Working with Pain, PTSD and chemical dependency

Techniques and the research behind mindful, body-oriented therapy

Presented by:

Cynthia Price, PhD, MA, LMT, MABPT
Developer and Director of the Center for Mindful, Body Awareness

This course will not include CEs. Our upcoming recorded live events will be available here free for members and non-members who register for them, as is the case here. Members and event registrants can use their discount code to watch this event free.

Workshop Description
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.

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
Learning Objectives
  • 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

Your Instructor

Cynthia Price, PhD MA LMT
Cynthia Price, PhD MA LMT

Research Professor, University of Washington, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing; Director, Center for Mindful Body Awareness

Presenter Bio

Cynthia Price, PhD MA LMT is a Research Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, USA. Her other professional roles include: Research Director of the UW Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, 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.

She is a Licensed Massage Therapist in WA State (expires 8-31-20)

Course Curriculum

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