Incorporating Mindfulness into Clinical Settings

Presenter(s): Winifred Wu, LCSW

NASW-NYS Members: $10

NASW Other Chapter Member: $20

Non-Members: $25

This workshop is approved for 1.0 continuing education credit hour(s) for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed marriage and family therapists.



Workshop Description

Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present, aware of one’s own thoughts, feelings and surroundings without judgment. The practice of mindfulness creates awareness in one’s self and its emphasis on remaining present, is valuable during times where things are beyond our control. Research has found that mindfulness-based interventions may help decrease symptoms of anxiety and stress, and increase emotional awareness and regulation. In this one-hour workshop, attendees will learn and understand what mindfulness is, learn the benefits of a mindfulness practice, engage in a mindfulness exercise, and learn how to apply mindfulness into a clinical setting with clients. Discussion will include tips and ways to apply mindfulness through in-person, tele-health and virtual clinical settings, and reflect on how mindfulness exercises are beneficial to one’s self-care practice during a pandemic.


Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the principles of mindfulness as defined by Buddhism philosophy and also by Jon Kabat-Zin, creator of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction
  • Identify and discuss the benefits of mindfulness with clients such as decreased feelings of anxiety, depression, and stress, increased focus, and increased cognitive flexibility
  • Apply mindfulness into a clinical setting with clients in the form of meditation, which includes focused breathing exercises, body scans, and guided imagery exercises




This workshop is approved for 1.0 continuing education credit hour(s).

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), and licensed marriage and family therapists. (Provider ID #MFT-0037).


Winifred (Winnie) Wu, LCSW, is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) trained clinician who has certification in working with individuals and caregivers in Palliative and End-of-Life Care. She has extensive experience in working with clients coping with anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), self-esteem, relationship issues, life transitions, grief and loss, and terminal illness. As a certified yoga instructor, she often uses a mind-body approach to therapy, recognizing how our bodies and breath connect to our mind and thoughts. She graduated with a masters in social work from New York University (NYU). Coming from a strengths-based and client-centered approach with cultural sensitivity, and experience in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), her intention is to provide you the environment, guidance and support needed towards personal growth and empowerment.



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Jun 16 2021


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Online Live Webinar