Why You'll Love This Course

If you think mindfulness is "new agey," this course will be a breath of fresh air. Nikki Rubin is a CBT therapist who was convinced to adopt mindfulness by the science supporting it. That science, and her matter-of-fact approach, will equip you to use mindfulness effectively even with skeptical clients.

Course Description

This course provides practical instruction to clinicians seeking to integrate mindfulness concepts and strategies into their clinical work. This course places a strong emphasis on understanding mindfulness as a behavior that both patients and clinicians can use to enhance treatment effectiveness.

1 Hour CE. Recorded Video Format (non-interactive).

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge gained in this course to provide effective psychoeducation about both formal and informal mindfulness interventions

  • Use mindfulness as a behavioral intervention to improve patients’ emotion regulation skills, acceptance of uncomfortable stimuli, and awareness of blind spots, struggles, and limitations

  • Give at least three examples of the use of mindfulness informed therapeutic language in session to enhance reinforcement of mindfulness concepts and to model mindfulness behaviors

Course Outline

1. Introduction

2. The myths of mindfulness

3. Challenging the myths

4. Hook them with science

5. Mindfulness is behavior

6. Time to practice

7. Informal mindfulness in practice

8. Recommendations 


Nikki Rubin, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist

Nikki Rubin, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist (CA PSY30047; NY 019595) in private practice in Los Angeles, specializing in evidence-based therapies. She currently serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor within UCLA's clinical PhD program. She previously served as an adjunct professor and clinical supervisor at Columbia University’s Teachers College, where she helped lead a shift towards training and supervision in CBT.

Additional Information

Format and Length:

Recorded Video Format (non-interactive); Total running time 63 minutes

Topic Area:

Clinical Practice

NAADAC Counselor Skill Group 4: Counseling services

Instructional Level:


Completion Requirements:

To obtain your CE certificate, you must progress through all course segments, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 80% or higher on a course completion quiz.

Who Should Attend:

Counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists and substance abuse counselors.

Publication and Review Dates:

Course Published: May 03, 2019 

Financial Support Statement:

SimplePractice Learning pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.

Conflict of Interest Statement:

There is no potential conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.

Refund Policy:

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Continuing Education Approvals:

This course is not part of our APA-approved continuing education program for psychologists at this time.

SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

SimplePractice is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #145276). SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 

SimplePractice is approved as a Rule/Statute Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Note that we do not automatically report CE completion to CE Broker at this time, so certificates of completion must be manually uploaded. Click here for more information.

SimplePractice is approved to provide continuing education activities for Social Workers in the state of Texas. Social Work CE Provider Number 7678.

This course has been approved by SimplePractice, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1 Hour CE. NAADAC Provider #186410. SimplePractice is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Click here to view our complete CE approval information.

This course is not part of our continuing education program as an approved provider for the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work.