A discussion about how meditation and mindfulness can be integrated into client care in order to improve clinical outcomes


  • Course Description

    Mindfulness-based therapies have been shown to be effective in treating stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, anger, attention problems and more. This course provides an overview of the practice of mindfulness and meditation, and describes the benefits of regular mindfulness and meditative practices in the improvement of client treatment outcomes. Different mindfulness techniques will be discussed, including the ‘STOP’ Technique (Stop, Take a Few Deep Breaths, Observe, Proceed), as well as an introduction to breath meditation practice. This course includes a guided meditation practice on both STOP and Breath, designed to support providers in understanding how meditation can be integrated into client care.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Define ‘mindfulness’; Describe the differences between mindfulness and meditation; Explain the rationale for using mindfulness and meditation practices in a therapeutic treatment plan

    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory

    Series-Based Course
    Please note that this course is part I of a three-part series about Mindfulness & Meditation. This course can be taken alone or as part of the series.

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active paid Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the requested course evaluation.

    Course elements (including the course audio, post-test, and requested course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via all major public podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, presenter, sponsor, instructor, or content.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

  • Accommodations

    If you have special needs or need an accommodation, please email us at info@clearlyclinical.com and we will do our best to assist you.

Mindfulness Expert

Frank Baird, LMFT #35419, LPCC #218

Cultural Diversity and Mindfulness Expert

Frank Baird is a UCLA MARC-certified Mindfulness Facilitator, and the previous Clinical Director and Founder of NOW House Mindful Awareness Center in Westlake Village, CA. He is also the founder of Venture Humanity, Inc., an organization dedicated to developing and facilitating peace, violence prevention, and community projects. He is a national trainer on the topics of mindfulness, race relations, and gender and racial equality. He is Kaiser Panorama City's Program Developer and Principle Therapist in Mindfulness Treatment Service, providing mindfulness training to clients and mentoring and training to colleagues. He teaches Mindfulness classes/groups weekly in a healthcare setting at Kaiser Permanente in Reseda, CA and in corporate settings that have included Amgen in Thousand Oaks, CA, Disney in Burbank, CA and Fox Studios in Culver City, CA. He is a mentor for UCLA MARC's Long Distance Intensive Practice Program.

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