4-Hour CE Core Mindfulness and Anxiety Video Course

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This workshop integrates key concepts of mindfulness-based theory from Eastern Zen philosophy, Western Contemplative practices, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, as well as Dr. Marsha Linehan’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy - not simply to treat anxiety disorders, but to help clients reconstruct a non-pathologizing life narrative. Core mindfulness skills such as non-judgmental self-observation, radical acceptance, balancing emotion mind with reasonable mind, nonattachment to thoughts and feelings, meditative practices, participating in reality in the moment, and affect regulation training are addressed. Practical, clinically applicable experiential exercises and case illustrations are included.

Principal Faculty and Credentials:
Andrew Teton, MA, LMFT
Patricia Patton-Lehn, Ph.D.

Target Audience: LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Substance Abuse Counselors, Nurses, and Mental Health Practitioners.
Level: Introductory

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Zettle, R. D. (2005). The evolution of a contextual approach to therapy: From comprehensive distancing to ACT. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy. 1(2), 77-89.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify historical antecedents and a clinical definition of core mindfulness, as well as its application in psychotherapy.
  2. Apply Dialectical Behavior Therapy’s (DBT) Core Mindfulness Skills to the treatment of anxiety.
  3. Utilize the various therapeutic applications of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program in relation to treat anxiety.
  4. Integrate treatment strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness to treat Anxiety Disorders.
  5. Understand treatment models for Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, and child and adolescent anxiety disorders.


Andrew received his Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Santa Barbara, and has also participated in the Hakomi Body Inclusive Therapy training. He studied with Gerry Grossman Seminars for both his written and orals exams, and, after passing both on the first attempt, Andrew started offering Gerry Grossman Seminars classes for both licensing exams in Santa Barbara where he has found associates in the Central Coast area extremely receptive to having locally based licensing classes. In 2017 Andrew received the Excellence in Teaching Award from Antioch University, Santa Barbara. He is also noted for his sense of humor and has served as the ""comedy break"" entertainer at several local CAMFT functions.

Advantages of taking Gerry Grossman Seminars at-home CE courses:

  • Video courses are filmed at live GGS classes and separated into segments of 30 minutes or less.
  • Online courses offer the post-test online for instant course completion.
  • You can repeat the post-test if you don't pass.
  • Online courses are available to you immediately after purchase.
  • California LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs can fulfill 100% of their CE hours online.