Wednesday, June 13, 2018 through
Thursday, June 14, 2018


Ruth S. Harley University Center

Mindfulness and Reality Acceptance for Personal and Professional Practice

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with Haleh Ghanizadeh, M.D., M.P.H.

CEs: 12
Cost of Workshop:

  • $365 Tuition – Regular
  • $335 Tuition – Current Field Instructor/Current Adjunct
  • $340 Tuition – Adelphi Alumni

Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Mindfulness has emerged as an important focus of several empirically supported treatments. The roots of mindfulness stem from the contemplative practices common to both eastern and western spiritual disciplines, as well as the emerging scientific knowledge about the benefits of “allowing” experiences rather than suppressing or avoiding them. Both eastern and western psychologies, as well as spiritual practices, are converging on these same insights. This training will be both didactic and experiential, consisting of practice and discussion of various mindfulness exercises and practices (both in and outside of the workshop).

The mindfulness skills illustrated in this workshop come from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), an empirically supported treatment for individuals with difficulties regulating emotions and impulsive behavior. Participants learn mindfulness skills to use in their own practice and with clients, as well as strategies for integrating these skills into clinical practice.

The workshop is intended for people interested in developing a personal mindfulness practice or the use of mindfulness in psychotherapy, regardless of their specific approach to treatment. It is not aimed specifically at DBT® or CBT therapists.

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Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the origins of Zen Mindfulness in the development of DBT.
  • List at least three benefits of mindfulness practice for treatment providers.
  • Describe the integration of mindfulness in behavior therapy approaches.
  • Describe three States of Mind and how to access Wise Mind.
  • Define and describe the three “What” skills (Observe, Describe, and Participate).
  • Define and describe the three “How” skills (Non-Judgmentally, One-Mindfully, and Effectively).
  • Describe Radical Acceptance and Willingness and their relationship to Mindfulness practice.
  • Talk with clients about spirituality.

Haleh Ghanizadeh

Haleh Ghanizadeh, M.D., M.P.H.


Haleh Ghanizadeh, M.D., M.P.H., is Board Certified in General Adult and Forensic Psychiatry. Experienced in providing administrative and psychiatric services in city, state and federal prisons and jails, she currently consults prison systems, state organizations and public schools in the areas of assessment, staff training and program development for emotionally and behaviorally challenged youth and adults. She trains and consults individually and for Behavioral Tech, LLC, and has a private practice in Wilton, CT. Her special areas of clinical expertise involve providing Dialectical Behavior Therapy and pharmacotherapy to teens, adults and their parents, when trauma, impulsion, depression and anxiety are prominent.

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Adelphi is pleased to present this event in cooperation with The Linehan Institute: Behavioral Tech Research.


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This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal
  • Psychology
  • LCAT

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

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New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “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.”

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows.  We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy. 

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or

For further information, please contact:

Renee Rawcliffe, LMSW
Director, Continuing Education and Professional Development
Social Work Building, Room 235
p – 516-877-4339
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Joanna Suppa, LCSW-R
Coordinator of Continuing Education and Professional Development
p – 516.877.3216
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