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Mindfulness in Addiction Counseling
Patricia A. Burke, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Course Description:

Mindfulness is non-judgmental awareness that offers people a larger perspective and broader context within which they can view their problems, including addictions. In recent years, mindfulness has become an integral part of a variety of therapeutic approaches such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Behavioral Relapse Prevention. Clinical research has demonstrated that these mindfulness-based therapeutic approaches reduce medical and psychological symptoms, help people find greater meaning and satisfaction in their lives and recovery, prevent relapse, and enhance psychological resilience. This four week course will explore key concepts and practices of mindfulness and present a method for integrating mindfulness specifically into addiction counseling. The course is intended for those currently counseling people with addiction issues, or anyone interested in gaining more knowledge about mindfulness and incorporating mindfulness practices into their daily lives in order to alleviate suffering.

This four week course requires 8 hours of work over its duration.

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