The purpose of this course is to provide mental health professionals with an appreciation of the benefits of mindfulness approaches. Many therapeutic mindfulness techniques will be presented that can be safely and effectively incorporated into clinical practice. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Outline the history of modern mindfulness.
2. Define mindfulness and the underlying attitudinal and theoretical concepts.
3. Describe the utility of mindfulness in clinical practice and evidence supporting its use for specific clients.
4. Discuss the practice of breath work and potential uses for clients and professionals.
5. Compare and contrast various approaches to mindful meditation, including seated, walking, yoga, and dancing styles.
6. Evaluate the use of mindfulness in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders.
7. Describe how mindfulness techniques may be used in continuing care.
This 7-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.