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(DNS) EP17 Great Debates 08 - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Buddhism/Mindfulness: Similarities and Differences - Jack Kornfield, PhD and Christine Padesky, PhD

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Great Debates |  Meditation, Spirituality and Yoga |  Cognitive Behavior Therapy |  Mindfulness
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2017 |  Evolution of Psychotherapy CBT Learning Track
Christine Padesky, PhD |  Jack Kornfield, PhD
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Dec 14, 2017
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On the surface, CBT and mindfulness can look quite different. Are they? Kornfield and Padesky explore similarities and differences in the purposes, practices and philosophies of CBT and Buddhism/Mindfulness. They also discuss when therapists might employ either approach in therapy or recommend clients pursue one and/or the other for self-improvement or mood management.


Educational Objectives:

  1. Identify two similarities between CBT and Buddhism/Mindfulness.
  2. Distinguish two differences between CBT and Buddhism/Mindfulness.
  3. Describe client features that suggest possible benefit from CBT and/or Buddhism/Mindfulness practice.

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Christine Padesky, PhD's Profile

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Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D, is considered one of the leading cognitive therapy workshop presenters in the world, appreciated for her depth of knowledge, compassion, and good-humoured warmth. She has presented over 450 workshops to more than 45,000 professionals throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia as well as 25 workshops with cognitive therapy's founder, Aaron T. Beck, M.D. Her clear, organized and compelling presentations integrate theory, empiricism, creativity, audience interaction and practical skills.

Jack Kornfield, PhD's Profile

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Jack Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. He co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. Jack holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and has taught on Eastern and Western psychology in centers and universities worldwide. He is a father, a husband and an activist.

His books have been translated into 22 languages and sold more than a million copies. They include, A Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology, A Path with Heart; After the Ecstasy, the Laundry and his most recent book, No Time Like the Present.


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