Mindfulness and Self-Care: Restorative Tools for Clinicians

Presented by Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW on 01-06-2012 at 9 a.m. Pacific

Self-care should not wait until after hours or weekends. Restorative pauses are a must throughout the day for the prevention of compassion fatigue. This workshop will offer specific tools that harness the benefits of mindfulness as a means for personal care. Learn about a simple "tools to trigger" system for creating mindfulness habits throughout your workday. These well-being exercises are designed to be done while driving to work, sitting in front of the computer, before/during/and after sessions, and when transitioning to home. Let new habits of mind tap into your own neuroplasticity and provide escape from the monotony of autopilot.

This web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Identify four characteristics of the stress response that lead to burnout over time;
  2. List three differences between environmental strategies for stress reduction versus inner peace strategies;
  3. Harness the benefits of neuroplasticity in a simple system of linking tools to triggers;
  4. Acquire six simple tools for self-care that can be used before work, during sessions, and after work.

If you have any questions about this Web Conference or would like more information, please contact us here.

How the Web Conference Works

In short, participants will be able to listen to the event by calling in to our teleconference center. Prior to the event, all participants will be sent an email with instructions on how to login to the teleconference center. This event will include lecture, interaction, and question and answer periods.

403.5CE hours and counting!

All are available to GoodTherapy.org members at no additional cost.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

1.5 CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.

GoodTherapy.org is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services.

GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.

GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content and is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE 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 #0395.

Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to GoodTherapy.org members.

This event has already taken place. An audio recording for this event may be available in the Member's Area.

Event Reviews from Members

I found her presentation, which included clinical, intuitive, and scientific explanations for tools to be SO validating! I have been integrating several similar tools into my life and my practice for years, coming from more of an intuitive place. Hearing the scientific commentary and the extent to which these brief rituals can actually help to re- wire our brains and stress response is fascinating and very hopeful!! - Delphyne J. Platner, PhD, MFT, CHT

Meet the Presenter

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, writer, and grief counselor in private practice in southern New Hampshire. Ashley has authored three self-help books, including the newly released Shortcuts to Inner Peace: 70 Simple Paths to Everyday Serenity and Transcending Loss.

Additionally, Ashley is a contributing Lifestyles writer for USDailyReview.com. She also publishes a monthly newsletter called Still Waters at her website and moderates two active support pages on Facebook, one for grievers, called Transcending Loss, and the other for those struggling with stress, called Shortcuts to Inner Peace.

Ashley has a Master of Arts degree in Social Work from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Smith College, as well as a certificate in Contemplative Studies through Smith College School for Social Work. Ashley worked in community mental health in New York City for ten years and has been living and working in southern New Hampshire since 1997. Ashley lives with her husband Dan and their blended family of five children.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

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    GoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APA approval applies to all events listed after May 2011.
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    GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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    This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • ace
    GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE 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 #0395.