2013 Spring Counseling Summit
April 19, 2013 @ 8:30am – 4:00pm
The Cincinnati Christian University Counseling & Family Studies Department is pleased to present the 2013 Spring Counseling Summit featuring Ruth Baer, Ph.D.
The Cincinnati Christian University Counseling & Family Studies Department is an approved continuing education provider by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. The following continuing education units (CEUs) are available for attendees:
COUNSELING SUMMIT REGISTRATION
COUNSELING SUMMIT PRESENTER
Ruth Baer is a 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.
A continental breakfast will be provided at check-in. Please register early for the 2013 Spring Counseling Summit. Please contact the CCU Counseling Center with any questions at 513-244-8193 (phone) or firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail).
ABOUT THE SUMMIT
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.