4Title: Mindfulness Based Interventions with Clients
Presenter: Angela Q. Cowell, LCSW, LMFT
Date: March 30, 2016, Wednesday, 10 am – 12 pm
Description: Mindfulness practice is ideal for cultivating greater awareness of the connection between mind and body, as well as cultivating greater awareness of the ways unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can undermine emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness. Studies have shown significant increases in functioning when mindfulness based interventions were used for treatment of many physical and mental health concerns, including chronic illness, anxiety, and mood disorders as well as personality disorders. This workshop will provide a brief history and overview of the core principles of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). The workshop will specifically focus on cultivating mindfulness in the therapeutic relationship and practical applications of MBSR and MBCT interventions when working with specific therapeutic needs.
Participants completing this event will be able to:
- Describe the benefits of mindfulness practices on physical and mental health.
- Identify the core principles of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.
- Explore interventions used with clients and review case studies of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy in the clinical setting.
Presenter Bio: Angela Q. Cowell, LCSW, LMFT is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. She is a school social worker and therapist providing school-based mental health services to students and families in Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools. She is a mindfulness trainer and presents on topics such as Ethics and the Mindfulness Practices of Self-Care and the Use of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Clients. She also provides clinical supervision to LCSWAs, LPCAs, and LMFTAs while working towards her AAMFT Approved Supervisor credential. She uses a systemic orientation and strength-based perspective while promoting present moment awareness.
Continuing Education Credit:
Each UNC School of Social Work Clinical Lecture Series event provides the following credit: 2.0 Contact Hours from Northwest AHEC, 2.0 contact hours of (Category A) continuing education for North Carolina psychologists, 2.0 contact hours from the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board. This program does not provide specific NBCC credits. However, per LPC licensure guidelines, you may submit up to 15 contact hours of continuing education by attending programs by affiliates of the National Area Health Education Center Organization (NAO). Northwest AHEC is a member of NAO.
Cost: $25/event including CEU (through NorthWestAHEC)