Continuing Education Programs for Health Practitioners
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workshop for Professionals
These one-day workshops are provided for clinical professionals in mental health and medicine, including psychologists, clinical social workers, professional counselors and marriage and family therapists, as well as physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and hospital social workers.
We offer an introduction to the theory, practice and application of mindfulness for personal wellness, professional development and potential use with patients and clients.
Medical research has shown significant benefits for patients, including reduced physical and emotional pain, improved vitality and increased coping skills in people with various medical conditions including cancer, chronic pain, autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease and gastrointestinal disorders. Psychological studies are confirming efficacy in treatment of issues from anxiety and depression to substance abuse and eating disorders to personality disorders and relationship issues. More important is how mindfulness is helping physicians to cultivate greater therapeutic presence and improve personal well-being.
- Introduce the axioms of mindfulness and review the neurobiology of practice.
- Review the evidence for mindfulness-based interventions in medicine and psychotherapy.
- Directly experience key mindfulness practices.
- Learn how mindfulness can increase therapeutic presence and empathy and counteract compassion fatigue.
- Learn simple practices for immediate use with clients and patients.
Continuing Education Information
Seven continuing education hours are available through our sponsoring organizations:
OT/PT and Other Healthcare Professionals.
The Department of General Studies, Jefferson School of Health Professions is a co-sponsor of this workshop. Seven credit hours will be awarded for healthcare professionals who complete this workshop. Cost: $10. Checks to be made out at the workshop conclusion to Thomas Jefferson University.
Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association (PBTA) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PBTA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PBTA is also an authorized provider for Continuing Education credits for Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Social Workers licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. This program provides 7 continuing education credits. Cost: $25. Checks to be made out at the workshop conclusion to PBTA.
Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Pennsylvania Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop and 7 credit hours will be awarded for its completion. NASW has been designated as a preapproved provider of professional continuing education for Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors (Section 47.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors. Cost: $10 for NASW members and $20 for nonmembers. Checks to be made out at the workshop conclusion to NASW.
These workshops are offered throughout the year. For more information about the workshop content and schedule, send an email to Diane.Reibel@jefferson.edu.