Friday, December 9, 2016
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Henry A. Wallace Center at FDR Library
4079 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Tagged: School of Social Work, Hudson Valley Center, Continuing Education

Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

Event, Workshop, Continuing Education, Social Work CE

6 CE and 6 NYS OASAS clock hours

Mindfulness has become a buzzword in the 21st century. We have seen it widely integrated into our culture in various different forms including education, business and medicine. This course provides a general overview of mindfulness and methods of integrating mindfulness within the psychotherapeutic intervention.  We will outline step-by-step approaches to utilizing mindfulness with clients to help facilitate therapeutic goals to create intrinsic change with our clients.


  • Individuals will be able to define mindfulness.
  • Participants will experience mindfulness exercise.
  • Participants will gain an understanding on the benefits of mindfulness including:
  • Sustaining momentary presence
  • Heightened awareness of our internal/external landscapes
  • Reduction of stress and negative thought patterns
  • Increased patience and tolerance for self and others
  • Promotion of wholeness, reduction of separateness
  • Restoring an increased momentary awareness of our automatic actions and behaviors
  • Learning to relate directly to your mind; thoughts, emotions, behaviors, events that cause stress.
  • Solution focused approach to situations, void of projections and extreme fear.

Participants will be utilize these key factors in counseling sessions:

  • How to utilize mindfulness in session
  • Mindfulness and the therapeutic relationship
  • Everyday mindfulness as stress reduction
  • Utilizing mindfulness as a process

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About the Workshop Leader

steven-pintoSteven J. Pinto, M.S., LMHC, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in working with individuals, adolescents, substance abuse, and anger management counseling. Pinto has experience working with both adolescents and adults, including those with psychiatric conditions. Pinto has an orientation of mindfulness, CBT and relational approaches within his clinical practice in his work with adolescents and adult populations both in his private practice and in his past affiliations with Family Service League and The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.  Pinto received his Mental Health Counseling degree from C.W. Post and holds certifications from the National Board of Certified Counselors as well as the National Association of Anger Management. Pinto has consulted various professional organizations on substance abuse, mindfulness and positive psychology.

This program has been approved for CE credits by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work. Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0032.
*According to NYSED, in order to award social work clock hours; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”*
Tagged: School of Social Work, Hudson Valley Center, Continuing Education