APN EVENING SEMINAR SERIES
‘The Promises and Pitfalls of Mindfulness in Clinical Practice’
Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice
Basten & Associates
About the 2019 evening seminars: The Anxiety Practitioners Network is pleased to bring you the 2019 series of Evening Seminars aimed at providing a more relaxed atmosphere for discussing anxiety treatments. These presentations provide an opportunity to see some of the most experienced clinicians present on various topics related to their area of expertise.
About this topic: In recent years there has been a dramatic increase in research literature on the benefits of mindfulness interventions, and these interventions are widely used in clinical practice. However, there is very limited research literature about the unwanted or adverse effects of mindfulness practice. This presentation will examine the quality of the research regarding the benefits of mindfulness, and the emerging literature on unwanted or adverse effects of mindfulness. Some guidelines will be introduced for when mindfulness can be used safely within clinical practice, and when it may be contraindicated.
About the presenter: Karen Davis is a clinical Psychologist who works in private practice. She sees adult clients with a variety of presenting problems at the Chatswood office of Basten and Associates. Karen completed a PhD on the conceptualisation and measurement of mindfulness at Macquarie University in 2012 and has trained in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction. Karen has engaged in personal meditation practice for 25 years including participation in many silent meditation retreats