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Harnessing Mindfulness in Clinical Practice

Learn how to use mindfulness practices to help resolve anxiety, depression, stress-related medical disorders, and even interpersonal conflicts
Join world-renowned mindfulness expert, trainer and author, Dr. Ronald Siegel, and learn how to harness mindfulness in your clinical practice.
Mindfulness-based psychotherapy is the most popular new treatment approach in the last decade — and for good reason. Mental health professionals are enthusiastically discovering that mindfulness practices hold great promise not only for their own personal development, but also as remarkably powerful tools to augment virtually every form of psychotherapy.
Mindfulness is not, however, a one-size-fits-all remedy. Practices need to be tailored to fit the needs of particular individuals — and this program will show you how. Once you understand the components of mindfulness practices and how they work to alleviate psychological distress, you will be able to creatively adapt them to meet the needs of diverse people and conditions. You will learn which practices are best suited to more vulnerable or fragile individuals, and which are most effective for people with greater internal resources.
In this seminar recording, you will learn how to use mindfulness practices to help resolve anxiety, depression, stress-related medical disorders, and even interpersonal conflicts. You will also see how understanding their neurobiological effects can enhance treatment. Through lecture, experiential exercises, case examples, scientific research, and Q&A, you will gain practical knowledge and skills that will take your practice of mindfulness based psychotherapy to the next level.


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Ronald D. Siegel, Psy.D.
6 Hours 18 Minutes
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Jun 14, 2011
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This online program is worth 6.25 hours CPD.



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Associate Professor

Harvard Medical School

Ronald D Siegel, Psy.D. is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, where he has taught for over 25 years. He is a longtime student of mindfulness meditation and serves on the Board of Directors and faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. He teaches internationally about mindfulness and psychotherapy and mind/body treatment, has worked for many years in community mental health with inner city children and families, and maintains a private clinical practice in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Dr. Siegel is co-author of the self-treatment guide Back Sense, which integrates Western and Eastern approaches for treating chronic back pain; co-editor of the critically acclaimed professional text, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy and author of the new step-by-step comprehensive guide for general audiences The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Ronald Siegel is an assistant clinical professor at Harvard Medical School.  He is a faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. Dr. Siegel receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.  

Non-financial: Ronald Siegel has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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  • Describe the three core elements of mindfulness practice
  • Identify common denominators in psychological difficulties
  • Specify how mindfulness practices can be tailored to the needs of particular types of clients
  • Describe the core attitude toward experience found in depression and how mindfulness practice can help to transform it
  • Indicate the mechanisms that maintain anxiety disorders and how these can be altered using mindfulness practice
  • Specify the core dynamic of chronic back pain and other psychophysiological disorders and how mindfulness practice can help in its relief


Mindfulness: What Is It Really?

  • The three pillars of mindfulness
  • What mindfulness is and isn’t
  • How to cultivate mindfulness both inside and outside of the therapy hour

How Mindfulness Works

  • Common factors in virtually all psychological disorders
  • Mindfulness practices as an antidote
  • Boost the effectiveness of all forms of treatment

The Neurobiology of Mindfulness

  • How mindfulness practices change brain structure and function
  • Understand how the neurobiology of mindfulness can free us from problematic thoughts and emotions

Fit the Practice to the Person

  • Guidelines to tailor techniques to particular patients or clients
  • Special practices for trauma survivors, fragile individuals, and others for whom meditation can be difficult or dangerous

Mindfulness and Intimacy

  • Enhance relationships, both inside and outside of the therapeutic hour
  • Track the flow of connection and disconnection in intimate relationships

Working with Depression: Entering the Dark Places Together

  • What mindfulness reveals about the dynamics of depression
  • Use mindfulness to move toward experience to wake up and come alive

Befriending Fear: Treating Anxiety Disorders

  • Overcome anxiety by befriending fear
  • Practice CBT on steroids: Embracing the wisdom of insecurity

Beyond Symptom Management: Resolving Stress-Related Disorders

  • The Strange Case of Chronic Back Pain
  • Treating sexual dysfunctions, insomnia, and digestive distress
  • See how psychophysiological disorders can be doors to personal development

Target Audience

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Other Mental Health Professionals



Overall:      4.4

Total Reviews: 2


Kerry M

"This training was fabulous, the last word in mindfulness and psychotherapy."

Terry M

"Very knowledgeable speaker. Delivery was well paced and enjoyable. Liked his use of humor."

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