MSC Teacher Training is an intensive, 6-day residential program facilitated by a team of senior MSC teachers. The training is built around the eight weekly sessions of MSC with each half day dedicated to a condensed, experiential review of one of the sessions, followed by small group activities designed to give attendees opportunities to practice teaching, guiding and facilitating discussion in that session with the close consultation of one of the Teacher Trainers. In addition, the training includes short talks, group exercises, discussion, and periods of silence. Participants will be provided with the essential materials to teach MSC programs.
For more information about what the MSC Teacher Training consists of, standard pre-requisites and required reading for attendance, please click here.
|Jan 5-11, 2020 • 1440 Multiversity, Scotts Valley, CA|
|$200 “Early-Bird Discount” if you register and pay in full on or before November 5, 2019||Early-Bird Rate
On or Before
Nov 5, 2019
|On or After
Nov 6, 2019
|Lodging and Meals
There will be a limited number of the following accommodation types, available on a first come, first serve basis.
Deluxe Single Room with private bath
|$365 per night|
Deluxe Double Room with private bath
|$275 per night
Redwood Pods with shared hall bath
|$214 per night
Standard Single with shared hall bath
|$280 per night
Standard Double with shared hall bath
|$230 per night
*Registration fee includes tuition and materials. For more information about payments and cancelations please see below.
Required Application Form
Upon submission of your registration and deposit, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to a short essay “Self-Reflection on the Journey of Becoming a Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion” to read and an online MSC Teacher Training Application to complete. In the application, you will be asked to explain how you meet the pre-requisites, and to share in 200 words your reasons for taking the training and your reflections on the essay.
Your application for this training will not be taken into consideration until the application form has been submitted. Should your qualifications not be accepted for admittance, a full refund will be granted.
Payments and Cancelations
Registration fee includes tuition and materials.
Partial payments are acceptable; however a non-refundable and non-transferable minimum deposit is due upon registration.
Please be aware that the early-bird rate is available for all participants who register and pay their balance in full by the early-bird deadline (see registration information above). All early-bird rate participants who have a remaining balance on or after the early-bird deadline will have their fees automatically adjusted to the General Session Rate.
All remaining balances must be paid in full by December 15 or your registration will be canceled for non-payment and you will not be permitted to attend.
A refund (minus your non-refundable and non-transferable deposit) will be made for cancellations submitted in writing 30 days prior to the training. No refunds will be allowed after that date.
In the unlikely event that the course is canceled, the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion is responsible only for a full refund of the registration fee and not for transportation, hotel accommodations or any miscellaneous expenses.
The link for booking accommodations at 1440 will be ready by the end of March. If you have already registered for the teacher training program, you will be sent an email with the link when it is ready. Otherwise the link will be added to the confirmation emails for new registrants.
Rooms are subject to a 10% room tax and 9% food and beverage tax. Please see the 1440 Multiversity site regarding accommodation cancellations/refunds.
Accommodation reservations will close at 1440 Multiversity end of day on November 27, 2019. You will no longer be able to make reservations at 1440 Multiversity with our group from November 28 onwards.
Compassionate Action Scholarship Funds Available
Recognizing the societal importance of self-compassion training and the financial realities that many prospective teachers (especially for people from diverse and historically underserved communities) may face, the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion is pleased to offer a number of scholarships to attend the Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training. The scholarships (ranging from $1000 to $250) are available to all potential participants with special circumstances requiring financial assistance in order to attend. CMSC is especially committed to prioritizing scholarship applications from people of color and those who are members of historically marginalized or underserved communities.
Applicants for the scholarships are asked to register for the training (the initial deposit WILL be refundable for scholarship applicants who do not receive an award) and submit the required essay to firstname.lastname@example.org . The approximately one-page essay should address the following questions:
All applicants will be notified whether their scholarship application has been successful 3 months prior to the course start date.
Continuing Education Credits
Continuing education credits for participation in this program are available for an additional fee.
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 hours of credit.
California licensed MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs:
This activity is an approved continuing education program by the American Psychological Association. 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.
The tentative schedule is as follows:
Registration: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
First Session: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Optional Morning Practice: 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Morning Session: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Lunch: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Afternoon Session: 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Evening Session: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Optional Morning Practice: 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Final Session: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Lunch: 12:00 noon
For all other queries, please contact Kim Levan: email@example.com