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The Nalanda Institute's Mindfulness-Based Contemplative Psychotherapy program is the world's most advanced training for clinicians looking to expand their practice by integrating a variety of mindfulness-based meditation practices with Buddhist psychology, contemporary psychotherapy, and current neuropsychology.

 

Now, for the first time ever, you can earn your Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Contemplative Psychotherapy from the Nalanda Institute through online access to their comprehensive training.

 

This intensive 9-month certificate training program will help distinguish you as a leader in the field of Mindfulness-Based Contemplative Psychotherapy among your clients, employer and fellow clinicians.

 

Developed by Nalanda Institute founder, Harvard-trained psychiatrist and Columbia-trained Buddhist scholar, Joe Loizzo, the training program includes the world's leading experts and provides you direct access to the work and lessons of the most sought-after teachers, including:

 
  • Sharon Salzberg, acclaimed author and prominent Buddhist meditation teacher
  • Rick Hanson, Ph.D., New York Times best-selling author and authority on self-directed neuroplasticity
  • Richard Davidson, Ph.D., groundbreaking researcher and one of Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World"
  • Chris Germer, Ph.D., author, international speaker and co-developer with Kristen Neff of the Mindful Self-Compassion program
  • Jeffrey Rubin, Ph.D., critically acclaimed author and creator of meditative psychotherapy
  • Robert Thurman, Ph.D., recognized worldwide authority on religion, spirituality and Buddhist science
  • ...and more
 

This groundbreaking training will show you how to masterfully weave insights and practices from contemplative psychology into the daily fabric of your clinical practice — providing you a powerful approach that can help improve clinical outcomes in clients experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, pain, addiction and more.

 

Don't wait to become one of tomorrow's leaders... Join an elite group of your peers who are transforming their practice and their clients' lives by earning their certificate in mindfulness-based contemplative psychotherapy.

By joining us to
Earn your Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Contemplative Psychotherapy,
you will:

1 Learn to combine a safe, exploratory dialog with time-tested practical skills to illuminate your clients' potential for healing and happiness
1 Develop essential skills for helping clients apply Mindfulness to daily life
1 Receive ongoing support from group members and Nalanda Institute Staff throughout the 9-month training
1 Participate in two peer-reviewed teach-back meditations to empower you in delivering effective instruction
1 Complete a Capstone Project to showcase your new skills and understanding of mindfulness-based psychotherapy
1 Join an elite group of peers from around the globe, all focused on enhancing their therapeutic skills and improving client outcomes
 

Program Features

  • 9-Months of weekly meditations, classes, and presentations from leading experts
  • Supplemental readings to help deepen your understanding of the weekly teachings
  • Online video lecture you can view at your own convenience from the comfort of your home or office
  • Guided meditations that show you how to enhance introspection, develop awareness, cultivate positive emotions and evoke insight
  • Q&A calls with Nalanda faculty to answer your questions and share additional insights
  • Two interactive teach-back opportunities to practice meditation leading skills and receive peer feedback
  • Self-designed Capstone Project to showcase your application of the advanced training

 

Mindfulness-Based Contemplative Psychotherapy:
A 9-month advanced certificate training
Valued at $4,500.00
Today Only $3,499.99 — An Unbelievable Value!

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Get started today for just $299.99!
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Earn up to 50 CE Hours — included in the course tuition!

This Special Enrollment Period is Extremely Limited!

Here's what others are saying...

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“Each week the teachers and the group reminded and inspired me to be increasingly present with my clients and in my life. The meetings helped me to bring a more expanded and wise perspective to whatever I was working with that week. I feel honored to be part of such a special community of people.”
—Kelly Zanetich, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist

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“As a practicing meditator, I had a previous experience of meditation as healing for myself. Attending the Nalanda Institute has provided me with a rich understanding of the ways that Buddhist psychology, psychotherapy practices, and mindfulness practice can overlap to provide a deeper healing experience with my clients. The mentoring and rewarding social aspect among the teachers and students has also enabled me to make lifelong friendships and connections with other practicing Buddhist clinicians.”
—Chuck Beardsley, LCSW

 

 

What Will I learn?

This 9-month training program provides a comprehensive foundation for integrating contemplative psychology and meditation practice into contemporary psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, object relation, interpersonal, family-systems therapies and related care giving fields. You'll learn how to use mindfulness-based psychotherapy to combine safe, exploratory dialog with time-tested practical skills and age-old contemplative insights aimed at embodying your clients' innate potential for healing and happiness.

