A Day of Mindfulness for Mental Health Professionals 2019

Topic: Practical Approaches to Mindfulness-Based Interventions
Where: Tam Bao Meditation Hall, 975 Monterrey Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70815
Presenters: Thay Dao Quang, Ph.D.; Nicole Falgoust, Ph.D., LCSW; Corey Porche, MS, LPC; John Pickering, Ph.D.
When: Saturday, April 13, 2018; 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Cost: $90.00 (early registration); $120.00 (after 3/31/19); $40.00 Students/residents/interns

Mindfulness, a practice associated with two and a half millennia of Buddhist psychology, has become an increasingly popular concept in psychotherapy and counseling literature over the past three decades, as more and more mental health professionals have become aware of it and incorporated meditation and mindfulness approaches into their personal lives and therapeutic repertoires. Several empirically-supported therapies, such as mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Dialectic Behavior Therapy(DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness based cognitive Therapy (MBCT) have included a significant mindfulness component as part of their therapeutic regimen.

Our focus in this year’s workshop will be on the practical implementation of mindfulness based therapeutic interventions in an on-going practice. Local clinicians with years of experience in mindfulness-based interventions will discuss how they have directly applied these therapeutic techniques to mental health and substance abuse disorders. MBSR, ACT and an eclectic use of mindfulness exercises and experiences will all be discussed, and opportunities will be provided for guided meditation practice.

Licensed Professional Counselors: The Louisiana Counseling Association is approved by the Louisiana Licensed Professional Board of Examiners to offer continuing education for Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors and Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors. This program meets requirements up to 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors.

Psychologists: This program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education contact hours by the Louisiana Psychological Association.

Social Workers: This program was approved for 6.0 Clinical contact hours of continuing education credit by the National Association of Social Workers – Louisiana Chapter as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners.



8:00-8:40 Registration and greetings
8:40-9:25 Thay Dao Quang: Mindfulness and Substance-Dependent Behavior
9:25-9:35 Period of guided sitting meditation

10:00-10:45 Nicole Falgoust, Ph.D., LCSW: Mindfulness-Based Stress Management: Bootcamp for the Brain (MBSR strategy)
10:45-11:15 Body Scan (MBSR-related)

11:30-12:00 Period of walking meditation
12:00-12:50 Mindful lunch (Observing Noble Silence for a period)

1:00-1:45 Corey Porche, MS, LPC: Mindfulness and Psychological Flexibility (ACT strategy)
1:45-2:15 Period of guided sitting meditation
2:15-2:45 Period of walking meditation

3:00-3:45 John Pickering, Ph.D.: Use of mindfulness in a general therapy practice (eclectic strategy)
3:45-4:15 Period of guided sitting meditation
4:15-5:00 Evaluation/Q&A/Wrap-up



Please send check to:
Dr. John Pickering
7510 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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