Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Managing Mood with Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness with Psychotherapy

  • 08/14/2021
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


  • LA-CAMFT Members (Login Required)
  • Other CAMFT Chapter Members (Must enter name of chapter)
  • Non-Members
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LA-CAMFT Somatic SIG Workshop

Saturday, August 14, 2021
9:00 am-12:00 pm

Managing Mood with Mindfulness:
Integrating Mindfulness with Psychotherapy

Mark Levine, M.D. 

Managing Mood with Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness with Psychotherapy is a workshop for clinicians interested in learning how to integrate mindfulness practices into cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. The model works particularly well for brief therapies and is part of a protocol under review by researchers at Harvard University. The workshop will teach neuroscience, psychology, and mindfulness skills helpful for reducing the symptoms and root causes of stress, depression, and anxiety.

Why Learn Mindfulness?
Some negative emotions are useful. Fear protects us from danger. Anger is a useful response to a threat and sadness helps us heal from loss. But many negative emotions such as depression, anxiety, panic, frustration, or despair are destructive.

These negative emotions add to our stress and can make us ill. They sabotage our attempts to solve problems and sometimes even prevent us from taking positive action. These negative emotions never help and only hurt

Learning Objectives:

The workshop covers the following content:

  1. What causes stress, depression, and anxiety.
  2. We explore our innate tendency to struggle with our own thoughts.
  3. We see how we suffer when we struggle with thoughts.
  4. We explore how mindfulness might free us from this struggle.
  5. We discuss ways in which the attitude of attention might influence negative thoughts and emotions.

    Dr. Mark Levine, is a board-certified psychiatrist and founder of Community Psychiatry, a psychiatry practice with 50 offices, 80 psychiatrists, and 150 therapists throughout Northern and Southern California.

    He teaches and supervises a wide variety of mindfulness-based programs for medical staff, clinicians, and patients. As part of this endeavor, in 2015 he established Mind to Mindful, a non-profit clinical and teaching organization that collaborates with researchers at Harvard University, UC Davis, and the Sutter Health system to promote mindfulness training in the medical community

    For more information, contact Sandi Bohle or Mary Barbour, Co-Chairs of The Somatic Special Interest Group at somatic@lacamft.org.

    Licensed Therapists, Associates, Students, & Related Professionals

    Event Details: 
    Saturday, August 14, 2021, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

    Online Via Zoom

    $10 for LA-CAMFT Members/
    Other CAMFT Chapter Members
    $15 for Non-Members

    Online Registration CLOSES Friday, August 13th at 10 pm.

    Register Online today for a Quick & Easy Check-In.

    Refund policy: 48-hour notice required for refund of fee minus $5.00 administrative cost. Exceptions can be made for 48-hour notice in cases of emergency. Contact Sandi Bohle, Course Organizer, at sandibohle@gmail.com.

    Grievances: Program Administrator, Valerie "Billie" Klayman, manages all grievances—and will acknowledge, investigate and remedy grievances. Response to grievances will be made in writing within 30 days. Contact her at cfo@lacamft.org.

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