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Yoga & Mindfulness: Clinical Applications for Anxiety and Depression

Length: 6 hours 20 minutes

Additional Participant CE:
$19.99

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Description

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  • Understand the neuroscience behind these evidence-based therapies
  • Improve client outcomes in treating mood disorders
  • Discover specific tools for healing anxiety and depression
  • Explain specific yoga practices & sequences to treat anxiety and depression

Recovery from anxiety and depression presents a formidable challenge for both clients and clinicians. Yoga and mindfulness facilitate clients’ movement through recovery and beyond - rewiring the brain to experience greater happiness. These tools encourage therapeutic presence and self-compassion, allowing for greater intimacy in the client/therapist relationship.

Yoga and mindfulness provides clients with new experiences for the mind and the body. Cumulatively, these experiences create an alternative view and new neural pathways supporting clients in responding to distressing experiences rather than reacting to them. Experienced practitioners and those new to yoga and meditation will benefit from this workshop.

Join Debra Premashakti Alvis, licensed psychologist and therapeutic yoga educator, for this informative day and explore empirically supported approaches of yoga and mindfulness through lectures, small group work and gentle postures. You will learn brief, easily implemented, clinical interventions for regulating emotions, improving mood and cultivating positive thinking. In addition, you will review scientific evidence supporting these approaches in clear language designed to encourage and motivate clients. Learn why these practices are effective and how they work to treat anxiety and depression.

Debra has over 20 years experience as a psychotherapist and has been a meditator and yoga practitioner for 25 years. She is a seasoned and engaging presenter. Through daily yoga and mindfulness, she lives what she teaches, crediting these practices with transformative personal growth and an ever deepening capacity for equanimity and compassion. Debra has served as a clinical consultant for a research team investigating mindfulness and has trained hundreds of mental health professionals in the practices of yoga, mindfulness, and self-compassion. You will leave this seminar with new, effective tools to improve clinical outcomes and to support therapist renewal.

This seminar is designed for people of all skill levels. You DO NOT need to be experienced with Yoga to be able to integrate its benefits with clients.

OUTLINE

Integrating Empirically Based Practices: Yoga and Mindfulness

  • Core elements of yoga and mindfulness
  • Effects on health and stress
  • Neuroscience – how contemplative practices rewire the brain
  • Day to day, moment to moment practice
  • Yoga and mindfulness as clinical interventions

Yoga and Mindfulness: Clinical Interventions for the Mind and the Emotions

  • Compassion for self and others
  • Non-violence – recognizing and changing negative self-talk
  • Increasing positive emotions, decreasing negative impact of unpleasant emotions
  • Tools for working with intense emotions
  • Letting go of false identities; strengthening the ‘true self’
  • Mindful decision making through values clarification
  • Strategies for relapse prevention
  • Poetry as bibliotherapy – deepening understanding, building selfcompassion

Yoga: Clinical Interventions for the Physical Body

  • Gentle yoga sequences for anxiety and depression
  • Mantras for addressing anxiety and depression
  • Breathing practices to support a good mood
  • Breath and emotional regulation
  • Deep relaxation to decrease insomnia and anxiety
  • Cultivating the capacity to witness and concentrate – clinical applications

Clinical Skills, Therapist Renewal

  • Yoga and mindfulness as self-care practices for clinicians
  • Practitioner strategies for deepening and maintaining non-judgmental presence
  • Language for seamless integration of strategies into health care sessions

OBJECTIVES

  • Describe how yoga and mindfulness support recovery from anxiety and depression.
  • Apply compassion and nonviolence as clinical interventions.
  • Discuss strategies for relapse prevention.
  • Demonstrate breathing practices to quiet the mind and impact mood.
  • Implement interventions to encourage new neural pathways.
  • Outline & understand related scientific support.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Debra Premashakti Alvis, Ph.D., RYT is a licensed psychologist and therapeutic yoga educator practicing in Athens, Georgia. She developed and currently leads the Mind Body Program at the University of Georgia. For many years, Debra trained psychotherapists with a focus on the integration of contemplative practice and has served as a clinical consultant on a research team investigating mindfulness. As a leader in the integration of yoga, mindfulness and psychotherapy, she has created a clinician’s training program in mindfulness. She also conducts a private practice of psychology providing counseling to individuals, couples and families and offers seminars in the United States and internationally. Debra has been engaged in contemplative practices for over 25 years studying yoga and mindfulness. She has worked extensively with the senior teachers of Integral Yoga earning over 500 hours of yogic studies and certification in numerous teacher training programs. Debra has also completed professional Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training through the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Her wealth of clinical knowledge, research experience, and her deep understanding of yoga and mindfulness transform into effective, easily applicable skills for mental health professionals. You will leave this seminar feeling renewed and with powerful tools for helping clients.


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TARGET AUDIENCE

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Other Mental Health Professionals

ADA NEEDS

CMI Education would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 800-844-8260.


