APA Clinician's Corner: The Heat of the Moment in Treatment: Mindful Management of Difficult Clients
March 21, 2014
When: Friday, March 21, 2014
Time: 1-4 p.m.
CE Credits: 3
Clinicians working with challenging populations and those whose work challenges their coping capacities, need help beyond admonitions of "self-care" and seeking supervision. This workshop is an intensive training in acceptance and mindfulness-based strategies for developing skills in managing one's countertransference reactivity to clients. This workshop seeks to provide a venue for clinicians to develop and hone specific skills derived from the fast-growing social neuroscience, acceptance/commitment and mindfulness empirical literatures in order to stave off negative outcomes in clinical work. Using minimal jargon, and relying on engaging discussion, case examples, well-developed training activities and exercises, and an interactive format, this workshop aims to fill a gap in continuing education for psychologists.
This workshop is designed to help you:
- Recognize the difficult patterns in past and current therapeutic interactions that impede treatment progress.
- Demonstrate skill in managing difficult client interactions by conducting in-the-moment assessment.
- Develop a personal intervention plan using straight-forward, research-supported interventions.
Presenter: Mitch Abblett, PhD
Abblett completed his doctorate in clinical psychology at Florida State University, and his predoctoral internship at the Boston Consortium for Clinical Psychology. He is the clinical director of the Manville School, a Harvard-affiliated private therapeutic day school program in Boston, serving children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral and learning difficulties. Abblett maintains a psychotherapy and consulting practice, and recently published a book regarding mindfulness skills for clinicians — "The Heat of the Moment in Treatment: Mindful Management of Difficult Clients" (Norton). He has trained nationally and internationally regarding mindfulness and its applications in clinical work.
Live webcast and on-site workshop:
- Member: $65
- Nonmember: $80
How to Enroll (Two Options)
The APA Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP) offers monthly Clinician’s Corner workshops that feature leading practitioners and scholars working in key areas of professional practice. Participants have the opportunity to interact with the presenter. All workshops include CE credits.
You can attend two ways: on-site at the APA building (750 First St. NE, Washington, D.C.), or via live webcast.
1. Live webcast only:
A webcast is a media presentation distributed over the Internet using streaming media technology to distribute a single content source to many simultaneous listeners/viewers.
2. On-site only (APA Building, Washington, D.C.):
- By telephone: (800) 374-2721, ext. 5991 or (202) 336-5991 (within D.C. Metropolitan area); 9 a.m.-5 p.m., EST. Pay by credit card only (AMEX, MC or VISA)
- By fax: (202) 336-6151: Pay by credit card only; must have valid signature and expiration date (AMEX, MC or VISA)
- By mail: APA Accounting/CEP Office, Clinician’s Corner Enrollment, 750 First St. NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242.
The enrollment form (PDF, 40KB) will be accepted only with one of the following forms of payment: check, money order or valid credit card. Checks should be made payable to "American Psychological Association." On-site enrollment limit: 35 (Space is limited; sign up now)