Mindfulness in Clinical Settings – 2 Day Workshop
- Social Work Office of Professional Excellence
Registration required. Continuing Education units available (see registration page for details).
About the Workshop
Mindfulness, the practice of awareness and compassion, has demonstrated powerful efficacy in teaching clients to cope with pain and distress and ultimately live their lives more fully. These basic skills can also benefit therapists by preventing burn out and helping them to be more authentically available to their clients. Specifically, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a scientifically researched program developed in 1979 for the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Led by Lucia McBee, LCSW, MPH, CYI (bio) and Elana Rosenbaum, LICSW, MS, MSW (bio), this two-day workshop will summarize the research on MBSR and use this model as a basis for teaching skills experientially. The instructors, both MBSR teachers for 20-30 years, will then explore ways that this model can be adapted for a wide range of populations, including those with physical and cognitive limitations, those in institutional or private practice settings, and the underserved and marginalized.
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