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Middlesex January Program
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM EST
Category: Affiliate Programs

The Middlesex Psychological Association

Zen and the Art of Psychotherapy
Presented by: David. S. Kreiss, Psy.D

Continuing Education Credit Available: 2.0

 Date:                     January 24, 2019
 Time:                     Lunch 11:30am
                              Program 12:00pm-2:00pm

 Program Cost:         $30.00  NO refunds or cancellation policies

Location:               The Rutgers Club
                             85 Avenue E
                             Piscataway, NJ

As Eastern traditions of emotional regulation become more readily accepted into the West’s practice of psychotherapy practice (Germer et al, 2005; Lama, D. 2006), it behooves the practicing psychotherapy to how ancient wisdom applies to one’s clinical work.  This presentation, Zen and the Art of Psychotherapy, aims to inform attendees of the how the practice of Zen enhances psychotherapeutic understanding and outcome. Such understanding also enhances the life of the therapist, providing greater comfort with the challenges and stressors involved in the practice of psychotherapy regardless of one’s current theoretical orientation. This unique learning opportunity is designed to enhance participants understanding and application of Zen concepts including beginner’s mind, impermanence, compassion and clear view (Tsering,2008) when it comes to addressing problems of a psychological nature. By learning to view self and others through the lens of Zen wisdom, participants can expand their effectiveness in the clinical work they do.

 Learning Objectives:

This Presentation is designed to:
  1. Describe the Zen concepts of beginner’s mind, impermanence, compassion, non-attachment and clear view
  2. Demonstrate how Zen concepts align with neurobiological and evolutionary science
  3. Explain how Zen concepts can enhance an individual’s management of emotions, thoughts and behavioral urges
  4. Inform participants of how the patient and therapist can use meditation to enhance psychological well-being.

Target Audience: Psychologists
Program sophistication: Introductory, no prior knowledge of the specific topic is required
Identification of Conflicts of Interest and Commercial Support - None
Proprietary Information - NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA co-sponsored programs. No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared.
Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations are available upon request. Requests must be made at least 14 days prior to the event. Please contact Doris Schueler at [email protected] for more details

This workshop is co-sponsored by NJPA and The Middlesex Psychological Association. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  The cost of the CE Certificate is $15 for NJPA Members; $0 for NJPA Sustaining Members and $25 for non-NJPA Members.