6 Continuing Education hours in Mindfulness

for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs

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Clinical Training in Mindfulness.

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December 9, 2022 - Saturday

December's Day Retreat Workshop

Clinical Mindfulness in the time of COVID

“Course meets the qualifications for 6 CE Hours for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs

as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science.”

In- person, a day of mindfulness, silence and peace!

includes Working Silent Lunch - at Serra Retreat Center in Malibu, CA

NOTE: This Retreat usually fills up - register early - especially if you will be attending with anyone!

COVID vaccination card, proof of negative COVID PCR test within 2 days (December 7th or later), or proof of same-day negative rapid test will be requested at the door in order to participate in retreat. Failure to comply will result in inability to attend.  No refunds will be provided. 

Retreat Details 

Creating Resilience,

Managing Stress,

Increasing Relaxation with Formal and Informal Mindfulness Practices.   

Jerome Front, LMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

(Provider #15848) to sponsor Continuing Education for CA LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs.

Jerome Front, LMFT maintains responsibility for this course and its content.

Pre-licensed members may earn hours of experience for attending this workshop as approved by their supervisors.   

CE  Certificates provided onsite.

CAMFT CEPA#: 015848   -  LMFT#:  MFC30359.

 

** December 9th CE Training Retreat Focus: Two-fold Evidence-based Clinical Mindfulness Practices: Benefits Cultivated by: 1) Formal Meditation Practice, and 2) Informal/ Everyday Mindfulness Practices

Course Description for this Mindfulness Training Workshop:

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:  DEC 09, 2022-  Mindfulness & Relationality CE Clinical Training:  Didactic and Experiential Day of Firsthand Learning.  This course emphasizes learning and experiencing the internal and external relational and systems aspects of mindfulness, as well as how mindfulness meditation techniques / relational mindful attention is a foundation for applying Mindfulness Clinically. Topics include:  How 3 specific facets of relational mindfulness can be used to identify various clinically relevant mind states, e.g., Thinking Vs Ruminating, as well as for formulating interventions for a new relationship to both stress and anxiety; How these internal relational skills produce emotion-regulation internally, and interpersonally.  How relational mindfulness is crucial to acquiring attuned listening and speaking – qualities that are essential in clinical work.  Relational mindfulness will help participants formulate down-regulating mindfulness practices using nature, awe, and spirit.  The workshop will alternate between lecture, immersive /experiential mindful practice which facilitates embodied, active learning, as well as periods of intentional silence and discussion of relational applications for clinical mindfulness. This active learning, and regular mindfulness practice, is recommended by mindfulness experts as essential to ensure an authentic, professional, ethical, and clinically competent use of mindfulness.

Instructor: JEROME J. FRONT, MA, LMFT Lic #30359 / CAMFT CEP #015848

Click for Clinical Focus of December Retreat Workshop or read below

Educational Goals / Specific Clinical CE Objectives: Upon completion participants will be able to: 

1) Identify 3 key facets to relational mindful relevant to clinical practice: Intention/Attention; Doing One Thing at One Time; The Present Moment.

2) Distinguish the Difference Between Two Clinically Relevant Mind States: Thinking Vs Paying Attention (Experiential Awareness).

3) Distinguish the Difference Between Two Clinically Relevant Mind States: Ruminating Vs. Thinking. 

4)  Describe How Changing our Relationship to Awareness and Breathing Cultivates Attentional and Self-Regulation. 

5) Describe How Affect Regulating and Self-Regulating Interventions Reduce Anxiety and Stress.

6 Formulate Down-regulating Mindfulness-based interventions using nature, awe, and spirit.

 

 

Savor the retreat center's ocean vistas during this informative and soulful day of mindfulness and silence. This experiential training in mindfulness and meditation, taught in down-to-earth language, includes a delicious, working silent-lunch meditation!

This day is for being mindful, and actively learning mindfulness by experiencing it. This Retreat will help you understand the benefits of embodied mindfulness in your life, work and relationships. No prior meditation experience is necessary.

 

NOTE: This Retreat usually fills up - register early - especially if you will be attending with anyone!

COST: (includes working lunch, dinner, and full-day workshop)  

> only $159.00! Early Discount for One person BEFORE DEC 2nd Deadline. 

> $189.00 each, Regular Fee, After DEC 2nd Deadline.

 

REFUNDS: No Refunds or transfers -for any reason- after DEC 2nd Deadline. Refunds prior to DEC 2nd are minus a 10% cancellation fee.

