Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week program that introduces you to mindfulness practice in the form of sitting meditation, body awareness and mindful movement, modeled by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD.
The MBSR program at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine includes a free information session and a 30-minute private interview with the instructor before the first class. Attending an informational session is strongly encouraged. Each class also includes one all-day session on a Saturday or Sunday.
Note: AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM are available for this course (see accreditation details below). Total in-class time is 28 hours over 8 weeks. Classes often fill to capacity, and advance registration is highly encouraged.
Fee: $330 tuition, $35 materials, $125 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
($297 tuition with UCSF discount; $264 tuition for MBSR alums)
|Info Session*||Class Dates||Time||Instructor|
|January 8||Wed, 1/22 – 3/12||7:00 – 9:30 pm||Charlie Johnson
|January 23||Thurs, 2/6 – 3/27||3:00 – 5:30 pm||James Mitchell, PhD
|February 13||Thurs, 2/27 – 4/17||7:00 – 9:30 pm||Bonnie O’Brien Jonsson, MS|
|April 9||Wed, 4/23 – 6/11||7:00 – 9:30 pm||James Mitchell, PhD
|April 10||Thurs, 4/24 – 6/12||3:00 – 5:30 pm||James Mitchell, PhD
|May 27||Tues, 6/10 – 7/29||7:00 – 9:30 pm||James Mitchell, PhD
|June 25||Wed, 7/9 – 8/27||7:00 – 9:30 pm||Charlie Johnson
|August 22 (Fri)||Thurs, 8/28 – 10/16**||7:00 – 9:30 pm||Bonnie O’Brien Jonsson, MS|
|September 10||Wed, 9/24 – 11/12||7:00 – 9:30 pm||James Mitchell, PhD
|October 7||Thurs, 10/23 – 12/18
(No class on 11/27)
|7:00 – 9:30 pm||Bonnie O’Brien Jonsson, MS|
*Info Session times are the same as the class times.
**No Class on Rosh Hashanah, 9/25.; class held instead on Tuesday, 9/23
The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The UCSF School of Medicine designates this education activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurse Credit: The California Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved for AMA PRA category 1 credit as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal. Nurses from states other than California should check with their state board for specific continuing education policies.
This course meets the qualifications on an hour-for-hour basis of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs (per AMA PRA category 1 credit assignment of 13.25 credits) as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Approval No. PCE 1272.