MBCT Mentorship

The UCSD Center for Mindfulness requires that all clinicians training to become MBCT teachers receive mentorship to support the clinician's mindfulness-based teaching and the ongoing development of their personal practice.

The purpose of mentorship is to promote competency and best practice skills for teaching mindfulness in the context of the 8-week MBCT program as well as to encourage the application of mindfulness in daily life.

​There are two phases to becoming an MBCT teacher through the Mindfulness Based Professional Training Institute at the UCSD Center for Mindfulness.  The mentorship requirements for each of these phases is summarized below.  For more information about the mentorship process in relation to the two phases of MBCT teacher training, please see the MBPTI Training website.

Andrea offers mentorship for Phase 1: Teacher Qualification, Phase 2: Teacher Certification, as well as Individual Mentorship for clinicians who would like supervision outside of the structure of the MBCT formal certification program.

Phase 1: MBCT Teacher Qualification

Completion of the first phase, MBCT Teacher Qualification, allows you to offer 8-week MBCT programs and represent yourself as a “Qualified Teacher of MBCT”​.

In addition to successfully completing a 5 Day MBCT Teacher Training program, qualification requires at least 20 hours of mentorship with an MBPTI-approved MBCT Mentor during your teaching of two 8-week MBCT courses.​

A more detailed description of the mentorship process can be found in the UCSD Center for Mindfulness MBCT Mentorship Document (Click Here).

Andrea is a MBPTI-approved MBCT Mentor and can assist you in meeting the mentorship requirements for MBCT Teacher Qualification.

The fee for Teacher Qualification mentorship is $155/hr (USD) as per MBPTI guidelines.

Phase 2: MBCT Teacher Certification

Completion of the second phase, MBCT Teacher Certification, ensures that you have developed, and can clearly demonstrate, competency and best practice skills in the teaching of MBCT.  It allows you represent yourself as a “Certified Teacher of MBCT”​.

Obtaining MBCT Teacher Qualification is a prerequisite to formal certification status.

In addition to teaching a minimum of three 8-week MBCT courses after receiving Teacher Qualification, and attending advanced teacher training, certification requires 10 hours of mentorship with an MBPTI-approved MBCT Mentor during your teaching of two 8-week MBCT courses.​

A more detailed description of the mentorship process can be found in the UCSD Center for Mindfulness MBCT Mentorship Document (Click Here).

Andrea is a MBPTI-approved MBCT Mentor and can assist you in meeting the mentorship requirements for MBCT Teacher Certification.

The fee for Teacher Certification mentorship is $155/hr (USD) as per MBPTI guidelines.

Individual Mentorship 

Individual mentorship is for clinicians who would like supervision outside of the structure of the MBCT formal certification program.

Andrea brings her clinical psychiatry experience, knowledge of Buddhist psychological frameworks, and complimentary experience working with other forms of mindfulness interventions to the supervision process.

Areas that individual supervision can focus on include:

  • ​deepening and advancing your personal mindfulness practice
  • developing your ability to draw on your personal practice to teach mindfulness in a more embodied way, both with individuals and groups
  • improving your skills in guiding mindfulness practices and inquiry

The fee for Individual Mentorship is $185/hr (USD).

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