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

Richard Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP

May 24, 2019

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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: CEP-452
MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (LPC/LPCC) Log Number: Pending
MN Board of Psychology Log Number: Pending

Order By Phone: (920) 494-3401 or (800) 895-0071
Registration will close after the first 45 seats fill.

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: Trauma/PTSD, anxiety, mood disorders, personality Disorders, addictions 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.

Richard Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP


Richard Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP, is a board-certified, licensed psychologist in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Sears runs a private psychology and consultation practice, and is the director of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness & Meditation. He holds a number of academic appointments, including at the Department of Psychiatry & 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 (Wiley-Blackwell); Building Competence in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (Routledge); and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for PTSD (Wiley-Blackwell).

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. His website is www.psych-insights.com.


How CBT and Mindfulness Work Together
• Principles of behavior therapy
• Principles of cognitive therapy
• Automatic thoughts and core beliefs
• What exactly is mindfulness?
• Clinical mechanisms
• Neurological evidence
Mindfulness & Evidence-Based Techniques
• Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
• Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
• Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
• And MORE, plus other interventions in development
Effective Mindfulness Exercises
• The 3 Minute Breathing Space
• How breathing is connected to stress
• The role of thoughts during Mindfulness practice
Implementation Considerations
• Mindfulness in action in one’s daily life
• Creating and maintaining a daily practice
• Clinician self-care
• Diversity issues
• Riddles and more paradoxes
Applications for CBT & Mindfulness:
• Trauma/PTSD
• Anxiety
- Phobias
- Generalized Anxiety
- Health Anxiety
- Panic Attacks
• Mood Disorders
- Depression
- Bipolar
• Personality Disorders
• Substance Abuse
• Addictions
• Chronic Pain
• And more!
Discussion and Questions

Leaning Objectives
  1. Explain the most recent research findings that relate to the effectiveness of CBT and mindfulness.
  2. Identify symptoms-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.

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