Mindfulness Toronto

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Mindfulness Toronto
 is a vibrant community of professionals dedicated to the principles and practice of mindfulness in all sectors of society.

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Upcoming Community Meeting

Community Meeting with Kate Kitchen

Mindfulness: The Big Picture 

Tuesday June 27th, 2017


Mount Sinai Hospital,
600 University Avenue Toronto, Ontario
11th floor
Function and Pain Program Gym. Room 1182.
Once out of elevators turn right and follow signs to Function and Pain Program

Kate Kitchen will lead a sitting practice and a discussion about how we each define mindfulness, as mediators and as professionals. Kate recently found it fascinating to hear a young clinician include relaxation in a description of using mindfulness with her clients, and it made her want to talk to other mindfulness teachers about their thoughts.
Kate Kitchen, M.S.W., R.S.W. is a registered social worker, with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She has been providing individual, couple, family and group psychotherapy since receiving her M.S.W. from The Ohio State University in 1980. Kate worked at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) from 1997 to 2010. She was a Clinical Social Worker in the Mood and Anxiety Program, providing psychotherapy, and later an Advanced Practice Clinician. She now provides psychotherapy in private practice and is part of the multi-disciplinary team at the Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre.
Kate began leading Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) groups at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in 2000 and has been leading mindfulness professional trainings for over ten years. Along with Dr. Steven Selchen and Kirstin Bindseil, MSW, RSW, she teaches Mindfulness-Based Group Practice professional education through the Sunnybrook Psychiatry Institute for Continuing Education.

Kate is a co-author of an upcoming article in the Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy (Vol 7,Issue 3) entitled “Effects of Group Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy on Depression and Role Impairment in a Comorbid Psychiatric Population” (with research based on her MBCT groups at CAMH). She is also co-author with Kirstin Bindseil of a chapter on “Mindfulness and Social Work” in the new social work textbook entitled Social Work Treatment: Interlocking Therapeutic Approaches, Francis J. Turner, Ed., 6th Edition 2017. 



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