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FUTURE WORKSHOPS - BELOW WORKSHOPS NOT YET SCHEDULED

**MINDFUL RELATIONSHIP WORKSHOP:

Improving Intimacy & Understanding by Weaving Together Heart & Mind

Jerome Front, LMFT Facilitator 

 

Includes Step-By-Step Techniques You will be able to apply immediately to improve your work with couples as well as your own relationships! So much has been written about improving relationships that is easy to get lost in it all. This workshop presents the latest relationship research and mind-body innovations that can bring healing into the heart of relationships. The focus is on a deep systems perspective that weaves together the elements of mind, body, emotions and spirit. Topics: Meditative Awareness in Reducing Emotional Reactivity; "What went wrong? and "What works"; Deepening "Expressive" & "Receptive" Skills; Relationship as "Deep Practice" & More. Methods: Experiential Practicing, Role-Plays, Lecture / Conceptualizing & Discussion. This also a Public Workshop - Individuals welcome as well. 

 

Participants will be able to:

1)    Define three Basic Facets of Mindfulness;

2)   Identify at least three elements involved in self-regulation;

3)   Identify ways that Mindfulness Informs step-by-step work in couple's communication;

4)   Apply Meditative and Contemplative Perspectives to build aspects of love and loving-kindness in relationships.

5)   Recognize and Explore how a therapist’s embodied mindfulness practice and cultivating it experientially promotes an ethical and clinical foundation for competency with mindfulness.

Presenter Bio: Jerome Front, MFT (Click About Us) 

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(4 CE Hours for LMFT, LPCC, LCSW, LEP & CA BBS Interns)

 

MINDFULNESS & GRIEF**  Date: TBA 

Using Grief and Sadness to Deepen Purpose and Well-being" 

 

Presenter: Jerome J. Front, LMFT 

There are so many types of losses in the human experience -- death, separation from family and friends, divorce, broken dreams and failing health, as well as those losses that are known only in the privacy of your heart. This workshop will focus on these often painful but powerfully transformative periods of life. Held in mindful awareness and acceptance, aspects of loss can yield gifts of growth and deep healing. Methods: By exploring personal grief you'll learn to identify and use the often hidden, positive aspects within grief, loss and sadness to deepen your emotional and spiritual development in daily life. Experiential exercises, guided meditations, metaphor and art-process will also be used. ** 

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(4 CE Hours for LMFT, LPCC, LCSW, LEP & CA BBS Interns)

 

“MINDFULNESS, PSYCHOTHERAPY & The CONTEMPLATIVE PATH”**

 

Presenter: Jerome J. Front, LMFT 

The use of Contemplative Processes, such as Mindfulness Meditation, Skillful Silence Revolutionizes the training of therapists.  This workshop weaves together nearly 30 years of meditative, clinical and innovative experiential activities that have helped thousands of therapists cultivate essential relational qualities.  

 

Essential clinical qualities include: personal presence, skill with silence, deep listening, tracking, attunement, empathy, self-other awareness, and much more!  Other topics include:  Living the healing relationship as "Deep Practice";   How therapy becomes a contemplative path for therapists and a way to practice moment-to-moment relational mindfulness.   Methods include periods of silent guided meditations to processing and discussion, sensory meditations and readings. 

 

Our work will also include reviewing some of the recent, exciting developments in neuroscience that both deepens our understanding about the mindful revolution and helps illuminate why meditative and contemplative practices have always worked.  In an era when mindfulness has become one of the major "trends" in psychotherapy, this seminar covers the relevant facets of mindfulness and the basics of what you need to know to provide the most effective and ethical clinical services involving mindfulness.  

 

This workshop will teach you the basics of having your meditative practice and will emphasize the value for therapists themselves to cultivate their own mindfulness meditation practice. Think on these:  Would you take music lessons from a teacher who hasn't played a musical instrument?  And, if you were teaching mindfulness clinically, would your own regular practice increase your understanding and skill?

 

If you like to learn by doing and are tired of hearing about mindfulness in crowded conference rooms, this workshop is for you!

 

CE Participants will be able to:

-  Describe the basics to begin or deepen their own regular mindfulness practice as Training.

-  Identify the application for Experiential Practice of several mindfulness meditations, including some components of the University of Massachusetts Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR)

- List and Integrate Mindfulness-based Interventions that cultivates relational / communication qualities such as listening, empathy, presence, and attunement that can be applied to diverse populations and relationships.

-Identify at least three facets of mindfulness that are foundational for mindfulness-related interventions.

-Describe how having their own regular mindfulness practice provides the basis for both an Ethical and Competent use of mindfulness-related interventions.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM APPROVAL 

AND CE NOTES FOR ALL COURSES

 

Jerome Front, LMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

(Provider #15848) to sponsor Continuing Education for CA LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs.

Jerome Front, LMFT maintains responsibility for this course and its content.

Pre-licensed members may earn hours of experience for attending this workshop as approved by their supervisors.   

CE  Certificates provided onsite.

CAMFT CEPA#: 015848   -  LMFT#:  MFC30359.

 

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**Each specific CE Course will designate exact amount of CE hours .  

**Each specific CE Course (Workshop, Class or Retreat) will also list 

its specific Clinical CE Objectives.

 

 

For complete information on any course  please email or call Jerome Front, LMFT:  818-760-7725. 

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