Mindfulness in Counseling

  • Date: 3 April 2013
  • Presented by:Patricia Burke, MSW, LCSW, BCD
  • Location:Sweetser Saco

Mindfulness in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling

Mindfulness is a non-judgmental awareness that offers people a larger perspective and broader context within what they can view their problems, including addictions. In recent years, mindfulness has become an integral part of a variety of therapeutic approaches such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Behavioral Relapse Prevention. Clinical research has demonstrated that these mindfulness-based therapeutic approaches reduce medical and psychological symptoms, help people find greater meaning and satisfaction in their lives and recovery, prevent relapse, and enhance psychological resilience. This course will explore key concepts and practices of mindfulness and present a method for integrating mindfulness into mental health and substance abuse counseling.

Sponsored By: Sweetser Training Institute

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