Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Clinicians

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Clinicians

8-week, online MBSR course for mental health clinicians. 26 CECs available to NYSED certified LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LMHCs and LCATs

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This is an 8-week introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for mental health clinicians interested in learning about MBSR and incorporating techniques of mindfulness into their clinical practices/settings.

MBSR was established by Jon Kabat-Zinn 40 years ago in a clinical setting at the University of Massachusetts. As an experiential, evidence-based program, it is designed to give participants intensive and systematic training in meditation, Mindfulness, movement practices, education about the effects and characteristics of perception, physical and psychological stress, resilience, and conscious communication.


Research for the past 40 years in Mindfulness-based training has shown positive results associated with mental health-related conditions including increased self-observation, attention and concentration, emotional regulation, and stress resilience. Multiple scientific studies corroborate the benefits related to the reduction in symptoms in some behavioral conditions and physical health, including anxiety, depression, and chronic pain, the ability and creativity to make decisions, better sleep, improved stress management, and heightened cognitive abilities.

This course is for:

Clinicians and practitioners who work in the mental health field, whether in institutional settings, nonprofit organizations, or private practice.

26 CECs available to NYSED certified LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LMHCs and LCATs, as well as clergy, chaplains, and others working in the mental health field.


ORIENTATION: January 19 2-3:30 PM (required)

COURSE: Thursdays, 2pm-4:30pm, beginning January 26 (Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, and March 2, 9, 16)

RETREAT: Saturday, March 4 - 9am - 4pm


Weekly meetings will take place via Zoom; the day retreat will also be online with a possible in-person option for those in NYC.

About the Facilitators:

Craig Sloane is a psychotherapist in private practice in NYC and a qualified MBSR teacher through Brown University. Craig specializes in working with developmental trauma, addiction recovery, harm reduction psychotherapy, sexuality and life transitions. In addition to teaching MBSR Craig has facilitated community based mindfulness programs and corporate workplace mindfulness workshops.

Dharmachari Ananta is a certified Mindfulness teacher through Brown University and ordained Buddhist within the Triartna tradition. He has taught meditation and dharma for over fifteen years, is a guide and mentor to people training for ordination in his tradition, and has cumulatively spent three years on retreat. He recently taught mindfulness to under-served communities as part of a Fellowship with the Interfaith Center of New York.

Tuition assistance may be available. For more information, please reach out to info@psinyc.org