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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Mindfulness: An Integrative Evidence-Based Approach

Richard Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP

Event Location:
MHS Education Center
6600 France Ave S
Suite #230
Edina, MN 55435



6.0 CEs Approved by the Following:
MN Board of Social Work Log Number: CEP-452
MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (LPC/LPCC) Log Number: 2019.CE.166
MN Board of Psychology Log Number: 201905.596

Order online or by phone: (920) 494-3401 or (800) 895-0071

Registration will close after the first 45 seats fill.

Course Description:

Discover how you can finally make progress by using cutting-edge techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. Together, CBT and Mindfulness have been proven to be highly effective for even the most challenging clients, including those suffering from: PTSD, mood disorders (including anxiety and depression), personality disorders, addiction, and more! Join Richard Sears, Psy.D., MBA, ABPP, for this experiential workshop, giving you the tools and strategies you need to apply CBT and Mindfulness to your practice. You’ll learn simple and advanced techniques, customizable for individual client needs.

About the Presenter:


Richard Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP, is a board-certified, licensed psychologist practicing in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Sears runs a private psychology and consultation practice, and is the director of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness and Meditation. He holds a number of academic appointments, including at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is author of a dozen books, including Mindfulness: Living Through Challenges and Enriching Your Life in this Moment, Building Competence in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for PTSD.

Dr. Sears is also a fifth degree black belt in Ninjutsu, and once served briefly as a personal protection agent for the Dalai Lama with his teacher, Stephen K. Hayes. He has studied the Eastern Wisdom traditions for over 30 years, receiving ordination in three traditions, and received transmission as a Zen master from his teacher Wonji Dharma. To learn more about Dr. Sears, visit his website at http://psych-insights.com/


8AM- Registration opens

8:30- Program begins

15 minute mid-morning break

12PM- Lunch (on your own)

1PM- Program resumes

15 minute mid-afternoon break

4PM- Program ends

Leaning Objectives:
  1. Explain the most recent research findings that relate to the effectiveness of CBT and Mindfulness.
  2. Identify symptom-specific treatment protocols combining CBT and Mindfulness methods.
  3. Explain the three levels of cognition and how this relates to our different mental states.
  4. Combine the CBT thought record with the basic strategies of Mindfulness training.
  5. Implement treatments that help clients cope with cognitive distortions and intense emotions.
  6. Evaluate the importance of a personal mindfulness practice for the therapist.