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.
Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided 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 hours of credit.
California licensed MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs:
Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided 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. 32.0 contact hours 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 APA accreditation meets their requirements.
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 email, [email protected], Continuing Education Coordinator with any questions regarding CE credits.
Recognizing the societal importance of self-compassion training and the financial realities that many prospective teachers (especially people from diverse and historically under-served communities) may face, the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion is pleased to offer a number of full and partial scholarships, focused on applications from people of color and those who are members of historically marginalized or under-served communities, and those who wish to serve these populations and communities.
There is a $300 USD non-refundable deposit that as part of your registration fee.
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.
Dawn MacDonald – Live Online Teacher Trainer
Dawn MacDonald, MSW, RSW has been practicing and teaching mindfulness based interventions for decades. In 2010, after noticing a trend in health care providers to be incredibly self-critical, she invited Dr. Kristin Neff to share her research in a hospital Grand Round. Part of the first cohort of teachers trained in Mindful Self Compassion, Dawn continues to work towards co-creating the conditions to alleviate unnecessary suffering within and between ourselves and in the structures of our institutions. Dawn’s training in mindfulness-based interventions is extraordinarily broad and encompasses MBSR, Compassion Cultivation Training, Mindful Leadership, and, of course MSC. At present, Dawn is a trainer and a certified teacher with the CMSC.
Christine Grace McMulkin – Live Online Teacher Trainer
Christine Grace McMulkin is a certified, seasoned, and revered Mindful Self Compassion Teacher, a Mindful Self Compassion Teacher Trainer and a Self Compassion Focused Therapist. Christine delivers Mindful Self Compassion programs through the Center for Mindful Self Compassion, the Centre for Mindfulness Studies, within her role as a Mental Health and Wellbeing Counsellor in a Medical Centre Family Health Team, and within Christine Grace and Community. The MSC programs offerings Christine delivers include: the full MSC 8 week program, Live Online MSC (LOMSC), Self Compassion for Healthcare Communities (SCHC) and Kristin Neff’s newly created Fierce Self Compassion (FSC) program. Christine also taught the Teaching Self Compassion Online (TSCO) workshop. An MSC Teacher Trainer, Christine supports MSC Teachers in Training through the Live Online Teacher Training (LOTT) program, as a Practicum Teacher and as a Mentor to beginning Teachers as they deliver their first MSC program. Deep devotion to her personal practice continues to be foundational to Christine’s wellbeing. Through navigating times of personal change and challenge, she has learned and lives the importance of being with ourselves in kinder, gentler and emboldening ways. As well as the practices of Mindfulness and Self Compassion, Christine is supported by beach walks at dawn, singing soulful songs, dancing with carefree abandon to some old-fashioned rock and roll, hikes with a beloved golden retriever, heartfelt and laughter filled moments with family and friends, and endless cups of tea. The kettle is on. Christine welcomes connecting with you.
Aimee Eckhardt – Program Online MSC Teacher
Aimee is a dedicated student and teacher of mindfulness and self-compassion. Aimee is the creator of the MSC Community for Deepening Practice and a co-founding member of the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness in Kansas City, MO. She’s also on hiatus from the chaplaincy program at Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, where she’s studying contemplative end-of-life care. Her teaching style is warm, accessible, and creative. It is rooted in her deep respect for that which is shared by all she encounters: a heartfelt desire to be loved exactly as we are.
Rose Mina Munjee – Program Online MSC Teacher
Rose Mina Munjee is a Registered Psychotherapist, certified mindfulness facilitator of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Rose Mina is a corporate trainer, technology consultant, and restorative/therapeutic yoga teacher. She also teaches and mentors others at The Center for Mindfulness Studies, University of Toronto, Mindful Wellness, Royal Victoria Hospital, CAMH, and several organizations including MasterCard Foundation, Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance, and IBM. Rose Mina’s passion is mindfulness practice and teaching. These practices have transformed her life. Rose Mina facilitates for the Circles of Practice and the BIPOC MSC practice group. She also has a private practice and does clinical work in Hospital settings for staff and patients in trauma informed spiritual care and psychotherapy. Her focus is on trauma informed care, somatic practices including craniosacral techniques, and cultivating greater diversity, inclusivity, and belonging for marginalized populations.