Teaching Mindfulness to Youth Impacted by Trauma: A workshop for professionals
Facilitated by: Sam Himelstein, Ph.D.
Saturday, December 8, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Mindfulness as an intervention for clinical populations has garnered tremendous research support over the last four decades. Using mindfulness with populations impacted by trauma, let alone youth impacted by trauma, however, is a field still in its infancy. In this daylong training, participants will learn how to define mindfulness in an innovative and relevant way with youth, how to teach formal meditation and informal mindfulness, and how to foster interpersonal safety and create authentic relationships that promote receptivity to mindfulness intervention. Specific considerations involving teaching mindfulness to youth impacted by trauma will be presented.
•DEFINE mindfulness using metaphor that youth are receptive to
•REVIEW at least 2 therapist/facilitator qualities necessary for promoting interpersonal safety
•DEMONSTRATE at least 3 mindfulness meditations
•DISCUSS teaching mindfulness within the auspices of working with youth impacted by trauma
We'll take a 1-hour break for lunch from 12:00-1:00 pm
Workshop fee: $150.00, which includes a Certificate of Completion for 6 hours for licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and social workers in Washington State.
- A limited number of scholarships are available per course. To apply for a scholarship, please review criteria and complete the application form at: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/mindful/237140 Note: Please apply for scholarships at least 3 weeks prior to the workshop. Applicants must wait to register for the course until a decision has been made in order to qualify.
Pay it Forward - Support the Scholarship Fund
If you are able to pay more for the course, we encourage you to consider donating to the Mindfulness Outreach Fund which allows CCFW to offer 50% and 100% scholarships to community members to aid in the cost of registration fees for mindfulness courses. Scholarships are awarded to increase accessibility of mindfulness and compassion training for individuals who have limited resources to obtain such training and to those who work in communities experiencing adversity. To make a donation to the scholarship fund, please visit http://giving.uw.edu/mindfulness
About the Facilitator
Sam Himelstein, Ph.D., works as a Licensed Psychologist in the Chemical Dependency program at Kaiser Permanente with teens and their families, 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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Associate Director of Programs
Center for Child & Family Well-Being