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Implementing mindfulness wisely: Virtual CE with D. Karunavira, MSc

  • 10/20/2024
  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Virtual


  • Includes 1 CE Credit
  • NO CE is offered for student membership level. Student participants must be seeking licensure & have some supervised clinical experience as a graduate trainee
  • Includes 1 CE Credit - consider becoming a PBTA member before registering to obtain best value. LICENSED / credentialed mental health professionals from all geographic regions are welcome to become PBTA members & be listed in THERAPIST FINDER referral directory


We live in turbulent times with increasing levels of stress and challenge across all age groups and across a wide range of work and life contexts. This workshop is the first of a an experiential and participatory series designed to introduce mental health professionals and those training in this field to explore how mindfulness-based approaches (MBAs) may be best used and adapted to meet the particular needs of different populations and contexts to build resilience and to ease suffering and support well-being. See  

Mindfulness-based approaches (e.g. MBCT, MBSR, MBRP etc) as well as mindfulness-informed approaches (e.g. A.C.T.) are increasingly applied world-wide in group and one to one contexts to meet a wide variety of common emotional and psychological disorders and promote wellness. See Mindfulness-based interventions: an overall review - 10.1093/bmb/ldab005

The workshop will invite participants to engage in some of the standard skills-based practices used in MBAs to develop emotional regulation, perspective and resilience so that the learning is experienced-based and grounded. We will use this grounded experience to better assimilate and understand how mindfulness-based approaches have their positive effect in relation to these increasingly common emotional, relational and psychological challenges. In addition we will outline how competency and integrity are being protected and encouraged in this field. See Mindfulness-Based Interventions - Teaching Assessment Criteria.

Finally, as an aspect of integrity we will explore how adaptations of these mindfulness-based approaches may be effectively tailored and assessed to meet emerging challenges. See

Required Reading (click citation to download)

Loucks, E. B., Crane, R. S., Sanghvi, M. A., Montero-Marin, J., Proulx, J., Brewer, J. A., & Kuyken, W. (2022). Mindfulness-based programs: why, when, and how to adapt?. Global Advances in Health and Medicine, 11, 21649561211068805.

Suggested Reading

Crane, R. S., Eames, C., Kuyken, W., Hastings, R. P., Williams, J. M. G., Bartley, T., ... & Surawy, C. (2013). Development and validation of the mindfulness-based interventions–teaching assessment criteria (MBI: TAC). Assessment20(6), 681-688

Crane, R. S., Karunavira, & Griffith, G. M. (Eds.). (2021). Essential resources for mindfulness teachers. Routledge.

Marx, R., Strauss, C., & Williamson, C. (2014). The eye of the storm: a feasibility study of an adapted Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) group intervention to manage NHS staff stress. The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 7, e18.

J Gu, C Strauss, R Bond, and K Cavanagh (2015) How do mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and mindfulness-based stress reduction improve mental health and wellbeing? A systematic review and meta-analysis of mediation studies Clinical Psychological Review

D Zhang, E Lee, E Mak, C Ho and S Wong, (2021) Mindfulness-based interventions: an overall review. British Medical Bulletin., N.I.H.

 CE Learning Objective:

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

Describe 2 guidelines for adapting Mindfulness-Based Programs (MBPs) while maintaining integrity of the evidence-based & first generation MBSR & MBCT training programs.


Dh .Karunavira

Karunavira studied Mindfulness Based Approaches at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP), Bangor University gaining his M.Sc. in 2010. He currently is a senior trainer for CMRP. He is also a founding director of, ‘Mindfulhealth’, training mindfulness teachers in the UK

He has taught mindfulness-based approaches (MBCT and MBSR) and trained mindfulness teachers within the local and wider (international) community since 2005, specialising in working with Carers, Young People, NHS Staff and traditional Arab and Far Eastern communities. He leads mindfulness retreats in the UK and across Europe. He previously trained as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor specialising in working within the NHS with parents/carers of children with complex needs, working with this population as a Mindfulness Therapist.

 Karunavira left his initial career as Headteacher in Primary education in 1982 to pursue Buddhist studies. From 1990 he taught meditation and Buddhist studies in the UK and between 2000 and 2010 he was the spiritual director of the Brighton Buddhist Centre (UK)

Target Audience

This presentation is intended for licensed mental health professionals and advanced graduate student trainees seeking licensure and with some clinical experience. The instructional level of this presentation is INTERMEDIATE.

Continuing Education

  • Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists*. Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • This program provides one (1) hour of CE credits.
  • PBTA is also an authorized provider of CE credits for Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Clinical Social Workers licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.
  • Full attendance with video display is required to obtain CE credit for this program. APA guidelines do not permit PBTA to issue partial CE credits. No refunds are provided for CE programs. No exceptions allowed. Registrants can log in to cancel up to 4 days before the event.
  • Contact if you need any learning accommodations no later than one week before event.
  • * PBTA offers CE to ALL licensed psychologists in the U.S.A., including those licensed in the state of New York. If you are not licensed as a psychologist & do not practice in PA -- essentially if you are not certain about whether or not CE credits from an APA-sponsored CE provider meets criteria for ongoing education for your specific board,  please inquire with your respective licensing board to confirm.  
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