Mindfulness for Professionals Working with Adolescents: A Training in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program for Teens with Gina Biegel
This training is specifically designed for those who work and/or interact with adolescents specifically in a therapeutic, hospital or educational setting. This is an opportunity to learn more about working with and approaching teens through the lens of mindfulness. This is an overview of the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program for Teens (MBSR-T) that has been researched to be an effective and evidenced-based intervention to reduce adolescent stress in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2009 and Psychological Assessment, 2011. This training will be comprised of both experiential practices and a dissemination of specific curricula to use with adolescents. The experiential practices will include both formal and informal adolescent-adapted mindfulness meditations. The curriculum will be explained in detail so that you may then use these practices with teens after you have completed learning about the program. This training is meant for those who are already familiar with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and wish to learn more about an adapted version with adolescents.
- To demonstrate that the field of mindfulness with adolescents is increasing both in research and practice
- To explain the purpose and necessity of introducing and using mindfulness with teens in today's society and how to implement these skills with adolescents
- To explore the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program for Teens (MBSR-T) via experiential activities and an intensive overview of the curriculum to utilize with teens