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The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction

Rebecca E. Williams, PhD; Julie S. Kraft, MA, LMFT

CE Credit: 5 Hours

Target Audience: Psychology CE | Counseling CE | Social Work CE | Marriage & Family Therapy CE

Learning Level: Introductory

Course Type: Test Only

Course Abstract

The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction is a 5-hour test only continuing education course (book not included). The book (or e-book) can be purchased from Amazon or some other source.

This CE test is based on the book "The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction: A Guide to Coping with the Grief, Stress and Anger that Trigger Addictive Behaviors" (2012, 232 pages). This workbook presents a comprehensive approach to working with clients in recovery from addictive behaviors and is unique in that it addresses the underlying loss that clients have experienced that may be fueling addictive behaviors.  Counseling skills from the field of mindfulness therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy are outlined in a clear and easy-to-implement style. Healthy strategies for coping with grief, depression, anxiety, and anger are provided along with ways to improve interpersonal relationships.

Closeout course #50-14 | 30 posttest questions 

Learning Objectives

1. Describe the impact of emotions, thoughts, and behaviors on addictions
2. Identify mechanisms whereby underlying loss experiences may trigger addictive behaviors
3. Identify mindfulness skills to use with clients in recovery
4. List ways in which relationship skills can assist in recovery
5. Match worksheets with client presenting problems
6. Identify five relapse prevention areas that can support clients long term recovery
CE INFORMATION

NBCC ACEP Approved ProviderNBCC Clock Hours: 5 | 
NBCC ACEP Number: 5590 | 

Professional Development Resources
 is also approved as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling and is CE Broker compliant (#50-1635); the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists (#193) and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (#RCST100501). 

COURSE DIRECTIONS

This test-only course provides instant access to the CE test that enables you to earn CE credit for reading a published course book (book NOT included in your course enrollment). After enrolling, click on My Account and scroll down to My Active Courses. From here you’ll see links to Download/Print or Take CE Test (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course book).

Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.

About the Author(s)

Rebecca E. Williams, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, clinical supervisor, and award-winning author.  She specializes in recovery from mental illness, addictions, and life’s challenges.  Dr. Williams received her master’s degree in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Harvard University and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  She is currently a clinic director at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System.  Dr. Williams is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego and former adjunct faculty at the University of San Diego.

Disclosure:

Financial: Dr. Williams receives royalties from New Harbinger on sales of her book and also received compensation from Professional Development Resources for creating this course.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

 


Julie S. Kraft, M.A., LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an award-winning author.  She received her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of San Diego’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences.  Julie has provided counseling to veterans and their family members at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and provided psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups in community settings.  In her current position with San Diego’s Sharp HealthCare, she treats clients struggling with both addiction and mental health concerns.  Julie teaches a master’s level course at the University of San Diego and she has a private practice in San Diego.  

Disclosure:


Financial: Ms. Kraft receives royalties from New Harbinger on sales of her book and was compensated by Professional Development Resources for creating the course.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

 


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