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Live Webinar

2-Day Intensive Training: Mindfulness Certification Course


Faculty:
Debra Alvis, Ph.D.
Duration:
Two Full Days
Product Code:
LWC056515
Brochure Code:
PWZ86452
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD

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Description

This 2-day Certification training is your chance to become a Certified Mindfulness Informed Professional (CMIP) and get the skills and guidance you need to successfully incorporate mindfulness practices into your treatment plans!

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. Debra Alvis is a clinical psychologist and expert on mindfulness who developed the Mind/Body Program at the University of Georgia. Dr. Alvis lectures and leads retreats around the world and her trainings have helped thousands of clinicians to integrate the richness of Mindfulness into therapy for greater clinical effectiveness.

Join her for this 2-day intensive live online 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)!


CERTIFICATION MADE SIMPLE!

  • No hidden fees – PESI pays for your application fee (a $99 value)*!
  • Simply complete this live event and the post-event evaluation included in this training, and your application to be a Certified Mindfulness Informed Professional (CMIP) through Evergreen Certifications is complete.*

Attendees will receive documentation of CMIP designation from Evergreen Certifications 4 to 6 weeks following the program. *Professional standards apply.

Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/cmip for professional requirements.

Credits


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Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this live webcast.
 



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Faculty

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Debra Alvis, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist, developed the Mind/Body Program at the University of Georgia providing clinician training on the integration of mindfulness and contemplative practices into psychotherapy.  Her work as a professor at the University of Georgia included the supervision of doctoral students and co-leading a research team investigating mindfulness.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Alvis maintains a private practice and has more than 25 years of clinical experience in treating clients with a variety of conditions by combining mindfulness principles, body-oriented principles and traditional psychotherapeutic approaches. She also has an over 30-year personal contemplative practice.

Dr. Alvis lectures and leads retreats around the world. Her trainings have helped thousands of clinicians to integrate the richness of Mindfulness, neuroscience and somatic psychotherapies with cognitive approaches for greater clinical effectiveness.

Speaker Disclosure:
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.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: Each day there will be a 70-minute 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.


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Objectives

  1. Investigate the empirical support for mindfulness and connect this information to clinical implications for various conditions.
  2. Evaluate how understandable descriptions of neurological processes underlying disorders, in conjunction with understandable explanations of how mindfulness affects those processes, can motivate clients to engage in treatment.
  3. Assess for situations that may contraindicate the use of mindfulness with clients.
  4. Support how mindfulness training can enhance the cultivation of the therapeutic relationship.
  5. Employ mindfulness practices to impact the stress reaction and shift clients to a relaxation response.
  6. Evaluate how mindfulness interventions utilized in treatment plans for anxiety can help counter automatic patterns of thoughts.
  7. Assess how mindfulness can be taught in the clinical setting to help depressed clients manage negative self-talk.
  8. Support how mindfulness can enhance addiction treatment and help clients identify triggers that could lead to relapse.
  9. Investigate how mindfulness and breathing techniques that reduce the body’s anger response can be taught in-session to help clients manage their angered outbursts.
  10. Employ grounding techniques and breathing exercises that can be used to increase feelings of safety in traumatized clients.
  11. Assess how integrating mindfulness as an adjunctive therapy can help clinicians diversify available clinical techniques and individualize treatment.
  12. Distinguish between individual and group mindfulness practices and identify which types of clients would benefit from each.
  13. Differentiate between formal and informal mindfulness practices and characterize how they can be used in conjunction with one another to address the unique needs of clients.

Outline

Mindfulness and the Clinician:
“Know What You Teach” and “Teach What You Know”
  • Empirical support for improved symptomology and well-being
  • The latest research on therapists who practice mindfulness
  • Your mindfulness practice and how you can embody mindfulness
  • Situations that may contraindicate applying mindfulness in session
  • Research limitations
Mindfulness Psychoeducation Approaches:
Easy to Use Strategies to Enhance Motivation in Therapy
  • Mindfulness vocabulary
  • Visuals and metaphors to explain mindfulness
  • Motivate clients with neuroplasticity
Deepen the Therapeutic Relationship:
Build Presence, Trust and Empathetic Connection with Clients
  • Overcoming barriers
  • Affect regulation techniques for therapist and client
  • Strategies to create empathetic connection
  • Exercises to build clients trust in themselves
Teach Mindfulness to Clients:
Formal and Informal Mindfulness Practices
  • Tips for teaching clients about the senses and awareness
  • Strategies to shift from “Automatic Pilot”
  • Skill building interventions to increase responsiveness & reduce reactivity
  • Strategies to cultivate attunement
  • Approaches for deepened experience of mindfulness
  • Brief and other informal practices
  • How to adapt practices to special populations
Group Therapy vs. Individual Sessions
  • Effectiveness of group vs. individual mindfulness
  • How to set up and conduct a mindfulness group
    • Screening for individual goodness of fit
    • Encouraging client buy-in and commitment to practice
  • Mindfulness interventions specifically designed for groups
Anxiety and Stress:
Mindfulness Interventions to Relax the Body and Mind
  • Breathing practices that break the rumination cycle
  • Guided visualizations to lower the stress response
  • Movement strategies
  • Multi-sensory regulation techniques
  • Mindfully reduce the intensity of panic attacks
Mindfulness for Trauma:
Disempower Intrusive Thoughts
  • Muscle tension releasing – exercises to counter fight or flight
  • Guided meditations to disempower intrusive thoughts
  • Grounding exercises and sample scripts
Using Mindfulness in Depression Treatment
  • Recognize self-criticism and respond with self-love
  • Manage negative self-talk with awareness of thoughts
  • Meditations to boost well-being
Mindfulness for Addictions: Break the Habit Loop
  • Awareness vs. autopilot -- relapse prevention
  • Mindfulness for triggers
  • Emotional regulation for cravings
Mindful Anger: Breathing and Self-Soothing Techniques
  • Breathe through anger
  • Distraction and grounding techniques
  • Self-soothe with calming words and imagery
Mindfulness, Diversity, & Cultural Humility
  • Adapt mindfulness experiences with cultural sensitivity
  • Assess appropriateness of mindfulness interventions for individuals
  • Negotiate the treatment plan
Mindfully Conquer Compassion Fatigue
  • Right here/right now – stay in the moment to reduce anxieties
  • Effective and healthy ways to manage your emotions
  • Change limiting stories about caring for yourself
  • Release the negative – 3 steps to countering negativity bias

Target Audience

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

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Total Reviews: 3

Comments

Adrienne L

"A very comprehensive seminar! Learned a great deal!"

Deborah G

"Dr. Alvis went above and beyond answering questions on this zoom venue. She encouraged the participation of the people attending by asking for comments on various exercises that were part of the course. "

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