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2-Day Intensive Training: Mindfulness Certification Course
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 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.
Watch her during 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
Purchase today, enhance your clinical practice, and fundamentally improve the lives of your clients as a Certified Mindfulness Informed Professional (CMIP)!
Best of all, upon completion of this 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.
*We partner with Evergreen Certifications to include certification with some of our products. When you purchase such a product we may disclose your information to Evergreen Certifications for purposes of providing services directly to you or to contact you regarding relevant offers.
- Investigate the empirical support for mindfulness and connect this information to clinical implications for various conditions.
- 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.
- Assess for situations that may contraindicate the use of mindfulness with clients.
- Support how mindfulness training can enhance the cultivation of the therapeutic relationship.
- Employ mindfulness practices to impact the stress reaction and shift clients to a relaxation response.
- Evaluate how mindfulness interventions utilized in treatment plans for anxiety can help counter automatic patterns of thoughts.
- Assess how mindfulness can be taught in the clinical setting to help depressed clients manage negative self-talk.
- Support how mindfulness can enhance addiction treatment and help clients identify triggers that could lead to relapse.
- 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.
- Employ grounding techniques and breathing exercises that can be used to increase feelings of safety in traumatized clients.
- Assess how integrating mindfulness as an adjunctive therapy can help clinicians diversify available clinical techniques and individualize treatment.
- Distinguish between individual and group mindfulness practices and identify which types of clients would benefit from each.
- 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.
Mindfulness and the Clinician:
“Know What You Teach” and “Teach What You Know”
Mindfulness Psychoeducation Approaches:
- 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
Easy to Use Strategies to Enhance Motivation in Therapy
Deepen the Therapeutic Relationship:
- Mindfulness vocabulary
- Visuals and metaphors to explain mindfulness
- Motivate clients with neuroplasticity
Build Presence, Trust and Empathetic Connection with Clients
Teach Mindfulness to Clients:
- Overcoming barriers
- Affect regulation techniques for therapist and client
- Strategies to create empathetic connection
- Exercises to build clients trust in themselves
Formal and Informal Mindfulness Practices
Group Therapy vs. Individual Sessions
- 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
Anxiety and Stress:
- 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
Mindfulness Interventions to Relax the Body and Mind
Mindfulness for Trauma:
- 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
Disempower Intrusive Thoughts
Using Mindfulness in Depression Treatment
- Muscle tension releasing – exercises to counter fight or flight
- Guided meditations to disempower intrusive thoughts
- Grounding exercises and sample scripts
Mindfulness for Addictions: Break the Habit Loop
- Recognize self-criticism and respond with self-love
- Manage negative self-talk with awareness of thoughts
- Meditations to boost well-being
Mindful Anger: Breathing and Self-Soothing Techniques
- Awareness vs. autopilot -- relapse prevention
- Mindfulness for triggers
- Emotional regulation for cravings
Mindfulness, Diversity, & Cultural Humility
- Breathe through anger
- Distraction and grounding techniques
- Self-soothe with calming words and imagery
Mindfully Conquer Compassion Fatigue
- Adapt mindfulness experiences with cultural sensitivity
- Assess appropriateness of mindfulness interventions for individuals
- Negotiate the treatment plan
- 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
3-Day: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Certification Training
Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a powerful, evidence-based treatment that allows clinicians to provide positive outcomes for clients of all ages struggling with stress, depression, trauma, suicidal and self-destructive behaviors and a variety of other clinical presentations.
This 3-day Certification Training will build the core competencies you need to bring DBT into your clinical practice and effectively use it with a wide range of client types. In just 3 days you’ll be given a roadmap to treat individuals using the skills and techniques from DBT so you can help your most challenging clients reach new levels of healing.
Even if you’ve attended other Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) trainings, this program will increase your competency and clinical sophistication with DBT when working with adults, youth, substance users and trauma survivors in a wide variety of settings.
Best of all, upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be eligible to become Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (C-DBT) 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 DBT in counselling. Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/CDBT for details.
Purchase today and get the skills and confidence you need to successfully help your clients with the power of DBT!
CERTIFICATION MADE SIMPLE!
- No hidden fees – PESI pays for your application fee (a $249.99 value)!
- Simply complete this seminar and the post-event evaluation included in this training, and your application to be Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy through Evergreen Certifications is complete.*
Attendees will receive documentation of C-DBT designation from Evergreen Certifications 4 to 6 weeks following the program.
*Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/CDBT for professional requirements.
PESI, Evergreen Certification Institute, and Charles Jacob, Ph.D., are not affiliated or associated with Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, or her organizations.
