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A Home Study Continuing Education Course for
Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, and Mental Health Counselors

Mindfulness and the Therapeutic Relationship

Steven F. Hick, Ph.D., RSW and Thomas Bien, Ph.D., (Eds.) 2008. 240 Pages

8 Hours CE Credits

60 Questions: True/False and Multiple Choice

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Focuses on how Mindfulness practice can help therapists improve clinical outcomes by cultivating empathy, listening skills, and ability to cope with stressful events.  Provides a comprehensive explanation of Buddhist psychology concepts and exercises in applying ideas and techniques in different types of treatment. 

Learning Objectives:


Course Outline:

  1. Theory and Practice

    1. Cultivating Therapeutic Relationships:  The Role of Mindfulness

    2. The Therpeutic Relationship:  Central and Essential in Psychotherapy Outcome

  2. Therapeutic Presence

    1. The Four Immeasurable Minds:  Preparing to Be Present in Psychotherapy

    2. Anatta:  Self, Non-Self, and the Therapist

    3. Mindfulness and Empathy:  A Hermeneutic Circle

  3. Therapeutic Presence in Different Types of Treatment

    1. Mindfulness, Values, and Therapeutic Relationship in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

    2. Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Substance Abusers:  Therapist Training and Therapeutic Relationships

    3. Mindfulness, Metacommunication, and Affect Regulation in Psychoanalytic Treatment

    4. Relational Mindfulness and Dialogic Space in Family Therapy

  4. Teaching and Listening

    1. Meditation:  A Univeral Tool for Cultivating Empathy

    2. Inviting Therapeutic Presence:  A Mindfulness-Based Approach

    3. Cultivating Mindfulness in Relationship:  Insight Dialogue and the Interpersonal Mindfulness Program

    4. Mindful Listening for Better Outcomes

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