MBSR-T Fundamentals: An Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens

CE Hours available ( How do I get my CE? )
Gina Biegel, MA, LMFT Psychotherapist, researcher, speaker, and author

About This Course

The effects of stress on teens’ mental and physical health today are enormous. Stress does not discriminate. Stress is impinging on ALL youth regardless of race, sex or class!

Fact: 1 in 5 youth 13-18 years of age have or will have a serious mental illness.

Now that we recognize the problem lets discuss a solution.

Join Gina M. Biegel, LMFT, the founder and creator of MBSR-T for an intensive, two-day seminar that provides proven intervention strategies, essential treatment tools, and behavioral techniques to use with all adolescents. The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens Program (MBSR-T) is an evidence-based efficacious therapeutic treatment approach for teens in both clinical and non-clinical settings. Gina will teach you how to use her evidence-based, cutting-edge approach directly after the training. You will have a myriad of therapeutic tools to walk away with.

By attending this engaging day, you will be able to teach teens how to shift their thinking away from impulsive, thoughtless, and judgmental ways of reacting to life and teach them to mindfully respond. Mindfulness skills provide teens with an anchor and compass to guide them when they feel emotionally dysregulated, stressed, anxious and depressed. Teach teens to live rather than just exist in an ever-increasing multi- media stimulated technological environment.

MBSR-T will help teens:
  1. Shift from reactivity and impulsivity to thoughtful responding
  2. Move from feeling powerless to feeling a sense of agency and control
  3. More accurately perceive and appraise stressful situations
  4. Decrease negative harmful judgments
  5. Increase positive coping strategies and decrease self-harming thinking and behaviors
  6. Increase and maintain an overall since of health and well-being
Attendees must complete the course in full and attend all sessions in order to receive ANY continuing education credit. No partial credit will be given.


Session 1 | Thursday, August 27, 2020, 4 PM—7:45 PM EDT

Principles of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T); Evidence-Based Research and Clinical Applications
15-minute break
Core MBSR-T Interventions; Interventions for Early Mindfulness Developments

Session 2 | Thursday, September 3, 2020, 4 PM—7:45 PM EDT

Finish Interventions for Early Mindfulness Development
Interventions to Improve Emotion Regulation and Metacognition
15-minute break
Take in the Good, Positive Neuroplasticity
Build Social Skills, Communication, and Relationship Development
Deeper Dive on any Learned Interventions and Next Steps

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Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:
  1. Identify the foundational principles of MBSR-T.
  2. Discuss the essential core components of the MBSR-T program.
  3. Implement the curriculum in the MBSR-T program and be able to teach interventions from all of the 8-sessions.
  4. Identify mindfulness techniques that increase teen’s present moment functioning and living.
  5. Describe interventions that can be used in teen’s daily life to facilitate maintenance and growth of the MBSR-T program.
  6. Discuss the recent advances in neuroscience, neuroplasticity and mindfulness on the developing teenage brain.

Continuing Education

Please review complete CE and conflict-of-interest disclosure information prior to registering. This course is jointly sponsored by Praxis CET and Institute for Better Health (IBH) and is approved for 7 CE Hours by the following:

  • NBCC – National Counselors
  • NAADAC – Drug & Alcohol Counselors
  • NY State – Counselors and Social Workers
  • Other State Level Counselors, MFTs, and Social Workers
  • WESPSB – Educators
  • ACCME – Physicians
  • ANCC – Nurses
  • Social Work - The state of CA recognizes APA for Social Work approval
  • APA - Psychologist: Institute for Better Health, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. Institute for Better Health, Inc maintains responsibility for the program and its content.




For beginning mental health professionals.

Recommended Reading

Biegel, G. M., (2017). The stress reduction workbook for teens: Mindfulness skills to help you deal with stress (2nd ed.). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Biegel, G. M. (2020) Take in the good: Skills for staying positive and living your best life. Boulder, CO: Shambhala Publications.

Biegel, G. M. (2020) The stress reduction card deck for teens: 52 essential mindfulness skills. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Biegel, G. M., (2018) Be mindful and stress less: 50 ways to deal with your (crazy) life. Boulder, CO: Shambhala Publications.

Biegel, G. M., & Cooper, S., (2019) The Mindfulness Workbook for Teen Self-Harm: Skills to Help You Overcome Cutting and Self-Harming Behaviors, Thoughts, and Feelings. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.


Edwards, M., Adams, E. M., Waldo, M., Hadfield, O. D., & Biegel, G. M. (2014). Effects of a mindfulness group on Latino adolescent students: Examining levels of perceived stress, mindfulness, self-compassion, and psychological symptoms. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 39(2), 145–163.

Brown, K. W., West, A. M., Loverich, T. M., & Biegel, G. M. (2011). Assessing adolescent mindfulness: Validation of an adapted mindful attention awareness scale in adolescent normative and psychiatric populations. Psychological Assessment, 23(4), 1023–1033.

Meiklejohn, J., Phillips, C., Freedman, M. L., Griffin, M. L., Biegel, G. M., Roach, A., … Saltzman, A. (2012). Integrating mindfulness training into K–12 education: Fostering the resilience of teachers and students. Mindfulness, 3(4), 291–307.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

We understand, sometimes things come up!

Praxis will offer a full refund to registrants of both live and live-online trainings who cancel their registration up to 14 days before the course or workshop start date, minus an administrative processing fee of $30 for a 2-day workshop or online course, and a $50 fee for a 4-day workshop. If cancelled within 14 days, no refund will be issued, however, a credit for the same amount will be applied toward another learning product, which expires within 1 year. Please email us at events@praxiscet.zendesk.com to cancel a registration.