Course Title and Summary:

Mindfulness as an Intervention for Adolescents (2 CE’s)

This is a 2-hour/credit course that overviews mindfulness, it’s role in working with adolescents, and relational mindfulness. This course is a must for anyone working with adolescents who’s interesting in incorporating mindfulness into their work. Course learning objectives:

  • DEFINE mindfulness in age appropriate language
  • REVIEW why mindfulness can be a good intervention for adolescents
  • LIST three aspects of relational mindfulness

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About the Instructor

Sam Himelstein, Ph.D., works as a Licensed Psychologist (PSY25229) in the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center (ACJJC) and in private practice in Oakland, CA, researches the efficacy of mindfulness-based interventions with incarcerated and underserved adolescent populations, is an author of multiple scholarly journal articles and two books, travels the country speaking at conferences and conducting professional trainings, and is the founder and president of the Center for Adolescent Studies. Dr. Himelstein is passionate about training professionals from multiple disciplines in creating authentic, healing relationships with adolescents that contribute to positive outcomes. A formerly incarcerated youth himself, Dr. Himelstein was privileged to change his life from a path of drugs, violence, crime, and self-destruction to that of healing and transformation. His mission is to help young people become aware of the power of self-awareness and transformation, and train professionals with similar interests. Learn more about his philosophy and approach in his books: A Mindfulness-Based Approach to Working with High-Risk Adolescents (Routledge, 2013), and Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents: A 12-Session Curriculum (Routledge, 2015).

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