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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 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 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 Clinician - Level 1 (CMC-1)!

BONUS!!!

Best of all, upon completion of this 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 counseling. Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/cmc1 for details. 


Details

Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.4
Faculty:
Debra Alvis, Ph.D.
Duration:
12 Hours 34 Minutes
Copyright:
Oct 06, 2020
Product Code:
RNV056515
Media Type:
DVD - Also available: Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.

CPD


Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 12.5 hours CPD.

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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 25 years of clinical experience in supporting clients’ recovery from shame, trauma, anxiety, depression and relational concerns. A seasoned international presenter and consultant, Dr. Alvis is a therapeutic yoga educator and retired as faculty from the University of Georgia where she developed and led the Mind/Body Program. The program included a clinician training program integrating contemplative approaches in psychotherapy. A thirty-five year personal contemplative practice, research experience, and a deep understanding of applied neuroscience, Polyvagal Theory, and compassion resiliency further enrich her presentations. She draws upon this unique background to provide effective and easily applicable skills designed for immediate integration into clinician’s practices.

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

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


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: 463

Comments

Deborah G - LYNDONVILLE, Vermont

"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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