Mindfulness Over Matter: Integrating Mindfulness Into the Treatment of Depression - Presented in Partnership with The Child Mind Institute



Jill M. Emanuele, PhD
February 28, 2018
- 1:00 pm
Alternative Therapies

In partnership with the Child Mind Institute ADAA presented a webinar on mindfulness-based interventions from Jill Emanuele, PhD, Senior Director of the Mood Disorders Center and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program at the Child Mind Institute.  Dr. Emanuele is an expert on mindfulness-based interventions and has been using them in treatment for over fifteen years, both in the context of DBT and as an adjunctive to treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. 

Mindfulness, a traditional Buddhist practice, has more recently emerged as a popular clinical technique and is a core component of several widely used interventions, including DBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).  

This webinar provided training in mindfulness techniques for use with depressed clients within the context of evidence-based therapies.  Components of the webinar included defining the construct of mindfulness, and briefly reviewing the growing research base for mindfulness as a clinical intervention for depression. It included a demonstration of a mindfulness exercise and virtual, in vivo audience participation, and practical tips on using mindfulness to creatively individualize and enhance the treatment of depressed individuals. 

Educational Objectives

1. Understand the core components of mindfulness and discuss mindfulness as an intervention, particularly for depression.

2. Apply mindfulness interventions to enhance and personalize treatment of depression within an evidence-based context.

3. Practice a mindfulness exercises in vivo that is applicable to depressed clients.

This webinar is intended for intermediate to advanced CBT clinicians who may have little or no exposure to mindfulness-based interventions.  Trainees and developing clinicians are also encouraged to attend.

This webinar is not eligible for CE credit. 

Presenter(s) Biography

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

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