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Mindfulness and Compassion in Psychotherapy

  • 27 Jun 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • UCSD Center for Mindfulness, 5060 Shoreham Place, Suite 330, San Diego, CA 92122
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“Mindfulness and Compassion in Psychotherapy”

3 Hour CEU Workshop Series


Part 2: Introduction to Self Compassion


In partnership with the University of California San Diego Center for Mindfulness


Presented by Michelle Becker, MA, LMFT, Director of Compassion Programs of the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness, and Jacquelyn Schwartz, MA LMFT


In this presentation we will discover how self-compassion can make you a more effective therapist.  We will explore what self-compassion is, and the benefits and blocks to self-compassion. We will learn how to cultivate self-compassion through experiential exercises. We will look at how self-compassion can help prevent burnout and how it can increase our efficacy as therapists. This presentation will further your understanding of the expanding body of scientific research in the area of self-compassion and its implications for creating positive outcomes in psychotherapy.


Learning Objectives:


  1. Articulate the three components of self-compassion.
  2. Articulate how self-compassion enhances psychotherapy.
  3. Integrate experiential exercises to cultivate an understanding and practice of self-compassion.
  4. Consider the value of establishing a regular personal self-compassion practice before explicitly teaching it to others.
  5. Understand key research supporting the clinical value of self-compassion

UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Contact Hours: 3. If you are a psychologist and wish to receive APA CE credits there would be an additional fee of $25. Payment will be collected on the day of the event, payable by cash or check (payable to UC Regents).

SD CAMFT will provide 3 CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs without any additional charge.


Registration Rates 

Pre-licensed Members:  $35

Pre-licensed Non-Members: $50

Licensed Members: $45

Licensed Non-Members: $60

Hurry and register now!  This event has limited seating capacity!  Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis! 


Michelle Becker, M.A., LMFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in San Diego, CA utilizing mindfulness and compassion based psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families and groups. She is Director of Compassion Programs at the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness and co-founder of the San Diego Center for Well Being.  Michelle is a certified teacher of Compassion Cultivation Training, developed at Stanford, The Daring Way™, developed by  Dr. Brené Brown, and Mindful Self-Compassion developed by Dr.’s Germer and Neff. She is a Teacher Trainer and Mentor for Mindful Self-Compassion and co-founder, along with Dr.’s Germer, Neff and Hickman, of the Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training.  Michelle enjoys helping healthcare professionals, compassion teachers, and businesses to integrate mindfulness and compassion into their work, and helping individuals, couples, families and groups to find a meaningful and satisfying way of life.  For more information on Michelle’s work and schedule please visit her website: MichelleBeckerLMFT.com.

This course is provided by the San Diego Chapter of CAMFT, PCE #58. This course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of Continuing Education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science.

Policy on Payment: Payment in the EXACT amount can be taken in CASH or CHECK at the door or through the following link, www.camft-sandiego.org.

Please note that the San Diego Chapter Membership is an ADDITIONAL membership to your CAMFT membership. If you are unsure of your membership with SD-CAMFT please email our membership chair at camftsd.membership@gmail.com.

A refund will NOT be given if an attendee pays online and is unable to attend the event. A refund WILL be given if an attendee pays an erroneous amount for the event.

Special Needs: Facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the event, please contact Katy Hoslar at (858) 220-9519 or via email at education@camft-sandiego.org. Please allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs.

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