Challenges and Successes in Applying Cognitive Processing Therapy - 6/2 CE

Challenges and Successes in Applying Cognitive Processing Therapy - 6/2 CE

Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD Treatment

This two-hour presentation on Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) introduces participants to the 12-session format of this empirically supported treatment for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. The theoretical framework of CPT be reviewed and key concepts of CPT will be defined. Participants will engage in experiential exercises to contextualize and practice CPT techniques. 10 SPACES AVAILABLE.

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Emotional Regulation on 5/9 - CE Training

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Emotional Regulation on 5/9 - CE Training

Clinician, please join Mind Therapy Clinic staff and Patricia Zurita Oña, PsyD for ACT for Emotion Regulation training event.

  • Presenter:  Patricia Zurita Oña, PsyD
  • When:  Wednesday, May 9, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Where:  Mind Therapy Clinic, 240 Tamal Vista Drive, Corte Madera CA 94925, Upstairs Classroom
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Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on 5/2 - CE Training

Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on 5/2 - CE Training

This training introduces clinicians to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and will provide a brief history of this powerful approach, ACT's goals and components and experiential activities.

Objectives:

  1. Gain a basic understanding of the components of the Hexaflex
  2. Identify when to use the six components of ACT 
  3. Take away at least one tool to use in therapy

FREE with no CEs. $25 for 2 CEs.  Tea and light snacks will be offered.

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Diagnosing Using the DSM-5: Continuing Education Training for Professionals

Diagnosing Using the DSM-5:  Continuing Education Training for Professionals

Please join Mind Therapy Clinic's staff at our April 4 training with Dr. Hassert.

The Training

This training will focus on updates made to the DSM-5. We will cover how the DSM-5 is organized by familiarizing ourselves with the overall layout and assessment measures.  We will use an applied model of learning in which case vignettes will be presented to better understand common DSM-5 criteria and rule out diagnoses. Practical diagnostic tools to use within a standard clinical setting will be reviewed, as will the importance of accurate diagnoses and the implications that making diagnoses have on our clinical practice and clients' lives

Participants will:

  • Identify significant changes made to the DSM-5 from the DSM-IV
  • Apply DSM-5 diagnostic criteria through the use of clinical vignettes to accurately assess common psychiatric conditions
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Mindful Psychology: Integrating Mindfulness Into Psychotherapy - 2 CE, Dec. 13 @ 11:15am

Mindful Psychology:  Integrating Mindfulness Into Psychotherapy - 2 CE, Dec. 13 @ 11:15am

Join Neil S. Kobrin, PhD, LCSW, MFT of  Mind Therapy Clinic & Founder, Academy  of Mindful Psychology for 2 CE training seminar alongside Mind Therapy clinicians to explore explore the integration of the ancient practice of mindfulness within psychotherapy.

When:  Wednesday, December 13, 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM

Where:  Mind Therapy Clinic, 240 Tamal Vista, Corte Madera CA - Upstairs Classroom

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Tips for Balancing the Upcoming Holidays

Tips for Balancing the Upcoming Holidays

The winter holidays, with the promise of joy and togetherness, also carry the shadow of stress and tension. Our culture has cleverly molded the very human rituals of banishing the dark and spiritual celebration into a non-stop whirlwind of buying, eating, drinking and events. However, if your plate is full and if you also struggle with mental illness or addiction, these extra demands will inevitably create stress and tension. 

Below are a few tips for balance that we offer to our clients (and to ourselves!) via individual and family therapy and in our wonderful array of groups, including Mindfulness in Action, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), DBT, CBT, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and Seeking Safety.

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A More Natural Way to Treatment

A More Natural Way to Treatment

Most of us go through some level of mental instability throughout our lives but for some, it's devastatingly paralyzing and can affect our physical health, relationships and careers. Traditional thought is that only medication can treat the symptoms of anxiety, depression, etc. but that's no longer true thanks to a new breakthrough in diagnosing and treating the brain in a non-pharmaceutical manner. Think of it as a technology based approach and it's appropriate for both short-term and long-term treatment of a varietal of mental health issues. These treatments are non-invasive (no surgery), non-systemic (nothing is ingested and circulating into the blood stream), and do not require any anesthesia or sedation.

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MTC Training Update on Biology & Medications for Addiction Treatment 2 CEs Friday, November 17 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

MTC Training Update on Biology & Medications for Addiction Treatment  2 CEs Friday, November 17 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

MTC Training Update on Biology & Medications for Addiction Treatment 2 CEs

Friday, November 17, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

This training will provide an update on the neurobiological model of addiction. With this model as foundation, the role of medications for addiction treatment will be discussed, with particular emphasis on medications for opioid use disorders.

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When Left Brain Meets Right Brain: A Creative Arts Approach to Recovery

When Left Brain Meets Right Brain:  A Creative Arts Approach to Recovery

Individuals with mental illness can become trapped in a destructive cycle of self-recrimination, which impairs their ability to live a balanced life.  This presentation on Monday, October 23rd, introduces the application of experiential methods to stimulate creativity and flexibility via exercises that prompt spontaneity, trust, emotional expression and the development of an observing self.  Focus will be on utilizing creative practices to assist clients with separating from their disorder and integrating a compassionate voice of recovery. Emphasis will be placed on the use of masks and role-playing to facilitate integration.

