Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP's Profile

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Richard Sears, PsyD, PhD, 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 has run hundreds of mindfulness groups and was lead clinician in the first brain scan study involving mindfulness with children and adolescents. He is also an adjunct professor in the University of Cincinnati psychology department, 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 former research/psychologist contractor with the Cincinnati VA Medical Center.

His most recent books include ACT with Anxiety (PESI); The ACT Flip Chart (PESI); Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Mindfulness Toolbox (PESI); Mindfulness: Living Through Challenges and Enriching Your Life in the Moment (Wiley-Blackwell); Building Competence in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (Routledge); and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for PTSD (Wiley-Blackwell).

Dr. Sears is a sixth-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 Eastern Wisdom for over 40 years, receiving ordination in three traditions, and transmission as a Zen master.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Richard Sears maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with the University of Cincinnati, Alliance Integrative Medicine, and Wright State University. He receives compensation as a consultant. Dr. Sears receives royalties as a published author. He receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Richard Sears is the founder and director of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness and Meditation and is a member of the American Board of Professional Psychology, the Academy of the American Board of Clinical Psychology, and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences. He is a peer reviewer for Mindfulness and a book reviewer for John Wiley & Sons, Inc, and Routledge.


Additional Info

Live Event Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Timeline for Completion

Please complete the CE quiz and/or evaluation within one week after the event.


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

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1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, Oregon 97232, United States
(503) 281-6111
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