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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Mondays, Sept. 28 to Nov. 16, 2020

Internet Live Course

This training will be offered as a live online course, with details provided to registered participants in advance of the event.


Wednesdays, Sept. 30 to Nov. 18, 2020

Internet Live Course

This training will be offered as a live online course, with details provided to registered participants in advance of the event.


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Conference ID

C6671

Overview

Course structure

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program is offered online via Zoom only.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teaches participants the principles of mindfulness and how to apply these principles to deal more effectively with stress and the demands of daily life. The program consists of body awareness exercises, meditation, gentle yoga and inquiry (guided discussion) along with daily formal and informal home practices. MBSR is taught in a secular manner.

The first half of each MBSR class provides an extended period of practice, incorporating different forms of guided meditation as well as gentle standing and lying down yoga. The second half of each class is dedicated to group discussion (inquiry) – exploring participants’ direct experiences with the formal and informal practices being taught during each class as well as their experiences from daily home practice (45 to 60 minutes). Each week’s practices build upon each of the previous weeks’ lessons.

Participation Requirements

Participants will need a laptop, smartphone or tablet with reliable internet connection. A quiet, protected space within the home is recommended.

Credit

AMA

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits per individual class. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Social work

Penn State is an approved provider as defined by Pa. Code Sections 47.36(a)(3), 48.36(a)(3), and 49.36(a)(3). Social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors licensed by the state of Pennsylvania can earn 2.5 clock hours of continuing education for completing each class session.

Psychology (APA)

Continuing Education credits have been approved for licensed psychologists. Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance at the sessions and evaluation of each individual session attended is required to receive CE credit for psychologists. Partial credit will not be awarded. Late arrivals or early departures will preclude awarding of CE credits.

Registered Nurses

Registered Nurses: 2.5 CE. This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Fees and Session Details

Dates

  • Orientation session: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14
  • Course dates: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 28 to Nov. 16
  • Saturday silent retreat: Nov. 7
  • Registration and payment deadline: Sept. 21
  • Fees

    • $450 – full tuition
    • $200 – Penn State students, Penn State Health residents and MBSR alumni
    • $600 – benefactor

    Fees and Session Details

    Dates

    • Orientation session: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16
    • Course dates: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 30 to Nov. 18
    • Saturday silent retreat: Nov. 7
  • Registration and payment deadline: Sept. 23
  • Fees

    • $450 – full tuition
    • $200 – Penn State students, Penn State Health residents and MBSR alumni
    • $600 – benefactor

    Evaluation

    A completed evaluation is required in order to receive a certificate for attending this activity. Please complete and submit the evaluation within the specified time frame.

    Cancellations

    The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund any program registration fees paid but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

    Program registrants who are experiencing illness or have been exposed to anyone who is ill should contact the Continuing Education office before attending any in-person activities.

    Changes

    Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

    Access (ADA)

    Penn State encourages people with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Participants who anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or who have questions about the physical access provided should contact Continuing Education at least one week in advance of participation or visit.

    Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and Educational Balance)

    It is Penn State policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

    University Nondiscrimination Policy

    This publication is available in alternative media on request. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, admission and employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance or qualifications as determined by University policy or by state or federal authorities. It is the policy of the University to maintain an academic and work environment free of discrimination, including harassment. The Pennsylvania State University prohibits discrimination and harassment against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, genetic information, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status and retaliation due to the reporting of discrimination or harassment. Discrimination, harassment or retaliation against faculty, staff or students will not be tolerated at The Pennsylvania State University. Direct all inquiries regarding the Nondiscrimination Policy to the Affirmative Action Director, The Pennsylvania State University, 328 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802-5901; 814-863-0471 (TTY). US M.Ed. C6671

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