Module 1
Foundations of Buddhist Psychology

Learn key insights from one of the world's oldest surviving psychologies to help you understand the nature of the mind, assess symptoms, determine etiologies and prognosis and offer effective treatment in a manner unlike any contemporary system.

You'll hear lecture and participate in meditations led by today's leaders in meditation and contemplative science:

  • Sharon Salzberg, the most prominent Buddhist meditation teacher in the West and acclaimed author
  • Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D., Nalanda Institute Founder, Harvard-trained psychiatrist and Columbia-trained Buddhist scholar with over forty years’ experience studying the beneficial effects of contemplative practices on healing, learning and development
  • Miles Neale, PsyD, one of the leading voices of the current generation of Buddhist teachers and a forerunner in the emerging field of contemplative psychotherapy
  • Emily Wolf, Ph.D., director of the Nalanda Institute's Contemplative Psychotherapy Program and private practice clinician focused on integrating contemplative methods into Western psychodynamic therapy

 


Module 1
Essentials of Mindfulness Meditation

Go beyond simple versions of mindfulness into the depth and sophistication of its original method of mediation prescribed in contemplative science.

Let the Nalanda faculty show you how much more value there is for your clients beyond mainstream presentations. You'll enjoy lectures from guest faculty including:

  • Robert Thurman, Ph.D., recognized worldwide authority on religion and spirituality, Asian history, world philosophy, Buddhist science, Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Ethan Nichtern, Buddhist teacher, author, and activist who has lectured at Brown, Wesleyan, Yale, NYU, and Antioch
  • ...and more

Module 1
Neuroscience of Meditation

See how neuroscience can inform why, how and what mindfulness-based techniques can help your clients engage in healthier behaviors while improving their emotional regulation, concentration, and ability to restructure unhelpful thoughts.

You'll gain the knowledge you need to inform your practice from today's leading voices in the field of neuroscience and research, including:

  • Rick Hanson, Ph.D., psychologist, teacher, New York Times best-selling author
  • and authority on self-directed neuroplasticity
  • Richard Davidson, Ph.D., groundbreaking researcher and one of Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World"
  • Sonia Sequiera, Ph.D., neuroscientist and researcher focused on how meditation can be used to improve health in diverse populations
  • ...and more

Module 1
Clinical Applications of Mindfulness: Mechanisms of change and effects

Examine the many ways that mindfulness practices have been effectively applied in clinical context to help clients manage stress, reduce addictions and anxiety, prevent depressive relapse, and facilitate insight, self-compassion, affect regulation, secure attachment and behavior modification.

Discover how you can apply Mindfulness Based Therapies (such as MBSR, MBCT, and MBRP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and more from leading clinicians such as:

  • Erin Olivio, Ph.D, clinical psychologist in private practice, former Assistant Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology at Columbia University, and the former Director of the Columbia Integrative Medicine Program
  • Jon Kaplan, Ph.D., clinical psychologist that serves as the director of the SoHo CBT + Mindfulness Center, which specializes in providing innovative cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness training for adults, teens, children, couples, and organizations
  • Bart van Melik, M.A., a meditation and Insight Dialogue teacher focused on working with diverse populations, including bringing meditation to juvenile detention centers, homeless shelters, VA hospitals and New York City public schools
  • Leslie Blackhall, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Humanities at the University Of Virginia School of Medicine and Director of Palliative Care Services
  • ...and more
Module 1
Contemplative Psychotherapy: Integrative nuances

Review a variety of ways experts have thoughtfully integrated Buddhist psychological insights and mindfulness practices into their own clinical work so you too can be well informed about how to effectively apply these methods into your own treatment with confidence.

Get the insight you need to tackle the toughest clinical cases from experts including:

  • Paul Fulton, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist, lecturer in Psychology at the Department of Psychiatry of Harvard Medical School at Cambridge Health Alliance, and board member/co-founder of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy
  • Chris Germer, Ph.D., author, international speaker and co-developer with Kristen Neff of the Mindful Self-Compassion program
  • Jeffrey Rubin, Ph.D., critically acclaimed author and creator of meditative psychotherapy
  • Pilar Jennings, Ph.D., psychoanalyst, author and researcher at the Columbia University Center for Study of Science and Religion where she explores the intergenerational transmission of trauma
  • ...and more
Mindfulness-Based Contemplative Psychotherapy:
A 9-month advanced certificate training
Valued at $4,500.00
Today Only $3,499.99 — An Unbelievable Value!

Interested in a Payment Plan?
Get started today for just $299.99!
Click here for Payment Plan Information.

