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New: October 26 & 27, 2019

Learn Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: How to Integrate MBCT into Individual Psychotherapy

A Two-Day CE Credit Workshop for Therapists

***This program has been approved for 12 continuing education credits through through Commonwealth Educational Seminars, for the following professions: social workers, psychologists, and licensed professional counselors. (See below for details).

In this two-day experiential workshop participants will learn the major concepts and practices of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), as well as how to integrate these principles into their individual work with clients. Information will be presented regarding how and why these concepts and practices affect mental health functioning and emotional well-being, with particular emphasis on the treatment of depression and anxiety. Experiential exercises will immerse participants in the learning promoting first hand experience with these practices as well as hot to incorporate them into their psychotherapy.

The cost for this program is $300 for two days, including all program materials and 12 CE credits.

The cost is $200 for those clinicians who are not yet licensed and/or do not need CE credits.

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Or contact me at 571-248-2145; ​[email protected]

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*** Continuing Education Credit is provided by Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions.

Psychologists:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

If applicable: Social Workers – New York State

Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #SW-0444.

More about Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy?

MBCT is a clinically researched therapy approach that teaches a different relationship with one's thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations. It involves mindful awareness and self-compassion to reduce distress and promote coping and well-being.

MBCT for depression was originally developed by Williams, Segal, and Teasdale, as a group program, based on Jon Kabat Zinn's Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR). Like MBSR, MBCT groups meet for 2 hours each week, for eight weeks. Subsequently several researchers have developed MBCT for anxiety and other sources of distress. All integrate cognitive therapy and CBT with mindfulness-based concepts and practices to bring about changes in thinking, emotion regulation, and overall engagement in life.

To learn more about MBCT click here.

Professional Seminars:

In addition to individual and family psychotherapy services, I conduct seminars and trainings for mental health professionals on a variety of topics, including:

  • The integration of mindfulness into psychotherapy - mindfulness-based psychotherapies
  • Cultural competence, awareness, and sensitivity for mental health practitioners and supervisors
  • Clinical supervision

I also offer individual psychotherapy supervision to psychologists and other mental health practitioners.

Recent Professional Presentations:

Alvarado, P. (2017). Integrating Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) into Psychotherapy. Continuing Education Program. American School for Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Northern Virginia.

Alvarado, P. (2015). Integrating Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) into Psychotherapy. Continuing Education Program. Aspire Counseling Center, Gaithersburg, MD.

Alvarado, P. (2013). Cultural Competence: How is it related to empathy and how do we integrate it into our work with clients? Continuing Education Program, Springfield Hospital Center, MD.

Alvarado, P. (2013). Mindfulness and Psychotherapy. Continuing Education Program, Spring Grove Hospital Center, MD.

Alvarado, P. (2012). Integrating multicultural awareness in supervision: Creating a mindful space. Continuing Education program, Springfield Hospital Center, MD.

Alvarado, P. (2012). Mindfulness and Psychotherapy. Continuing Education Program, Springfield Hospital Center, MD.

Alvarado, P. (2012). Enhancing multicultural sensitivity and empathy in students and supervisors, via mindfulness. CE presentation. Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI). 28 Annual Conference. Evanston, Illinois.

Part of a panel of papers presentation on: Mindfulness integration research: Issues and implications for clinical training. (Alvarado, P., Sexton, J., Shearin, E., Pancholi, N., and Sheehan, B.)