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Mindfulness and Compassion in Psychotherapy

  • 07 Nov 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 3: Introduction to the Cultivation of 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 cultivating compassion can make you a more effective therapist.  We will explore what compassion is and is not and the fears of compassion. We will learn how to cultivate compassion through experiential exercises.  We will look at how compassion can help us be with difficult situations in psychotherapy and how we can help cultivate compassion in ourselves and our patients. This presentation will further your understanding of the expanding body of scientific research in the area of compassion and its implications for creating positive outcomes in psychotherapy.

Learning Objectives:

1   Articulate the essential steps to compassion.

2   Articulate how compassion enhances psychotherapy.

3   Integrate experiential exercises to cultivate an understanding and practice of compassion.

4   Consider the value of establishing a regular personal compassion practice before explicitly teaching it to others.

5   Understand key research supporting the clinical value of 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.


Early Bird Registration until October 25th, 2015:

  •  Pre-licensed Members:  $20
  •  Pre-licensed Non-Members: $35
  •  Licensed Members: $30
  •  Licensed Non-Members: $45

Registration Rates after October 25th, 2015:

  • 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.

Jacquelyn Schwartz is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice and Family Business Consultant at Schwartz Advisors LLC in San Diego.  In addition, Jacqui teaches mindfulness-based approaches to wellness and stress management to private and corporate clients.

Ms. Schwartz's (Jacqui's) expertise is the application of Bowen Family Systems Theory and the principles of Mindfulness to psychotherapy and coaching with individuals, couples, families and organizations. 

Ms. Schwartz' professional and personal interest has been how the mind, physiology, and relationships interact to shape our individual sense of self and our experience. 

Ms. Schwartz (Jacqui) holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego. She continued her postgraduate studies at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Washington, D.C. and has earned a Certificate in Family Business Advising from the Family Firm Institute.  

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 membership@camft-sandiego.org.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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