- Analyze the origins of Biosocial Theory and communicate the clinical implications of the theory.
- Determine how DBT skills can help clients identify unhealthy interaction styles.
- Determine how mindfulness skills can empower clients to interpret situations in new ways and react in healthier ways.
- Demonstrate how clinicians can effectively teach DBT skills and encourage support and constructive feedback in a group setting.
- Develop ways in which clinicians can maximize client buy-in for DBT homework assignments.
- Determine how interpersonal skills training can be used with clients to improve relationships.
- Determine how DBT skills can be used to decrease the likelihood of compassion fatigue in clinicians.
- Demonstrate how DBT skills can be utilized to identify and overcome obstacles to changing emotions and reactive behaviors.
- Devise ways in which DBT can be adapted for working with children and adolescents.
- Appraise how DBT can be used in working with trauma survivors.
- Demonstrate how diary cards can be used by clients to monitor their emotions and track how they are using DBT skills to deal with challenges.
- Effectively utilize a chain analysis with clients to help them gain insight into how they can change problem behaviors.
- Determine how opposite action strategies can be used by clients to reduce self-destructive urges.
- Support how interpersonal effectiveness exercises can be employed in therapy to help clients keep relationship without sacrificing their self-respect.
- Utilize a pros and cons list that can help clients see the consequences of their actions and make better choices when they are faced with a difficult decision.
- Apply strategies to confront therapy interfering behaviors and help clients overcome avoidance.
- Determine how Dialectical Behavior Therapy interventions can help clients foster radical acceptance of traumatic events and reduce feelings of shame, guilt and fear.
- Demonstrate how the STOP skills can help clients to manage crisis situations and prevent them from doing something impulsive they might regret later.
- Determine how clinicians can use the levels of validation to enhance the therapeutic alliance and teach clients to validate themselves.
- Employ DBT skills that can be used with clients to reduce self-harm and suicidal behaviors.
- Develop a client’s Wise Mind state so they can be more aware and less impulsive in their actions.
Foundations of DBT
DBT in the Clinical Setting
- Biosocial Theory
- Characteristics of DBT
- DBT as an evidence-based practice
- Dialectics: the balance of acceptance and change
- Application of DBT in the individual and group therapy setting
- Skills training methods
- Validation strategies
- Research and limitations
DBT Skills Training
Mindfulness: Cultivate the Skills at the Core of Successful DBT Therapy
- Acceptance vs. judgement
- Wise mind – achieve harmony between emotion and reason
- Accessible exercises for building mindfulness skills
- Observation – keep clients calm, centered and aware
- Describe – overcome assumptions
- Participation – release judgement and fear
- Strategies for teaching mindfully and exercises for therapy
Interpersonal Effectiveness: Skills to Build Better Relationships and Lives
- Tools to identify strengths
- Balancing relationships with self-respect
- Exercises and role play guidance on how to:
- Develop healthy assertiveness skills
- Enhance conflict resolution skills
- Build empathy
- Keep problems from building up
- Resist pressure
- Top strategies for changing behavior
Emotion Regulation: Practical Skills for Healthier Emotions and Greater Resilience
- Strong emotions and poor coping skills
- How to change unwanted emotions
- Reduce emotional vulnerability while practicing self-care
- Opposite action skills to reduce maladaptive behavior
- Emotion Regulation exercises
- Self-soothing strategies that work
- Learn the sleep hygiene protocol
Distress Tolerance: Skills to Cope with Painful Moments and Survive Crisis
DBT in Clinical Practice
- Developing crisis survival and reality acceptance skills
- 4 options to solving problems
- Problem solving case studies
- Using pros and cons to make decisions
- STOP skills to manage crisis situations
- The steps to practicing radical acceptance
- Tools to accept change
Self-Harm and Suicidal Crises: A Roadmap for Assessment and Intervention
- Analyzing behaviors; chain analysis & missing links analysis
- Diary cards and homework with clients
- Identify therapy interfering behaviors
- Develop skills to identify and manage self-harming & suicidal behaviors
Adapt DBT with Different Populations
- Screening and assessment tools for self-harming behaviors
- Interventions and treatment considerations for the self-harming population
- Suicide risk as a skills deficit problem
- Tools and techniques to assess for level of risk
- Firearms, medications, and lethal-means restriction plans that work
- Safety plans and crisis intervention
DBT: The Therapist and Consultation Group
- Children and adolescents
- Trauma survivors
- Substance abusers
- 3 ways to decrease therapist burnout
- The characteristics of an effective DBT team
- Integrating DBT into your practice