Practicum in Mindfulness-based Stress Management (Spring 2018)

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Summary (Please Review Carefully)

For experienced meditators. Pre-requisites apply.

This program offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the process of learning mindfulness and mindfulness-based stress management. Taught by Karen Bowles, MD, Director of Professional Training, this class will provide you with a thorough grounding in the ways in which mindfulness is taught and learned. The program combines the experience of a foundation mindfulness-based stress reduction class with analysis and discussion of class content and process.

The practicum is also considered the first step for individuals who wish, at some point in the future,  to apply mindfulness-based practices in their professional life or to teach the MBSR curriculum. However, it is important to understand that the practicum alone will not equip you to teach a mindfulness-based stress reduction course.  Teaching mindfulness comes with great responsibility, as you are being asked to use your own solid mindfulness practice to support individuals who may be dealing with great suffering.    

The most important benefit of this program is that it will allow you to refine and deepen your personal mindfulness practice while introducing you to the process for teaching and learning mindfulness-based interventions. Developing and maintaining a solid practice, when combined with extensive additional training, is crucial to being a successful mindfulness-based stress management facilitator. 

Class Overview

Weeks 1 through 8 include participation in an 8-week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction course in the morning. Your role in that class will be as a participant and an observer. You will then meet in the afternoon to review, analyze and discuss the morning class. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to guide meditations, facilitate discussions and create a movement session for your classmates. All participants will have access to online homework handouts and audio recordings of guided meditation exercises.

CE Credits

A total of 55 optional CE Credits are available for psychologists and social workers. Click here to view the complete detailed list of CE learning objectives for this course.

  • APA-approved credits: $295
  • PA-Social Work approved credits: $200  

HealthForumOnline is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. HealthForumOnline maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors allows APA-approved programs to be used as CE credits for these professionals.

This program is co-sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, a pre-approved provider of continuing education credits for Pennsylvania licensed Social Workers. Participants who attend the entire program will receive (55) PA Social Work Continuing Education Units. Social Workers from states other than Pennsylvania should contact their licensing board to determine whether CEU’s granted by the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice are accepted for licensure renewal.



Program fees are fully refundable up until one (1) week prior to the start of the program.  The cancellation deadline is 5:00 pm, Friday, April 13th.  After that date, there will be no refunds, no exceptions

Questions:  Contact Robin Hall via phone at 215-615-2775 or e-mail.

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