• Mindfulness for Parents and Families

    Instructor(s):
    Gary Buck, PhD | David Lukoff, Ph.D. |
    Course description: This course looks at the possible uses of mindfulness as an aid to parenting and within the life of a marriage and family. The focus is on current research on prenatal mindfulness, mindful parenting, mindfulness in marriage and couples therapy, and mindfulness within the culture of a family as well as in family therapy.

    CE hours: 1.0 | fee: $10.00
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  • Mindfulness with Children in Clinical Contexts

    Instructor(s):
    Gary Buck, PhD | David Lukoff, Ph.D. |
    Course description: This course describes challenges and potential benefits of using mindfulness as a clinical intervention with children. We also discuss the results of research on mindfulness with children, now in its early stages.

    CE hours: 1.0 | fee: $10.00
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  • Mystical Experience

    Instructor(s):
    David Lukoff, Ph.D. |
    Course description: This course describes mystical experiences and their place within the general field of psychology by comparing and contrasting mystical experiences with such diagnoses as schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder. The course includes differential diagnosis and treatment strategies for the temporarily destabilizing aspects of some kinds of mystical experiences.

    CE hours: 1.0 | fee: $10.00
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  • School-Based Mindfulness Interventions for Children

    Instructor(s):
    Gary Buck, PhD | David Lukoff, Ph.D. |
    Course description: This course describes the recent movement to include the teaching mindfulness to children in mainstream educational classrooms. Included are the psychological and educational rationales behind this initiative, a discussion of some of the issues particular to the teaching of mindfulness in a public school setting, and a review of preliminary research on the effectiveness of this mindfulness intervention.

    CE hours: 1.0 | fee: $10.00
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  • Self Compassion II: The Pioneers

    Instructor(s):
    Gary Buck, PhD | David Lukoff, Ph.D. |
    Course description: This course describes the work of four pioneers who have brought the study and practice of self-compassion to the field of psychology.

    CE hours: 1.0 | fee: $10.00
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  • Self-Compassion I: Spiritual and Psychological Roots

    Instructor(s):
    Gary Buck, PhD | David Lukoff, Ph.D. |
    Course description: This course explores the roots of self-compassion in both Buddhism and Western Psychology.

    CE hours: 1.0 | fee: $10.00
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  • Self-Compassion III: The Research

    Instructor(s):
    Gary Buck, PhD | David Lukoff, Ph.D. |
    Course description: This course provides an overview of basic and clinical research on self-compassion.

    CE hours: 1.0 | fee: $10.00
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  • Self-Compassion IV: Cultivating Self-Compassion in Your Own Life and Using Self-Compassion Interventions with Clients

    Instructor(s):
    Gary Buck, PhD | David Lukoff, Ph.D. |
    Course description: This course provides the opportunity for clinicians to develop their own capacity for self-compassion as a necessary prerequisite for using it as a clinical intervention with clients. In addition this course provides a wealth of online self-compassion resources that clinicians can use with with clients.

    CE hours: 1.0 | fee: $10.00
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  • Forgiveness I: Spiritual Perspectives on Forgiveness

    Instructor(s):
    Gary Buck, PhD | David Lukoff, Ph.D. |
    Course description: Long before the advent of the modern Western discipline of Psychology, with its empirical approach to knowledge and clinical applications, forgiveness has been a potent theme in the world’s religious traditions. The clinical applications of forgiveness, as studied by contemporary psychologists, are grounded to a significant extent in the perspectives on forgiveness and forgiveness practices of the world’s religions. This course examines the beliefs and attitudes towards forgiveness found in various religious traditions.

    CE hours: 1.0 | fee: $10.00
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  • Forgiveness II: Forgiveness Pioneers in Western Psychology

    Instructor(s):
    Gary Buck, PhD | David Lukoff, Ph.D. |
    Course description: Since the 1980s, the study of forgiveness and its expression as psycho-therapeutic and psycho-educational interventions has been a growing field within Psychology. This course introduces a psychological definition of forgiveness and describes the contributions of three major pioneers in the field.

    CE hours: 1.0 | fee: $10.00
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  • Forgiveness:III: Psychological Research on Forgiveness

    Instructor(s):
    Gary Buck, PhD | David Lukoff, Ph.D. |
    Course description: Since the mid 1980s, psychological research on forgiveness has seen an accelerating growth. This course reviews the published research literature on forgiveness including its mental and physical health benefits, cognitive and neuropsychological aspects, and practices that enhance forgiveness interventions.

    CE hours: 1.0 | fee: $10.00
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  • Forgiveness IV: Self-Forgiveness

    Instructor(s):
    Gary Buck, PhD | David Lukoff, Ph.D. |
    Course description: This course explores the practice of self-forgiveness in a clinical context including research on this intervention.

    CE hours: 1.0 | fee: $10.00
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  • Forgiveness V: Forgiveness in Marriage and Cautionary Views

    Instructor(s):
    Gary Buck, PhD | David Lukoff, Ph.D. |
    Course description: This course explores the use of forgiveness interventions in the context of marriage along with some cautionary perspectives concerning forgiveness as a psychotherapeutic intervention.

    CE hours: 1.0 | fee: $10.00
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  • The Origins of Meditation Research: Herbert Benson

    Instructor(s):
    David Lukoff, Ph.D. | Gary Buck, PhD |
    Course description: Herbert Benson, MD's pioneering research on the relaxation response helped established the efficacy of meditation for healthcare. His first research subjects were practitioners of TM meditation which involves the repetition of a word or phrase (called mantra meditation). His work expanded to include other meditation techniques that also induce the relaxation response. Research and theory on the Relaxation Response is introduced in this online course.

