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CPD-0200 – Mindfulness Strategies With Older Adults (Online) (CPD-0200_1070735)

Mindfulness Strategies for Older Adults: Research and Best Practice Guidelines

Online, self-paced
Access to course content will begin on July 6, 2020.
Enrolled students will have until December 11, 2020, to complete course material.

The American Psychological Association has indicated a need for greater competency among mental health care providers for supporting older adult populations (Novotney, 2018). A cross-sectional survey of 1200 community dwelling older adults (older than age 65) found that 62.9% used at least one complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modality, with an average of three modalities per respondent (Cheung, Wyman, & Halcon, 2007). While CAM and mindfulness strategies, such as yoga, meditation, and Tai Chi, are popular among older adults, only 53% of older adults report CAM use to their medical practitioners (Cheung, Wyman, & Halcon, 2007). It is important for mental health professionals and health professionals to be familiar with the benefits, best practices, and potential contraindications for mindfulness strategies with older adults, to support an integrated approach to health and wellness promotion. The purpose of this CE course is to (1) review empirical evidence about the benefits of mindfulness strategies for older adults and (2) provide best practice guidelines for integrating mindfulness strategies into mental health care and health care for older adults..

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the empirical evidence regarding the benefits of mindfulness practice for older adults.
  • Demonstrate competence in basic mindfulness techniques which can be used as an adjunct to mental health care and health care with older adult clients.
  • Demonstrate competence in identifying qualified mindfulness instructors for referrals and collaborative work in support of the mental health care and health care of older adults.
  • Integrate appropriate applications of mindfulness strategies in mental health care and health care for older adults
This course offers 3 APA CE hours

Online, self-paced course

Cost: $95
Discounts (use code when registering):
DU Affiliates (alumni, faculty, staff): 10% off - code: CPDPS10
Students: 15% off - code: CPDPS15

Dr. Kimberlee Bethany Bonura is an Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT) and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YA-CEP). This course is eligible for 3 non-contact continuing education hours for Registered Yoga Teachers.

Kimberlee Bethany Bonura, PhD,
offers empirically based fitness and wellness education. As an exercise scientist and faculty mentor, Bonura’s primary research areas include the psychological benefits of mindfulness practices, exercise for special populations, and wellness and self-care strategies. As a practitioner, she has over two decades of applied experience as a yoga and mindfulness instructor, personal trainer, and group fitness instructor. She serves as an active member of the American Psychological Association, Division 47, the Society for Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology; the Association for Applied Sport Psychology; and as a peer reviewer for a variety of academic journals and conferences.

Online Course Format:
Students can expect to have access to course content in Canvas, University of Denver’s online learning platform, on July 6, 2020 or within one week of enrollment, whichever is later. Enrolled students will have until December 11, 2020 to complete course material. Enrollment for this course will close on November 27, 2020 to allow for adequate completion time.

This program is approved for 3 hours of continuing education. The University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GSPP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: N/APlaces Left: 27Waitlist Places Left: 15Fee: $95


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