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Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction CE Course

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You will need to purchase 1 unit for every 1 hour of coursework to gain access to the certificate of completion.

You will receive a certificate of completion after passing the exam, completing the course evaluation, and purchasing the appropriate number of units.  The certificate of completion will then be accessible on your myCourses page in the Your Course History section under the tab “Aspira Courses I’ve Passed”.  There will be a “Download” button under the “Certificate” column that you will be able to click on to pull up your certificate once all requirements listed above have been met.

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Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction (book course) – Online CE Course

This course will be discontinued on June 30, 2022.  Please refer to the 2nd Edition version of this course on Aspira CE’s course listing.

Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction course is a BOOK COURSE and requires the purchase of the book if not already owned. (See Pricing page for details)

Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction Course Description, Objectives, and Outline:

Course Description

This course on addiction, based on the workbook by Rebecca Williams, Ph.D. and Julie Kraft, LMFT, presents a comprehensive approach to working with clients in recovery from addictive behaviors.  This course is unique in that it addresses the underlying loss that clients have experienced that may be fueling addictive behaviors.  Counseling skills from the field of mindfulness therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy are outlined in a clear and easy-to-implement style.  Healthy strategies for coping with depression, anxiety, anger, and grief are provided along with ways to improve interpersonal relationships.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe at least two ways in which emotions, thoughts, and behaviors impact addictions.
  2. Describe at least two ways in which underlying loss experiences may trigger addictive behaviors
  3. Identify at least two mindfulness skills to use with clients in recovery.
  4. Explain at least two ways in which relationship skills can aid in recovery.
  5. Identify at least one worksheet that can be used for client presenting problems.
  6. Identify at least two relapse prevention areas that can support the clients long term recovery.

Course Outline:

  1. Part 1: Getting to Know the Main Concepts
    1. Emotions (the “no feeling” contract, loss of emotion, unraveling your false beliefs about emotions…)
    2. Thoughts (how thoughts connect to emotions, repeat-offender thoughts, why is your thinking misleading?…)
    3. Behaviors (a ghost fleeing bullets, self-fulfilling prophecy, choosing the opposite, values…)
    4. Mindfulness (observing your mind without judgement, imaginary lions, practicing mindfulness…)
  2. Part 2: Looking at your losses
    1. Loss (what is loss, why look at old losses, taking a look at your losses, exploring the impact of your losses…)
    2. Addiction (what is an addiction, uncovering the time line of your addictive behavior…)
    3. Connecting Addiction and Loss (the loss-addiction cycle, the addiction and loss time line, loss anniversaries)
  3. Part 3: Moving Forward
    1. Mindful grieving (coping after a loss, nothing works, radical acceptance revisited, personal resiliency…)
    2. Relationships (basic communication skills, identifying unhealthy relationships, healing broken relationships…)
    3. Recovery, Relapse, Prevention, and Beyond (nutrition, sleep, fitness, work, fun)
  4. Resources
  5. References

Instructors: Nicole Hiltibran, MA, LMFT; Julie Campbell, Phd

Author: Rebecca Williams, Ph.D and Julie Kraft, LMFT

Rebecca E. Williams is a psychologist and an award winning author. She received her master’s degree from Harvard and her PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Growing up in the Bronx, New York, she saw firsthand the devastating impact addiction can have on individuals, families and whole communities. Rebecca has dedicated her professional life to understanding and treating people recovering from addiction, mental illness, and life’s challenges.

Julie S. Kraft, MA, received her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of San Diego’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences. She has provided counseling to veterans and their family members at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and has provided psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups in community settings. In her current position with Sharp HealthCare, she treats clients struggling with both addiction and mental health concerns. She lives and works in San Diego, CA.


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