Mindfulness-based counseling, MBSR/MBCT/MSC, Trauma-informed mindfulness consulting, MBSR mentorship, professional trainings, and retreats.
Continuing Educuation Professional Training in Mindfulness-Based Therapies (for mental health or medical staff)
One-hour to multi-day trainings are available for clinical staff. Popular formats include 2-hour Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Therapies, Half-day Introduction plus Clinical Application (regarding trauma-sensitive mindfulness therapy) and 6-8 Hour Professional Training Retreats.
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Mindfulness-based Therapies Practicum - Stay tuned for 2017 dates and locations
Fridays Apri 1 - May 27th, 2016 9:30 - 12 MBSR class; 1 - 3:30pm professional practicum. Loyola U- Columbia campus. CEU's available. Registration and CEU's through Maryland Univeristy for Integrative Health (MUIH). Click here for more info and to register.
Now in its 10th year, updated and expanded in 2009, this practicum is based on the UMASS model of professional practicum training which includes being part of an MBSR class concurrently; in the most common format the MBSR class is in the morning and the MBSR professional practicum is in the afternoon (training hours: 2 1/2 hours morning, 2 1/2 hours afternoon, for 8 weeks). Since the practicum is only offered once or twice a year, those professionals who have recently taken another section of MBSR from me within the past 6 months may apply to take just the practicum portion of the course, if space is available.
Practicum includes becoming part of a learning laboratory in which we use our own experience of learning from MBSR to come to a deeper understanding of the professional applications. Participants will be expected to fully engage in and make use of their own experiences with the MBSR curriculum.
This in-depth training serves two purposes:
1) For those who wish to become an MBSR/MBCT teachers and who have completed the first level of MBSR/MBCT training through UMASS or the MBPTI, this course serves as a Practicum for MBSR teachers in training. Please be aware that this practicum is not sufficient to teach the formal MBSR series without additional professional training.
2) For those who wish to use mindfulness in their professional work (therapy, reserach, teaching, etc). It will however give you the theoretical orientation and practical skills to incorporate mindfulness into chosen your professional work. Individual attention is given regarding this level of integration.
Following the practicum, apprentiships and mentorship through the UCSD MBPTI is also available for credentialed applicants.