101073: Mindful Therapy

A Guide for Therapists and Helping Professionals

About the Course:

Author Thomas Bien offers an energizing and expansive perspective on psychotherapy and mindfulness. Grounded in his understanding of Buddhist teachings, his book suggests a model of integration of particular value to beginning therapists, those still in training, or to experienced practitioners, offering ways in which therapists can mindfully care for themselves amid the challenges of their practice. Tools useful to clients, as well, are discussed.
NOTE: The exam questions in this course are based on the author’s stated theories, beliefs, and opinions. Correct responses to exam questions are based solely on the information presented in the book.

Journal/Publisher:

Wisdom Publications

Publication Date:

February 2006

Author

Bien, Thomas, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the integration of eastern and western points of view in psychotherapy. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe how the author views the revisioning of the role of the therapist.

  2. Explain what the author means when he writes about the therapist’s care of self.

  3. Identify how the practice of mindfulness can be incorporated into an effective psychotherapeutic approach.

  4. Define terms used in the practice of mindful therapy and how they relate to accepted psychotherapeutic terminology.

  5. Cite examples of how the concept of the “noble eightfold path” can be used diagnostically in psychotherapy.

  6. Critique specific suggestions made by the author regarding mindful therapy and being a mindful therapist.

  7. Describe how the work of the mindful therapist might look in terms of therapeutic technique.

Exam Questions

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