Spring Counseling Summit
Current Approaches to Teaching Mindfulness in Empirically Supported Interventions
Ruth Baer, PhD
Registration before April 8 Registrations after April 8
$60.00 – professional $75.00 – professional
$45.00 – organizational group rate $55.00 – organizational group rate
$50.00 – CCU MAC Alumni $60.00 – CCU MAC Alumni
$10.00 – counseling student $10.00 – counseling student
Counselors - 6.0 hours
Social Workers – 6.0 hours
Marriage & Family Therapists – 6.0 hours
Psychologists – 6.0 hours (pending)
Counselors - 6.0 hours
About the Conference
This workshop will provide an overview of mindfulness skills, practices, and exercises used by leading empirically supported mindfulness-based interventions, including mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Similarities and differences in conceptualizing and teaching mindfulness skills will be highlighted. Opportunities to practice and discuss a variety of mindfulness exercises will be provided. The empirical literature that supports the efficacy of mindfulness training will be briefly reviewed and mechanisms of change that may help to explain how mindfulness training leads to beneficial outcomes will be discussed. Incorporation of mindfulness training into individual therapy will be discussed, and practical issues in using mindfulness training in clinical practice will be addressed.
1. Participants will gain experience with several practices commonly used in mindfulness training.
2. Participants will learn about psychological mechanisms of action that may account for the beneficial outcomes of mindfulness training.
3. Participants will become familiar with outcome literature supporting the efficacy of mindfulness training.
4. Participants will gain knowledge about practical issues that must be considered when implementing mindfulness training in clinical practice.
About the Presenter
Ruth Baer is Professor of Psychology and a member and former director of the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. She conducts research on the assessment and conceptualization of mindfulness, mindfulness-based interventions, mechanisms by which mindfulness training achieves its beneficial effects, and relationships between mindfulness and other aspects of psychological functioning. She has participated in professional training in several mindfulness-based interventions, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP). She teaches these interventions and supervises their implementation by doctoral students at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Baer is the developer of the Kentucky Inventory of Mindfulness Skills and the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire, and editor of two books: Mindfulness-Based Treatment Approaches: Clinician’s Guide to Evidence Base and Application, and Assessing Mindfulness and Acceptance: Illuminating the Processes of Change. She serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including Psychological Assessment, Assessment, Behaviour Research and Therapy, Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, Mindfulness, and the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science. Her current projects include studies of mindfulness and psychological functioning in people with borderline personality disorder. She is working on a book self-help book about mindfulness skills.
Accomodations can be made for any disabilities.