Integrating Meditation into your Psychotherapy Practice – An Introduction

December 6, 2014 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Presenter: Helen J. Rosen, Ph.D., MSW

Location: Doylestown, PA


This presentation will look at ways in which meditation can be incorporated into traditional psychotherapy. Meditation will be discussed in terms of the benefits it offers to clinical social workers who provide psychotherapy; ways in which aspects of meditation can be used with clients (especially anxious individuals); and the potential for meditation and Buddhist psychology to inform psychotherapy practice to a larger degree. Case material will be presented from the presenter’s clinical practice and participants will also be able to present brief case vignettes for discussion. There will be a short guided meditation at the beginning of the presentation. During the presentation, brief questions will be answered, leaving time at the end for more lengthy questions and answers. The presentation is appropriate for all levels of clinical practice, but will assume that participants are generally new to meditation.  Handouts and a bibliography will be provided.


  1. Participants will list and discuss the three levels of incorporation of meditation into psychotherapy practice.
  2. Participants will utilize aspects of meditation in their work with anxious clients.
  3. Participants will develop their own meditation practice and understand its applicability to their clinical work.

2 CEs Available

About the Presenter:

Dr. Helen Rosen is an adjunct Associate Professor at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies in the Applied Meditation Studies program, where she teaches Buddhist psychology, applied meditation and meditation in the Thai Forest tradition. She is also on the faculty of the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia.

Dr. Rosen has a certificate from the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies (Integrated Study and Practice Program) and leads meditation at the Won Institute and at the Philadelphia Meditation Center. She has been in private practice for over 30 years and she integrates meditation and contemplative approaches with traditional psychodynamic psychotherapy in her clinical

Participants who attend this program must be present for its entirety in order to get the continuing education credits. (Please print this email and keep in your file along with your CE in case you are audited.)

Cost: No charge for PSCSW Members to attend; $20 for Non Members to attend. There is a $10 fee for anyone wishing a CE certificate.

Cancellation Policy:

PSCSW Members: There is a $5 non refundable administrative fee for any cancellation up to 48 hours prior to this program.
Non Members: There is a $10 non refundable administrative fee for any cancellation up to 48 hours prior to this program.

No refund will be issued if less than 48 hours notice is given for this program.

This program is presented and hosted by PSCSW members. Both the presenter and host put a lot of time and preparation to make sure that attendees are receiving a wonderful program and feel welcome at the program. Just as in your professional life when someone cancels last minute, it has an impact on you. Please be cognizant of this when you register for this program.

Continuing Education Credits:

For Pennsylvania Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors: This program is approved for credits for professional workshops sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, a state affiliate of the Clinical Social Work Association listed in Section 47.36 of Title 49, Chapter 47 of the PA Code, State Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is also approved for credits for professional workshops for marriage & family therapists (Section 48.36) and professional counselors (Section 49.36).

FOR NEW JERSEY SOCIAL WORKERS:  This program is approved for credits.  Programs or courses approved by boards that license social work practice in other states are a valid source of continuing education credit (N.J.A.C. 13:44G-6.4(c)10).

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  • December 6, 2014
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm