Advanced Teacher Training
The Advanced Teacher Training Program offers a year-long, mentor-based, learning community for select graduates of our Facilitator Training Workshops.
Advanced Teacher Training is only available for those who’ve completed Facilitator Training.
Advanced Teacher Trainees hone their teaching skills as they engage in a growing community of trained facilitators, thus enhancing their capacity to offer Mindful Practice in Medicine programs in their local communities and beyond. Graduates have not only led their own programs but have facilitated alongside senior Mindful Practice in Medicine faculty.
Redesigned & Expanded
Between 2016 and 2021, 24 “interns” have completed the program, representing 10 countries around the world. Beginning in 2022, we have expanded the program to accommodate up to 8 interns per year.
The Advanced Teacher Training Program includes monthly 2-hour online sessions, biweekly individual mentoring sessions with senior faculty, and collaborative work with other interns and faculty in a learning community environment, culminating in a yearly gathering that includes current and former interns.
We accept 6-8 interns per yearly cycle.
Each intern will work directly, one-on-one, with two primary faculty over the course of the year. Mentor meetings will be twice monthly.
Groups of interns will work together outside of group meetings with faculty – in pairs and as an entire group.
Each intern will develop a Mindful Practice in Medicine program of varying design (from multi-day intensive, to series of regular sessions, to half-day or full-day program, in-person, on-line or both).
Faculty will supervise the development of these programs from planning through delivery, assisting interns not only with program design but also marketing, communications, institutional/organizational relationships, continuing education credit process, among other needs.
As you consider applying for this program and want to calculate the time commitment, please consider the following: 10 large group monthly meetings 120 minutes; mentor-intern meetings usually 1 hour, up to twice monthly; meetings with fellow interns once or twice monthly. In addition to this, you will need time to read or view materials in preparation for the large group meetings, and time to plan and develop a Mindful Practice in Medicine program offering. Best to plan on 5-8 hours per month for 10 months, plus attending the annual intern/facilitator gathering.
Group meetings of the entire intern cohort with the full faculty (10 meetings of 120 minutes each) will cover topics including: History of Mindful Practice in Medicine; Structure of the Modules; Deeper Dives into Appreciative Inquiry and Appreciative Interviews; The Role of Narratives and Narrative Medicine in Mindful Practice in Medicine; Group Dynamics and Mindfulness-Based Inquiry; Institutional/Organizational issues; Building a Wider Mindful Practice in Medicine community; as well as Designing Mindful Practice in Medicine Programs to meet local needs.
Interns will attend the annual intern/facilitator gathering. The first gathering was held at the Chapin Mill Retreat Center* (although future venues can be elsewhere depending on group desires and needs), and over 80% of intern graduates joined us for several days of contemplative practice, Mindful Practice in Medicine programming, and professional and social connections. Current interns as well as all of those who have completed the internship program since its inception are invited to attend and are only charged for room and board, currently about $600. At the gathering, current interns will have the opportunity to present and receive feedback on a segment of a workshop that they have developed.
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