A research review and practical, easy-to-integrate interventions for clinicians wanting to integrate mindfulness into their work

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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 example meditation interventions 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


    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 II 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 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 required course evaluation.

    Course requirements (including the course audio, post-test, and 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 Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or your other favorite 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.

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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