Mindfulness and Compassion in Clinical Practice

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Mindfulness and Compassion in Clinical Practice

Friday & Saturday, May 12th & 13th 2023

9:00am to 4:00pm ET (both days)


Presenter: Lucia McBee, LCSW, MPH, CYI

NASW-NYS Members: $120

NASW Other Chapter Member: $240

Non-Members: $300

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 12 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.  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. Participants will have an opportunity to learn mindfulness practices for their populations and settings, brainstorming and role-playing scenarios.  This workshop will provide an introduction to teachable mindfulness and compassion skills for those who are new to these practices, as well as an opportunity to broaden and deepen skills for those with experience.


Learning Objectives

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


  •  Determine appropriate adaptations of mindfulness practices for individual populations and settings
  •  Determine appropriate adaptations of compassion practices for individual populations and settings
  •  Introduce and describe mindfulness  differentially to a range of clients
  •  Introduce and describe compassion and self-compassion differentially to a range of clients
  •  Conduct a diaphragmatic breathing practice
  •  Conduct a Three Minute Breathing Space
  • Conduct a Self-Compassion practice


This workshop is approved for 12 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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May 12th, 2023 9:00 AM to May 13th, 2023 4:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $120.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $240.00
Non-Member $300.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00