By understanding what mindfulness is, and by using this technique in session, therapists can better help their clients stay present, centered, and able to progress in therapy. Additionally, these techniques can be used by therapists themselves in order to stay connected and present in session with their clients.
In this 2-hour continuing education web conference, Sara Rothleder, LCSW-C will define mindfulness and provide an overview of using this type of work in therapy sessions. Sara will discuss three states of mind: Reasonable Mind, Emotion Mind, and Wise Mind. Additionally, she will teach “what” and “how” skills for therapists to use in session.
Sara will also share and discuss a useful acronym that provides an easy way to remember important aspects of mindfulness. She will explain mindfulness strategies and important factors for leading mindfulness in sessions that therapists can use and review how therapists can implement them in their work. She will also lead participants through different mindfulness exercises that can be used in session immediately.
This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:
Statement of program material's accuracy, utility, and risks: This program presents clinical interventions that combines established psychotherapy methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with principles and techniques from the field of Mindfulness. It is consistent with the ethics code of the Board of Social Work. This program discusses strategies for applying the methods taught in a clinically responsible manner, although the presenter may not know how to apply all principles discussed to every situation or person and should be determined by the providing clinician directly. Generally, mindfulness methods are effective and safe for many clients. As always, however, misapplication of any interventions with mentally vulnerable populations can lead to harmful outcomes.
Declaration of conflicts of interest and commercial support: The presenter conducts trainings, provides Administrative services, and provides community outreach for Gaithersburg Counseling Center.
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2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy for attending this web conference in its entirety.
GoodTherapy is 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 is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.
This organization, GoodTherapy, 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: 03/30/2019 - 03/30/2022. 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 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
GoodTherapy, LLC 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 #SW-0395.
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As a workshop presenter, community outreach coordinator, and new client liaison, Sara Rothleder, LCSW-C strives to help as many people as possible live fulfilling lives. Sara uses her depth of experience and knowledge as well as her compassionate nature to build and enhance supportive and productive relationships with colleagues and clients at Gaithersburg Counseling Center. She believes in creating a validating environment where clients and therapists are empowered to create the life they want to live and to feel more in control of their emotions and behaviors.
Sara also presents on topics for therapists who work with a vast array of emotional stressors including anxiety, stress, depression, abuse and trauma, relationship issues, and issues surrounding life transitions. She brings a strengths-based, empowering teaching approach to her workshops and employs her training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help workshop attendees achieve their goals.
Sara obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan. Then, Sara earned her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Maryland, specializing in working with Children and Families.
As a Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience, Sara recently spent significant time working with severely emotionally disturbed adolescents and their families. In doing so, Sara developed an expertise in helping such clients and their families cope with the effects of mental illness and develop strategies for building better lives. Sara also has experience working with adults struggling with mood disorders and life stressors. For more information about Sara and her work, visit www.GaithersburgCounseling.com.