Credit Information

Continuing Education Information:  This activity qualifies for continuing education for the following professionals in every state: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Mental Health Professionals. For states that differ from national board approval see details below. For states not listed or do not accept national approvals please contact CMI or your licensing board.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

PSYCHOLOGISTS

PSYCHOLOGISTS: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CMI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CMI is offering this activity for 6.0 live or 6.0 self-study hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

SOCIAL WORKERS

SOCIAL WORKERS:  CMI Education Institute, Provider #1062, is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards, 400 South Ridge Parkway, Suite B, Culpeper, VA 22701. www.aswb.org. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2011-January 27, 2014. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 6.25 live or 6.25 self-study (Clinical) continuing education clock hours in participating in this activity after successful completion of the post test/evaluation form. Course Level: All Levels.

FLORIDA SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits. No self-study credit hours available.

ILLINOIS SOCIAL WORKERS: CMI Education Institute is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours. No self-study credit hours available.

MINNESOTA SOCIAL WORKERS:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #:  CEP-140. This course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. No self-study credit hours available.

NEW JERSEY SOCIAL WORKERS: This activity qualifies for an approved continuing education offering for New Jersey Social Workers. The New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners has approved this activity for 6.0 (Clinical) credit hours. No self-study credit hours available.

COUNSELORS

COUNSELORS: CMI Education Institute, Inc, is an approved provider of the National Board of Certified Counselors, NBCC Provider #: 5637. We adhere to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines. This activity qualifies for 6.25 live or 6.25 self-study contact hours.

CALIFORNIA COUNSELORS/SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/LICENSED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGISTS: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider #: 2087. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. No self-study credit hours available.

OHIO COUNSELORS/SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: CMI Education Institute is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit. No self-study credit hours available.

ADDICTION COUNSELORS

ADDICTION COUNSELORS: CMI Education Institute is an approved provider of continuing education by the National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), provider #: 00131. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. This activity qualifies for 7.5 live or 7.5 self-study contact hours.

CALIFORNIA ALCOHOLISM & DRUG ABUSE COUNSELORS:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) Provider #:  OS-03-036-1013. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit. No self-study credit hours available.

MICHIGAN ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS:  This course has been reviewed and approved by the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP). This course will award 7.5 contact hours and has been identified as RELATED to substance abuse. No self-study credit hours available.

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS: This activity consists of 380 minutes live or 6.25 hours self-study of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

ILLINOIS MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS:  CMI Education Institute has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:  168-000156. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.0 credits. No self-study credit hours available.

TEXAS MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS:  CMI Education Institute has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider #: 503. This activity qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits. No self-study credit hours available.

NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS

NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS: This activity meets the criteria for an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Activity. CMI Education Institute, Inc, is an approved provider by the American Psychological Association, which is recognized by theANCC for behavioral health related activities. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance.

This activity qualifies for 6.0 live or 6.0 self-study contact hours.

CALIFORNIA NURSES:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13305 for 6.3 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. No self-study credit hours available.

FLORIDA NURSES: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 6.3 contact hours. No self-study credit hours available.

IOWA NURSES:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 7.6 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. No self-study credit hours available.

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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education.  Provider #:  3322.  This self-study course qualifies for 6.25 self-study contact hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate. No live credit hours available.

OTHER PROFESSIONS: This activity qualifies for 6.3 live or 6.25 self-study continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

Only credits listed are approved. For any other credit inquiries (i.e. state specific or others not listed), please contact cecmi@cmieducation.orgor 800-844-8260 BEFORE the event. Additional credit inquiries submitted after the date of the event will not be honored, per board regulations. For all other inquiries, please contact info@pesi.com.

Faculty

  • Debra Premashakti Alvis, Ph.D., RYT
    • Debra Premashakti Alvis, Ph.D., RYT, is a licensed psychologist, mindfulness teacher, and therapeutic yoga educator practicing in Athens, Georgia. She teaches at the University of Georgia integrating mindfulness into psychology courses. Debra also developed and led the Mind Body Program at the university. For many years, she trained psychotherapists focusing on the integration of contemplative practices. As a leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy, Debra created a clinician’s training program and served as a clinical consultant on a research team investigating mindfulness. She conducts a private practice of psychology providing counseling to individuals, couples and families and offers workshops in the United States and internationally.

      She has been engaged in contemplative practices for over 25 years studying yoga and mindfulness. Debra has worked extensively with the senior teachers of Integral Yoga earning over 1,000 hours of yogic studies and certification in numerous teacher training programs. She has completed professional training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction through the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Studies in the expressive arts, including certification in Susanne Fincher’s mandala program, further support Debra’s comprehensive knowledge of the mind/body relationship. Her wealth of knowledge, research experience, and her deep understanding of mindfulness and yoga transform into effective, easily applicable skills for mental health professionals.

Course Materials

  • Buy It/Rent It Manual (33 pages)
  • PowerPoint (8 pages)
  • Additional_Participant_CE_Request_Form (4 pages)