Course Description

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This program explores the many therapeutic applications of mindfulness in one’s practice. Discussed are mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy; the utilization of mindfulness in acceptance and commitment therapy and dialectical behavior therapy; applying mindfulness techniques to relapse prevention, smoking cessation, and eating disorders; using mindfulness in inpatient settings; individual approaches to using mindfulness; and how to incorporate mindfulness practices into couples, child, adolescent and geriatric therapy.

15 CE credits/hours, 150 questions

Target Audience

Psychologists | School Psychologists | Marriage & Family Therapists | Mental Health Counselors | Social Workers

Learning Level


Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the concept of mindfulness.
  • Explain how mindfulness is used for stress reduction.
  • Describe how mindfulness is used in cognitive therapy.
  • Recognize how mindfulness is used in dialectical behavior therapy.
  • Discuss how mindfulness is used in acceptance and commitment therapy.
  • Use mindfulness in relapse prevention.
  • Apply mindfulness in smoking cessation.
  • Utilize mindfulness in treating eating disorders.
  • Present how mindfulness may be used in interventions within inpatient settings.
  • Delineate mindfulness with couples.
  • Explain how mindfulness may be used in therapeutic work with children and adolescents.
  • Identify how mindfulness may be used in geriatric populations.
  • Summarize individual approaches to using mindfulness.


  1. 1
    • Statement of Understanding (downloadable/printable)

  2. 2
    • "Mindfulness in Clinical Practice" - Final Exam Questions (downloadable/printable)

    • Final Exam

  3. 3
    • Evaluation Questionnaire

About the Presenters

Richard W. Sears, PsyD

Richard W. Sears, PsyD, MBA, ABPP, is the Director of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness and Meditation and a core faculty member of the PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology at Union Institute & University, where he runs a small private psychology practice.  He is lead author of Consultation Skills for Mental Health Professionals.  Dr. Sears is also a fifth degree black belt in To Shin Do / Ninjutsu, and once served briefly as a personal protection agent for the Dalai Lama with his teacher, Stephen Kinryu-Jien Hayes.  He has studied and practiced mindfulness and the Eastern Wisdom traditions for over 25 years. Richard's website is:

Dennis D. Tirch, PhD

Dennis D. Tirch, PhD, is the Associate Director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy (AICT) in Manhattan. He is the Founder and Director of The Center for Mindfulness and Compassion Focused CBT, in Nyack, NY and is a Diplomate and Fellow of The Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He is the author of the self-help book The Compassionate Mind Guide To Overcoming Anxiety and Emotion Regulation in Psychotherapy: A Practitioner's Guide with Dr. Robert Leahy. Dr. Tirch has had extensive experience in Eastern meditative and philosophical disciplines over the past 25 tears. Dennis' website is:

Robert B. Denton, PsyD

Robert B. Denton, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist at Berea Children's Home and Family Services (BCHFS) in Cleveland, OH, where he works as a core assessment supervisor for BCHFS's predoctoral internship program. Dr. Denton holds a black belt in To Shin Do / Ninjutsu and has involved himself extensively in the study of Eastern philosophy traditions.