Mindful Counseling for Wellness and Engagement, AC

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This program meets your need for continuing education in the area of mindfulness counseling for wellness and engagement if you are in the helping profession and are a professional psychologist, social worker, mental health counselor, school psychologist, school counselor, administrator, lawyer, teacher, occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech-language pathologist, audiologist or doctor. 

Upon successful completion of this program, you will earn an advanced certificate in mindful counseling for wellness and engagement registered with the Division of Professional Education, New York State Education Department (October 27, 2015).

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Why Mindful Counseling for Wellness and Engagement at UB?

  • mindfulness interventions are considered the third wave of innovation in the field of applied psychology, showing positive results in patient and client acceptability, and enhancement of well-being and quality of life for individuals across the life span
  • psychological, medical and other helping professionals who integrate a mindful approach show increased effectiveness with clients and students
  • although current best practices across the helping professions are making a difference in terms of patient and client outcomes, adding mindfulness counseling for wellness and engagement approaches can enhance these outcomes.
  • upon successful completion of this program, you will have a substantial advantage through your increased effectiveness as a helping professional

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Advanced Certificate (AC)
Credits required for completion 15
Time to completion 2 part-time semesters
Course delivery On campus and online
Career opportunities Enhancement of professional effectiveness via utilization of mindfulness skills and tools across the helping professions.
Experiential contact hours Hands-on experience included in each of the courses. No additional contact hours are required.
Application deadline Priority Deadlines
Fall: April 1, then rolling
Spring: Nov. 1, then rolling
Application Dates

The fall 2018 application closes on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.

The spring 2019 application opens on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2018.

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University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer that meets university computing standards. You are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning your coursework.