Clinical Application of Mindfulness

Clinical Applications of Mindfulness

Friday, Nov 18, 2011

For mental health professionals

Sponsored by the Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association (GPPA)


Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. To be mindful is to be truly alive, present and at one with those around you and with what you are doing.            -Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

The program will cover
•    an orientation to mindfulness and mindfulness practices
•    sitting and walking meditation
•    body scan/deep relaxation
•    eating meditation, and mindful movements
•    One purpose of the workshop is to form the basis for further exploration of mindfulness and its adaptation to clinical practice.

Research has shown that a regular practice of mindfulness meditation can result in an increased ability to relax, greater energy and enthusiasm for life, and an ability to cope more effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations.
- Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, University of Massachusetts


Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m.   The workshop starts at 9:30 am and ends at 4:00 p.m.



The Center for Counseling Arts
Group Room, 2nd Floor
1201 South Braddock Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Registration Information

•    Cost is $110
•    Register by November 8 or earlier as space is limited
•    No refund after
November 8

This event is being sponsored by the Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association (GPPA). The GPPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The GPPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

6 Continuing Education Units (CEU) will be offered to psychologists.  Professionals licensed under the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors can also use credits provided by APA-approved sponsors. Full attendance is required to receive CEU credit; partial credit will not be given.  CE certification is free to GPPA members, and is an additional fee of $15.00 to non-GPPA members.  Please specify in your registration if you would like CE credits.

To request a registration form please contact:
412 361 0773
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Katherine Hammond Holtz, Psy.D. can be reached using the following:

Phone: 412-361-0773

Fax: 412-361-0779

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Snail Mail: Dr. Katherine Hammond Holtz, 401 Shady Avenue, Suite B-207, Pittsburgh, PA 15206


Your First Visit

Prior to your first visit.

It is important that you contact your health insurance company prior to your appointment to be informed of your behavioral health co-payment or co-insurance. Payments are due at the time of service. Checks, cash, and credit cards are accepted. Receipts are available at your request.

What to bring to your first visit.

Bring your insurance card and a copy of any relevant records.

What to expect at your first visit.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the time of your scheduled appointment to complete paperwork. The paperwork will be on a clipboard with your name in the waiting room. Dr. Hammond Holtz will come out to greet you at the time of your appointment.

The office is located in the Kenmawr building at 401 Shady Avenue, located at the corner of Walnut and Shady Avenue.  Parking is available on the street. The building sits back from the street corner and has glass doors at the entrance.

Please enter through the lobby. A doorman will be there to greet you. The office is located on the second floor, Office B-207. Take the elevator to the second floor, bear right off the elevator and make a left down the B wing. The office is the last one on the right hand side. Dr. Hammond Holtz' name is on the office door.



The clinical practice office is located at 401 Shady Avenue, Suite B-207, Pittsburgh PA 15206. Ample free on street parking is available in the surrounding area.

Get map and driving directions to clinical practice office.

Easily accessible by bus, located just 3 short blocks from stops at Shady and Fifth Avenues and 4 blocks from the East Busway's, East Liberty Station.




Mindfulness classes and workshops are offered through the Keystone Mindfulness Practice Center, located at the Center for Counseling Arts, Group Room, 1201 South Braddock Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15218. Mindfulness retreats and training are additionally offered throughout the state of Pennsylvania.

Get map and driving directions to mindfulness workshops.

Ample free on street parking is available.


Retreats and Workshops

To learn more, go to:

Upcoming Retreats

April 15, 2016 Pittsburgh, PA
The Practice of Mindfulness:  A Retreat to Promote Self-Care for the Professional Nurse Educator and Leader, to Understand the Role of Mindfulness Meditation to Enhance Delivery of Nursing Care
sponsored by University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

Read more: Retreats and Workshops