Customizing Mindfulness for Individual Psychotherapy
This is an INTRODUCTORY workshop for clinicians who would like to apply mindfulness in individual psychotherapy. Participants will learn how to use mindfulness to foster therapeutic connection and how to design mindfulness techniques for patients to practice between therapy sessions. The workshop will integrate theory, clinical material, and research. Topics discussed will include the three core mindfulness skills, the basic structure of mindfulness techniques, how to safely turn toward emotional suffering, and key clinical questions for the mindfulness-oriented psychotherapist. Instructional methodologies are meditation practice, small- and large-group discussions, case presentations, and clinical exercises such as role-playing.
Part of the APA Online Academy Convention Workshop Presentations Campus.
- Identify the main components of therapeutic mindfulness,
- Cultivate mindful awareness in the therapeutic relationship,
- Practice and teach mindfulness skills for everyday life (concentration, mindfulness, compassion), and
- Design mindfulness-based interventions for individual patients.
Christopher K. Germer, PhD; Tu Anh Ngo, PhD
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