Admission is by application, and all applicants must:
Have attended the full Mindful Self-Compassion program (8 Week or 5-Day Intensive format, in-person or online prior to starting the program). In order to establish a firm foundation of immersion in self-compassion and personal practice, this is a firm requirement for entry into the Certification program.
Be a licensed or supervised mental health professional with active liability insurance. Psychologists, psychiatrists, palliative care professionals, social workers, nurses, licensed mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and other professional caregivers are invited to apply, as are students enrolled in a graduate psychotherapy training program. Other professionals will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Live Online Mindful Self-Compassion (LOMSC)
Accelerated 4-Week Course for Cohort 1
If you would still like to join Cohort 1 starting in March, and need to complete the prerequisite LOMSC Course, below are two accelerated LOMSC courses that will meet the prerequisite. You must complete an online application for Cohort 1 before you will be accepted into either of these courses. These two courses are open only to Cohort 1 applicants. On your application indicate which group you want to attend or if you can attend either group.
GROUP 1 LOMSC
February 22 – March 22
Mondays and Fridays, 9:30-11:30 am PT | 12:30-2:30 ET / 5:30-7:30 pm UTC
Teacher: CMSC Executive Director Steve Hickman
GROUP 2 LOMSC
Feb. 23 – March 23
Tuesdays and Fridays, 11:30am-1:30pm PT / 2:30-4:30 pm EST/ 7:30-9:30 pm UTC
Teacher: CMSC Online Learning Director Natalie Bell
Cohort Two Important Dates*
Two-day opening retreat Saturday/Sunday, October 16-17, 2021 from 7:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific Time
The program starts on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 8:00 am Pacific Time
The weekly live meetings, every Wednesday from 8:00 – 11:30 am Pacific Time, until June 22, 2022
December Break December 1-29, 2021
Two-day closing retreat Saturday/Sunday, June 25-26, 2022 from 7:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific Time
*In addition to the above sessions, participants can expect to invest approximately five hours per week of reading, discussion board participation, and individual practice.
Cohort Three dates and times will be announced in December 2021.
SCIP consists of:
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 104 CE credit.
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. 104 CE credit 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.
Fees for CE credit: $325.
* Must attend all classes live to receive credits. Only valid in United States.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where will the training be held?
This course is delivered in an online format using the virtual platform. Registration and login details will be sent via email one week prior to the course commencing.
What do I do if I’m having technical difficulties?
You can access technical support by contacting [email protected]. Please ensure you have a reliable internet connection and a digital device with a camera and microphone.
How do I access the 5-day intensive or 8-week MSC course?
A 5-day intensive will be offered by CMSC in order to meet the prerequisite requirements for this program. You can enroll via this link https://centerformsc.org/course-teachers-list/
I can’t log in at the scheduled time, will it be recorded for me to view later?
Some components of the course are pre-recorded and will be available for you to watch for a specified amount of time, at your convenience. It is a requirement of the course that you are online to participate in the live components. Please ensure that you carefully read the course schedule and convert it to your time zone.
What if I have to miss a supervision session? Can I make it up?
It is permissible to miss 20% of the course live sessions and still meet the course requirements.
I have already completed the MSC course, do I need to do it again?
No, if you have already completed the course you do not need to repeat it.
What if I haven’t completed an MSC course yet—what do I need to do so I can join the SCIP program?
You will need to complete a CMSC approved MSC course prior to the start date of your cohort. During the application process, you will be able to review approved and available MSC online courses and dates that you can sign up for.