MBRP: Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention April 2022

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Sarah Bowen, Ph.D., Joel Grow, Ph.D.,
Katie Witkiewitz, Ph.D. and Betsy Atwell, MA, LPC, CSAC, ICS
This training will be offered online in three phases. Please review the detailed schedules below.

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Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) is a training course integrating empirically supported interventions from Dr. Alan Marlatt’s Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT), Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Zindel Segal and colleagues’ Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). This program was specifically created for clients in recovery from substance use disorders, and is designed to prevent relapse for those who have undergone inpatient or intensive outpatient treatment.

The MBRP curriculum integrates mindfulness meditation practices with cognitive-behavioral strategies to support clients’ recovery. The MBRP skills help participants learn to recognize and stay with discomfort (physical, cognitive and emotional) as opposed to reactively reaching for a “fix.” Combining mindfulness and relapse prevention cultivates heightened awareness of both internal and external triggers, while promoting vital lifestyle modifications for a healthy life of recovery. The MBRP program and its principles of treatment require an experiential understanding of mindfulness meditation practices. Therefore, it is essential for clinicians who facilitate MBRP groups to have their own daily mindfulness meditation practice, and endeavor to embody the principles to teach. Learn more about the training.

Tentative Schedule:

Phase 1: April 7th – May 26th, 2022 (Thursdays)at 9am-10:30am PT

Phase 2: June 3rd/4th and June 10th/11th, 2022 (Fri-Sat) at 7am-2pm PT

Phase 3: June 24th and July 8th, 2022 (Thursdays) at 9am-10:30am (PT)

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$200 “Early-Bird Discount” if you register and pay in full on or before February 7, 2022 Early-Bird Rate On or Before February 7, 2022 On or After February 8, 2022
Registration $1095 $1295
UC San Diego Faculty / Staff $995 $1195
  1. Attendance to all three phases is required.
  2. A service charge will be added to all payment transactions
  3. Upon submission of your registration your application will be reviewed for prerequisites and you will be contacted when it has been formally accepted.
  4. Continuing education credits for participation in this program are available for an additional fee.