You are a mental health professional who wants to learn more about mindfulness and ways to bring it into your clinical practice.

By the end of this course, you will know:

  • How to have evidence-informed and ethically-sensitive conversations with clients about how mindfulness practices could improve their recovery and treatment outcomes

  • Ways to introduce and share mindfulness practices with clients through the use of free online resources

  • How to make appropriate recommendations for clients who want to integrate mindfulness practices into their treatments

  • Determining when it is appropriate to integrate mindfulness into a client's therapy as opposed to making a referral to a meditation teacher

But that's not all. Through the SCA Mindfulness course, you will gain the knowledge PLUS the evidence-based skills to:

  • Have evidence-informed and ethically-sensitive conversations with clients about mindfulness

  • Make appropriate recommendations and referrals for clients who want to integrate mindfulness into their treatments

  • Harness the science of mindfulness to help clients reduce stress, anxiety and rumination

  • Help clients’ clarify their priorities, reduce reactivity, and take action in alignment with their long-term goals

Course Curriculum

    1. Course Description

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    2. Meet Your Instructors

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    1. Quiz Guidelines

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    2. Comprehension Quiz

About this course

  • $99.00
  • 108 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content

But are your clients actually interested in integrating mindfulness into their therapy?

One study found that 65% of psychotherapy clients had used at least one form of complementary or alternative therapy the past year, and mindfulness was the most often used (44%). The researchers concluded, “persons seeking psychotherapy for anxiety or depression may be more likely than the general population to use a complementary or alternative therapy.” So even if you are not offering mindfulness as a treatment option, many clients are likely to be independently utilizing mindfulness practices, and would like to discuss them with you. You can view the abstract of the article by clicking here.

Meet Your Instructors

Gary Buck, PhD is a graduate of Meridian University’s Doctor of Psychology program and also holds a bachelor’s degree in Religion from Princeton University. He is a licensed psychologist and has participated in trainings led by Zindel Segal, PhD in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, by Richard Miller, PhD in Yoga Nidra/Integrative Restoration, and completed an internship with Saki Santorelli in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the U. of Massachusetts Medical School. A Buddhist meditator of nearly 50 years, he currently practices in the Vajrayana tradition where his main interests are Mahamudra and Dzogchen. He is a former Buddhist monk in the Thai Theravadan tradition. Gary is a former Managing Director and Board member of the Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts and a former Associate Director of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County. He is currently a psychotherapist in private practice in San Rafael and Petaluma, CA, where he sees child and adult clients.

David Lukoff, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and  co-author of the DSM IV and DSM 5 diagnostic category Religious or Spiritual Problem which increased awareness of  spiritual issues in clinical practice. He has published over 80 articles on spirituality and mental health, many in peer reviewed journals such as Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine,  Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, Psychiatric Annals,  Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Spirituality in Clinical Practice. He is a Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California and has served on the faculty at Harvard University and UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute.

Cassandra Vieten, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist, mind-body medicine researcher, author, consultant, and public speaker. She is Executive Director of the John W. Brick Foundation, Associate Research Scientist at the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at the University of California, San Diego, and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, where she served as President from 2013-2019. Her research has focused on spirituality and health, transformative experiences and practices, the development of mindfulness-based interventions for emotional well-being, and development of media technologies to inspire awe. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and completed her research training in behavioral genetics at UC San Francisco. She has authored three books, published numerous articles in scientific journals, and is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and workshop leader.


Read An Article by Dr. Lukoff & Dr. Vieten

Testimonials

"The information and guidance in Dr. Lukoff's courses will soon be, if not already, mandatory for all health care professionals who choose to remain current and literate in their fields."

-Jeanne Achterberg, Ph.D. , Former Professor of Psychology at Saybrook Graduate School

"An excellent job of guiding people through the mental health resources."

-John Suler, Ph.D , Department of Psychology, Rider University Webmaster: Psychology of Cyberspace

"I am so excited to know that I am not the only one seeing the importance of this concept and how it would help to broaden the area of wellness and emphasis on the mind, body, and spirit/psyche/soul."

"This course has helped me to see the progression of the relationship between spiritual and religion. The section on the history of religion and spirituality was fascinating."

"The information presented here will help me demonstrate to my interdisciplinary colleagues that spirituality is foundational to human care...or rather is the foundation of human/holistic care."


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SCA courses provide approved CE and CME credits for psychologists, physicians, social workers, counselors, nurses, chiropractors, occupational therapists, and coaches through the following accreditation agencies:

American Psychological Association                        ✦California Board of Behavioral Sciences 

✦California Board of Registered Nursing                   ✦The California Board of Chiropractic Examiners

✦The California Board of Occupational Therapy      ✦The National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching 


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