2019 OKMHCA Winter Conference

December 6, 2019
8:30am - 4:00 pm



Richard Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP

"How to ACT as a Mindful and Ethical
Clinician and Supervisor"

Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and
Mindfulness to improve our work with clients and supervisees

Francis Tuttle Technology Center (map)

12777 North Rockwell Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73142

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Total (CEU'S)
7 hrs.
3 - Ethics
3 - Supervision
1 - Regular

Richard Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, ABPP is a board-certified clinical psychologist in Cincinnati, Ohio. He maintains a private practice and is a professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Department of Psychology. He has taught doctoral-level courses on clinical interventions, ethics, and supervision, and regularly gives workshops on CBT, MBCT, ACT, and mindfulness across the United States and other countries. He is author of over a dozen books, including The CBT & Mindfulness Toolbox and Mindfulness: Living through Challenges and Enriching Your Life in this Moment. His website is www.psych-insights.com.

This is a full day conference. Ethics and Supervision will be woven into the presentation throughout the day.

In today’s fast-paced clinical settings, it is easy for clinicians and supervisors to become overwhelmed and miss important details in their efforts to complete their work. At best, this leads to reduced clinical effectiveness, and at worst, lack of attention can lead to a downward spiral into ethical quandaries, especially in the realm of technology. Building attention through mindfulness exercises can prevent burnout in ourselves and our supervisees by noticing the early signs. It also allows us to navigate consciously, rather than reactively, through potential ethical traps. Research has even demonstrated that when clinicians practice mindfulness for themselves, their clients have better outcomes.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based approach that uses six well-researched processes, and ACT can incorporate any other evidence-based technique. Rather than arguing with thoughts, ACT teaches ways of relating differently to thoughts (defusion). Rather than struggling with your own emotions, ACT fosters self-compassion (acceptance). Rather than defining yourself as your problems, ACT promotes a bigger sense of who you are (self-as- context). Rather than getting lost in thoughts about the past and future, ACT brings awareness into the present (mindfulness). All of this is done in the service of moving you, your clients, and your supervisees to take small but progressive steps (committed action) toward what really matters (values). Through lecture, videos, discussion, and small group processing of vignettes, this workshop will explore how ACT can guide one to mindfully and ethically improve our work with both clients and supervisees.




Registration ... 8:00 - 8:30am

Morning Session ... 8:30 - 11:30am

"How to ACT as a Mindful and Ethical Clinician and Supervisor"

Lunch ... 11:30 - 1:00

Provided by OKMHCA Special dietary restrictions are the sole responsibility of the attendee.

Linda Murphy, OCA Lobbyist, "Legislative Updates that Affect Mental Health" (1 CEU)

Afternoon Session ... 1:00 - 4:00

"How to ACT as a Mindful and Ethical Clinician and Supervisor"

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OKMHCA Member: Full Day - $125
Non-Members: Full Day - $200

Students - $25
On Site Registration - $200

This is a full day conference.
There is no half day registration.

Registration fee includes continental breakfast and catered lunch

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Onsite Registration

Full Day          $200.00

Membership Registration


Oklahoma Counseling Association - $50.00
Division: Oklahoma Mental Health Counselor Association - $10.00
Total: $60.00