This course will provide a brief overview of biological, psychological, and social processes that underly the development of traumatic illness following exposure to adverse experiences. The course will then discuss principles of mindfulness and the theoretical and empirical evidence in support of mindfulness-based interventions with trauma-exposed populations. Finally, we will conclude with experiential mindfulness practice and discuss strategies for implementing this practice effectively in the clinical context.
Nicholas Barr is an Assistant Professor in the UNLV School of Social Work. He received his BA in comparative religion from Columbia University, where he studied Tibetan Buddhist philosophy. As a Princeton in Asia fellow, he worked in education and development in Laos before earning his MSW with a concentration in adult mental health at the University of California, Los Angeles. He then worked as a clinical social worker for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health for two years before completing his PhD at the University of Southern California School of Social Work. Before joining the faculty at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, he was a Cohen Veteran’s Network funded postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a 3 hour course that is approved for 3 CEUs by the Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers, and the Nevada Board of Examiners for MFTs & CPCs. In addition, all UNLV Continuing Education professional development courses are approved by IACET where the standard for CEUs is 1 hour = .1 CEU.
This course has discount registration fees! UNLV Staff and Alumni, visit http://ced.unlv.edu/registration-policies#discounts for more information. Otherwise, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you qualify for a discount.
|Dates:||November 16, 2023|
|Th from 6:00 PM to 9:15 PM|
Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.