MBCT Mindfulness Certification

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Donald is one of a dozen Mindfulness Mentors in North America, certified to train therapists how to teach Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

Want to learn about MBCT? You can get background, research, and training resources here.

MBCT is well established in England and Canada. England, for example, is training 3000 new MBCT teachers as part of a national program to make the workshop more available. In the United States there is no such program.  So, there are many opportunities to introduce the workshop, all over the country.


MBCT may be the most important development in psychotherapy treatment in the past 15 years. It is empirically based. It is a critical treatment modality for clients with multiple depressions and for clients with generalized anxiety. Created by expert psychologists in England and Canada, it is now making its way in the United States through its own certification program.

In 9 years of offering MBCT in New York City, Donald has taught the 8-week workshop to more than 280 MBCT participants 34 groups. He offers 3-5 groups per year. Donald believes in collaborating and in sharing his knowledge with other therapists. Even in New York City, there is room for more groups and teachers.

The qualification and certification process for MBCT is described at the Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute (MBPTI) website, hosted at the University of California at San Diego Medical School.

Contact Donald to discuss the process and Mindfulness Mentorship, using the Contact form.