Friday, November 17, 2017
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Hennessey Center at Dominican College
495 Western Highway Blauvelt, NY 10913
Tagged: School of Social Work, Hudson Valley Center, Continuing Education

Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

Event, Workshop, Continuing Education, Social Work CE, In-Person Workshop

with Steven J. Pinto, M.S., LMHC, NCC, CAMS-1

6 CEs and 6 NYS OASAS clock hours

Lunch included

Mindfulness has become a buzzword in the 21st century. We have seen it widely integrated into our culture in various different forms including education, business and medicine. This course provides a general overview of mindfulness and methods of integrating mindfulness within the psychotherapeutic intervention. We will outline step-by-step approaches to utilizing mindfulness with clients to help facilitate therapeutic goals to create intrinsic change with our clients.


  • Individuals will be able to define mindfulness.
  • Participants will experience mindfulness exercises.
  • Participants will gain an understanding of the benefits of mindfulness including:
    • Sustaining momentary presence
    • Heightened awareness of our internal/external landscapes
    • Reduction of stress and negative thought patterns
    • Increased patience and tolerance for self and others
    • Promotion of wholeness, reduction of separateness
    • Restoring an increased momentary awareness of our automatic actions and behaviors
    • Learning to relate directly to your mind; thoughts, emotions, behaviors, events that cause stress.
    • Solution-focused approach to situations, void of projections and extreme fear.

Participants will be utilizing these key factors in counseling sessions:

  • How to utilize mindfulness in session
  • Mindfulness and the therapeutic relationship
  • Everyday mindfulness as stress reduction
  • Utilizing mindfulness as a process

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About the Speaker

Steve Pinto

Steve Pinto

Steven Pinto, LMHC, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in working with individuals, adolescents, substance abuse, and anger management counseling. Mr. Pinto has experience working with both adolescents and adults, including those with psychiatric conditions.

Professionally, Mr. Pinto has worked with Family Service League and The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Mr. Pinto received his Mental Health Counseling degree from C.W. Post with a focus on mental health conditions and disorders.

Mr. Pinto also holds certifications from the National Board of Certified Counselors as well as the National Association of Anger Management, where he has worked with both mandated and voluntary clients. Mr. Pinto has consulted various professional organizations on substance abuse, mindfulness and positive psychology. Mr. Pinto continues to work extensively with local schools, agencies and community officials to provide educational programs focused on mental health. Mr. Pinto currently works in private practice in Huntington.

Continuing Education Credit
  • Social Workers: Adelphi University School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0032.
  • Mental Health Counselors:Adelphi University School of Social Work is recognized by the NYS Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0068
  • Marriage and Family Therapists:Adelphi University is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider for continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0038
  • Psychologists:Adelphi University School of Social Work is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program and its contents.
  • CASAC training hours: Program information has been submitted to the New York State Office of Addiction and Substance Abuse Services Education and Training for earning or re-credentialing for CASAC clock hours.
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New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education credits. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEUs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy. 

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or

For further information, please contact:

Audrey Freshman, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC
Director, Office of Professional and Continuing Education
Social Work Building, Room 235
p – 516.877.4339
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Tagged: School of Social Work, Hudson Valley Center, Continuing Education