Monday, July 17, 2017 through
Friday, July 21, 2017


Center For Recreation and Sports
Continental Breakfast Served at 8:30 a.m.
Event begins at 9:00 a.m.

Summer Institute: Postgraduate Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Tools and Practices for Health Care and Mental Health Care Providers

CEs: 31 CEs  (Continental Breakfast and Lunch Included)

Cost of Workshop: $785

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Seating is limited (Bring your own yoga mat if you wish or sit on a chair)

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Would you like to learn ways to live your life more fully, with greater control, balance, and resilience? Are you ready to engage more actively in your health and well-being? Do you want to learn ways to incorporate mindfulness into your clinical practice with clients and patients?

Then join us this summer for our five-day Postgraduate Certificate in Mindfulness Tools and Practices Workshop!

This five-day intensive training is based on the world renowned eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course and is designed for health care providers who would like to benefit from mindfulness training to decrease stress and improve interactions with patients and for mental health care providers who would like to incorporate mindfulness into their clinical practice while benefiting from improvements in their own lives.

What is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)?

MBSR is a training program developed in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Through meditation, mindful movement and discussion, MBSR teaches simple yet profound practices that cultivate and develop participants’ innate capacity to meet the challenges and demands of their lives.

MBSR is evidence-based, highly respected in the medical community, and has been featured in countless media segments and hundreds of scientific studies. It is now offered all over the world in hospitals, schools, sports, and business. In addition to the ample body of evidence showing the benefits of mindfulness training across diverse populations, research also substantiates that training in mindfulness improves performance and decreases stress and rates of burnout in clinicians!

A few of the many studies showing the benefits of mindfulness are shared below:

» Watch Anderson Cooper’s interview with Dr. Kabat-Zinn on the CBS 60 Minutes program 

» Watch a talk by Dr. Kabat-Zinn and learn more about mindfulness

The Five-Day Postgraduate Mindfulness Tools and Practices Workshop

By participating in this experiential and highly interactive workshop, you will develop a foundation in mindfulness practices that will enable you to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life and your work with clients and patients.

Instructors: Gabrielle R. Chiaramonte, Ph.D., and Joanne Taormina, LMSW, are experienced MBSR teachers who have adapted the lessons of the eight-week MBSR course to this five-day intensive format.

Workshop modules will include:

  1. What is Mindfulness?
  2. History of MBSR
  3. Mindfulness Training Goals and Objectives
    • Stabilizing attention
    • Cultivating awareness
    • Setting, clarifying and reaffirming intention
    • Strengthening self-regulation
    • Stress management and symptom control
    • Use of Home Practice
  4. Formal Mindfulness Practices
    • The Body Scan
    • Sitting Meditation
    • Mindful Movement: Hatha Yoga and Walking Meditation
  5. Informal Mindfulness Practices
    • Bringing mindfulness to routine activities
    • Use of STOP/RAIN practices
    • The 3-Minute Breathing Space
    • Mindful communication
  6. Evidence-Based Research on Mindfulness
    • Effect on physical and psychological health
    • Effect on brain function
  7. Clinical Issues
    • Benefits and contraindications
    • Working with depression, rumination, and anxiety
    • Working with physical pain and illness
    • Working with trauma and addiction

Upon completion of the five-day workshop, you will:

  • Be able to use mindfulness to cope more effectively with short- and long-term stress
  • Have a better understanding of how mindfulness improves physical and psychological health
  • Know about research on stress-hardiness and resilience
  • Be able to discern skillful stress responses from habitual stress reactivity
  • Know how to integrate mindfulness into everyday life
  • Be able to use mindfulness to improve communication
  • Know how to incorporate mindfulness in interactions with patients and clients
  • Know how to provide patients/clients with the rationale for engaging in mindfulness practices
  • Have resources to continue mindfulness practice

For you to gain the greatest benefit you must be prepared to attend all five days of the workshop.


Thirty one (31) Continuing Education credits available. To obtain CE credits, you must attend and sign-in at each session (morning and afternoon) during all five days and you must complete a course evaluation.


Continental breakfast is provided every day at 8:30 a.m.

Morning Session: 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Afternoon Session: 1:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Morning Session: 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Afternoon Session: 1:15 p.m.–3:00 p.m.


Adelphi University New Residence Hall A
(located on Adelphi’s main campus)
Single occupancy; $75/night
Double occupancy; $136/night
Triple Occupancy; $180/night

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Payment and Cancellation Policy

Please note that there is no financial aid available for continuing education courses. We do offer a partial payment plan. Minimum payment due upon application is $400. The remaining $385 payment will be due no later than July 20, 2017 in order to receive your postgraduate certificate. Following July 1, 2017, there will be no refund of this deposit. Prior to July 1, 2017 the deposit will be returned with a 10% administrative fee.

About the Instructors

Gabrielle R. Chiaramonte, Ph.D.Chiaramonte
Instructor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York – Presbyterian Hospital
210 East 68th Street, Suite 1 B/C
New York, New York 10065
e – 646.721.7633

Founding Director, The Center for Mindfulness
at Long Island Behavioral Medicine, PC
1727 Veterans’ Memorial Highway
Islandia, New York 11749
e – 631.656.0472

Gabrielle R. Chiaramonte, Ph.D., received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University. She specialized in the treatment of PTSD at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital where she currently serves on the clinical faculty. She has expertise in stress reduction and working with patients who have chronic illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, and auto-immune disorders. She is certified by the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) and has worked with many 9/11 first responders and civilians as well as members of the US military, victims of accidents and crimes, and burn victims. Dr. Chiaramonte has completed the highest level of training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) from the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts’ Medical Center and completed professional training under the direction of Drs. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli. She is also certified to teach the Mindfulness in Schools Projects’ (.b) Curriculum to young people aged 11-18. In 2014 she founded The Stress Reduction Center (SRC) at Long Island Behavioral Medicine, PC. The SRC offers mindfulness-based interventions including the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course andMindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) to individuals and groups.

Joanne Taormina, LMSWTaormina
Ithaca MBSR
p – 607.592.5008
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Joanne Taormina, LMSW, received her Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and her MSW from Smith College, School for Social Work. Her areas of expertise include loss and complicated grief reactions, parenting and relationship issues, depression, anxiety disorders, and PTSD. She has worked at the Cornell University Counseling and Psychological Services and has extensive experience working with college students and faculty. She has also maintained an active private practice for over 30 years and has been a hospice counselor. Joanne is certified in the treatment of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and has completed the highest level of training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) from the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts’ Medical Center and completed professional training under the direction of Drs. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli. She founded Ithaca MBSR in 2014 and currently offers MBSR courses in Ithaca, NY, and on Long Island.

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This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal
  • Psychology

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

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New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education credits. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEUs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows.  We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy. 

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or

For further information, please contact:

Joanna Suppa, LCSW-R
Coordinator of Continuing Education and Professional Development
p – 516.877.3216
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