U of T Social Work certificate in Mindfulness launches

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The Factor-Intewash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto is launching four new certificate programs in mindfulness…

Applied Mindfulness Meditation

Grounded in comparative literatures of humanities and social science, traditional and contemplative medicines, the arts and sciences, education theory and practice, business and ethics, this program is intended to teach mindfulness meditation practices with a focus on its various applications within a wide range of personal and professional domains.

Whether you are interested in:

  • delving into a historical perspective of mindfulness meditation
  • learning psychotherapeutic strategies
  • enabling learning through contemplative education
  • enhancing your mentorship and/or teaching abilities
  • enhancing focus through contemplative arts
  • encouraging mind and body health
  • developing healthier work environments and communities
  • becoming a mindful leader
  • studying the neuro-ethics of mindfulness

this certificate program will foster the development of your practice, knowledge, skills, and sensitivities.

There are four levels of training offered in this program:

  1. Level A: Foundations in Applied Mindfulness Meditation
  2. Level B: Applied Mindfulness Meditation Specialist
  3. Level C: Methodological Approaches to Mindfulness & Mindfulness Meditation
  4. Level D: Special Lectures & Webinars

Certificates are issued upon perfect attendance and completion of all assignments, if applicable, in Levels A, B and C. Any absence may result in the withholding of the certificate. No certificate is issued for Level D.

Prerequisite
No experience in Mindfulness Meditation is required to enrol in this program, but we recommend that learners with and without a practice in mindfulness meditation take at least two Level A modules before entering into other Levels. Level A modules provide a foundation on which to build on theory and practice. Levels A and B can be completed concurrently, but the Level B certificate will not be issued until the Level A certificate requirements have been completed.

There is no prerequisite for Level C and D modules.

To learn more about each level of certification in Applied Mindfulness Meditation, please click on a link below:

Level A: Foundations in Applied Mindfulness Meditation

Level B: Applied Mindfulness Meditation Specialist

Level C: Methodological Approaches to Mindfulness and Mindfulness Meditation

Level D: Special Lectures and Webinars

Applied Mindfulness Meditation Open House

Thursday, September 25, 2014 6pm-8pm
Free, but registration required. See Registration for details.

Uncertain how and if Mindfulness Meditation can enhance your busy clinical practice? Concerned that you may be straying from mainstream psychotherapies? Wonder how mindfulness can improve your productivity and enable learning? Curious how to become a better leader in your organization? Wondering how the practice of contemplative art can enhance your attention to the world about you?

Join us, and have your questions answered, your concerns addressed, and then participate in a brief session, at this two-hour introduction to our certificate program.
Program director, Michele Chaban and AMM-MIND coordinators will be present to answer your questions and help in the planning of your study.

For general inquiries regarding the Applied Mindfulness Meditation program, please email fsw.conted@utoronto.ca.

Michele Chaban, MSW, RSW, PhD, is the Program Director of the Applied Mindfulness Meditation program. She can answer questions regarding program content at michele.chaban@utoronto.ca.

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