 

Earn up to 50 CE Hours — included in the course tuition!

This Special Enrollment Period is Extremely Limited!

Module 1Learn to Combine the Major Elements of Mindfulness-Based Contemplative Psychotherapy into Your Practice:

 

Attuned presence facilitated by mindfulness training to help you and your clients relax and stay more connected despite ever present distractions.
 
Emotional self-regulation practices to allow you and your clients to develop the necessary affect tolerance needed to avoid reactivity and maladaptive coping mechanisms.
 
Meta-cognitive insight to help you and your clients learn how to examine thoughts with greater clarity, perspective, and decrement leading to profound discoveries and insights.
 

Hear more from your peers...

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“Attending the Nalanda Institute’s Contemplative Psychotherapy Program has been a rich and rewarding experience. Not only did I deepen and concretize my understanding of Buddhist thought as it applies to clinical work, but I also made lasting friendships with other like-minded clinicians. The sense of community they provide feels like a warm embrace.”
—Debra Rosenzweig, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

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“I can’t find words to explain how important this journey has been for me... My experience with the people I work with has completely changed. Now I’m able to receive their struggles like a gift and together we can embark on our specific and enthusiastic path toward the awareness of interdependence.”
—Giulia Mellacca

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“Through this program I have a greater appreciation for all that is good around me and a greater ability to accept some of the things in life that are more of a challenge. I’ve learned so much about Tibetan Buddhism and feel that I am able to take the skills and knowledge I have acquired to move through the world and my career in a more creative and thoughtful way.”
—Amy Sternhell, NP. Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry

How is the program organized?

During the 9-month certificate training, you will engage in:

  • 36 weeks of comprehensive online video training — an in-depth curriculum designed by the Nalanda Institute and taught by a faculty of leading scholars, practitioners, world-class meditation teachers, pioneering mindfulness and compassion researchers, and renowned clinicians.
  • Supplemental readings to help deepen your understanding of the weekly teachings.
  • Peer-reviewed projects — get two unique opportunities to practice teaching meditation and receive feedback from your fellow peers within the course.
  • Capstone Project — to showcase your course learning as it relates to your field of practice.
  • Q&A sessions with Nalanda Institute faculty — to get your questions answered and hear additional insight in applying contemplative psychotherapy to your practice.

Module 1
Four Foundations of Mindfulness Meditation

Week 1 | Four Foundations of Mindfulness Meditation


Module 1
Foundations of Buddhist Psychology

Week 2 | Four Noble Truths: Foundations of Buddhist Psychology

Week 3 | Introduction to Contemplative Psychotherapy: Defining Mental Illness and Optimal Health in Classic Buddhist Psychology

Week 4 | Buddhism: Historical and Philosophical Developments**   

Week 5 | Mind and Mental Factors: The Basic Mind Science of Buddhist Psychology

Week 6 | Karma: Psychological Causality within the Context of Dependent Origination

Week 7 | Freedom and Clarity of Mind: Natural strategies to help clients find relief

Week 8 | Selflessness**

Week 9 | The Eightfold Path and Three Disciplines: Comprehensive treatment strategies informed by Buddhist psychology

Week 10 | Introduction to the Capstone Project and Meditation Teach-backs**


Module 1
Neuropsychology of Contemplative Practice

Week 11 | Neuropsychology and Contemplative Practice as it Relates to Stress and Trauma

Week 12 | Limbic system and attachment: Resonance, Regulation, and the Mammal Brain

Week 13 | Neuroscience of Awakening: The clinical application of self-regulatory practices

Week 14 | Neuroscience of Compassion: Clinical Applications for compassion-based meditation strategies

Week 15 | First Guided Meditation Teach-back Opportunity**


Module 1
Clinical Applications and Mindfulness-based Interventions

Week 16 | Mindfulness Based Therapies: MBSR, MBCT, MBRP

Week 17| Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Week 18 | Treatment of Personality Disorders and DBT

Week 19 | Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Based Couples and Family Therapy

Week 20 | Mindfulness for Youth at Risk**

Week 21 | Living, Dying and the Problem with Hope

Week 22 | Mindfulness in Trauma Treatment

Week 23 | Second Guided Meditation Opportunity**


Module 1
Integrative Approaches

Week 24 | Attachment, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

Week 25 | Meditation Teaching Methodology, Review**

Week 26 | Mindfulness Practice as Advanced Training for the Clinician

Week 27 | Loving-kindness Meditation**    

Week 28 | Self-compassion and Psychotherapy**    

Week 29 | Meditative Therapy

Week 30 | Opportunity to Develop Your final Capstone Project.**

Week 31 | Practicing Meditative Therapy

Week 32 | Healing the Selfless Self / Working with Transference and Countertransference     

Week 33 | Intersubjectivity and Interpersonal Dynamics in Buddhism and Psychotherapy

Week 34 | Spiritual Bypassing

Week 35 | The Love of Space: Mindful Caregiving and the Ethics of Presence

Week 36 | Capstone Project Presentation**


**Note: These weeks do not offer continuing education credits and are for informational purposes only. Not all activities featured in the weekly video are eligible for continuing education.

