Upcoming Professional Trainings

4-Day Group Leader Training: Mindfulness Training for Primary Care

Description: Learn basic mindfulness group leading skills for clinical settings, and build the foundation to deliver Mindfulness Training for Primary Care (MTPC), the 8-week, trauma-informed, therapeutic mindfulness intervention. MTPC is an insurance-reimbursable mindfulness program shown to be effective for helping primary care patients with anxiety, depression and stress increase their capacity for health behavior change, self-compassion, body awareness, and emotion regulation.

Dates: March 15 - 18, 2019. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm each day
CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, 1035 Cambridge Street, Suite 21A, Cambridge MA 02141
Cost: $1000
Deadline: March 8. Registration includes a bound copy of the MTPC manual.
Scholarships: available for CHA staff, Massachusetts OBOT clinicians, underrepresented minorities, and those with financial need: www.chacmc.org/scholarship
CE credits: Pending for social workers, nurses, and psychologists. If you are interested in CMEs or other forms of continuing education credit, please contact cmc@challiance.org to see what may be possible.

1) Fill out the application form (see below)
2) Complete a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course
3) Willingness to commit to a daily mindfulness/compassion practice for at least 6 months following the training and while leading groups.  

It is not necessary to have a clinical degree to attend the training. However, in order to lead MTPC as a clinical treatment and bill to insurance, you must be a licensed mental health or primary care clinician.  

Post-training: Individuals who complete the training will have basic skills required to lead mindfulness groups in a variety of settings, including clinical settings. Those wishing to lead the specific MTPC intervention will be required to pair with MTPC faculty for weekly mentorship for the first two groups that they lead following this training. Individuals who have co-led two groups with mentorship may apply for Level 1 Certification which will certify them to lead without mentorship in the future.

Questions? cmc@challiance.org | 617-591-6132

Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting Teacher Training (MBCPTT)


Description: A robust, year-long program with the Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation. If you or others within your community may be interested in learning to teach Mindfulness-Based Childbirth (MBCP), feel free to reach out with questions, find more information at www.mindfulbirthing.org/teach. Applications for the program are now open.  

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