Tuesday, September 24, 2013

UCLA Workshop: Mindfulness Based Therapy

Dhr. Seven, Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly; UCLA MARC (marc.ucla.edu)
For 2,600 years Buddhist meditation experts have developed and refined mindfulness practices or "skillful methods" for studying and alleviating human suffering.
  • Innovative Treatment Approaches and Clinical Skill for Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, and Addictions
  • Oct. 3-Nov. 27, 2013, Friday mornings, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
The emerging innovative application and integration of theory and methodologies from classic Buddhist mindfulness practices such as Insight (vipassana), Zen (zazen), and Tibetan (dzogzen) traditions into contemporary therapeutics is a promising development for clinicians and a wide variety of client populations.
  • This workshop is designed for mental health clinicians who would like to begin utilizing the practices and princeiples of mindfulness, compassion training, and acceptance-based treatment with their clients
  • It outlines how to help clients manage intense and difficult emotions.
  • It teaches the mental (heart), somatic (body), and social (environmental) consequences associated with painful mind-brain-body disorders
  • ENROLL: uclaextension.edu, (310) 825-7093 or mntlhealth@uclaextension.edu, for complete course information: Reg#Z5118CA, Z5123CA, Z5124CA, Z5160CA.
Christopher K. Germer, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School and Institute for Meditation & Psychotherapy (IMP), Self-Compassion in Clinical Practice
L. Cozolino, Ph.D., Pepperdine University, The Construction of Consciousness: Neuroscience and Mind-Body Healing
Lobsang Rapgay, Ph.D., UCLA Geffen Medical School
Traditional Tibetan Mindfulness Practices with CBT for Anxiety Disorders
Ronald A. Alexander, Ph.D., Open Mind Training Institute
Mindfulness and Ericksonian Somatic Approaches to Trauma, PTSD, and Depression
Trudy A. Goodman, Ph.D., InsightLA, IMP
Compassion and Generosity: The Efficacy of Altruism in Clinical Treatment -- How Compassion and Generosity Support Mindfulness in Clinical Work
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D., Private Practice
Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy: Clinical Applications for Treating Depression and Addictions

Adapting ancient practices for modern life
Coordinators: Ron Alexander, Ph.D. (Wise Mind Open, 2009), co-author of new chapter (Mindfulness and Psychotherapy Handbook, 2014).
Psychologist Jeffrey Hutter, Ph.D., private practice, teaches psychotherapy, Integrative Meditation, and mindfulness training to clients and clinicians; he is also a Clinical Consultant, IMP Mindfulness and Psychotherapy training program.
  • Westwood 204 ABC Extension Lindbrook Center
  • Oct. 4-Nov. 22, 2013 (5 meetings, except 10-11-13)
  • Fridays, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Pre-registration required; no enrollment at door.
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