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Registration applies to all meeting dates, including the full day retreat on May 7. To help keep our course prices accessible, we also appreciate any donations to our Mindfulness Outreach Fund, which allows us to offer discounted rates and scholarships. Donate any time at

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$ 325.00
UW Affiliate Registration (NOT free, requires a budget #)

If you pay with a UW budget, you will receive 25% off the listed registration price ($243.75). Please enter your budget number at check out for CTI transfer.

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Registration with # Clock Hours

27 Clock hours are offered through Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD). You must submit a $52 check to PSESD upon class completion.

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$ 330.00
Registration with Certificate of Completion

28 hours continuing education credit hours for licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and social workers in Washington State.

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Event details

8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course (Tuesdays)

taught by Richard Berger, MD


Please review our self-screening questionnaire prior to registration to determine if this course will be a good fit for you. You may also view the class waiver here, which will be distributed, signed, and collected on the first day of class.


What it is: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a program originally designed over thirty years ago by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. The course has a basis in eastern psychology but is very applicable to modern secular life. Mindfulness is the practice of sustained focus, self-regulation, self-exploration, and self-liberation with an accepting, open and kind attitude.


Benefits of MBSR: Common outcomes include:

1. Calmness and expanded awareness
2. Increased brain growth and function in areas of emotional control and executive function
3. Decreased stress
4. Improved self-image, emotional regulation, and concentration
5. Less anxiety

More details on MBSR can be found at 
You can also read more about recent research findings on MBSR at Science Daily


Pricing, Scholarships & Scholarship Fund 

$325 registration fee


The Center for Child and Family Well-Being has a limited number of financial awards for mindfulness classes. Please email for inquiries. For more information and to apply for a scholarship, click this link:


If you are able to pay more, please consider donating to the Mindfulness Outreach Fund. The purpose of this fund is to make mindfulness classes and training opportunities accessible to individuals who indicate need, based on limited financial resources, or professionals who work with underserved children and families and are unable to pay the full registration feeTo make a donation, please visi


Class Schedule

8 Week course: Tuesdays from 6:30-9:00pm March 29 through May 15, 2016

Silent Retreat: Saturday May 7, 2016: 9:am - 5:00pm (Location TBD)


Tuesday, March 29, 2016: 6:30-9:00pm (Waiver and pre-class questionnaires completed)

Tuesday, April 5, 2016: 6:30-9:00pm

Tuesday, April 12, 2016: 6:30-9:00pm

Tuesday, April 19, 2016: 6:30-9:00pm

Tuesday, April 26, 2016: 6:30-9:00pm

Tuesday, May 3, 2016: 6:30-9:00pm

Saturday, May 7, 2016 Silent Retreat: 9:am - 5:00pm (Location TBD)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016: 6:30-9:00pm

Tuesday, May 17, 2016: 6:30-9:00pm (Post-class questionnaires completed)


About the Instructor

The course will be taught by Rick Berger, MD. Dr. Berger is a Professor Emeritus of the University of Washington School of Medicine, Certified Mindfulness Facilitator from UCLA, and a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher from the University of Massachusetts.


Continuing Education Credits

Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) Clock Hours: 
$5 + separate $52 check to PSESD for 27 clock hours


Certificate of Completion for licensed psychologistsmarriage and family therapistsmental health counselors, and social workers in Washington State
$5 for 28 credit hours


Please note, if you register to receive CE credits, you will receive the number of credits commensurate with the amount of course time you attend. CCFW cannot guarantee refunds for individuals who are unable to attend all sessions. For each CE option, sign-in will be required and applicable evaluation forms will be distributed during class sessions. 


Privacy Policy

The personal information you submit to The Center for Child & Family Well-Being will not be shared, sold, or disclosed to third parties in any form, for any purpose, at any time without your authorization.


Contact Information

Page Pless
Associate Director of Programs
Center for Child & Family Well-Being
Office: 206.221.8508

Cancellation policy

If you are unable to attend, please cancel your reservation so your spot may be made available to someone else. If you cancel up to 2 weeks prior to the event (3/15/16), you will receive a full refund, less a $5 processing fee. If you cancel within 2 weeks leading up to the event, you will receive a partial refund of 50% of your registration fee, less a $5 processing fee. Unfortunately, refunds cannot be granted on or after the day class begins. 


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The Center for Child and Family Well-being promotes positive development for children and families by translating research for practical application.We share knowledge through education, professional training and outreach to the community.