Intro to Mindfulness for Clinicians & Educators
November 17, 2017
CORA Services Conference Center
8540 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA 19111
|This workshop will provide an overview of mindfulness for clinicians and educators who work with adults, families, and children. It will include a definition of mindfulness, as well a short history of the development of mindfulness as a therapeutic tool. It will also provide information how, from a basic neurobiological standpoint, regular mindfulness practice can engage areas of the brain related to executive functioning and stress response. The workshop will also provide an overview of the benefits of mindfulness for special populations, including research that supports those benefits.|
|Jeanne DiVincenzo, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist, consultant, and Managing Director of Growth Opportunity Center. She integrates mindfulness into her clinical work and provides mindfulness training to businesses, institutions, professional groups, and schools. She has presented workshops and trainings on diversity, mental health and wellness, leadership development, reducing stress, integrated healthcare, building psychologically healthy workplaces, student mentoring and supervisions, and teaching and learning.
Julie Goldstein, Med., LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has been practicing mindfulness for the past 14 years.
Tina Gonzales, Psy.D. is a post-doctoral fellow at Growth Opportunity Center. She has extensive clinical experience with children, adults and families.
Download the Brochure 11-17-17 Mindfulness2 and mail to
Ceil Hanas at 8540 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111 For more information call 215.701.2629 or register online.
Registration begins 1/2 hour prior to stated program time. Pre-registration is required. Cancellations made LESS THAN 72 HOURS before the programs will NOT be refunded.
Objectives: As a result of this interactive workshop, participants will be able to:
- Experience for themselves what it means to be “mindful.”
- Understand the differences between mindfulness meditation, everyday mindfulness, and mindfulness based stress reduction.
- Learn about the benefits of mindfulness for their clients in a variety of settings, including decreased anxiety and stress, increased focus and productivity, and increased sense of well-being, greater compassion, and fulfillment in an individual’s personal and professional life.
- Learn and experience mindfulness practices for children to help them focus, manage emotions, and learn more effectively
- Learn practical ways they can encourage parents and caregivers to support mindfulness practice in children.
This program will benefit Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Educators, Principals, Teachers, Graduate Students, and other practitioners within mental health and education who provide direct services and/or parent/teacher consultation for this population.
· NBCC: 3.5
· Psychology Credits: 3.5
· SW, MFT & PC: 3.5
12:45 Evaluation and conclusion