Continuing Education Credit (CEs)

Healthcare professionals may be able to earn continuing education credit for their participation in the Into Balance MBSR classes.

For

Psychologists

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 27.0 CE credit.

For

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. 27.0 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 CE credit is accepted.

For

Nurses

UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351, for 32.0 contact hours.

Objectives

These classes are created with specific objectives in mind and adhere to the educational requirements for CE credit.

01

Articulate the key aspects of mindfulness as it relates to stress reduction, coping with pain and illness, and enhancing wellbeing.

02

Differentiate MBSR from relaxation and other distraction techniques that may seem similar but are fundamentally and theoretically quite different in contending with difficulty and enhancing quality of life.

03

Apply mindfulness techniques in both personal and professional settings as a means of contending more effectively with the demands of both settings.

04

Integrate mindfulness into social interaction with patients, colleagues, supervisors, family, and friends to facilitate more effective and mindful communication.

05

Articulate the potential benefits of mindfulness-based stress reduction (and mindfulness in general) to educate patients and their families about the benefits of such programs in their own lives.

06

Implement brief mindfulness practices with patients and family members as a means of contending with acute pain, anxiety and distress.

About your Instructor

Drew Buss, MS Ed., is a psychotherapist and founder of Into Balance in Lincoln, NE. He started counseling in Nebraska in 1996 and began his formal mindfulness practice in 2011.

He is a fully Certified Teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction as trained through the University of California San Diego School of Medicine’s Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute and a Certified Mindfulness Teacher – Professional through the International Mindfulness Teachers Association.

He teaches MBSR classes, leads group meditations, provides individual mindfulness instruction, and engages in mindfulness-based individual therapy.

Drew also provides on-site mindfulness presentations and training to local businesses, organizations, and community groups. These include simple introductions to mindfulness principles and practices, more in-depth presentations on successfully managing work and life stress and improving communication, and full 8-week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction experiences.