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Course: The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness Into Psychology and the Helping Professions (2nd Edition)
by Shauna L. Shapiro, PhD and Linda E. Carlson, PhD, RPsych

CE Credit Hours: 10
Fee: $49

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This revised edition includes the current research and theory related to mindfulness, with new sections outlining the neuroscience of mindfulness, boundary conditions of its growing application, and updated research on mechanisms of change and yet keeps the fundamentals central. It is essential to have a clear foundation, which can be continually augmented with current publications that highlight the most recent research, theory, and clinical applications.

Our intention is to offer those in the helping profession a foundation to explore the potential of integrating mindfulness into their work and their lives. Although an academic text, it is offered as part of a much larger conversation within psychology and the helping professions as a vehicle to explore and expand our visions of health and healing.

We invite you to read this book as a form of mindful contemplation, and we hope that it challenges you to discover new ways of being with yourself and the people whose lives you touch. Most important, we offer this book as a journey into the richness and beauty of mindfulness.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:

  • Define mindfulness and describe some of the core components of the mindful practice, including awareness, intention, attention, and attitude.
  • Explain the theoretical underpinnings of mindfulness-based interventions and list several of the most evidence-based mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs).
  • List several of the potential benefits of a mindfulness practice for the therapist, helping professional, and patient.
  • Explain to a patient or client the potential benefits of a mindful practice, as well as some of the limitations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the necessity of a personal mindfulness practice in order to use with patients and integrate mindfulness into daily life.
  • Describe some of the research on mindfulness and its potential benefits for a variety mental health and medical populations.

Syllabus / Course Instructions

  • This course is suitable for CE for beginning, intermediate and advanced level clinicians.
  • The Course consists of reading the selected book, successfully completing an online posttest and filling out a course evaluation.
  • The printed book or ebook is not included. It must be purchased separately. We have supplied a link to for your convenience.
  • Purchasing your course will give you access to both a printable copy of the test and an online version of the test. Print the test to use as a companion as you read the book and answer the questions.
  • You cannot exit the online test once you begin, so please have your answers available.

Bio: Linda E. Carlson, PhD, RPsych

Linda E. Carlson, PhD, RPsych, is the holder of the Enbridge Research Chair in Psychosocial Oncology, cofounded by the Alberta Cancer Foundation and Canadian Cancer Society Alberta/NWT Division, and of an Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions Health Scholar award. She is a full professor in psychosocial oncology in the Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine, of Calgary. She is director of research and works as a clinical psychologist at the Department of Psychosocial Resources at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, where her group developed and tested an adaptation of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) called mindfulness-based cancer recovery (MBCR), which she has taught to people with cancer and their caregivers since 1998. Dr. Carlson is coauthor of the book Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery: A Step-by-Step MBSR Approach to Help You Cope With Treatment and Reclaim Your Life, based on this program. Her web site:

Dr. Carlson has practiced meditation with the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock in Burma, Canada, and the United States, and trained in MBSR with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli. She presented her work on MBSR with cancer patients at Mind and Life XVI, entitled Investigating the mind-Body Connection: The Science and Clinical Applications of Meditation with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2008. Dr. Carlson regularly presents her work internationally, including talks across Canada and the United States, and in Australia, New Zealand, China and Europe. She delivered a talk at TEDx Canmore entitled, Mindfulness for Personal and Collective Evolution in 2016.

Dr. Carlson has published over 180 book chapters and research papers in peer-reviewed journals, holds millions of dollars in grant funding, and conducts cutting-edge clinical trials on mind-body therapies. She has received many national and international awards for her research in mindfulness and psycho-oncology and is a fellow of the Society for Behavioral Medicine and the Mind and Life Institute.

Bio: Shauna L. Shapiro, PhD

Shauna L. Shapiro, PhD, Shauna Shapiro, PhD, is a professor, author, and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and compassion. Dr. Shapiro has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters, and co-authored the critically acclaimed texts, The Art and Science of Mindfulness, and Mindful Discipline, translated into 9 languages.

Her 2017 TEDx talk is rated one of the top 10 TED-talks on Mindfulness. View Dr. Shapiro's TEDx Talk

Dr. Shapiro has been invited to present her work to Fortune 100 Companies including Cisco Systems, Genentech and Google, as well as to the King of Thailand, the Danish government, Bhutan?s Gross National Happiness Executive Committee, and the World Council for Psychotherapy in Beijing, China. Her work has been featured in Wired magazine, USA Today, Dr. Oz, Shape, the Huffington Post, Yoga Journal, and the American Psychologist.

Dr. Shapiro is the recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies teaching Award, acknowledging her outstanding contributions to education; and is a fellow of the Mind and Life Institute cofounded by the Dalai Lama.
She has published over 150 articles and book chapters and is co-author of the critically acclaimed, Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child.