Mindfulness for Children and Adolescents



Presented and developed by Sivie Suckerman, MA, LMHC


Mindfulness for Children will engage the clinician in developing an embodied presence while working with youth by looking at how incorporating mindfulness strategies in his/her own life effects the clinician's ability to be present in session.  This course will help clinicians understand the key concepts behind mindfulness, how to explain and utilize the concepts of mindfulness with children at different developmental levels, and practical tools for use in individual sessions or in groups.

This course will be a mixture of didactic and experiential in order to give attendees the opportunity to gain understanding in how mindfulness can help them as a clinician as well as how to communicate the tools to children they serve.  Understanding that children come in with different needs, this course will give specific guidance in how to use mindfulness with a range of diagnoses and symptoms.

In addition, this workshop will outline basic research and brain science as to the effectiveness of mindfulness as a clinical tool for children

Workshop objectives:

  • Understand the concepts encapsulated within mindfulness to integrate it into therapeutic relationship and client psycho education
  • Learn specific mindfulness strategies to incorporate into personal practice
  • Learn ways to integrate practice into individual sessions with young clients
  • Learn ways to integrate practice into group work with young clients



Continuing Education (CE) Information


6 CEs

Cascadia Training is a NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (Provider #: 6575.)  This workshop is also approved by the Washington State Office of Public Instruction as a "Washington State Approved Clock Hour Offering Workshop."


Sivie Suckerman, MA, LMHC


Sivie Suckerman, MA, LMHC received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cornish College of the Arts in Acting in 1998.  She received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology: Counseling Specialization from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2007 and in 2014 received her Certification in Mindfulness in Education for Children and Adolescents from Mindful Schools.

Sivie currently works out of her private practice in Bellevue, WA where she provides individual, family, and group counseling focused on mindfulness based strategies.  Prior to this, she worked for Mercer Island Youth and Family Services on Mercer Island where she was an Elementary School Counselor and Mindfulness Educator Lead, for Ryther Child Center as a Child and Family Therapist, and for the YMCA of Greater Seattle/Family Services & Mental Health/CCORS Program in Seattle as a Clinical Supervisor I.




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