Presenter: Ed Geraty LCSW-C Www.INSITEintegrative.com
CEUs: 3 (recorded version qualifies for Category 2 only)
Cost: Member: $45 | Nonmember: $75
Buddhist Psychotherapy differs in some ways from Western psychologies in that it initially focuses on human potential rather than human pathology. When you experience problems with living, it doesn’t find you in need of fixing. Instead, Buddhist Psychotherapy views all suffering as an opportunity for growth and change. Mindfulness Practice is an aspect of a Buddhist approach to psychotherapy. Several definitions of mindfulness have been used in modern psychology. According to various prominent psychological definitions, Mindfulness refers to a psychological quality that involves bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience on a moment-to-moment basis and involves paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally. This workshop will explore the integration of Buddhist principles with the various types of Western psychotherapy.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Understand the teachings of the Buddha as a form of psychotherapy practice.
Understand the Four Noble Truths
Understand how the Eightfold Path can be integrated into the various schools of psychotherapy
Integrate Mindfulness concepts into psychotherapy practice