10-month Professional Certification Program

Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Prevention and Early Intervention Services in partnership with the Stanislaus Mindfulness Collaborative and the Marin Mindfulness Institute are bringing a year-long professional training for therapists and educators to teach Mindfulness to Youth.

The training will begin with a daylong workshop, Mindfulness in Child Psychotherapy and Education, on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County. The daylong workshop is open to anyone and is free but donations will be accepted for the Mindfulness Scholarship Fund. The daylong is being funded by BHRS Prevention and Early Intervention. Registration will close on May 2, 2014.

Certification in Mindfulness and Child Development
The cost for the certification and yearlong training is $2200.00 which begins with the daylong on May 17th and continues on every third Saturday of the month for 10 additional months. In order to participate in the yearlong training, you will need to complete the attached application and a phone interview. Send your application to dcary@stanbhrs.org .The yearlong program will be limited to a small group of individuals in order to provide the best environment for learning, dialogue and application of practice among the group. Please see Yearlong Mindfulness In Child Psychotherapy flyer regarding yearlong program.

For questions about the program, please contact the Marin Mindfulness Institute at (415) 451-8175.

Limited Stipends Available:
Marin Mindfulness will be offering 5 stipends of $2000 for individuals who satisfactorily complete the 10 month Marin Mindfulness Institute Professional Certification Program in Mindfulness and Child Development.

Qualifying requirements:
·         Applicants must practice in Stanislaus County
·         Applicants must be working with low income or at risk youth
·         Applicants must have experience working with children and have prior experience
with mindfulness practice
·         Applicants must be accepted into the Certification program in order to be eligible for a stipend
·         Applicants will sign an agreement to complete all requirements of the certification program

Please e-mail Dorbea Cary dcary@stanbhrs.org if you are interested in applying for the stipend. You must be accepted into the yearlong program before you are eligible for the stipend program. See Stanislaus Mindfulness Stipend Requirements.

Dorbea Cary, LCSW
BHRS Training Coordinator
800 Scenic Dr.
Modesto, Ca. 95350
209 525-6274 or 629-0701