This course is based on the book by the same name (Chapters 7 and 8). This book/course reviews time-effective and cost-effective strategies for helping clients break free of dysregulated behaviors—such as substance abuse, binge eating, compulsive spending, addictive behaviors, and aggression. Mindfulness and modification therapy (MMT) integrates mindfulness practices with elements of other evidence-based approaches. MMT can be used as a stand-alone treatment or as a beginning to more intensive therapy. This book/course reviews general theories, principles, and tips; session implementation guidelines; case examples; and guided mindfulness practices.
This course is based on the Chapter 7-8 of the book, Treating Impulsive, Addictive, and Self-Destructive Behaviors: Mindfulness and Modification Therapy created by Peggilee Wupperman, Ph.D..
First Edition Apr 2019
Course Material Author
Peggilee Wupperman, Ph.D.
According to her bio on the Guilford Press website, "Peggilee Wupperman, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of the City University of New York. She is also Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Wupperman is invested in improving the understanding and treatment of individuals with dysregulated emotions and behaviors." For more information, please visit her website at: http://www.mindfulnessandmodificationtherapy.com/
Peggilee Wupperman, Ph.D. authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
Anna Hollis, Ph.D., NCSP, is a nationally certified school psychologist currently living near Detroit, Michigan. She is licensed as a psychologist in 2 states (Michigan and South Carolina) and certified as a school psychologist in in 5 states (South Carolina, Michigan, Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Maryland). She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA); the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP); the Michigan Association of School Psychologists (MASP); and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). Dr. Hollis obtained her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Her professional interests include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Positive Psychology; Trauma-Informed Practice; and Urban School Psychology.
This course is recommended for all mental health, behavioral health, and addictions professionals who are seeking additional knowledge about using mindfulness and modification therapy to treat impulsive, addictive, and self-destructive behaviors. This course is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Describe and discuss the components of an effective Mindfulness and Modification Therapy (MMT) intake session .
Describe and discuss planning and tracking during MMT therapy for clients who display dysregulated behaviors.
Describe and discuss the general structure of MMT overall, as well as the general structure of MMT sessions.
Describe and discuss the overall goals and objectives of the early sessions of MMT for the treatment of dysregulated behaviors, as well as the rationale for these goals and objectives.
Describe and discuss the recommended therapeutic activities for the early sessions of MMT for the treatment of dysregulated behaviors, including specific techniques and exercises used during sessions and recommended home practice activities.
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Faculty: Anna Lynn Hollis, Ph.D., School Psychologist
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