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Mindfulness and Acceptance in Therapy

Friends University, Marriage and Family Therapy

Friday, June 20, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

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Program Description

Mindfulness and related acceptance-based therapies are increasingly popular. However, most applications are designed for large group classes rather than the more common format of individual, couple, and family sessions. In this workshop, therapists will learn how to integrate key elements of mindfulness and acceptance to enhance and expand their current practice, regardless of their theory of choice. Participants will have an opportunity to practice and develop skills with nine mindfulness-based exercises and meditations that can be used with clients and trainees as well as learn more subtle applications for case conceptualizing, relationship building, goal setting, and intervening.

In this workshop, participants will learn about:

  • The philosophical foundations of mindfulness and acceptance and their psychotherapeutic correlates
  • The evidence base for regular mindfulness practice, including psychological, physical health, and relational benefits
  • The evidence base for mindfulness-based and mindfulness informed therapies
  • Neurological changes related to mindfulness practice
  • A comprehensive model for integrating mindfulness and acceptance into everyday practice that includes:
    • Therapeutic presence with mindfulness
    • Case conceptualization using mindfulness and acceptance concepts
    • Treatment planning and goal setting
    • Practical in-session interventions
    • Specific interventions for couples and families
    • Teaching mindfulness in one-on-one settings with individuals, couples, and families
    • Relapse prevention with mood, anxiety, substance abuse, and related disorders
    • Therapist self-care options using mindfulness
    • Mindfulness in training and supervision


Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will learn about how mindfulness can be used with individuals, couples, and families in therapy.
  2. Participants will learn about the evidence base for mindfulness in therapy.
  3. Participants will learn about how mindfulness can be used to enhance therapeutic presence, set clinical goals, and intervene in therapy.

Agenda for the Day

8:00 - Registration and Welcome

8:30 - 11:30 - Morning Training Session (3.0 hours)

11:30 - 1:00 - Lunch Break

1:00 - 4:00 - Afternoon Training Session (3.0 hours)

About the Presenter

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Diane R. Gehart, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at California State University, Northridge and has a private practice in Thousand Oaks, California. She has authored numerous books, including Mindfulness and Acceptance in Couple and Family Therapy (Springer, 2012), Mastering Competencies in Family Therapy, Theory and Treatment Planning in Counseling and Psychotherapy, and Collaborative Therapy: Relationships and Conversations that Make a Difference (co-edited with Harlene Anderson). She has also written extensively on postmodern therapies, mindfulness, mental health recovery, sexual abuse treatment, gender issues, children and adolescents, client advocacy, qualitative research, and education in family therapy. She speaks internationally, having given workshops to professional and general audiences in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Mexico. Her work has been featured in newspapers, radio shows, and television worldwide. She is an associate faculty member at three international post-graduate training institutes: the Taos Institute, Houston Galveston Institute, and the Marburg Institute for Collaborative Studies in Germany.


Participants will receive 6 hours of continuing education

Have questions about Mindfulness and Acceptance in Therapy? Contact Friends University, Marriage and Family Therapy

When & Where

Friends University
2100 W University St
Marriage and Family Therapy
Wichita, KS 67213

Friday, June 20, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

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