Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Children (MBCT-C) is an evidence-based 12-session group psychotherapy for children ages 8 to 13 who suffer from anxiety or depression, the sequelae of trauma, or have difficulties with attentional self-control or emotion-regulation.
The first day of training will provide a thorough introduction to MBCT-C, with detailed information about the theory, development, and research support for this model of therapy. Tips for selecting suitable clients, orienting parents to the MBCT-C model, and the logistics of starting a child mindfulness group will be discussed. Participants will learn the specific aims and interventions for each of the 12 sessions, and gain experiential practice with several of the core interventions.
The second day of training will focus on gaining hands-on experience conducting many of the specific interventions, with emphasis and feedback on learning to conduct post-activity inquiries. The importance of the therapist cultivating a personal mindfulness practice when facilitating mindfulness-based interventions will be examined. We will also have plenty of time for discussion of issues that are specific to your clientele.
DePaul Family and Community Services (FCS) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. FCS maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required to receive credit. The intended audience includes Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors and other mental health professionals. Graduate students who are conducting clinical work under the supervision of a licensed mental health service provider are also welcome to register. This in an Intermediate level workshop.
Pre-registration is required. Please contact Dr. Orson Morrison: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Tuesday, August 13 at 9:00am to 4:00pm
DePaul University, 1 East Jackson Boulevard, 11th floor, Chicago, IL, Room 11042, North Café 1 East Jackson Boulevard, 11th floor, Chicago, IL