This Live Online Teacher Training (LOTT) is Step 1 of the Teacher Training Pathway and includes the following elements:
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Continuing Education Credits will be offered for US certified psychologists, therapists and nurses. (Please see the list below for details.)
In order to receive CE credits, you must attend all the Teacher Training Sessions. No credit is given for partial attendance. You will also need to fill out the online Evaluation after the training completes. CE Certificates will be emailed about a month after the program completes.
This program is sponsored by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 32.0 CE credit.
This activity is an approved continuing education program by the American Psychological Association. 32.0 CE credit may be applied to your license renewal through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. For those licensed outside California, please check with your local licensing board to determine if CE credit is accepted.
UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351, for 38.25 contact hours.
Please submit the $75 USD fee when registering.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding CE credits.
There is a $300 USD non-refundable deposit that is part of your application fee.
If you cancel by December 21, 2020 you will be refunded all monies paid except the $300 non-refundable application fee. Refunds may take up to 60 days to receive.
No refunds will be given after December 21, 2020.
CMSC is not responsible for any miscellaneous expenses incurred by trainees. Should this program be cancelled by CMSC for any reason, CMSC will refund all monies paid.
Time Zone Conversion and Course Time Zone Schedule
By virtue of being online, the LOTT draws trainees from all around the globe. Different regions and time zones may shift at different times during the 12-week LOTT. CMSC uses UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) to anchor the time for these programs.
In order to determine your local time zone relative to the UTC start time for this course, please visit a time convertor site like World Time Buddy, checking your time zone in correlation to the UTC time on the start date of the LOTT.
Steve Hickman – Live Online Teacher Trainer
Steven Hickman, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Clinical Professor in the UC San Diego Department of Family Medicine & Public Health. As Executive Director of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, his role is to provide oversight, vision, direction and focus for the development and expansion of CMSC around the world. He is also the Director of Professional Training, overseeing the training of teachers from “start to finish” and assuring the highest quality standards and the best possible resources for teaching. Steve is the Founding Director of the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness, a program of community building, clinical care, professional training and research.
Tina Gibson – Live Online Teacher Trainer
Tina is a certified MSC Teacher and teacher trainer. Based in Australia, she traveled to America, as part of the first MSC teacher training, and has been teaching with enthusiasm across Australia ever since. Tina has years of experience teaching Mindfulness, having facilitated programs within Women’s Health, the Education System, Cancer Support and the general community. Her MSC has also included programs specifically for Health Professionals and for young women. Tina practices what she teaches, bringing warmth, honesty, courage and humour to MSC in her life and her teaching. She has a sound knowledge of health and education stemming from training and working in roles such as; Paramedic, Health Care Worker, Rehabilitation Counsellor, Kinesiologist and Health Educator. Some of her current passions are bringing MSC to children and MSC for enhancing creativity.
Megan Prager – Program Online Teacher Trainer
Megan is Compassion Programs Director at UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness and Co-Founder of Mindful Labs. She is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Instructor (MBSR), a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion Instructor (MSC), a Certified Compassion Cultivation Instructor (CCT), and an Adjunct Faculty member at San Diego State University. In addition to teaching programs, she is a Mentor and Teacher Trainer for various Mindfulness-based programs, and specializes in developing and delivering mindfulness and compassion trainings for Fortune 500 companies as well as for educational, healthcare, and academic settings. Megan found MSC in her own moments of difficulty and anxiety, and each day feels grateful for the support of her own practice and teachers. Nothing brings her greater joy than exploring and sharing the practices of compassion with others.
Seongwangsnim Song – Program Online Teacher Trainer
Seongwangsnim is a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Instructor and Teacher Trainer in Seoul Korea. She is also a Teacher Trainer for the Making Friends With Yourself (MFY) course for teens. Her focus is in helping participants experience a spiritual process and transformation from her teachings. Seongwangsnim teaches Buddhist psychology and Zen therapy at the Dongguk University and Institute of Korean Meditation and Psychotherapy .
Ben Weinstein – Program Online MSC Teacher
Ben is a clinical psychologist based in Thailand who has been living and working as an expatriate since 2003. With more than 20 years experience as a therapist, university lecturer and trainer, Ben works to support the personal and professional development of others; he is really enthusiastic about the enormous transformative potential of mindfulness and self-compassion as practical, concrete pathways for personal growth and healing. Ben has been practicing and teaching mindfulness since 2007. He attended the MSC program in 2016 and is now a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher. He teaches the MSC program in English and in Thai. In addition to being a therapist and lecturer, Ben is frequently involved in providing trainings for corporate and humanitarian clients on resilience, adjusting to change, and managing uncertainty. When not practicing psychotherapy, he volunteers his time to support urban asylum seekers and refugees in Bangkok and helps organize mindfulness retreats and trainings for Thai healthcare professionals. Ben holds a M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Cassondra Graff – Program Online MSC Teacher
Cassondra is a Certified Instructor of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She holds a Certificate of Competence in Teaching MBSR, Proficient/Advanced via MBI TAC, from Bangor University. Cassondra taught at the University of California at San Diego Center for Mindfulness and is the founder of the Speakers Bureau. She teaches MBSR for a long-range National Institutes of Health (NIH) research study through UCSD evaluating the potential benefits of mindfulness in the senior aging process. Cassondra works closely with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (CMSC) and has developed the role of Participant Support Person (PSP) creating ethical, inclusive and compassionate guidelines to serve participants of the MSC program. She received her Master’s degree from Columbia University in New York and is a licensed psychotherapist in California. Cassondra’s work as a mental health professional transformed over the years, becoming mindfulness and compassion based. She offers Mindfulness and Compassion Training in the USA and worldwide, and is currently based in Arizona.