The Heart of Mindfulness Practice: Compassion and Self-Compassion in Clinical Practice

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The Heart of Mindfulness Practice: Compassion and Self-Compassion in Clinical Practice

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

9:00am to 4:00pm ET


Presenter: Lucia McBee, LCSW, MPH, CYI

NASW-NYS Members: $60

NASW Other Chapter Member:$120

Non-Members: $150

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 6.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description
Mindfulness practices are generally accepted by clinicians and clients, with robust empirical evidence to support their efficacy. Learning and teaching these skills empowers clients as they learn to manage their stress and pain; and also helps prevent burnout for clinicians. The most recognized definitions of mindfulness include “paying attention” or “being in the moment”, yet for those attempting this practice, this can be challenging. Adding kindness and self-compassion can prevent mindfulness from becoming another opportunity to judge or criticize. Traditional mindfulness practice includes the “two wings of a bird”- awareness and compassion. Increasing evidence shows that practices of compassion and self-compassion are linked to benefits including higher resilience; positive health behaviors; lower levels of anxiety and depression; better emotional control and the ability to self-soothe. In this didactic and experiential workshop, we will explore practices that implicitly and explicitly include both awareness and compassion; and discover applications in a wide variety of clinical settings.


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Create a self-compassion practice for themselves and their clients
  • Describe the importance of compassion in a mindfulness practice
  • Explain the theory and research behind self-compassion 
  • Describe and determine appropriate adaptations of mindful compassion practices for individual populations and settings

This workshop is approved for 6.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Lucia McBee, LCSW, MPH, CYI. Lucia McBee is a licensed clinical social worker with a Master’s in Social Work, Public Health and yoga certification. Since 1994, she has taught MBSR to a wide variety of populations including frail elders and caregivers, college students, persons with HIV, those recently released from incarceration, and health care professionals, as well as courses for the general population. Lucia is currently a freelance author, teacher and consultant. She teaches and speaks nationally and internationally and has published in numerous journals and edited books on mindfulness. She is also an Adjunct Lecturer at Columbia University School of Social Work. Mindfulness-Based Elder Care: A CAM Model for Frail Elders and Their Caregivers, her book describing her work with elders and caregivers, was published in 2008.



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January 18th, 2023 from  9:00 AM to  4:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $60.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $120.00
Non-Member $150.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00