How mindfulness works

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  • Course Description

    Mindfulness helps clients develop self-regulation of attention (focusing, sustaining and switching) that “fosters non-elaborative awareness of thoughts, feelings and sensations as they arise.” Instead of “...getting caught up in ruminative, elaborative thought streams about one’s experience and its origins, implications and associations, mindfulness involves a direct experience of events in the mind and body” (Bishop, S.R., Lau, M., Shapiro, S., Carlson, L., et al. (2004). “Mindfulness: A Proposed Operational Definition”, Clin Psychol Sci Prac 11:230–241.). This course reviews the current scientific findings regarding mindfulness and meditation, and discusses the professional benefits of mindfulness and meditation as a personal practice by behavioral health providers. Additionally, the course explores the research surrounding mindfulness and implicit bias reduction, and provides practical guidance about how to use body sensations in the practice of meditation. This course also includes a guided meditation practice about Body Awareness/Body Anchors, 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: List two or more research-supported physical and behavioral health benefits of the practice of mindfulness and meditation; Describe how mindfulness can increase self-awareness and emotional resiliency

  • Downloadable Audio Podcast

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour audio podcast presentation (streaming or free for download via our site, Apple Podcasts, or GooglePlay), a post-presentation test with six to eight questions per CE credit hour, and a course evaluation; course requirements can be accessed either via computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account. In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must #1: Have an active Clearly Clinical annual subscription, #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast, #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (a score of at least 75%; you are able to re-test) and #4: Complete the required course evaluation.

  • Continuing Education Approvals

    This course meets the requirements for Continuing Education credit hours by the American Psychological Association (APA), National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT), and the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP). See full list of Continuing Education Approvals below, as well as information about these approvals.

  • Target Audience and Instructional Level

    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: All levels

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course and hit the 'Generate Certificate' button, a new window will open up with your certificate; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Click on the Distance Learning Policies link at the bottom of this page for more information about how to receive a copy of a course completion certificate if course access has expired. Course certificates will be on file for five (5) years from date of course completion.

  • Commercial Support

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

  • Multi-part Course

    Please note that this course is #2 in a 3-part course series relating to Mindfulness and Meditation. To view these other related courses, please visit our course catalog.

Continuing Ed Details
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Instructor

Mindfulness Maestro

  • Frank Baird, LMFT #35419, LPCC #218

    Frank Baird, LMFT #35419, LPCC #218

    Senior Instructor

    Frank Baird is a UCLA MARC-certified Mindfulness Facilitator, and the Clinical Director and Founder of NOW House Mindful Awareness Center in Westlake Village, CA. 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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