Practical Applications of Mindfulness Strategies to Support Child and Adolescent Mental Health

*Registration payment includes Credit Cards and Interfund Transfers ONLY.

Target Audience

Social workers, psychologists, licensed professional counselors, educators, school personnel, mental health professionals, clinicians, health and human service practitioners, and other health care professionals.

Description

In this training, participants will identify principles of mindfulness and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, explore how mindfulness practices impact the brain, and review research findings on the applications of mindfulness therapies with children and adolescents.

Participants will then be introduced to over 30 practical mindfulness activities and 20 resources that clinicians can use in individual and group formats with children and adolescents, targeting depression, anxiety, anger management, and disruptive behaviors. Through experiential exercises and discussion, participants will discover how these mindfulness strategies target problem symptoms. The training will equip participants with a “mindfulness practice toolbox” to enhance their practice with children, adolescents, and their families.


Speaker
Amy Levine, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Instructor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work

This program is being offered in association with the University of North Carolina, School of Social Work's AHEC Training Partnership.

Charlotte AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Charlotte AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Objectives

  • Upon completion of this workshop, participants should increase their ability to:
  • Identify principles of mindfulness based therapies;
  • Describe important aspects of using mindfulness with children vs. adults;
  • Explain mindfulness interventions that target anxiety, depression, anger, and disruptive behaviors
  • Identify challenges in using mindfulness work with children, and strategies to address these challenges.

Contact

Gabriela Staley, MEd, 704-512-6596

Sessions

Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Amy S Levine, MSW LCSW
Date(s)
Oct 25, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Check-In Time
11:30 AM
Credit
4.00 - Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
0.40 - CEU
4.00 - Contact Hours
4.00 - NBCC Hours
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 14
Details
Status
Closed
Date(s)
Oct 25, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 14
Fees
$80.00
Registration Fee.
Credits
0.40
CEU
4.00
Contact Hours
4.00
Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
4.00
NBCC Hours