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MBDC Teacher Training Pathway

Become a Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care Teacher

Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care Teacher Training is offered to clinicians who work in the field of dementia care, and who are interested in leading Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care (MBDC) programs in their workplace.

Prerequisites for joining the MBDC Teacher Training Pathway include:

  • Master’s level trained mental health clinician (practitioner), or related field
  • Already working with persons living with dementia and/or their family members
  • Established personal mindfulness practice, which includes daily formal meditation and everyday mindfulness
  • Must have attended at least one silent retreat
  • Participation in Mindfulness Based class; Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) recommended
  • Experience facilitating/guiding meditations preferred

If you do not have one or more of these prerequisites and are still passionate about learning to teach MBDC, please contact us at [email protected].

The training pathway has 3 phases:

Phase 1A: Grounding in the Content and Structure of MBDC

10 biweekly online training sessions + one individual Q & A session with teaching faculty exploring MBDC program topics, developmental arc of program, familiarity with participant workbook & teaching materials. Planning delivery of MBDC program to be completed as soon as possible after Phase 2 training.

Phase 1B: In-Person or Virtual Training Retreat

An immersive opportunity to practice teaching curriculum, lead meditation, deepen understanding of group process, and explore therapeutic use of self in this context.

Phase 2: Mentoring

During the first MBDC program delivery, the trainee will meet weekly with an MBDC mentor to discuss the teaching experience and answer questions. The MBDC mentor will review a recorded class, or may sit in on one session to support learning for the trainee.

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Contact us at [email protected] to learn more about training opportunities and pricing.