Why you'll love this course

If you think mindfulness is "new agey," this course will be a breath of fresh air. Nikki Rubin is a CBT therapist who was convinced to adopt mindfulness by the science supporting it. That science, and her matter-of-fact approach, will equip you to use mindfulness effectively even with skeptical clients.

Course Description

This course provides practical instruction to clinicians seeking to integrate mindfulness concepts and strategies into their clinical work. This course places a strong emphasis on understanding mindfulness as a behavior that both patients and clinicians can use to enhance treatment effectiveness.

1 Hour CE. Video Format.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge gained in this course to provide effective psychoeducation about both formal and informal mindfulness interventions

  • Use mindfulness as a behavioral intervention to improve patients’ emotion regulation skills, acceptance of uncomfortable stimuli, and awareness of blind spots, struggles, and limitations

  • Give at least three examples of the use of mindfulness informed therapeutic language in session to enhance reinforcement of mindfulness concepts and to model mindfulness behaviors

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. The myths of mindfulness
  3. Challenging the myths
  4. Hook them with science
  5. Mindfulness is behavior
  6. Time to practice
  7. Informal mindfulness in practice
  8. Recommendations


Nikki Rubin, PsyD

Nikki Rubin, PsyD

Nikki Rubin, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist (CA PSY30047; NY 019595) specializing in evidence-based therapies. She currently serves as a clinical supervisor within UCLA's clinical PhD program. She previously served as an adjunct professor and clinical supervisor at Columbia University’s Teachers College, where she helped lead a shift towards training and supervision in CBT.

Additional Information

Format & Length:

Video format; Total running time 63 minutes

Topic Area:

Clinical Practice

Instructional Level:


Completion Requirements:

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.

Who Should Attend:

Counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists and substance abuse counselors.

Financial Support Statement:

SimplePractice Learning 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.

Refund Policy:

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NAADAC Approval Status:

This course has been approved by SimplePractice, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1 Hour CE. NAADAC Provider #186410. SimplePractice is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Click here to view our complete CE approval information.