    CE hours: 1.0 | fee: $10.00
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  • Meditation as a Complementary and Alternative Medicine

    Instructor(s):
    David Lukoff, Ph.D. | Gary Buck, PhD |
    Course description: Meditation as a practice undertaken for its health or mental health benefits is considered to fall under the category of complementary or alternative medicine (CAM). Funding to study CAM interventions including meditation have increased dramatically as has use of meditation by the US population. This course focuses on the research support for meditation as a form of CAM and its changing patterns of usage.

    CE hours: 1.0 | fee: $10.00
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  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

    Instructor(s):
    David Lukoff, Ph.D. |
    Course description: For over 30 years, Jon Kabat-Zinn has pioneered the integration of mindfulness meditation in mainstream medicine and healthcare. Though adapted from Buddhist practices, the contemporary practice of mindfulness used in the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program is not spiritually based and is therefore open to everyone no matter their religious commitments or life circumstances. This course describes the theory and research behind MBSR.

    CE hours: 1.0 | fee: $10.00
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  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

    Instructor(s):
    Gary Buck, PhD | David Lukoff, Ph.D. |
    Course description: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a system of therapy that combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with mindfulness meditation. DBT was originally created by Dr. Marsha Linehan to treat clients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and was the first therapy to demonstrate evidenced-based effectiveness with this clientele. The research and theory behind DBT are reviewed in this online course.

    CE hours: 1.0 | fee: $10.00
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  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

    Instructor(s):
    David Lukoff, Ph.D. | Gary Buck, PhD |
    Course description: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an empirically validated psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies mixed in different ways with commitment and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. ACT was originally created by Dr. Steven C. Hayes. The research and theory behind ACT are reviewed in this online course.

    CE hours: 1.0 | fee: $10.00
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  • Neurological Research on Meditation

    Instructor(s):
    David Lukoff, Ph.D. | Gary Buck, PhD |
    Course description: This courses provides an overview of the recent neurological research on meditation, its relationship to spirituality as well as reviewing neurochemical, neuroelectrical, and neuroimaging research.

    CE hours: 1.0 | fee: $10.00
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  • Meditation Related Psychological Problems, Misuses, and Contraindications

    Instructor(s):
    David Lukoff, Ph.D. | Gary Buck, PhD |
    Course description: While meditation practice is generally safe and has beneficial results, it can catalyze challenging psychological problems. It can also be misused by meditators in ways that undercut the goals of psychotherapy. In addition, there are psychological conditions where meditation practice is contraindicated or should only be used with caution. This course explores these considerations in using meditation in clinical practice.

    CE hours: 1.0 | fee: $10.00
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  • DSM-IV Religious & Spiritual Problems

    Instructor(s):
    David Lukoff, Ph.D. |
    Course description: This course covers clinical approaches to assessing and working with religious and spiritual problems.

    CE hours: 8.0 | fee: $89.00
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  • Ethical Issues in Spiritual Assessment

    Instructor(s):
    David Lukoff, Ph.D. |
    Course description: This course addresses the ethical requirement to and ethical issues in assessing client spirituality in a culturally sensitive manner. FULFILLS BBS ETHICS REQUIREMENT.

    CE hours: 8.0 | fee: $89.00
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  • Integrative Restoration - iRest Yoga Nidra

    Instructor(s):
    Gary Buck, PhD | David Lukoff, Ph.D. |
    Course description: Integrative Restoration - iRest, also known as Yoga Nidra, is a multifaceted intervention developed by psychologist Richard Miller by adapting the ancient traditional Yoga Tantric practice of Yoga Nidra, a meditation rather than Hatha Yoga practice that integrates Eastern and Western aspects of psychology and psychotherapy. This adapted form, in its secular application, is called iRest. Since 2005, iRest has been used in a wide variety of clinical applications.

    CE hours: 1.0 | fee: $10.00
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  • Introduction to Positive Psychology

    Instructor(s):
    Gary Buck, PhD | David Lukoff, Ph.D. |
    Course description: The world’s great spiritual traditions have long touted the importance of human virtues. The approach of Positive Psychology is to nurture and develop innate human virtues, such as gratitude, forgiveness, and mindfulness, that contribute to human happiness and fulfillment. With its emphasis on promoting mental health rather than seeking to cure or ameliorate disease and its symptoms, Positive Psychology complements mainstream medicine and psychotherapy. Central to the work of Positive Psychology is that claims about positive human capacities be backed with strong quantitative research results. This course reviews the history, basic tenets, and research support for Positive Psychology.

    CE hours: 1.0 | fee: $10.00
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  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

    Instructor(s):
    Gary Buck, PhD | David Lukoff, Ph.D. |
    Course description: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) was developed by three specialists in treating depression wanted to address the low success rate of treatments. Patients who had suffered one episode of major depression relapsed at a rate of 50% in the first year, with the rate increasing to 70-80% relapse within a year after a third episode. They adapted Kabat-Zinn’s MBSR protocol, originally developed for those suffering from stress-related illness and chronic pain, to fit the needs of those diagnosed with depression, choosing to include strategies from Cognitive Therapy (CT). MBCT is taught as a group intervention that takes the form of a participatory psychoeducation course. The research reviewed in this course shows that for those who have suffered a bout of major depression, attending an MBCT training reduces relapses by 50%.

    CE hours: 1.0 | fee: $10.00
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  • Navigating the Mental Health Internet

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    Course description: This course is designed to teach mental health professionals the search and navigation skills necessary to use the Internet as a powerful communication and information technology tool.

    CE hours: 8.0 | fee: $89.00
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