Cynthia Price, PhD, MA, LMT, MABPT
Developer and Director of the Center for Mindful, Body Awareness
This event will be recorded and available for members and non-members who register for this event. This course will not include CEs.
This workshop will focus on Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT) in the treatment of chemical dependency. MABT is a mind-body approach designed to teach interoceptive skills for self-care and emotion regulation. Multiple research studies, including three NIH-funded randomized controlled trials, have examined/are examining MABT an adjunct to substance use disorder treatment. Cynthia will outline the MABT approach, describe key findings from past studies, describe the current project which is for people on medication treatment for opioid use disorder, and provide clinical case vignettes to highlight participant experiences receiving MABT. This presentation will also touch on the education and therapeutic skills important for therapists interested in learning this work.
- Interview with Presenter
- Q & A
Participants will Learn
- About the MABT approach
- About research for substance use disorder treatment
- About participant experience receiving MABT – based on clinician vignettes and participant survey responses
- About key MABT research outcomes for SUD treatment
- About the Center professional training opportunities
- Identify the key process of MABT approach
- Describe the experiences and therapeutic processes of study participants who have received MABT
- Describe key findings from MABT substance use disorder research
Cynthia Price, PhD MA LMT
Research Professor, University of Washington, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing Director, Center for Mindful Body Awareness Agenda
Cynthia Price, PhD MA LMT is a Research Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, USA and Director of the Center for Mindful Body Awareness. Cynthia studies a mind-body therapy she developed called Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT). The MABT approach includes psychoeducation, mindfulness and touch to teach interoceptive awareness skills for self-care and emotion regulation. Her clinical and research expertise is primarily focused on community-based research to improve health and well-being among people who are typically disconnected from their bodies due to trauma, chemical dependency, chronic pain, or other life stressors. She trains clinicians in MABT through the Center for Mindful Body Awareness.
About Presenter Organization
The Center for Mindful Body Awareness is a non-profit aimed at providing professional trainings in Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT), an evidence-based approach to teach body/interoceptive awareness skills for client self-care and emotion regulation. Interoception is the ability to access, attend and process inner body sensory experiences. MABT strategies are particularly helpful for clients with high experiential avoidance. Professional trainings for clinicians are designed as small classes to provide a supportive and individualized learning environment. The Center also works with organizations to train staff, develop programs, and evaluate MABT services.
Professional trainings in MABT are offered to psychotherapists, bodywork and somatic therapists, physical therapists, nurses, and other health professionals. There are multiple training levels available. For an overview of MABT Level 1, click here. MABT training can involve certification; to read about the advanced training options, click here.
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