Buffalo Training Details

Mindfulness and Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Reduction - an adaptation of the MBSR program

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Dates/Times: Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: UB South Campus, 214 Parker Hall, 3435 Main St., Buffalo, NY
Hours: 12.0
CEUs: 12.0
Cost: $299.00
Lunch Included: No

Presenter

Andrea Browning

Degrees:
LMHC, CRC

Bio:
Andrea (Andy) Browning, LMHC, CRC, previously worked as a therapist in a research project for UB’s Research Institute on Addictions to determine the effectiveness of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction on individuals with a substance abuse dependence diagnosis. This involved MBSR training and ongoing supervision as well as facilitation of MBSR groups. Prior positions in Buffalo, NY include working at Kaleida Health, Outpatient Trauma/Co-occurring Disorder program; Mid-Erie Counseling and Treatment Services; and Volunteer Alternatives to Violence Project. From 2012 to 2016, Andy lived out of the country serving as primary caregiver for a family member. During this time, she relied on her mindfulness stress reduction skills to bring peace and light to each day. Andy was a co-trainer of our MBSR adaption program in 2010 and 2011 along with instructor Marcy Brimo, LCSW-R. She taught the fall 2017 course for us and received excellent evaluations.

Description

Limited to 18 people. The content and format of this program is based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR), a research-based program westernized by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. This eight session program is called an 'adaptation of MBSR' because it follows the primary format of the MBSR course, although it is provided in slightly fewer hours and does not include the ninth session which is a full day silent retreat that is part of the standard MBSR training. You will receive systematic instruction for how to use mindfulness and mindfulness meditation as a self-regulation approach to your stress reduction and emotion management. Nearly three decades of research around the world suggest that learning these techniques can positively and significantly impact a person's ability to reduce medical symptoms, stress and other psychological stress. The end result is a life that is more balanced, peaceful, and healthier. People are able to more effectively manage their emotions and stresses in the work environment and in their personal lives. Content level is beginning and intermediate.

Our eight, 90-minute sessions cover:
• An introduction to the concept of mindfulness
• How to perform a body scan
• How to use mindfulness to respond and reduce your stress versus reacting to stress
• How to practice meditations
• How to review the various aspects of stress triggers and reactions in your life
• How to use a pleasant events calendar for your life
• How to incorporate Hatha Yoga breathing and posture into your life
• How to sustain the benefits you have gained from the program

CEUs/Contact Hours:
NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 12 renewal hours for CASAC, CPP & CPS; 12 initial hours in Section 4 CPS

NY Social Workers: UB School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0001. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 12 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NY Mental Health Counselors: UB School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0008. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 12 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NY Creative Arts Therapists: UB School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0003. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 12 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NY Marriage and Family Therapists: UB School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0007. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 12 live in-person contact hours are approved.