Accreditation & CECs

All of the Centre’s certificate training courses are certified as Group Learning programs by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) for Mainpro+ credits.

Scientific Planning Committee

The Scientific Planning Committee is a group of family physicians who review the programs we submit for Mainpro+ certification to ensure they adhere to established criteria and policies, and that content is relevant to family physicians. Our Scientific Planning Committee consists of the following three physicians:

Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP

Patricia Rockman is an associate professor with the University of Toronto, department of family and community medicine; cross-appointed to psychiatry. She is a medical psychotherapist focussing on mindfulness-based programs. She also provides mentorship and trains clinicians to deliver MBCT and MBSR. Patricia has been educating healthcare providers in stress reduction, CBT, and mindfulness-based practices for over 20 years. More recently she has become involved in psychedelic-assisted therapy training. She is the co-founder and advisor of Education and Clinical Services at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies and the developer of the MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program. She has co-authored a number of publications in the areas of mindfulness and mental health. 

Matthew Westerink MD CCFP GP Psychotherapy

Dr. Westerink works at the South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre as a Family Physician and works with Family Health Teams in providing individual CBT and group MBCT. He has completed certification through the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. He has also completed a Fellowship in Medical Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with CBT Canada. 

Jill Bailey MD

Dr. Jill Bailey is a family physician with a practice focused on mental health and addictions. After 14 years of rural general family practice, she now splits her time between the inpatient addiction medicine program at Homewood Health Centre, and providing CBT focused psychotherapy both in the Dufferin area, and virtually for all Ontario residents. 

Dr Bailey is a trained MBSR and MBCT facilitator through the Toronto Centre for Mindfulness Studies. Since discovering the enriching benefits of mindfulness in her own life, facilitating mindfulness groups are now the highlight of her week. The group experience always deepens her own mindfulness practice, and she is continuously inspired by her patients.

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Dufferin Area Family Health Team MBCT program: https://dafht.ca/workshops_programs/staying-present/

Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)

Blakie Sahay (she/her) BA, BscOT., MEd., is an occupational therapist, psychotherapist, and mindfulness based program facilitator and trainor. She holds advanced certifications in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and has additional training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT),  and various trauma-informed approaches. At the Centre for Mindfulness Studies (Toronto, Canada), Blakie facilitates a variety of mindfulness-based group programs, delivers professional development programs, and mentors new mindfulness facilitators-in-training. She also provides tailored mindfulness-based workshops for various organizations and businesses from local libraries, mental health organizations to universities and large corporations. Blakie has a private occupational therapy practice working with veterans and active duty military personnel with mental health, trauma and/or addictions challenges. She is also a certified yoga teacher and is currently a student in a 2-year Dharma Meditation Teacher Training with True North Insight. Blakie has additional training in trauma informed, trauma sensitive mindfulness approaches, anti-racism training and anti-oppression therapy practice. She is part of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies. 

Our MBCT TTI, MBCT Practicum, and MBSR TTI trainings are recognized as Graduate Transfer Credits at the University of Fraser Valley as part of the Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Learning (MBTL) graduate certificate.

All of the Centre’s certificate training courses are also approved for Continuing Education Credits (CECs) from the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP).

 

For detailed information, see the course listings below.

Mindfulness Core Concepts

  • This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 25.5 Mainpro+ credits.
  • This course is approved by the CPA to offer 6 CECs for psychologists. The Centre for Mindfulness Studies maintains responsibility for this course.
  • This course is pre-approved for 5.5 CECs credits with the CCPA. Upon completion, make sure to obtain the correct CEC form from the Centre along with your certificate of completion.
  • Participation in this workshop allows OAMHP members to apply for 5.5 CECs towards their required continuing education hours. OAMHP does not endorse this training or the training provider.

MBCT Basics

  • This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 35.25 Mainpro+ credits.
  • This course is approved by the CPA to offer 13 CECs for psychologists. The Centre for Mindfulness Studies maintains responsibility for this course.
  • This course is pre-approved for 12 CECs credits with the CCPA. Upon completion, make sure to obtain the correct CEC form from the Centre along with your certificate of completion.
  • Participation in this workshop allows OAMHP members to apply for 12 CECs towards their required continuing education hours. OAMHP does not endorse this training or the training provider.

CBT Meets Mindfulness

  • This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 18 Mainpro+ credits.
  • This course is approved by the CPA to offer 6 CECs for psychologists. The Centre for Mindfulness Studies maintains responsibility for this course.
  • This course is pre-approved for 6 CECs credits with the CCPA. Upon completion, make sure to obtain the correct CEC form from the Centre along with your certificate of completion.
  • Participation in this workshop allows OAMHP members to apply for 6 CECs towards their required continuing education hours. OAMHP does not endorse this training or the training provider.

MBCT Teacher Training Intensive

  • This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 135 Mainpro+ credits.
  • The MBCT TTI taken with the Centre will be given equivalent transfer credit for MBTL 710 at UVF as part of the MBTL certificate.
  • This course is approved by the CPA to offer 51 CECs for psychologists. The Centre for Mindfulness Studies maintains responsibility for this course.
  • This course is pre-approved for 45 CECs credits with the CCPA. Upon completion, make sure to obtain the correct CEC form from the Centre along with your certificate of completion.
  • Participation in this workshop allows OAMHP members to apply for 45 CECs towards their required continuing education hours. OAMHP does not endorse this training or the training provider.

MBCT Practicum

  • This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 105 Mainpro+ credits.
  • The MBCT Practicum taken with the Centre will be given equivalent transfer credit for MBTL 710 at UVF as part of the MBTL certificate.
  • This course is approved by the CPA to offer 37 CECs for psychologists. The Centre for Mindfulness Studies maintains responsibility for this course.
  • This course is pre-approved for 35 CECs credits with the CCPA. Upon completion, make sure to obtain the correct CEC form from the Centre along with your certificate of completion.
  • Participation in this workshop allows OAMHP members to apply for 35 CECs towards their required continuing education hours. OAMHP does not endorse this training or the training provider.

MBSR Teacher Training Intensive

  • This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 124.5 Mainpro+ credits.
  • The MBSR TTI taken with the Centre will be given equivalent transfer credit for MBTL 710 at UVF as part of the MBTL certificate.
  • This course is approved by the CPA to offer 52.5 CECs for psychologists. The Centre for Mindfulness Studies maintains responsibility for this course.
  • This course is pre-approved for 41.5 CECs credits with the CCPA. Upon completion, make sure to obtain the correct CEC form from the Centre along with your certificate of completion.
  • Participation in this workshop allows OAMHP members to apply for 41.5 CECs towards their required continuing education hours. OAMHP does not endorse this training or the training provider.

Inquiry Essentials

  • This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 36.75 Mainpro+ credits.
  • This course is approved by the CPA to offer 12.5 CECs for psychologists. The Centre for Mindfulness Studies maintains responsibility for this course.
  • This course is pre-approved for 12 CECs credits with the CCPA. Upon completion, make sure to obtain the correct CEC form from the Centre along with your certificate of completion.
  • Participation in this workshop allows OAMHP members to apply for 12 CECs towards their required continuing education hours. OAMHP does not endorse this training or the training provider.

Advanced Teacher Training Intensive

  • This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 78.75 Mainpro+ credits.
  • This course is approved by the CPA to offer 26.2 CECs for psychologists. The Centre for Mindfulness Studies maintains responsibility for this course.

Professional Development

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Personal Programs

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