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In-Person Seminar

2-Day Intensive Training: Mindfulness Certification Course


Faculty:
Debra Alvis, Ph.D.
Duration:
Two Full Days
Product Code:
LIP056515
Brochure Code:
KOP85486
Media Type:
In-Person Seminar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD | Live Webinar  2
Location:
King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Available Dates:

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Description

This 2-day Certification training is your chance to become a Certified Mindfulness-Informed Clinician - Level 1 (CMC-1) 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 Clinician – Level 1 (CMC-1) 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/cmc1 for details.

Sign up today, enhance your clinical practice, and fundamentally improve the lives of your clients as a Certified Mindfulness-Informed Clinician - Level 1 (CMC-1)!


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 Clinician – Level 1 through Evergreen Certifications is complete.*

Attendees will receive documentation of CMC-1 designation from Evergreen Certifications 4 to 6 weeks following the program. *Professional standards apply.

Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/cmc1 for professional requirements.

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live event. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether live activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. 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, 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 your profession.  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 profession's standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.


Addiction Counselors

This 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.


Counselors

This 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.


New Jersey Counselors

This intermediate activity is approved for 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.


Pennsylvania Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education clock hours for Pennsylvania Counselors. The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors confirms under 49 Pa. Code S.49.36 that CE providers approved by the ACE Program of the Association of Social Work Boards meet the Board standards and qualify as approved providers. PESI, Inc. is an approved provider. Please see social work approvals for this program.


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. 


Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists

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 level self-study activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

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.


Delaware Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5  continuing education credit hours for Delaware Psychologists. This course meets the continuing education requirements specified in Section 10.0 of the Delaware Board of Examiners of Psychologists Rules and Regulations. Please keep your program brochure and certificate of attendance to support the following criteria: relevance, stated objectives, qualified faculty and attendance.


New Jersey Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for New Jersey Psychologists. The New Jersey Administrative Code, Title 13 Law and Public Safety, Chapter 42, Board of Psychological Examiners, Section 13:42-10.21 Continuing Education Programs, confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Pennsylvania Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.5 continuing education credit hours for Pennsylvania Psychologist. The Pennsylvania Board of Psychology, 41.59(d)(3) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This live activity is certified for a maximum of 12.5 <i>AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™</i> by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Psychologists & Physicians

Physicians: 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.

 

Psychologists: 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. This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.


Social Workers

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, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 Clinical 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

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 level activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


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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Faculty

Debra Alvis, Ph.D.'s Profile

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Debra Alvis, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and private practitioner with over twenty-five years of clinical experience. She specializes in an integrative approach bringing together polyvagal, neuroscientific, and somatic principles to treat trauma and co-morbid disorders.

Debra discovered that the polyvagal approach facilitates a mindful awareness of the biological reactions influencing the therapist/client relationship and the client's sense of safety in the world. Integrating physiological, brain-based, body-focused approaches with traditional psychotherapeutic orientations helped clients to recover more easefully and quickly from trauma. In addition, with an increased sense of safety and connectedness, clients more frequently practiced the strategies required through her work in private practice and as a clinical supervisor, educator, and consultant.

Dr. Alvis developed and led the Mind/Body Program at the University of Georgia where she now teaches health psychology graduate students to apply polyvagal, neuroscientific, and somatic approaches, serves as project director for federal grant focusing on integrative healthcare, and develops mindfulness-based research studies. A thirty-year personal contemplative practice and over a thousand hours training as a mindfulness and yoga teacher further enrich her presentations.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Debra Alvis is in private practice. Dr. Alvis receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Debra Alvis has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

Webcast 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.


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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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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