Online Learning

100 Brain-Changing Mindfulness Techniques to Integrate Into Your Clinical Practice


Credit Available - See CEUs tab below.

Faculty:
Debra Burdick
Duration:
5 Hours 56 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date :
Jul 15, 2016
SKU:
POS047070
Media Type:
Online Learning


Description

  • Become more effective today in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, sleep and pain with evidence-based brain-changing mindfulness skills
  • Watch your clients turn off their anxiety and become calm – often in only one session!
  • Implement a 4-step process to integrate Mindfulness into your practice

Attend this workshop and learn how to treat anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, bipolar disorder, sleep, pain, anger, and stress with brain-changing mindfulness skills tailored to each disorder.

Debra Burdick, LCSW, BCN, also known as “The Brain Lady”, will demonstrate and explain numerous core through advanced mindfulness skills and guide you on how and when to apply them to specific disorders in order to improve treatment outcomes in clinical practice. This seminar will give you personal experience with practicing the skills and processing your own results that you can apply right away to your work with your clients. Discover a proven four-step process for integrating mindfulness into your practice and learn the neurobiology behind mindfulness to be able to clearly explain it to your clients.

OUTLINE

Mindfulness – the Neurobiology of Brain Changes

  • Neuroplasticity and the brain
  • Evidence for Mindfulness as a treatment
  • Brain changes for specific disorders

4 Steps to Integrate Mindfulness into Clinical Practice

  • How to teach Mindfulness in session
  • Techniques to increase client use of
  • Mindfulness at home
  • Strategies for processing what happens with your client
  • Strategies to identify and overcome obstacles & resistance

Mindfulness Strategies for Specific Disorders

  • Mindfulness of breath
  • Present moment awareness
  • Core Practice
  • Mindfulness of thoughts
  • Mindfulness of tasks
  • Mindfulness of intention
  • Mindfulness of intuition
  • Plus many more

Anxiety & Depression

  • Calm the arousal state and relax mind and body
  • Reduce anxious thoughts
  • Focus on the present
  • Decrease negative thoughts
  • Shift and improve mood state & increase pleasure

PTSD

  • Calm the arousal state
  • Improve ability to stay grounded in the present
  • Reduce traumatic thoughts

Panic & OCD

  • Reduce frequency and intensity of panic attacks
  • Increase awareness of obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors
  • Decrease obsessive thinking and compulsions

Bipolar Disorder

  • Increase awareness of mood state
  • Stabilize mood over time

ADHD

  • Improve concentration
  • Increase task completion
  • Reduce hyperactivity

Pain & Sleep

  • Accept and embrace the pain
  • Calm busy thoughts
  • Relax the mind and body
  • Fall asleep and stay asleep

OBJECTIVES

  • Treat anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, bipolar disorder, sleep, pain, anger and stress with brain-changing mindfulness strategies tailored to each disorder.
  • Discuss and practice core and advanced mindfulness strategies that improve client symptoms and treatment outcomes for each disorder.
  • Identify when and how to use mindfulness strategies that act as interventions for specific mental health disorders.
  • Utilize the latest brain research about mindfulness to understand and explain the proven benefits of mindfulness to clients.
  • Implement proven strategies to integrate mindfulness into your clinical practice.
  • Recognize how to empower clients to attain the benefits of incorporating mindfulness into their daily lives.

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CEUs


General Credits

This course is available for 6.0 total CPDs. 

The HPCSA has declared that any on-line courses CPD/CEU credited by a certified US board, is automatically CPD/CEU credited in South Africa.

As there are different boards for different disciplines, we at Acacia suggest that you use the Counselling CPD/CEU credits. These correspond to South African credits of one CPD/CEU per 60 minutes. If you choose to use your discipline's credits, please do so at your discretion.


Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits. 



Handouts

Faculty

Debra Burdick Related seminars and products: 1

LCSW, BCN


Debra Burdick, LCSW, BCN, also known as ‘The Brain Lady’, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a board certified neurofeedback practitioner. Debra is an international speaker and author of the best-selling books, Mindfulness Skills Workbook for Clinicians and Clients: 111 Tools, Techniques, Activities & Worksheets (PESI, 2013), Mindfulness Skills for Kids & Teens: A Workbook for Clinicians & Clients with 154 Tools, Techniques, Activities and Worksheets (PESI, 2014), ADHD: Non-Medication Treatments and Skills for Children and Teens (PESI, 2015) and Mindfulness Skills for Kids: Card Deck and 3 Card Games (PESI, 2017). She has taught mindfulness skills to her clients for over 25 years. 

