PSY21110: Mindfulness-Based Interventions I

Credits 2
This is a three-quarter series in mindfulness (nonjudgmental awareness). This course offers students the opportunity to nurture existing self-care behaviors as well as to cultivate new ones based on mindful awareness skill-building. Students will gain an understanding of the basics of mindfulness meditation and movement and the clinical benefits of mindfulness practices broadly defined. Additionally, students will understand the clinical applications of mindfulness-based interventions, their theory of change, and supporting empirical research. Each quarter will build on the previous, in terms of embodying mindful awareness and applying these skills both individually and in groups in clinical contexts. Various empirically validated mindfulness-based interventions will be explored.