continuing education

WestCoast sponsors lectures, seminars and discussions on theory, technique, issues and research relevant to child and adolescent treatment. These workshops are open to all and are free or offered for Continuing Education units. WestCoast Children’s Clinic is approved as a BBS provider for MFTs and LCSWs. WestCoast Children’s Clinic is approved by the California Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. WestCoast Children’s Clinic maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Please find our RSVP form at the bottom of this page.

WestCoast Children’s Clinic presents:

Introduction to Self-Care and Mindfulness for Youth 

Gabriel Kram 

June 23, 2017

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Workshop Description: 

This highly experiential training introduces mindfulness and begins exploring its application  as a method of self-care and in  work with young people. This training provides an exploration of the stress response, and an understanding of why it happens naturally, while the relaxation response needs to be intentionally cultivated. Participants will look at ways to regularly and reliably cultivate the relaxation response, even in the midst of chaotic environments, to help cultivate resilience at the level of the nervous system. Participants will discuss vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout, and explore antidotes. This training will provide a trauma-informed approach to using mindfulness with youth, to help them deepen their connection with themselves, and support regulation, positive emotionality, and resilience. The key principles of a trauma-informed approach will be reviewed, and participants will learn to work bottom-up with young people supporting their regulation, relationships, and reasoning.

3 CE Credits will be available for MFTs, LCSWs, and Psychologists.

Location:

Sequoia Lodge

2666 Mountain Boulevard

Oakland, CA 94611

About the Presenters: 

Gabriel Kram  

Gabriel Kram,  helps professionals develop greater wellbeing, emotional balance, and overcome the effects of toxic stress and vicarious trauma through the development of a trauma-informed approach to mindful awareness. He has extensive experience helping youth develop the inner life skills of mindfulness and self-awareness, and training providers in a neurobiologically-savvy mindfulness approach to working with young people. Gabriel has a deep and abiding interest in and practice of mindfulness, emotional self-awareness, and somatics work. He is the founder of Applied Mindfulness, Inc., an intervention design, training, and consulting firm that provides transformative experiential training to empower clients of all ages to discover and cultivate the inner resources, tools, and competencies to live healthier, more fulfilling, and effective lives. He previously directed The Mind Body Awareness Project, whose innovative mindfulness-based interventions for incarcerated youth are being scaled into new national models of rehabilitation, and are the subject of both dissertations and peer-review journal articles. Gabriel studied neurobiology at Yale College, and narrative at Stanford University. He brings a reverence for indigenous culture, eighteen years of mindfulness practice, ten years of mindful movement, and a lifetime of wilderness exploration, nature awareness, and creative expression to his work. He is the author of Inner Life Skills for Youth and Transformation through Feeling: Awakening the Felt Sensibility.


 

WestCoast Children’s Clinic presents:

Deepening Trauma-Informed Mindfulness Interventions for Youth 

Gabriel Kram 

June 23, 2017

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Lunch will be provided for those arriving at 12 pm.

Workshop Description: 

This In this experiential training, participants will deepen their exploration of utilizing a trauma-informed approach to mindfulness with youth, and explore somatic awareness, emotional awareness, relational mindfulness, and nature awareness. Participants will begin by experiencing the benefits of bringing mindful awareness to the body, and to body sensation, to support regulation. Participants will explore supporting young people in developing ‘interoceptive competence’–a deeper awareness of what their internal sensing is telling them. Then participants will explore using emotional awareness and a variety of experiential tools and practices to help young people more deeply experience and understand their emotions, use internal information, and work with negative emotions more skillfully.  The training will bring attention to the interpersonal domain, applying mindfulness in relationships to listen more carefully and increase empathy. Finally, participants will explore ways to help youth  connect with the natural world to support regulation and wellbeing.

3 CE Credits will be available for MFTs, LCSWs, and Psychologists.

Location:

Sequoia Lodge

2666 Mountain Boulevard

Oakland, CA 94611

About the Presenters: 

Gabriel Kram  

Gabriel Kram,  helps professionals develop greater wellbeing, emotional balance, and overcome the effects of toxic stress and vicarious trauma through the development of a trauma-informed approach to mindful awareness. He has extensive experience helping youth develop the inner life skills of mindfulness and self-awareness, and training providers in a neurobiologically-savvy mindfulness approach to working with young people. Gabriel has a deep and abiding interest in and practice of mindfulness, emotional self-awareness, and somatics work. He is the founder of Applied Mindfulness, Inc., an intervention design, training, and consulting firm that provides transformative experiential training to empower clients of all ages to discover and cultivate the inner resources, tools, and competencies to live healthier, more fulfilling, and effective lives. He previously directed The Mind Body Awareness Project, whose innovative mindfulness-based interventions for incarcerated youth are being scaled into new national models of rehabilitation, and are the subject of both dissertations and peer-review journal articles. Gabriel studied neurobiology at Yale College, and narrative at Stanford University. He brings a reverence for indigenous culture, eighteen years of mindfulness practice, ten years of mindful movement, and a lifetime of wilderness exploration, nature awareness, and creative expression to his work. He is the author of Inner Life Skills for Youth and Transformation through Feeling: Awakening the Felt Sensibility.

 


Continuing Education Information: WestCoast Children’s Clinic is approved by the California Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. WestCoast Children’s Clinic maintains responsibility for this program and its content. WestCoast Children’s Clinic is a California Board of Behavioral Sciences approved provider (#PCE 2856). This course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for Psychologists, MFTs and LCSWs as required by the California Behavioral Sciences and CPA. If you are interested in attending this training please take a moment to RSVP below by July 1, 2016. Complete information about this program, including: course schedule, educational objectives, instructional level, and instructor credentials can be obtained prior to the workshop by contacting WestCoast’s training department at training@westcoastcc.org.

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