Online Training

Dharma Institute

Buddhist Psychology Training Application

Matthew Brensilver

Matthew Brensilver

Deepen your understanding of meditation and nourish your work with clients in this four-month training designed for clinicians, counselors, mindfulness teachers, and others providing mental health support. Join a community of peers for an in-depth exploration of mindfulness, Dharma, and science that will support your personal practice and your work with others. As counselors, we know that only when we’ve truly made ourselves a patient can we become a healer. Through our practice, we become the patient and come to understand, affirm, and ultimately, transform ourselves. This transformation then ripples outwards to our clients and community. This training brings both sides of ourselves—patient and healer—together as we practice and learn in community. Through meditation, Dharma talks, small group explorations, and clinical case studies, you will develop greater confidence in applying mindfulness-based interventions with clients while enhancing your understanding of Buddhist psychology and meditation practices that illuminate our minds, foster goodness, and transform habits that compound suffering.

Affinity Group

Open to all

Continuing Education

18 CE Credits

This program offers 18 CE Credits Continuing Education (CE) credits for $180 for , and may be applicable for other licenses. Please review our CEC information page for full provider information.

To be eligible for Continuing Education Credits (CECs), you must:

  • Register and pay for CECs by 4:30 p.m. PT, the business day before the program. After the program begins, no retroactive CECs will be given and the CEC fee is non-refundable.
  • Attend in full and fulfill all attendance requirements and next steps. No exceptions. Please review the CEC information page for attendance requirements.

CONTENT LEVEL: Select

Learning Objectives

Additional notes

  • For full provider information, and additional CEC information, including attendance requirements, cancellation, and grievance policies, please visit our CEC information page.
  • Spirit Rock is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16905, for 18 contact hours.
  • Credit is awarded for instructional time only and does not include extended silent meditation, if offered.
  • For those with a different license or with a license from a different licensing board, please contact your licensing board directly to ask if CE credit from the above-approved sponsors is accepted. Spirit Rock does not confirm applicability of credit for those with licenses different than those listed above.

Add-Ons

18 CE Credits

$180

To be eligible for Continuing Education Credits (CECs), you must:

  • Register and pay for CECs by 4:30 p.m. PT, the business day before the program. After the program begins, no retroactive CECs will be given and the CEC fee is non-refundable.
  • Attend in full and fulfill all attendance requirements and next steps. No exceptions. Please review the CEC information page for attendance requirements.

Attendance Requirements

  • Register and attend with Zoom using the same email used to register for the program, to enable proper attendance tracking.
  • Join the program, by web browser or Zoom App, not dialing in by phone, within the first 15-minutes of the start of the program.
  • Stay logged-in and engaged for the duration of the program. It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure adequate internet reliability and bandwidth. Unstable internet connections may result in incomplete attendance.

Next Steps

  • Certificates of Attendance are only available for those who complete the attendance requirements and submit the CEC Course Evaluation within the stated time frame.
  • Complete the online CEC Course Evaluation (different from the course survey) within 1-week of receiving the access link. The access link will be emailed within 2 business days following the end of the program/series to all CE participants with complete attendance.
  • CEC participants with incomplete attendance will not be emailed the CEC Course Evaluation. If you do not receive an email with the link for the CEC Course Evaluation within 2-days of the end of the program, please contact us. CEC records are closed two weeks after the program.
  • Incomplete attendance nullifies CEC eligibility as board regulations prohibit partial credit for partial attendance.
  • Certificates of Attendance will be sent via email once the CEC Course Evaluation is received.
Matthew Brensilver, PhD

Matthew Brensilver, PhD

Teacher

Matthew Brensilver teaches at the Insight Retreat Center, Spirit Rock and Insight Meditation Society. Before committing to teach meditation full-time, he spent years doing research on addiction pharmacotherapy at the UCLA Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine and continues to be interested in the dialogue between Buddhism and science.

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