Monday, March 24, 2014

Psychology Workshop: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Friday, May 9, 2014
8:30am – 4:00pm
6 CE credits

Union Union Institute & University
Cincinnati Academic Center
440 East McMillan Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
NOTICE: This workshop has been cancelled. Please visit to learn more about our other psychology workshops in May and June.

Please join us for a presentation on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy by Union Psy.D. faculty member Richard Sears, Psy.D., MBA, ABPP. This class is part of Union Institute & University’s Spring 2014 Psychology Workshop Series focused on applications of evidence-based practices. Register for this workshop at Regular price is $145 or register 30 days in advance or earlier for $130. Workshop tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is an 8-week, evidence-based program which combines mindfulness and cognitive therapy techniques for the prevention of stress, depression, and anxiety. Through lecture, discussion, and experiential exercises, this full-day workshop will cover the characteristics and components of mindfulness, the structure and the delivery of the MBCT program, discuss the constituents of a mindfulness-based approach to working with clients individually, and explore the role of mindfulness for the clinician.

Learning Objectives
1. Explain the structure of the MBCT program
2. Identify the cognitive and emotional triggers of relapse in depression
3. Describe the role that rumination has in perpetuating negative thoughts and behaviors
4. Develop mindfulness-based techniques to help clients de-center from the narrative of negative thoughts and emotions
5. Evaluate the role of a personal mindfulness practice for the therapist

Dr. Richard W. Sears, mindfulness
Richard W. Sears, Psy.D., MBA, ABPP is a core faculty member of the Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology at Union Institute & University, where he is the Director of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness & Meditation. He is board certified in clinical psychology, and maintains a private psychology and consultation practice. He is also Clinical Assistant Professor at Wright State University School of Professional Psychology, Clinical/Research faculty at the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness, Volunteer Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences at the UC College of Medicine, and a Research/Psychologist Contractor with the Cincinnati VA Medical Center.

Dr. Sears is lead author of Mindfulness in Clinical Practice (PR Press) and Consultation Skills for Mental Health Professionals (Wiley). His forthcoming books include: Mindfulness: Living Through Challenges and Enriching Your Life in this Moment (Wiley-Blackwell); Perspectives on Spirituality and Religion in Psychotherapy (PR Press); Building Competence in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (Routledge); and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for PTSD (Wiley-Blackwell). Dr. Sears is a fifth degree black belt in Ninjutsu, and once served briefly as a bodyguard for the Dalai Lama. He has studied the Eastern Wisdom traditions for over 30 years, receiving ordination in three lineages, and authority to teach Zen koans (inka).

For further information about this event, or to register, please visit or contact Lauren Wenstrup | 1-800-861-6400 x1269 or 513-487-1269 |

Union Institute & University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Union Institute & University maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

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