She recently retired from her private practice, and previously worked at the Child Guidance Clinic, Family Services, Child and Family Agency, and Lawrence and Memorial Hospital. 

Debra incorporates mindfulness skills in all areas of her practice. She initially became interested in mindfulness to deal with a chronic illness (now thankfully healed). She found it so helpful in her own life that she started teaching her clients the skills she was using. She went on to develop clinical material on mindfulness skills and created a four-step process for working with clients using mindfulness that she perfected in her private practice and in an intensive outpatient program. Her clients have shown her that mindfulness skills improve the rate and quality of treatment outcomes.

Debra has presented numerous presentations, workshops, and teleseminars. She is often interviewed on Internet radio and telesummits and her work has been featured in The Day newspaper, Self-Improvement Magazine, and “Parenting Powers” television show.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Debra Burdick maintains a private practice. She is an author for Vervante publishers and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Debra Burdick contributes to SelfGrowth.com and receives no compensation.


Additional Info

Program Information

Additional Resources

To order the workbook, Mindfulness Skills Workbook for Clinicians and Clients: 111 Tools, Techniques, Activities & Worksheets, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Mindfulness Skills for Kids & Teens: A Workbook for Clinicians & Clients with 154 Tools, Techniques, Activities & Worksheets, please visit our product store.

To order the book, ADHD: Non-Medication Treatments and Skills for Children and Teens, please visit our product store.


Target Audience

Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, and other Mental Health Professionals

Objectives

  1. Motivate clients to engage in treatment with understandable psychoeducational explanations regarding the research and practices associated with mindfulness.
  2. Formulate treatment plans for anxiety that include mindfulness techniques that can be used to regulate the client’s arousal state.
  3. Integrate mindfulness interventions into therapy that can help depressed clients manage negative thoughts and reduce the risk of relapse.
  4. Articulate how mindfulness training can be used as an adjunctive therapy with evidence-based treatment to enhance attention in clients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  5. Communicate how mindfulness-based approaches can help clients observe internal reactions and establish how this information can be used in the treatment of posttraumatic stress symptoms.
  6. Instruct clients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) on the utilization of mindfulness skills that can facilitate disengagement from repetitive thoughts.

Outline

From Mindfulness

  • What is Neuroplasticity and why do we care?
  • Cutting edge research that proves
  • Mindfulness changes the brain for specific disorders

Clinical Application of Mindfulness Strategies to Specific Disorders

  • Anxiety
    • Calm the arousal state and relax mind and body
    • Reduce anxious thoughts
    • Focus on the present
  • Depression
    • Notice and decrease negative thoughts
    • Shift and improve mood state
    • Increase pleasure
  • PTSD
    • Notice and calm the arousal state
    • Improve ability to stay grounded in the present
    • Reduce traumatic thoughts
  • Panic
    • Abort and prevent panic attacks
    • Reduce frequency and intensity of panic attacks
  • Bipolar Disorder
    • Increase awareness of mood state
    • Stabilize mood over time
  • OCD
    • Increase awareness of obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors
    • Decrease obsessional thinking and compulsions
  • ADHD
    • Improve concentration
    • Increase task completion
    • Reduce hyperactivity
  • Stress
    • Calm the arousal state
    • Lower the stress response
  • Anger
    • Increase awareness of thoughts, emotions and physical body
    • Manage anger
    • Reduce intensity and frequency of anger
  • Pain
    • Accept and embrace the pain
    • Relax around the pain
    • Distract from pain
    • Remember wellness
  • Sleep
    • Calm busy thoughts
    • Relax the mind and body
    • Fall asleep and stay asleep

 

How to Integrate Mindfulness into Clinical Practice

  • Introduce Mindfulness to Clients
  • How to do the exercises with your client
  • Techniques to increase client use of
  • Mindfulness at home
  • Strategies for processing what happens with your client
  • Strategies to identify and overcome obstacles and resistance

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