Mindfulness Meditation: A Treatment for Many Ills


Presenter: Brian Meyers, PhD

This presentation will review what is known about mindfulness as a psychotherapeutic treatment, including what problems it treats effectively.


Mindfulness and mindfulness meditation have been practiced for thousands of years, but it is only in the past 25 years that is has been used as a treatment for psychological problems.  Since then, its use and practice have grown geometrically in the field of psychotherapy.  Some therapists integrate mindfulness practices into their treatment.  Mindfulness is a central principle of such evidence-based psychotherapies such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.  It is also used as a psychotherapeutic treatment on its own, such as in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.  This presentation will review what is known about mindfulness as a psychotherapeutic treatment, including what problems it treats effectively.  Because mindfulness is, at its core, an experiential treatment, participants will take part in mindfulness exercises to help them understand the benefits of mindfulness and mindfulness meditation.

What you will learn:

  • Identify three psychological problems for which mindfulness is an effective treatment.
  • Identify and conduct at least two mindfulness exercises to use with their clients.
  • Select written and electronic resources they can use to further their knowledge of mindfulness.

How it Works

After watching a video presentation by Brian Meyer, PhD, you will be required to take a short quiz. Upon receiving a grade of 80% or higher, you will be directed to a course evaluation. Once you have completed the evaluation, you will be able to download a .pdf certificate to get your course credit.


Video Presentation (1 hour)
Exit quiz requiring a score of at least 80% to earn contact hours
Evaluation of the training

About the Presenter

Brian L. Meyer, Ph.D., LCP  Dr. Meyer is a Clinical Psychologist and the Psychology Program Manager for Community-Based Outpatient Clinics at the Central Virginia VA Health Care System and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Contact Hours

Certificates will be issued upon completion of an online course evaluation.
No partial credit will be given.

1 CONTACT HOUR for social workers, licensed professional clinical counselors, psychologists, continuing health education specialists, and  behavioral healthcare workers.

1 contact hour for alcohol and drug counselors pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

This course may be used for 1 contact hour for MHRT-C