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Mindfulness and Reality Acceptance for Personal and Professional Practice

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Location: New Canaan, CT — co-sponsored by Silver Hill Hospital

Date(s): May 4-5, 2017
Trainer: Randy Wolbert, LMSW, CAADC, CCS


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Training Description

Mindfulness has emerged as an important focus of several empirically supported treatments. The roots of Mindfulness stem from the contemplative practices common to both Eastern and Western spiritual disciplines and the emerging scientific knowledge about the benefits of “allowing” experiences rather than suppressing or avoiding them. Both Eastern and Western psychologies, as well as spiritual practices, are converging on these same insights. This training will be both experiential and tutorial, consisting of practice and discussion of various mindfulness exercises and practices (both in and outside of the workshop) combined with lecture and discussion of strategies for teaching each of the mindfulness skills.

The mindfulness skills taught in this workshop come from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), an empirically supported treatment for individuals with difficulties regulating emotions and impulsive behavior. Participants learn mindfulness skills to use in their own practice and with clients, as well as strategies for integrating these skills into clinical practice.

The workshop is intended for mental health providers interested in personal mindfulness practice or the use of mindfulness in psychotherapy, regardless of their specific approach to treatment. It is not aimed specifically at DBT® or CBT therapists.

Training Objectives

  1. List at least three benefits of mindfulness practice for treatment providers.
  2. Describe the integration of mindfulness in behavior therapy approaches.
  3. Describe three States of Mind and how to access Wise Mind.
  4. Define and describe the three “What” skills (Observe, Describe, and Participate).
  5. Define and describe the three “How” skills (Nonjudgmentally, One-Mindfully, and Effectively).
  6. Describe Radical Acceptance and Willingness and their relationship to Mindfulness practice.
  7. Talk with clients about spirituality.
  8. Conduct practice sessions with Mindfulness.

Schedule

Lunch will be provided by Silver Hill Hospital.

Day 1
8:00 - 8:30 Registration & Sign-in
8:30 - 10:15 Introduction to Mindfulness: Wise Mind
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 Introduction to Mindfulness: Wise Mind (continued)
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 Core Skills: The "Whats" of Mindfulness
2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 3:45 Core Skills: The "Whats" of Mindfulness (continued)
3:45 - 4:00 Q&A, Completion of Evaluations, and Sign-out
Day 2
8:00 - 8:30 Sign-in
8:30 - 10:15 Core Skills: The "Hows" of Mindfulness
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 Core Skills: The "Hows" of Mindfulness (continued)
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 Radical Acceptance, Willingness, and Turning-the-Mind
2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 3:45 Mysticism, Spirituality, and Practice
3:45 - 4:00 Q&A, Completion of Evaluations, and Sign-out

CE NOTE: Behavioral Tech calculates the continuing education credits for this training by the start time and end time. 100 percent attendance is required, as is signing IN and OUT each morning and afternoon, to receive CE credits. Partial credits cannot be issued.

Trainers

Randy Wolbert, LMSW, CAADC, CCS

Randy Wolbert LMSW, CAADC, CCS, first joined Behavioral Tech in 1999 as a contractual trainer; in May 2015, he transitioned to a full-time role as Trainer and Consultant. Randy has trained and consulted throughout the United States and been involved with several large-scale system implementations of DBT. He is a past member of Behavioral Tech's Trainer Advisory Committee and the Continuing Education Workgroup; he currently serves on the Implementation Science Workgroup.

Randy is also the former Clinical Director of InterAct of Michigan, Inc., where he managed the programs of Assertive Community Treatment, DBT, Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment, and outpatient substance abuse. He received his bachelor’s degree from Calvin College and his MSW from Western Michigan University where he was inducted into the Outstanding Alumni Academy of the College of Health and Human Services in 2009.

He regularly attends mindfulness retreats for mental health professionals offered by the Linehan Institute, and for the last few years he has been studying Zen mindfulness with Marsha Linehan, Roshi.

Register

Registration $375.00

To pay by check, please mail a completed registration form with the check to Behavioral Tech at 1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 230; Seattle, WA 98105.

If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Behavioral Tech at 206.675.8588 four weeks prior to the training so that we may provide you with appropriate service.

Behavioral Tech, LLC is not responsible for any presenter's or participant's statements, acts, materials or omissions. The use of audio or video taping devices is not permitted at any training. We reserve the right to cancel the training or to change the speakers and content at our sole discretion.

Cancellation, Substitutions, and Refunds

Registration fees, minus a $50 service charge, will be refunded to participants who send a written cancellation via mail to Behavioral Tech or via email to info@behavioraltech.org postmarked no less than 15 days before the training. No refunds will be made thereafter. A colleague may be substituted for no extra charge if Behavioral Tech, LLC is notified at least two business days before the training. For a complete list of Behavioral Tech policies, including how to address grievances, see policies.

Seat Availability for Onsite Events

The number of seats for our open-enrollment workshops and our application-based trainings is limited by the physical training space that is reserved for the event. Please complete your registration or submit your application at your earliest convenience, as we will not guarantee a seat for you until we have received your registration or tuition payment.

Venue Information

Co-sponsored By: Silver Hill Hospital
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Training Location

Silver Hill Hospital
208 Valley Road
New Canaan, CT 06840

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Continuing Education

This offering meets the requirements for the following hours by discipline. Licensing and continuing education requirements vary by state. Please contact your state's regulatory authority to verify if this course meets your licensing or continuing education requirements. Inquiries regarding CE for other disciplines not listed may be directed to Behavioral Tech at 206.675.8589 or via email to CE@behavioraltech.org.

CE NOTE: Behavioral Tech calculates the continuing education credits for this training by the start time and end time. 100 percent attendance is required, as is signing IN and OUT each morning and afternoon, to receive CE credits. Partial credits cannot be issued.

Approval Statements

CEU FAQ Sheet

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors: Behavioral Tech, LLC will apply to the NAADAC – the Association for Addiction Professionals, Provider #77431. This activity is allotted 12 contact hours. Behavioral Tech will email you a letter documenting your attendance upon successful completion of the activity.

Mental Health Counselors: Behavioral Tech has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5885. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Behavioral Tech is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Behavioral Tech has allocated 12 clock hours for this activity.

Nurses: Behavioral Tech, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Behavioral Tech designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Continuing Medical Education is accepted by the ANCC for nursing certification renewal. At the end of the training, each Nurse must complete and sign the provided form to record the number of credits claimed. Keep one copy & return the other copy to Behavioral Tech.

Psychiatrists: Behavioral Tech, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Behavioral Tech designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. At the end of the training, each Physician must complete and sign the provided form to record the number of credits claimed. Keep one copy & return the other copy to Behavioral Tech.

Psychologists: Behavioral Tech, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Behavioral Tech maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Behavioral Tech has allocated 12 hours of CE within APA guidelines. Behavioral Tech will email you a letter documenting your attendance after successful completion of the program.

Social Workers: Behavioral Tech, LLC will apply to the NASW-WA Chapter to offer continuing education for Certified Social Workers. Behavioral Tech, LLC has allocated 12 hours of Continuing Education for this activity and will email a certificate of attendance upon 100% completion of this activity. *Behavioral Tech SW is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers, #0040. Behavioral Tech has allocated 12 live contact hours for this activity. Behavioral Tech will email a letter documenting attendance to participants with 100% completion of the program and homework.