The excitement for, and research base supporting, mindfulness based therapies has grown exponentially in recent years. Yet finding fun, playful, and engaging practices for child and adolescent therapy remains a challenge for many of us. In this course, therapists will learn how to bring mindfulness to young clients and caregivers, including in a telehealth context. It will explore simple awareness, breathwork, movement, games, play, and creative activities for all ages.
Learning differences, cultural differences, developmental differences, and more all affect how children learn best. This course includes ways to tailor techniques to a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, executive function challenges, trauma and stress. Different practices will engage different interests, including arts, sports, games, music, technology, and more, for attention spans ranging from 30 seconds to 30 minutes.
Total running time 94 minutes. 1.5 Hours CE. Recorded Video Format (non-interactive).
Content Advisory: To protect client confidentiality, case examples may include fictionalized elements.
Effectively communicate a clear definition of mindfulness in a clinical setting
Explain the stress response as it relates to mental health and behavior
Identify at least three mental health issues in children and adolescents that mindfulness techniques can help treat
Apply at least four mindfulness and related techniques in session with child and adolescent clients
1. What is Mindfulness?
a. The 3 elements of mindfulness
b. The Mindful SEAT
c. "Mindfulness without Meditation" exercise
2. Adapting mindfulness for all kinds of children and teens
a. Ways to integrate mindfulness into play, games, music, visualization, arts, sports and more
b. How to integrate mindfulness into treatment planning
3. Ways to engage kids and teens in mindfulness
a. Ways to get kids to buy in to mindfulness and make it fun
b. Bringing more mindful awareness into life beyond the therapy hour
Format and Length:
Recorded video format (non-interactive). Total running time 94 minutes. Progress is saved after each lesson section so you can complete the course in multiple sittings. Please note that if you leave the course in the middle of a video, quiz, or survey section you may be required to start that section from the beginning.
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. Learners are expected to complete the quiz within a reasonable number of attempts, and may be blocked from completing the course and receiving their certificate if unable to do so.
Completion Quiz and Course Evaluation:
After watching course videos, the course completion quiz will be available to complete, followed by the course evaluation.
Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, counselors, masters or doctoral level clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists.
Publication and Review Dates:
Course Published: November 11, 2021
Financial Support Statement:
SimplePractice 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.
For any inquiries related to subject matter guidance, correction, grading, comments, or problem resolution please contact us.
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Continuing Education Approvals:
SimplePractice is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course provides 1.5 hours of continuing education (1.5 CE credits) for psychologists.
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, #1749, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Simple Practice maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 07/06/2021 – 07/06/2024. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 continuing education credits in the Clinical topic area.
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 1.5 hours 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 LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0582.
SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0030.
SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0091.
SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0206.
This course is not part of our continuing education program approved through NAADAC. Click here to view our complete CE approval information, or check out our collection of NAADAC approved courses.