FMHCA is a chapter of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and is the only organization working exclusively for LMHCs in Florida.
Florida mental health COUNSELORS association
Description: This presentation will teach mindfulness-based approaches specifically used with clients seeking help for sex and gambling addictions to help attenuate shame, emotional dysregulation, stress proneness, and impulsivity. Neuroscience models of attention will demonstrate how mindfulness enhances neuro-networks enabling these populations to attend more effectively to emotional states and addictive cravings.
CE Broker Tracking #: 20-640149
1. Participants will learn and be able to define mindfulness and discuss how its specific mechanisms of action attenuate stress proneness, impulsivity, addictive cravings, and emotional regulation among clients seeking help for problem gambling and sex addiction.
2. Participants will learn specific mindfulness exercises and concepts that can enhance compliance with this intervention among addicted population. Specifically, participants will be given 3 separate mindfulness scripts used in clinical work with problem gamblers and sex addicts. Further, they will be given a website with additional resources they can use in clinical practice.
3. Participants will learn current research findings from neuroscience and peer-reviewed studies that support the use of mindfulness as a good fit for behavioral addictions.
About the Presenter: Dr. Rory Reid