Friday, November 1, 2019

School and Clinical Training In Mindfulness: Where Do I Begin?

Anthony Pantaleno, PhD, Barbara Fisher, PhD, Gabrielle Chiaramonte, PhD, Danielle Smith, PhD

Presentation followed by Question & Answer Period as Time Allows

Sign in will begin at 6:30 PM - Workshop - 7:15pm - 9:15pm

The target audience for this presentation is mental health professionals who are in clinical practice. The workshop will be given on an intermediate level.

Handouts and seating can be guaranteed only for those who pre-register and pay by 10/23/19.

Location: Kings Park High School, Room 101
200 Route 25A
Kings Park, New York 11754
(Facilities are handicapped accessible)


SCPA Members: No Fee - 2 CE credits are available for a $20.00 fee
$10.00 fee until 10/27/19, $15.00 fee from 10/28/19* on

2 CE credits are available for a $20.00 additional fee

Social Workers ~ $30.00 fee (includes 2 CE credits) until 10/25/19 - $35.00 fee from 10/28/19 on*

Certificate of Attendance available for $5.00 additional

*strictly subject to seating availability.

There is no known conflict of interest involved in this program nor commercial support provided for its presentation.

This workshop will present a rationale for the necessity of seeking personal training in mindfulness as an essential prerequisite for the introduction of mindfulness-based practices in the classroom or in the counseling or psychotherapy session. An overview of the current clinical and school-based training models and curricula will be presented, with an emphasis on the unique nature of each. Participants will be provided with a sampling of online and course-based training venues, with a discussion of the parameters and costs embedded within each model.

Dr. Anthony Pantaleno is a former School Psychologist of 38 years from the Elwood School District in East Northport.. His professional interests include integrative models of outpatient psychotherapy, the assessment and treatment of personality disorders, and school crisis preparedness and intervention. He has co-authored a chapter on mindfulness in the Guide to Cognitive Behavior Therapies: A Guide for Practitioners (2018) , and a chapter in the book Perspectives on School Crisis: Reflections From the Field (2018). Dr. Pantaleno is the former coordinator of the LI School Practitioner Action Network.

Dr. Barbara Edell Fisher is a licensed clinical psychologist and former school psychologist. She has been in private practice for over 25 years, serving adults, teens and children on Long Island. Dr. Fisher is certified to teach “.b”, a mindfulness curriculum for teenagers. She has also trained to teach the NIH-funded Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) and most recently became certified to teach Koru Mindfulness. Dr. Fisher is currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology at SUNY College at Old Westbury.

Gabrielle R. Chiaramonte, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of PTSD. She serves on the clinical faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College and is certified by the WTCHP. She works with 9/11 first responders, victims of accidents and crimes, and individuals with chronic illnesses and chronic pain. Her interest in positive psychology, the scientific study of factors that enable individuals and communities to thrive, courses through her clinical work and educational offerings; she trained to teach MBSR as a way to foster resilience and increase well-being in her patients. In 2014 she founded The Stress Reduction Center at LIBM to offer mindfulness-based interventions including MBSR and MBCT.

Danielle Smith, PsyD, has served as the Jericho High School psychologist for over 17 years. Dr. Smith had been an adjunct professor at a Graduate School Psychology program, teaching CognitiveAssessment and prevention/intervention courses within the field. She co-founded the Long Island Mindfulness and Resiliency Consortium (LIMARC) Additionally, Dr. Smith has consulted with various schools on how to develop and implement such programs within their school environments. Dr. Smith has training in eight different mindfulness-based curricula.

If you have any questions (including information about our cancellation policy), please email or call 631-623-0293 and be sure to leave a contact telephone number in your email or message. You may register and pay for this and all of our other workshops via our website using the form within this listing or by mailing in your payment by 10/29/19 (payable to SCPA) with your name and contact information to:

Suffolk County Psychological Association
P.O. Box 397
Commack, NY 11725

If you prepay and need to cancel, please do so via email to: or by leaving a message at 631-623-0293 up until 48 hours prior to the workshop and a credit will be issued towards a future SCPA workshop.

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Suffolk County Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Suffolk County Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Suffolk County Psychological Association is approved by NYSED State Board for Social Work to provide continuing education to LMSWs and LCSWs in New York State

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