John Shealy, PhD is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer Continuing Education Credits to mental health professionals under their jurisdiction for some of his Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programs. 


So far, there are two versions of my MBSR programs that have been granted board approval:

a. Weeknight programs meet for eight 2.5 hour sessions - 20 CE Credits

b. Weekend morning programs meet for four 4 hour sessions - 16 CE Credits


• No other MBSR program including the 4-session "Core Skills" or the 6-session programs, the 90-minute introduction, Home Study or Extended Weekend have been approved for CE Credit. I may seek approval at some point, especially for the 4-session (8 hour) "Core Skills" programs, if these programs prove to be popular among mental health providers.


Participation Requirements: The board requires that participants attend all classes, no partial CE credits may be given. Please let me know you're interested in CE Credits so I can add your name to the sign-in sheet before the first class. I'll need to see your initials on the sign-up sheet for each of the classes.


Note: If you are not a health provider whose profession accepts CE Credits approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology, OR if you are not certain that you are under this umbrella, I strongly encourage you to check with your governing board before registering for a program if the CEs are an important consideration for your taking this course. If your board is anything like Psychology's you'll likely need to some lead time to get approval. So, please begin this process early.


Also, this note from KPA (May 18, 2016): Due to a change made by the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) in their CE regulation, CE programs offered by the American or Kentucky Psychological Association are no longer recognized by the LPC Board as meeting the requirements for license renewal by a licensed professional counselor in Kentucky. KPA recently became aware of this regulation change which became final in February of 2016 and wanted to make you aware of this change. If LPC won't take APA CEUs, they won't take the ones I offer.


Cost for CE Credits: No Extra Charge. I just ask that you please be as generous as you are able when choosing your fee for these programs. This will help offset the additional costs of providing CE Credits and allow others who are less fianacially able to participate.



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