"What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself."
Abraham Maslow

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  • Meditation as a Complementary and Alternative Medicine

    Instructor(s):
    David Lukoff, Ph.D. | Gary Buck, PhD |
    Course description: Meditation as a practice undertaken for its health or mental health benefits is considered to fall under the category of complementary or alternative medicine (CAM). Funding to study CAM interventions including meditation have increased dramatically as has use of meditation by the US population. This course focuses on the research support for meditation as a form of CAM and its changing patterns of usage.

    CE hours: 1.0 | fee: $10.00
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    keywords: meditation | spirituality | transpersonal | healing | Courses in Mindfulness |

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

    Instructor(s):
    Gary Buck, PhD | David Lukoff, Ph.D. |
    Course description: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a system of therapy that combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with mindfulness meditation. DBT was originally created by Dr. Marsha Linehan to treat clients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and was the first therapy to demonstrate evidenced-based effectiveness with this clientele. The research and theory behind DBT are reviewed in this online course.

    CE hours: 1.0 | fee: $10.00
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    keywords: meditation | ethics | recovery | spirituality | DBT | transpersonal | Courses in Mindfulness |

  • Meditation Related Psychological Problems, Misuses, and Contraindications

    Instructor(s):
    David Lukoff, Ph.D. | Gary Buck, PhD |
    Course description: While meditation practice is generally safe and has beneficial results, it can catalyze challenging psychological problems. It can also be misused by meditators in ways that undercut the goals of psychotherapy. In addition, there are psychological conditions where meditation practice is contraindicated or should only be used with caution. This course explores these considerations in using meditation in clinical practice.

    CE hours: 1.0 | fee: $10.00
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    keywords: meditation | psychotherapy | ethics | spirituality | transpersonal | Courses in Mindfulness |

  • DSM-IV Religious & Spiritual Problems

    Instructor(s):
    David Lukoff, Ph.D. |
    Course description: This course covers clinical approaches to assessing and working with religious and spiritual problems.

    CE hours: 8.0 | fee: $89.00
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    keywords: ethics | spirituality | transpersonal |

  • Ethical Issues in Spiritual Assessment

    Instructor(s):
    David Lukoff, Ph.D. |
    Course description: This course addresses the ethical requirement to and ethical issues in assessing client spirituality in a culturally sensitive manner. FULFILLS BBS ETHICS REQUIREMENT.

    CE hours: 8.0 | fee: $89.00
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    keywords: ethics | spirituality | medicine | transpersonal |

  • Introduction to Positive Psychology

    Instructor(s):
    Gary Buck, PhD | David Lukoff, Ph.D. |
    Course description: The world’s great spiritual traditions have long touted the importance of human virtues. The approach of Positive Psychology is to nurture and develop innate human virtues, such as gratitude, forgiveness, and mindfulness, that contribute to human happiness and fulfillment. With its emphasis on promoting mental health rather than seeking to cure or ameliorate disease and its symptoms, Positive Psychology complements mainstream medicine and psychotherapy. Central to the work of Positive Psychology is that claims about positive human capacities be backed with strong quantitative research results. This course reviews the history, basic tenets, and research support for Positive Psychology.

    CE hours: 1.0 | fee: $10.00
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    keywords: psychotherapy | spirituality |