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Effectively Treating Borderline Personality Disorder and Trauma - CPE Event Oct 20

Effectively Treating Borderline Personality Disorder and Trauma - CPE Event Oct 20

Join us on October 20th to learn how Dialectical Behavior Therapy treatment addresses the symptoms that arise in Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). We’ll review the symptom presentation of BPD and how Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms may occur in conjunction with BPD. The basic tenets of Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy will be presented and its effectiveness of PTSD treatment. Learn how DBT and PE work together in one combined protocol to address the presentation of trauma symptoms with co-occurring BPD symptoms.

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Depression Treatment Without Medication New at Mind Therapy Clinic - Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Depression Treatment Without Medication New at Mind Therapy Clinic - Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Mind Therapy Clinic can now help people with their severe depression with an outpatient, non-invasive and non-pharmaceutical procedure. TMS gives medical professionals another avenue in treating depression and gives patients a new hope. As one of the few clinics to offer this treatment, we are very excited for our patients.

 

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Welcome Dr. Neil Kobrin to the team.

Welcome Dr. Neil Kobrin to the team.

Mind Therapy Clinic welcomes Dr. Neil Kobrin to the team.  Dr. Kobrin, is a licensed clinical psychologist, LCSW and MFT with decades of experience in human transformation and emotional well-being.   Author of the bestselling book Emotional Well-Being: Embracing the Gift of Life, he is the founder and President of the Academy of Mindful Psychology.   Dr. Kobrin brings to Mind Therapy Clinic deep expertise in designing and leading therapy programs and workshops and training psychologists.

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Law & Ethics training for 1 CE this Friday. Join us!

Law & Ethics training for 1 CE this Friday.  Join us!

Join Mind Therapy Clinic for 1 CE Law & Ethics Training: Professionalism, Boundaries and Privacy.

When:
Friday, August 11, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Where:
Corte Madera Town Center, Community Room, 200 

Presenter:
Terence Patterson, PhD

RSVP here  (seating is limited).

For questions, please contact Jacqueline Perlmutter, Director of Professional Relations, 415-846-8409.

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Complimentary CE Luncheon 8/18: Helping trauma clients develop gratitude and purpose.

Complimentary CE Luncheon 8/18:  Helping trauma clients develop gratitude and purpose.

Join us for a complimentary educational CE luncheon to learn how to help trauma clients develop gratitude and purpose with our guest presenter, Stephen Wright, MA, LCPC, RDDP

Individuals struggling with trauma are hurting and therefore experience the world from an egocentric, self-oriented perspective. This seminar gives practical insight into helping a client move from that self-oriented perspective to a more altruistic and purposeful life which can improve outcomes in recovery. 

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MARIN SPOTLIGHT - Developmental Trauma in Wounded Families: Clinical Approach

MARIN SPOTLIGHT - Developmental Trauma in Wounded Families: Clinical Approach

Join Kenneth Perlmutter, PhD, Head of the Family Treatment Services at Mind Therapy Clinic, for a delicious lunch and clinical conversation about family systems and developmental trauma on July 12th at our Marin location.

Dr. Kenneth Perlmutter is a nationally recognized behavioral healthcare expert and educator. His family workshops have offered hope and healing to more than 3000 struggling family members, and his lectures and training sessions have been attended by hundreds of clinicians. His recent publication on developmental trauma in Wounded Families is available on Mind Therapy Blog.   

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When mental disorders mask a real medical problem...

When mental disorders mask a real medical problem...

Here are several recent articles on the linkage between mental disorders and physical problems, highlighting how crucial it is to accurately diagnose and have multi-disciplinary team of medical experts involved in the treatment.

When Anxiety or Depression Masks A Medical Problem

OCD Linked To Inflammation In The Brain

Gut Bacteria Linked to Bipolar Disorder

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A Day of OCD - Visualizing Mental Illness

A Day of OCD - Visualizing Mental Illness

This illustration helps to visualize, mental illness is unique for each individual.  The specific and intimate nature of this drawing reveals something essential that a list of symptoms simply cannot express.  Process through data visualization and art within a group setting or individually can be a powerful tool for communication and understanding within oneself and with others.

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CA Psychology Internship Council (CAPIC) Selects Mind Therapy Clinic as a Training Site

CA Psychology Internship Council (CAPIC) Selects Mind Therapy Clinic as a Training Site

Each year, our clinic provides internship training opportunities for doctoral and postdoctoral candidates in clinical psychology.  The selected interns are trained by expert clinicians in specific areas of treatment such as severe mental illness, eating disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, ADHD, addiction and trauma.  

CAPIC is an association of doctoral academic programs, internships and postdoctoral programs recognized by the California Board of Psychology as a pathway to licensure to practicing clinical psychology.  We are delighted that the organization as selected us as one of their training sites.

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New! Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Groups starting in San Francisco

New!  Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Groups starting in San Francisco

After receiving overwhelming requests from our clients and partners,  Mind Therapy IOP groups are now starting at our San Francisco location starting May 30, 2017.  Initially, this program will be available three evenings per week - Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 6pm to 8:50pm at 2299 Post Street, Suite 104B - and is designed to accommodate clients with busy day schedules.  

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