Core Mindfulness and Anxiety (4 CE)
Course Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Course Developed By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Bio: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Content By: Patricia Patton-Lehn, Ph.D., Gerry Grossman, M.A., LMFT
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course Description: For many years, cognitive-behavior therapy techniques have been almost exclusively utilized in the treatment of anxiety disorders. More recently, however, core mindfulness strategies that are rooted in Eastern spiritual and psychological practices have been applied to the treatment of various anxiety disorders and are often used in conjunction with cognitive-behavior therapy and acceptance-based techniques. This course is intended to increase and enhance participants’ knowledge of core mindfulness as related to the treatment of anxiety. Three specific methods will be reviewed: Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills training, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Treatment models for Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, and child and adolescent anxiety disorders are presented. Illustrative case examples enhance the learning experience.
- Identify historical antecedents and a clinical definition of core mindfulness, as well as its application in psychotherapy.
- Apply Dialectical Behavior Therapy’s (DBT) Core Mindfulness Skills to the treatment of anxiety.
- Utilize the various therapeutic applications of Jon Kabbat-ZInn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program in relation to treat anxiety.
- Integrate treatment strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness to treat Anxiety Disorders.
- Understand treatment models for Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, and child and adolescent anxiety disorders.
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete a multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete a course evaluation.