Click here for total course CE Credit and details specific to your profession.

Want to know more about the course outline?
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Mindfulness-Based Contemplative Psychotherapy:
A 9-month advanced certificate training
Valued at $4,500.00
Today Only $3,499.99 — An Unbelievable Value!

Interested in a Payment Plan?
Get started today for just $299.99!
Click here for Payment Plan Information.

 

Earn up to 50 CE Hours — included in the course tuition!

This Special Enrollment Period is Extremely Limited!

Enroll today, and you'll also get access to...


Module 1
Supplemental Readings

Discover supplemental readings that compliment your weekly lessons. Selected by course instructors, the recommended readings will help you establish a familiarity with research findings and current literature on contemplative science and provide you with further insight and guidance on developing your practice.


Module 1
Live Q&A Calls

Throughout the course, you'll have the opportunity to join Nalanda Institute Staff for live Q&A calls where they'll address questions from course attendees and share additional insight into using mindfulness-based psychotherapy to achieve lasting results.

Featuring today's leaders in Contemplative Science...

 

Module 1
Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is one of the most prominent Buddhist meditation teachers in the West and has been teaching and leading meditation retreats around the world for over three decades. Her writings have appeared in numerous publications, including Time, Yoga Journal, Tricycle, Buddhadharma, Lion’s Roar, and numerous anthologies.

Speaker Disclosure: Financial: Sharon Salzberg is a co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society. She is an author for multiple publishers and receives royalties. Ms. Salzberg receives a royalty from PESI, Inc. Non-financial: Sharon Salzberg has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

Module 1
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, teacher, and New York Times best-selling author. Dr. Hanson is a co-founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and is a Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. An authority on self-directed neuroplasticity, his books include Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom, Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence, and Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time.

Speaker Disclosure: Financial: Rick Hanson is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Non-financial: Rick Hanson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

Module 1
Richard Davidson, Ph.D.

Richard Davidson, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist and received his doctorate from Harvard University. He is professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, as well as Founder and Director of the Center for Healthy Minds. Dr. Davidson has published hundreds of scientific papers and is the author of The Emotional Life of Your Brain and Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body (co-written with Daniel Goleman). Best known for his groundbreaking work studying emotion and the brain, his current research is broadly focused on the neural bases of emotion and emotional style as well as methods to promote human flourishing, including meditation and related contemplative practices.

Speaker Disclosure: Financial: Richard Davidson is a professor at the University of Wisconsin. He receives an honorarium from the University of Washington. Dr. Davidson is an author for Avery Publishing and receives royalties. Dr. Davidson is the recipient of grants from the National Institute of Health; and the Silicon Valley Community Fund. He receives a royalty from PESI, Inc. Non-financial: Richard Davidson is a member of the American Psychological Association; Healthy Minds Innovations, LLC; and the Mind and Life Institute.

Module 1
Robert Thurman, Ph.D.

Robert Thurman, Ph.D., is a recognized worldwide authority on religion and spirituality, Asian history, world philosophy, Buddhist science, Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University, President of the Tibet House U.S., Spiritual Director of Menla, and President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies. Dr. Thurman received his Ph.D. from Harvard and has studied extensively with many top Tibetan Lamas including His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Dr. Thurman is the author of many books, including The Central Philosophy of Tibet, The Jewel Tree of Tibet, and, most recently, with William Meyers and Michael Burbank, Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story of the Dalai Lama of Tibet.

Module 1
Christopher Germer, Ph.D.

Christopher Germer, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, a lecturer on psychiatry (part-time) at Harvard Medical School, and travels extensively leading workshops on mindfulness and self-compassion. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Temple University. Dr. Germer is the author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion and co-editor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy. Currently, he is co-developer (with Kristin Neff) of the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training program and actively engaged in research and training teachers of MSC.

Speaker Disclosure: Financial: Christopher Germer is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Non-financial: Christopher Germer is a member of the American Psychological Association; and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

Module 1
Jeffrey Rubin, Ph.D.

