Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Ruth S. Harley University Center - Adelphi University in Garden City
12 CEs* available (*MSW/MHC/MFT/APA/CASAC approved CEs)
Mindfulness has emerged as an important focus of several empirically supported treatments. The roots of mindfulness stem from the contemplative practices common to both eastern and western spiritual disciplines, as well as the emerging scientific knowledge about the benefits of “allowing” experiences rather than suppressing or avoiding them. Both eastern and western psychologies, as well as spiritual practices, are converging on these same insights. This training will be both didactic and experiential, consisting of practice and discussion of various mindfulness exercises and practices (both in and outside of the workshop).
The mindfulness skills illustrated in this workshop come from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), an empirically supported treatment for individuals with difficulties regulating emotions and impulsive behavior. Participants learn mindfulness skills to use in their own practice and with clients, as well as strategies for integrating these skills into clinical practice.
The workshop is intended for people interested in developing a personal mindfulness practice or the use of mindfulness in psychotherapy, regardless of their specific approach to treatment. It is not aimed specifically at DBT® or CBT therapists.
Haleh Ghanizadeh, M.D., M.P.H., is Board Certified in General Adult and Forensic Psychiatry. Experienced in providing administrative and psychiatric services in city, state and federal prisons and jails, she currently consults prison systems, state organizations and public schools in the areas of assessment, staff training and program development for emotionally and behaviorally challenged youth and adults. She trains and consults individually and for Behavioral Tech, LLC, and has a private practice in Wilton, CT. Her special areas of clinical expertise involve providing Dialectical Behavior Therapy and pharmacotherapy to teens, adults and their parents, when trauma, impulsion, depression and anxiety are prominent.