Contact: WJ Carrel
New York, NY – Debra Burdick, LCSWR, BCN, a mental health expert with a specialization in neurofeedback, also known as “The Brain Lady”, is the author of a highly-praised new reference book for healthcare professionals and the public, the Mindfulness Skills Workbook for Clinicians and Clients: 111 Tools, Techniques, Activities and Worksheets (PESI Publishing & Media, 2013, ISBN 978-1-93612-
“Debra Burdick has written a gem of a book… (it) has everything: no-nonsense, clear style; plenty of background info; tie-ins with research; excellent illustrations;
“I encourage every clinician who wants to change lives to make yourself familiar with the work,” adds Jose Colon, MD, MPH, sleep specialist at Paradise Sleep.
The book will be released August 28, 2013 on Internet bookseller sites such as Amazon.com, and through PESI Publishing.
Many Americans, as well as populations in other countries, suffer from mood problems and stress-related issues. The book teaches how to improve treatment outcomes and apply mindfulness skills to specific disorders such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, bipolar, panic, pain, sleep, stress, anger, and chronic medical and mental illness. A special section offers understanding of the neurobiology behind mindfulness.
“The benefits demonstrated by research are compelling, and include improved concentration, a sense of overall well-being, and, a better regulated stress response,” states Burdick. Clients can improve their mood, their sleep, and success at school, at work, and in relationships.
Burdick, a board-certified neurofeedback practitioner and licensed clinical social worker, has provided outpatient psychotherapy and mindfulness skills to hundreds of clients since 1990. She used mindfulness techniques to help herself heal from a chronic illness, techniques so helpful that she started teaching her clients the skills she had learned. She is unusually aware of challenges and successes related to ADHD as she parented a daughter with ADHD, and was married to a man with ADHD.
Burdick is the author of several books and CD’s about ADHD diagnosis, treatment options, and holistic/alternative approaches for children, adults, and parents. Her work has been featured in Self Improvement Magazine, and she is an online expert at SelfGrowth.com. She lectures throughout the year for CMI/PESI and other professional groups and organizations, and is a frequent speaker for teleseminars.
Since 1979, PESI Publishing & Media (PPM), based in Eau Claire, WI, has been the resource for the most clinically relevant, practice-based, practical books and education products for behavioral health and rehabilitation professionals looking to expand their knowledge – counselors, therapists, psychologists, social workers, rehab professionals, occupational therapists, and others.
Burdick’s Internet site is at TheBrainLady.com, offering mental health information, resources, and a free newsletter with useful tips from the latest brain research.