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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness: An Integrative Evidence-Based Approach

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Richard Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP
6 Hours 03 Minutes
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Oct 27, 2016
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  • Evidence-based strategies from CBT to Mindfulness
  • Combine mindfulness training with CBT to treat depression
  • Integrate mindfulness as CBT protocols
  • Implement advanced techniques

Do you feel stuck, frustrated or even discouraged with your current treatment approach?

Your client may be feeling the same way—resistant, unsatisfied and struggling not to relapse.

Discover how you can finally make progress by using cutting-edge techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. Together, CBT and Mindfulness have been proven to be highly effective for even the most challenging clients, including those suffering from:

  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Addictions
  • And more!

Join Richard Sears, Psy.D., MBA, ABPP, for this experiential workshop, giving you the tools and strategies you need to apply CBT and Mindfulness to your practice. You’ll learn simple and advanced techniques, customizable for individual client needs.

Finally, you and your clients can move forward in therapy, avoid relapse and find satisfaction in treatment.



This online program is worth 6.0 hours CPD.



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Center for Clinical Mindfulness and Meditation

Richard W. Sears, PsyD, Ph.D., MBA, ABPP, has given hundreds of workshops on and ACT all around the world. He is a board-certified clinical psychologist in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he runs a private therapy and consultation practice, and is Director of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness & Meditation. He holds several academic appointments, including the Department of Clinical Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences with the UC College of Medicine. Dr. Sears is also a psychologist contractor with the Cincinnati VA Medical Center and with Alliance Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Sears is author of over a dozen books, including ACT with Anxiety; The CBT & Mindfulness Toolbox and Mindfulness: Living Through Challenges and Enriching Your Life. He is also a sixth-degree black belt in Ninjutsu, and once served as a personal protection agent for the Dalai Lama of Tibet. He has a PhD in Buddhist Studies, and received ordination in three traditions, as well as recognition as a Zen master.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Richard Sears maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with the University of Cincinnati, Alliance Integrative Medicine, and Wright State University School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Sears receives royalties as a published author. He receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Richard Sears is the director of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness and Meditation. He has professional affiliations with the American Board of Professional Psychology, the Academy of the American Board of Clinical Psychology, the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences, and the Cincinnati Academy of Professional Psychology.


  1. Explain the most recent research findings that relate to the effectiveness of CBT and mindfulness.
  2. Identify symptoms-specific treatment protocols combining CBT and mindfulness methods.
  3. Explain the three levels of cognition and how this relates to our different mental states.
  4. Combine the CBT thought record with the basic strategies of mindfulness training.
  5. Implement treatments that help clients cope with cognitive distortions and intense emotions.
  6. Evaluate the importance of a personal mindfulness practice for the therapist.


How CBT and Mindfulness Work Together

  • Principles of behavior therapy
  • Principles of cognitive therapy
  • Automatic thoughts and core beliefs
  • What exactly is mindfulness?
  • Clinical mechanisms
  • Neurological evidence

Mindfulness & Evidence-Based Techniques

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • And MORE, plus other interventions in development

Effective Mindfulness Exercises

  • The 3 Minute Breathing Space
  • How breathing is connected to stress
  • The role of thoughts during Mindfulness practice

Implementation Considerations

  • Mindfulness in action in one’s daily life
  • Creating and maintaining a daily practice
  • Clinician self-care
  • Diversity issues
  • Riddles and more paradoxes

Applications for CBT & Mindfulness

  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Anxiety
    • Phobias
    • Generalized Anxiety
    • Health Anxiety
    • Panic Attacks
  • Mood Disorders
    • Depression
    • Bipolar
  • Personality Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Chronic Pain
  • And more!

Discussion and Questions

Target Audience

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



Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 5


Linda R


Lindsay K

"Loved his sense of humor. He is obviously very knowledgable with the subject matter and comfortable with presenting it!"

Catherine C

"Great course, excellent presenter. Would recommend to others! Thank you~"

Consuelo H

"Mindfulness a great tool for everybody"

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