Advanced Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Occupational Therapy
The Department of Occupational Therapy—an innovator in Occupational Therapy curriculum is now offering an Advanced Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Occupational Therapy (MBOT) to prepare licensed healthcare professionals to meet the complex needs of the current evolving healthcare system.
This first-of-its-kind academic certificate program in mindfulness adapts to the interests and aspirations of its participants, providing a powerful learning environment to nourish personal and professional development in a truly unique way. The MBOT program is working to build a mindfulness-based healthcare community to provide participants with the support, skills, context, and experience, enabling them to effectively share their mindfulness practice with others in real-life and in diverse healthcare settings.
Healthcare professionals work in fast-paced environments where the stress of client loads and intense production demands can compromise a clinician’s mental, emotional, and physical health. The potential for burnout can have a devastating impact on the quality of service and commitment provided to clients and patients. Extensive research, including clinical trials, have identified mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) as having profoundly positive effects that benefit healthcare professionals in managing work and life situations - greatly improving morale, attitude, attention, decision-making, mental flexibility, and markedly improving interpersonal relationships overall. Consequently, this advanced certificate in mindfulness can help professionals build skills to effectively engage with the unique and often intense occupational stressors faced on a daily basis.
- Top-Notch Faculty with Advanced Training
The MBOT Program has assembled a skilled teaching team that integrates strong practice backgrounds with unique interests, experiences, and social and cultural perspectives.
- Convenient Online Courses
Designed for working healthcare professionals, the program includes four online courses and an in-person five-day residential training retreat in the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Practice What You Learn Immediately
This certificate prepares practitioners to be skillful in handling relationship conflict, and to bring mindfulness into their clinical practice area.
Your Career Opportunities
With an Advanced Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Occupational Therapy, you will be at the forefront of this emerging area of practice as an ambassador of mindfulness in your personal life, work environment, and community.
Based upon your experience and the depth and breadth of your personal mindfulness practice, this advanced certificate will support you in gaining skills, knowledge, and know-how to be a dedicated leader in creating, implementing, and establishing mindfulness-based interventions, classes, workshops, training, and programs in healthcare practice settings across the world.
Formal admission is required for the program. You can apply for admission between August 1st and December 1st for the Spring 2019 semester.
A degree and a license to practice in a healthcare-related profession
An application through Cal State Apply
The Department of Occupational Therapy requires additional documents such as a statement of purpose and resume.
For more information, please visit the Admission Requirements.