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(Mid-Peninsula District) Applications for Mindfulness in Clinical Practice

  • Friday, November 16, 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

Registration

  • $10.00 attendance
    $10 per CEU (1.5 CEUS)

Registration is closed

Presenter: Deborah Abraham, MFT

Description:  Deborah Abraham, MFT will be discussing the practice of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), for the treatment of anxiety, depression and emotional distress. She will familiarize us with MBCT ---the intersection of Cognitive Behavioral therapy and meditation. We will learn how this practice can enhance awareness of patients' feeling states and help with regulating their emotions. She will discuss the client population for whom this technique is best suited. Deborah will also guide us toward resources in the community that are available for learning more about using this practice.

Goals: 

  1. To understand the benefits of “awareness practice” in clinical work for both the clinician and for clients. Additionally, to know when mindfulness techniques are indicated and for which clients
  2. To familiarize the audience with the intersection of Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy and Meditation Practice and it’s uses in clinical practice.
  3. To practice bringing awareness to physical sensation as a way to encounter and work with emotion
  4. To learn about resources in the community for further investigation of this kind of clinical work.

    About the Presenter: 

    Deborah Abraham MFT is in private practice in Los Altos. In addition to her psychotherapy practice, she has taught mindfulness for a number of years in the area in hospitals and clinical settings.

    LOCATION INFORMATION: 

    The meeting room is on the third floor next to the cafe with free parking below the building. Take the Main Elevator. Meeting time is 12-2:00 PM with the first 15 minutes reserved for signing in and networking. The presentation starts at 12:15 PM following announcements. 

    CEU INFORMATION: 1.5 CEUs will be offered for LCSWs - members earn credits at no cost. Non-members are charged $10 admission and an additional $15 for CEUs ($25)

    COORDINATORS:

    Virginia Frederick | ginnyfred@aol.com 
    Joan Berman | berman.joan@gmail.com

    All clinical disciplines are welcome. ASWs, AMFTs, and APCCs with the approval of your supervisors, can use these educational credits toward your hours. To register and to sign up for membership or for more information contact info@clinicalsocialworksociety.org or Call 650-460-9210.


    CSCSW | P.O. Box 60937, Palo Alto, CA 94306 | 650-460-9210 | info@clinicalsocialworksociety.org

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