Waynesburg University will host a Mindfulness Certificate Course on campus Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24. Led by the University’s Psychology Club, the course is an intensive training session aimed at helping participants teach mindfulness techniques to clients.
“Our goal is to provide the University’s students and surrounding area’s mental health professionals with an opportunity to get specific training in a popular topic among the counseling field,” said Justin Shirey, a senior psychology major and president of the Waynesburg University Psychology Club.
The club is using a curriculum from Professional Education Systems, Inc., a nonprofit organization that creates seminars, conferences, in-house training and other tools for mental health professionals. The Mindfulness Certificate Course will show participants how to help clients with trauma, anxiety, depression, relationships and other issues.
The course will provide “topical insight to participants as they learn from an expert in the area of focus,” said Sarah Bell, coordinator of academic communications and study abroad. Bell said Waynesburg University always searches for opportunities to incorporate learning on campus.
“Offering this training on campus aligns with Waynesburg University’s goal of offering innovative and student-centered learning experiences,” she said.
The cost of training is $300 per person, and registration ends March 1.
To learn more about the course, email Sarah Bell, coordinator of academic communications and study abroad, or visit the course webpage.