Help substance-abusing teens thrive with mindfulness!

Become certified in this 12-session, evidence-based, mindfulness for substance abuse curriculum that was developed specifically for teenagers. Learn how to share mindfulness is an innovative way youth will be receptive too!

Based on the book, “Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents: A 12-Session Curriculum” (Routledge, 2015) and the program that is on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

 

Join this 3-day intensive certification and become an MBSAT Certified Facilitator. Training details:

  • Location: Oakland, CA
  • Fall Dates: 9/14, 9/15, 9/16 (9AM – 5PM)
  • Cost: $600 per person (group discounts available)
  • 21 CEs for eligible mental health professionals

Note: attendance for the entire training is mandatory for certification and CEs. An online “level 1” version (not certification) of this training will be available in 2019.

Note: the training has shifted from an online/2-day intensive combination to a 3-day in-person training despite what’s said in the video to the right

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Explore the 12-sessions of the curriculum*

*Lessons are presented as they are in the book, “Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment With Adolescents: A 12-Session Curriculum” (Routledge, 2015). In the certification you will learn how to adapt for individual and other group sessions.

Session Agenda:

  • Informal greeting
  • Introduction to the group
  • Group agreements
  • Defining mindfulness
  • Mindfulness of deep breathing
  • Group Poll: Learning interest of group
  • Close out

Session Agenda:

  • Centering meditation
  • Mindful check-in
  • Drug classifications activity
  • Fatal drug combinations
  • Mindfulness of deep breathing
  • Close out

Session Agenda:

  • Role play: Mental vs. physical power
  • Discussion: Reacting vs. responding
  • STIC contemplation
  • STIC role plays
  • Mindfulness of the breath
  • Mindful check-in
  • Close out

Session Agenda:

  • Centering meditation
  • Poem: “The Perfect High”
  • Mindful check-in
  • Debate: Pros/cons of drug use
  • Personal pros/cons of drug use
  • Bodyscan Meditation
  • Close out

Session Agenda:

  • Centering meditation
  • Emotional categories
  • Emotional expression and gender norms
  • Stand if
  • Deep disclosure
  • Game: Concentration
  • Close out

Session Agenda:

  • Youth-led centering meditation
  • Mindful check-in
  • Brain presentation I
  • Meditation break
  • Brain presentation II
  • Bodyscan Meditation
  • Close out

Session Agenda:

  • Youth-led centering meditation
  • Mindful check-in
  • Mindful eating activity
  • The role of craving in drug use
  • Nonmoving Bodyscan meditation
  • Worksheet: The roots of craving
  • Close out

Session Agenda:

  • Youth-led centering meditation
  • Mindful check-in
  • Mindfulness of triggers
  • Three levels of influence
  • Noting Awareness meditation
  • Close out

Session Agenda:

  • Youth-led centering meditation
  • My children contemplation
  • The effect of drug use on family relationships
  • Addiction and intergenerational trauma
  • Compassion Meditation (Family) 
  • Mindful check-in
  • Close out

Session Agenda:

  • Peer pressure role play
  • Discussion: Friends vs. Accomplices/Acquaintances/Associates
  • Mindful check-in (with prompt)
  • Mindful communication
  • Youth-developed peer pressure skits
  • Compassion Meditation (Friends/Associates)
  • Close out 

Session Agenda:

  • Youth-led centering meditation
  • Mindful check-in
  • Mindfulness of external environment
  • Transforming systems of influence
  • Compassion Meditation (Community)
  • Close out

Session Agenda:

  • Final meditation
  • Mindful check-in
  • Focus group
  • Group appreciations
  • Food celebration
  • Certificates of completion
  • Closing ceremony

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