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Mindfulness: The Knowing and Doing in Clinical Practice

Presented by: Dr. Ken Kwan, Ph.D., CCFT, C.Psych.

(On-line Virtual Workshop)

This two-day training will focus on deepening understanding and application of Mindfulness as a skill utilized by both clients and clinicians in contemporary psycho-social interventions such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Mindfulness is considered the core of DBT, the skill that is needed to effectively employ any other skill. Research suggests that Mindfulness training may improve an individual ability to both pay attention and regulate emotions. Some leading experts have suggested that Mindfulness is a mechanism of change or essential active ingredient in interventions such as DBT. Therefore, a sophisticated understanding of Mindfulness is considered especially valuable for practitioners attempting to apply interventions such as DBT and ACT. The historical roots of mindfulness as a cultural and religious construct will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

Following the workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Precisely define both what Mindfulness is and what Mindfulness is not.
  • Link Mindfulness skills to other common DBT skills (e.g., Radical Acceptance).
  • Teach Mindfulness experientially using a variety of exercises.
  • Know the essential ingredients of a Mindfulness exercise so that attending clinicians will then be able to create their own Mindfulness exercises after the workshop.
  • Use Mindfulness as a skill for the clinician her or himself in order to improve attention and effectiveness during the therapeutic encounter.

Understand some of the historical roots of Mindfulness as a clinical as well as historical and religious concept.

About The Presenter

Dr. Ken Kwan

Dr. Ken Kwan

Ph.D., CCFT, C.Psych. Executive Director Chief Psychologist/Instructor

Dr. Kenneth Kwan, Ph.D., CCFT, C.Psych. is the Founder and Executive Director/Chief Psychologist of Oshawa Psychological & Counselling Services, Woodbine Psychological & Counselling Services, and Oshawa Psychotherapy Training Institute. He is a registered psychologist in clinical and counselling psychology, a registered marriage and family therapist,... Read More

Mindfulness: The Knowing and Doing in Clinical Practice

Presented by: Dr. Ken Kwan, Ph.D., CCFT, C.Psych. Regular $394.37 ($349 + HST) Early Bird * $371.77 ($329 + HST) Group Rate ** $383.07 ($339 + HST) Student Rate *** $276.85 ($245 + HST)
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Note: All prices are in Canadian dollars and include HST (13%).

*To receive the Early Bird rate, you must register for the workshop one month prior to workshop.

**Group rate applies to single registration via mail or fax of three of more individuals; online registration not available for this rate.

*** To receive the Student rate, you must provide a photocopy of your student card from an accredited academic institution when registering. Must register directly with office online registration not available for this rate.