A Two-Step Mindfulness Approach for Defusing Anxious Worries & Expressing Your Best Self
Live Course • April 24th, 2020 • 11am ET/ 8am PDT
This Intermediate-level course will focus on a clear and useful way for treating anxious episodes and overwhelming worries. Scott Symington, PhD will present the Two-Screen Method, his novel, evidence-based Mindfulness approach.
Over the last decade, mindfulness-based treatments have risen to prominence in the mental health field with therapies such as ACT, DBT, and MBCT. As helpful as these approaches are, describing mindfulness principles, such as mindful acceptance, in a clear and useful way to clients can be challenging. Especially in critical spaces—in the midst of obsessive worries or an anxious episode—many clients have difficulty accessing and applying the helpful mindfulness strategies reviewed in session.
In this course, Dr. Symington will review the emergence of mindfulness in psychology, along with the research supporting its effectiveness in treating a range of psychological symptoms and disorders
After highlighting the relative strengths and weaknesses of mainstream mindfulness therapies, Dr. Symington will present his user-friendly application of mindfulness called the Two-Screen Method (featured in his recently released book by New Harbinger Publications), which guides you through the specific mental and emotional steps that defuse anxious thoughts and feelings.
Why did we create this course?
With this novel approach, the evidenced-based strategies of psychology are applied by relating to the mental image of two screens as directed. An important aspect of the Two-Screen Method, along with de-energizing painful and problematic internal experiences, is using the presence of worries and anxious feelings as a catalyst for value-based behaviors and loving-action.
This course is approved by the APA for 3 Live (synchronous) CE credits, which count as “in-person” credits in most states.
Bookshelf to Couch is seeking approval to offer additional continuing education credits. Please check back for updates.
The recorded homestudy version is approved for 3 CE home-study (asynchronous) credits by the APA. The recorded homestudy will only be available after the live course has taken place.
This online live webinar will meet in 2 sessions:
- FRI, APR 24, 2020, 08:00 AM – 9:30 AM PDT
- FRI, APR 24, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT
Early Bird Registration Discount: Enroll by March 27th, 2020 and get 30% off the course price! Use coupon code c5early at checkout.
Important: Following the purchase of this course you must register for the live session using the GoToWebinar link emailed to the email address you had provided when you set up your Bookshelf to Couch account.
To learn more about how Course Programming levels are determined, visit our FAQ page.
Intermediate-level programs build upon a participant’s foundational knowledge of the literature and/or experience in the topic presented. Intermediate courses include more depth than introductory courses and also serve as refresher for clinicians who have background in the content area and wish to learn more contemporary science and clinical applications. Note: Anyone is welcome to enroll in any of our courses regardless of the level of programming of the course.
Scott Symington, Ph.D.
Scott Symington, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and well-known expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders. His book, Freedom from Anxious Thoughts and Feelings: A Two-Step Mindfulness Approach for Moving Beyond Fear and Worry, was released by New Harbinger Publications in February 2019. In addition to full-time private practice, where he has over 20,000 clinical hours of helping individuals and couples move towards greater levels of freedom and connection.
Date: April 24th, 2020
Time: 11 am ET / 08 am PT