Jeffrey B. Rubin, Ph.D., is an author, meditation teacher, and a psychotherapist in private practice. He is a graduate of Princeton University, Columbia University and Union Institute. Dr. Rubin is a sensei in the Rinzai Zen lineage and the “creator of meditative psychotherapy.” He is also a training and supervising analyst at the Westchester Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Among the books that he has authored are The Art of Flourishing: A New East-West Approach to Staying Sane, Finding Love in an Insane World and Meditative Psychotherapy: The Marriage of East and West.

Module 1
Joe Loizzo, MD, Ph.D.

Joseph (Joe) Loizzo, MD, Ph.D., is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and Columbia-trained Buddhist scholar with over forty years’ experience studying the beneficial effects of contemplative practices on healing, learning and development. He is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in Integrative Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, where he researches and teaches contemplative self-healing and optimal health. He has taught the philosophy of science and religion, the scientific study of contemplative states, and the Indo-Tibetan mind and health sciences at Columbia University, where he is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Columbia Center for Buddhist Studies.

Also including...
1 Miles Neale, PsyD
1 Emily Wolf, Ph.D.
1 Ethan Nichtern
1 Sonia Sequiera, Ph.D.
1 Erin Olivio, Ph.D.
1 Leslie Blackhall, Ph.D.
1Jon Kaplan, Ph.D.
1Bart van Melik, MA
1 Paul Fulton, Ph.D.
1 Pilar Jennings, Ph.D.
Mindfulness-Based Contemplative Psychotherapy:
A 9-month advanced certificate training
Valued at $4,500.00
Today Only $3,499.99 — An Unbelievable Value!

Interested in a Payment Plan?
Get started today for just $299.99!
Click here for Payment Plan Information.

 

Earn up to 50 CE Hours — included in the course tuition!

This Special Enrollment Period is Extremely Limited!

Who is this training for?

Part of the richness of this intensive training is the remarkably broad range of professions represented — all oriented toward integrating healing practices into their professional discipline.

Designed for health professionals, therapists, coaches, educators, caregivers and anyone in a helping profession interested in integrating contemplative practice, cutting edge neuroscience, and contemporary psychotherapy into their professional life, this interactive online certificate training offers you a community of peers and mentors all focused on becoming part of a global network for lifelong learning, inspiration and development.

Continuing Education Credits Available!
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Want to know more about the course outline?
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Additional questions about this certificate training?
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Certificate of Completion

Module 1In recognition of completing this intensive training, participants who complete the weekly teachings and submit their final Capstone Project will be awarded a certificate of completion from the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science.

Your certificate not only showcases your personal and professional accomplishment, it distinguishes you from your peers and shows your clients, your colleagues, and employer your continued dedication to improving therapeutic outcomes.

 

 


Here's everything included in the online course:

 

  • Comprehensive video training, apx 2.5 hours per week for 36 weeks on Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy
  • Online message boards to collaborate with other professionals taking the course
  • Earn up to 50 CE hours with online testing — included in the price. Click here for total course CE Credit and details specific to your profession.
  • Supplemental readings to help deepen your understanding of the weekly teachings
  • Guided meditations that show you how to enhance introspection, develop awareness, cultivate positive emotions and evoke insight
  • Four Q&A calls with Nalanda faculty to answer your questions and share additional insights, plus access to the call recordings!
  • Two interactive teach-back opportunities to practice meditation skills and receive peer feedback
  • Self-designed Capstone Project to showcase your application of the advanced training
  • Unlimited access to all materials online

 

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Register for this comprehensive training course without risk. If you're not completely satisfied, give us a call at 800-844-8260. We're that confident that you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more than you expected.

What happens next?

  • Register now to get your login for instant access to the online portal.
  • Login to begin viewing week one materials at your own pace.
  • Start interacting with your peers via chat boards.
  • Each week, new materials will open allowing for progressive acquisition of competence.
  • Complete your CE tests online when it's convenient for you. Click here for total course CE Credit and details specific to your profession.
  • End the course with a certificate of professional recognition for completion of the mastery training course.
Mindfulness-Based Contemplative Psychotherapy:
A 9-month advanced certificate training
Valued at $4,500.00
Today Only $3,499.99 — An Unbelievable Value!

Interested in a Payment Plan?
Get started today for just $299.99!
Click here for Payment Plan Information.

 

Earn up to 50 CE Hours — included in the course tuition!

This Special Enrollment Period is Extremely Limited!

Questions about this course? Interested in a group rate? Please contact PESI toll free at 800-844-8260.