Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies at Assumption College

The Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies hosts internationally recognized psychologists and psychiatrists during its annual clinical workshop series on cognitive therapy.

The goal of Institute workshops is to provide mental health professionals, Assumption College students, and the community at large with expert information about cognitive therapy and its efficacy in resolving problems in daily living. Intensive instruction is provided in clinical topics that enhance the professional skills of Mental Health Counselors and Social Workers. Three Continuing Education Units are (CEUs) are offered for professionals attending each event.

Friday, September 16, 2016, 12:30pm - 4:00pm 

"Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive Therapy: Treatment Development from a Common Core"

Presenter: Zindel Segal, Ph.D.

Zindel Segal, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Mood Disorders at the University of Toronto Scarborough and a senior scientist in the Campbell Family Research Institute at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Dr. Segal and his colleagues pioneered the use of mindfulness meditation for promoting wellness in mood disorders and received the Douglas Utting Research Prize and the Mood Disorder Association of Ontario’s Hope Award for this work. His research has been continuously funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for the past 15 years. His studies have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, CNN Health Online and the New York Times. An author of over 10 books and 150 scientific articles, Dr. Segal’s recent books The Mindful Way Through Depression and The Mindful Way Workbook, are patient guides for dealing with stress and achieving mood balance in everyday life.

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