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Grand Rounds: Mindfulness Meditation
Friday, April 27, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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Grand Rounds: Mindfulness Meditation- Registration Closed
Friday, April 27, 2018
Ponzio’s Diner
7 West Route 70, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

8:30-9:00 AM Light Breakfast and Registration
9:00 AM-12:00 PM Program


Mindfulness meditation practice offers many benefits; improving one’s sense of well-being, empathy, emotional balance, ability to relax and be in the moment.   Mindfulness is defined as “awareness in the present moment with acceptance.” Based on time honored Buddhist mind/body practices from over 2,500 years ago, mindfulness meditations are easy to learn and may be cultivated by psychotherapists for personal and professional effectiveness.

While mindfulness methods are relatively new to many psychotherapists, these practices are being used regularly in well regarded complimentary medicine departments in hospitals and other clinical settings for various patient populations.  There is a growing body of scientific research showing mindfulness meditations effectiveness.

Join Dr. Harlene Goldschmidt for an enlivening and informative workshop where you will experience mindfulness meditations, and be encouraged to develop your own personal practice. In this way, you may access more empathy for yourself and others. Participants will learn about some of the neuroscience and current research of mindfulness meditation. Applications to clinical work will be addressed.

At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  1. Assess the various roles of Mindfulness meditation in psychotherapy and daily practice.
  2. Create a personal Mindfulness practice that supports further personal and professional development and understanding of the  multiple benefits of Mindfulness meditation.
  3. Utilize Mindfulness meditation practice in terms of neuroscience and other physiological changes in the body.
  4. Summarize historical context of Mindfulness meditation including roots in Buddhist compassion practices.
  5. Recognize current research showing the efficacy of Mindfulness meditation practice.
  6. Use basic instruction of Mindfulness meditations for patients suffering with depression and anxiety.


Presenter: Harlene Goldschmidt, PhD
Dr. Goldschmidt has been a pioneer in mind/body health for over 20 years. She publishes, speaks nationally and offers trainings in mediation methods. Dr. Goldschmidt maintains a private practice in Warren and Livingston NJ where she offers traditional psychodynamic therapy, supervision, and integrative meditation and energy practices.

3.0  CE Credits Available

The presenter does not have any commercial support and/ or conflict for interest for this program.

This workshop is sponsored by NJPA.  NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

NJPA does not endorse the presented material as the only approach to a given area of study or therapeutic approach.

NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA co-sponsored programs. No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared.

Target Audience: Psychologists

Program sophistication: Introductory: no prior knowledge of the specific topic is required

ADA accommodations available upon request. Requests must be made at least 14 days prior to the event. Please contact [email protected] for more details.
                                                                                                                                                       
Registration Policies:  On–Site Registration fees will increase by $20 and will only be accommodated if there is space. Once registration closes there will be no on-site registration.  Refunds less a $25 administrative fee will be granted until April 16, 2018. No refunds after April 16, 2018.