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CPD-0200 – Mindfulness as Self-Care (Online) (CPD-0200_MINDFUL)

Mindfulness as Self-Care for Professional Caregivers

Online, self-paced
Access to course content will begin on July 1, 2019.
Enrolled students will have until December 6, 2019, to complete course material.

Self-care is essential for psychologists, ethically, professionally, and personally. Because helping fields are focused on care-for-others, caregiving practitioners devote little attention to self-care, too often putting their own health and wellbeing last. Training programs, including those at the graduate and post-graduate level, rarely offer adequate preparation for self-care, despite it being critical for professional development. Yet, there is a wealth of research demonstrating improved outcomes when self-care is utilized, including better work-life balance, lower burn-out rates, reduced stress, and increased compassion.

Developed by Kimberlee Bethany Bonura, PhD, this self-paced online course for mental health professionals and other professional caregivers provides innovative methods for applying mindfulness-based self-care techniques in their own lives. A review of techniques is included. Skill-building activities will focus on brief interventions of mindfulness strategies, including yoga, meditation, and focusing activities, that can be done at work, at home, and during travel to support self-care integration into daily life. Students will be encouraged to focus on their own psychological health as critical to ongoing career development.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Discuss the importance of self-care as an ethical practice for psychology, mental health, and all caregiving professionals
  • Discuss a variety of strategies that can be implemented for self-care by psychology, mental health, and all caregiving professionals
  • Discuss and practice mindfulness strategies as daily self-care for professional caregivers
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: CPDGSPP10
Students: 15% off - code: CPDGSPP15

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 1, 2019 or within one week of enrollment, whichever is later. Enrolled students will have until December 6, 2019 to complete course material. Enrollment for this course will close on November 22, 2019 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: OnlinePlaces Left: 34Waitlist Places Left: 0Fee: $95


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