January 12, 2017

Deadline soon for Osher Center Professional Development in Mindfulness Facilitation course

The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine will offer a 50-hour training course, "Professional Development in Mindfulness Facilitation: Diving Deep, Giving Back”

The course is designed for those who have experienced mindfulness practice in their own lives, and wish to bring it into their work with others. Participants will be offered a well-rounded understanding of the contemporary field, research findings and historical origins. Both those who are new to facilitating mindfulness and those who are already using it in their work will benefit from the program. There will be six full-day meetings, along with mentoring in small groups once monthly via a computer or in person.

The course is geared for those in the fields of psychology, professional counselors, marital and family therapists, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and others in the health care professions

Classes will meet on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the following dates:

Feb. 10, March 10, March 31, April 21, May 12 and June 9.

Please email diane.sussman@vanderbilt.edu to apply.

Applications will be accepted until Jan. 15

Questions or for more information call 615-343-1170

The fee for the full course is $1,200 with a 20 percent non-refundable payment upon application.

50 percent is due by Feb. 1, and completed payment due by the first session.

Space is limited to 28 participants.

Course is facilitated by:

  • Linda Manning, Ph.D., assistant professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Course Director
  • Michelle Foote-Pearce, DMIN, MSN, M.A., LPC-MHSP, R.N.; director of Mindfulness Programs and Outreach, associate in Psychiatry
  • David Vago, Ph.D., director of Research; associate professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Planner
  • Paloma Cain, M.A., Psychology, Insight LA, Mindfulness Teacher, Planner

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for 50 CE credits toward the continuing education of psychologists. Partial Credit may be given for courses taken.