Professional Development Center

EPC 580 Integrating Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Social and Emotional Intelligence into the Classroom

Course Number: EPC 580
Course Title: Integrating Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Social and Emotional Intelligence into the Classroom
Class #: 64506
Dates: August 6-8, 11-12, 2014
Times: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus, 423/424 Glickman Library
Faculty: Nancy Hathaway, University of Southern Maine
Credit: Three (3) Inservice Graduate Credits
Tuition/Fees: $1,319.00 (Maine Resident)
Registration Form: Click here or call 780-5055

This course provides training in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction for teachers, counselors, and psychologists in school settings. Students learn Mindfulness techniques for themselves and for their students as well as for their relationships with colleagues. Through Mindfulness exercises and practice, group and dyad discussions, presentations, readings, and talks by the instructor, students will develop Mindfulness skills to integrate into the school setting for themselves as teacher and for students. The emphasis is on integrating Mindfulness into the classroom through modeling and seamlessly bringing Mindfulness to help students develop emotional and social skills. These skills help children thrive and as well give them a solid foundation for their academic studies.