Featuring: Dr. Jill M. Emanuele, PhD
Jill M. Emanuele, PhD, is the Senior Director of the Mood Disorders Center and the Director of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy program at the Child Mind Institute. She has a breadth of experience in the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with mood disorders, with a special focus on complex presentations. Dr. Emanuele has expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), family therapy and mindfulness training, and she has experience with diverse populations of children, adolescents and their families.
Dr. Emanuele is intensively trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), with over 15 years of experience in providing individual and group DBT to adolescents and their families, while supervising and teaching students and clinicians in providing DBT services. In addition, she has presented at academic medical centers, public schools, community health centers, and professional conferences on the topics of mindfulness, adolescent depression and suicide, adolescent self-injury, DBT, and adolescent borderline personality disorder, and co-authored book chapters on some of these important topics.
Dr. Emanuele is dedicated to increasing public education and disseminating empirically supported treatments for mood and anxiety disorders, and mindfulness-based interventions. She is devoted to providing children and adolescents exceptional treatment that builds a strong foundation for growth, self-discovery and success in every individual.
Mindfulness, a traditional Buddhist practice, has more recently emerged as a popular clinical intervention (Baer, 2003), and is a core component of several widely used interventions including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT; Linehan, 1993), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT; Hayes, Strosahl, & Wilson, 1999), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT; Segal, Williams, & Teasdale, 2002; 2013). However, relatively few studies have addressed the mechanisms of change inherent in mindfulness that facilitate positive outcomes in anxiety and depression (Baer, 2003; Desrosiers, Klemanski, &Nolen-Hoeksema, 2013).
This webinar will provide knowledge and training in mindfulness interventions for depressed clients as an ancillary intervention to be used within the context of evidence-based therapies. Components of the webinar will include defining the construct of mindfulness, introducing the evolution of mindfulness from its origins in Buddhism to its exponential growth in clinical practice at large, and briefly reviewing the growing research base for mindfulness as a clinical intervention for depression, including empirically-based treatments that specifically use mindfulness as a primary component. The webinar will include a demonstration of a mindfulness exercise and virtual, in vivo audience participation, and practical tips on using mindfulness to enhance the treatment and lives of depressed individuals. This webinar will highlight innovative ways to creatively individualize and enhance the treatment of depression using mindfulness.
1) Apply mindfulness interventions to enhance and personalize treatment of depression within an evidence-based context.
2) Recognize the definition of mindfulness and its core components, and discuss mindfulness as an intervention, particularly for depression.
3) Practice a mindfulness exercises in vivo that is applicable to depressed clients.
Intermediate to Advanced
This webinar is eligible for CE.