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

Mindfulness Strategies with Older Adults

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.

This course reviews techniques and provides innovative methods through which mental health professionals and other professional caregivers can apply mindfulness-based self-care techniques in their own lives. Self-care is a critical part of professional development (Sands Van Sickle, 2006). Psychotherapists who practiced yoga as self-care demonstrated better work-life balance and reduced risk of burn-out (Valente & Marotta, 2005). A mindfulness-based stress reduction program helped health care professionals reduce stress levels and increase self-compassion (Shapiro, Astin, Bishop, & Cordova, 2005). This course is an opportunity for professional caregivers to learn more about mindfulness strategies within clinical context and relevant empirical evidence, while earning CEs for their professional development, and to consider their own health and well-being as part of their ethical practice.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Attendees will be able to explain the ethical imperative for self-care as a professional caregiver.
  • Attendees will understand the basics components of mindfulness, including common mindfulness practices such as yoga, meditation, and the martial arts.
  • Attendees will practice skill building activities, including brief interventions of mindfulness strategies that can be done at work, at home, and during travel, to support self-care integration into daily life.
  • Attendees will be encouraged to focus on their own psychological health as critical to ongoing career development.
  • Attendees will complete goal-setting assignments for establishing realistic self-care strategies as part of their daily professional tasks.
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 committee member for 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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