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

Event Date: March 15th, 2019 - March 18th, 2019

CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion

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

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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
Cambridge area (exact location TBD)
Cost: Early bird registration until Feb 15: $800
Regular registration (Feb 16 – March 8): $1000
Registration closes 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 [email protected] to see what may be possible.

Prerequisites:  1) Fill out the application form (see below). You will be contacted by February 1 about your application status. 2) Complete a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course (check here for added January MBSR course dates); 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.

After the 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.

Application form: Click Here!

If you are interested or have questions, please contact
[email protected] | 617-591-6132