The MBCPM™ Courses
The Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management (MBCPM™) program was developed and trademarked by Dr. Jackie Gardner-Nix with the goal of teaching people who live with chronic pain how to ease their pain and suffering while improving their quality of life.
Starting in 2002 at St Michael’s Hospital’s Pain Clinic as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course, as created by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre, the MBCPM™ program evolved into a more customized, “Trauma-Informed” curriculum for chronic pain, later also taught through telemedicine to patients from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. The program offers progressive levels designed to build the participant’s skills and knowledge from basic mindfulness to a more sustained mindfulness and meditation practice, embracing a higher level of personal exploration.
From 2012, NNC’s mandate became offering Professional Trainings to others wishing to teach the courses, and providing quality control and mentorship. Trainings are now offered in conjunction with the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies.
For the 2018 Trainings and FAQ sheet, please click on the link: Applied Mindfulness Certificate Flyer NNC Feb 2018 (2).
|Semester||Course||Date / Time / Location||Cost|
|August 2018||Practical Training Immersion (4 day) (PTI4) with Dr. Kim McKenzie MD, FRCP||Saturday August 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th 9:15am to 4:45pm |
For more information please visit: https://learn.utoronto.ca/interactive-course-search#/profile/3501
Please select "Section 003"
|August 2018||Curriculum Training Intensive (CTI) with Dr. Kim McKenzie MD, FRCP||Thursday August 16th to 19th 2017, 9:15am to 4:45pm |
For more information please visit: https://learn.utoronto.ca/interactive-course-search#/profile/3502
Please select "Section 002"
|August 2018||Curriculum Implementation and Development (CID on line) with Grace Bezaire B.A and Dr. Jackie Gardner-Nix, MB.BS, PhD, MRCP (UK)||Tuesdays August 28th 2018, 5pm to 7pm for 11 weeks, |
End Date: November 6th
For more information please visit: https://learn.utoronto.ca/interactive-course-search#/profile/3503
Please select "Section 002"
|April 2019||Practical Training Intensive (weekly) (PTIw) |
Facilitator Application Form:
To check eligibility (not mandatory, but licensing to facilitate is therefore not guaranteed, and direct registration is available through the university link), please click here. NNC will get back to you after review.
MBCPM™ Facilitator Training
To qualify to take the MBCPM™ Facilitator course, it is preferable that the applicant has completed a Mindfulness course taught by an accredited teacher of MBSR, MBCT or MBCPM™, has a consistent meditation practice, has attended mindfulness and/or pain conferences, and holds a professional qualification, preferably at the Masters’ level, preferably in a health care-related field, or be an MD.
Prior to signing up with the university training, prospective applications can be reviewed and assessed. Candidates who might not have the above criteria but who have compelling reasons that suggest they would be a satisfactory MBCPM™ Facilitator will be considered.
In Ontario, MBCPM™ courses facilitated by physicians allow patient participants to be covered by the provincial health plan. Some non-MD MBCPM™ facilitators who are employed by their health facility deliver the MBCPM™ course under their health facility’s budget and insurance. It is important to note that non-MD MBCPM™ facilitators such as those in private practice, will otherwise need to charge participants for the course and be adequately insured to provide the service. They may be partially covered by the participant’s 3rd party benefit plan, if available and the health care professional is eligible (e.g. registered psychologist, OT).
University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies is offering the MBCPM™ professional trainings, with a Certificate in Applied Mindfulness if all 3 courses are taken, in collaboration with NNC. The 3 courses involve: the Practicum with patients/clients (Practical Training Immersion: PTI); the Curriculum Training Intensive (CTI) which includes 1 day of silence; and the Curriculum Implementation and Development (CID): 24 hours of additional on-line training. These are offered twice a year, Spring and Summer. To facilitate an MBCPM course the CTI is mandatory, followed by licensing and mentorship by NNC. To sign up for the trainings please visit: https://learn.utoronto.ca/courses-programs/business-professionals/certificates/applied-mindfulness-based-chronic-pain-management-mbcpm-facilitation
MBCPM™ facilitator training is offered on the detailed patient curriculum for level 1. The course has a format and delivery which are trauma-informed, and is trademarked to ensure the course is congruent with the curriculum from any trained facilitator, and that the course materials are those that NNC has developed, to promote safety for participants.
The April and August trainings are suitable for those living outside Ontario or Canada, who would have difficulty auditing a thirteen week version of the patients’ course. It begins with participating in a 4 day version of the patient course in Toronto. It continues with a day of silence for facilitators and health care professionals, and is followed by the 3-Day detailed curriculum training.
Providing the trainee facilitator has their own established daily meditation practice, and, following the CTI, the MBCPM™ facilitator-in-training (FIT) may be licensed by NNC and deliver their own MBCPM™ courses in their own community. There are levels of certification, conferring MBCPM™ affiliate, certificant and senior teacher status, after taking the basic training, which can be acquired after beginning to run courses, and reward levels of experience/expertise. Certification levels are based on the MBI-TAC scoring system developed by Crane et al, are currently $600 per level, and involve a senior teacher observing a class during at least a 3rd program (for cert level 1) offered by the facilitator, submission of evaluations from course participants, and assessment of attrition rates.
Level 2 MBCPM™ courses simply involves revision of the same curriculum content as level 1, with deeper enquiry, and facilitators may offer this to their alumni.
As of 2017, a parallel course named Mindfulness-Based Chronic Stress Management (MBCSM) has been created with its own workbook and meditations and can be offered by those trained to deliver the MBCPM™ course. It is equally “Trauma-Informed”. This provides more flexibility to introduce the courses into corporate environments.
The patient course curriculum training for level 3 “Emotional Skills” will be offered for 1 day trainings. It is recommended only for returning facilitators who have already delivered the MBCPM™ or MBCSM courses.
Following the completion of the facilitator training, and during delivery of their own level 1 MBCPM™ courses which must be 80% congruent to the curriculum, a period of supervision/mentorship will begin. NeuroNova Centre certifications are currently offered at 3 levels and reflect increasing experience and expertise. They are based on domains developed for the Masters in Mindfulness qualification in the UK (MBI-TAC document). It is mandatory to complete certification level 1 to continue teaching the trademarked courses, and retain affiliate status reflecting continuing Continuing Medical Education in this field.
Description of the process leading to MBCPM™ facilitator certification is available on a powerpoint available below. A yearly licensing fee is applied January starting the year after basic training, if starting to deliver the MBCPM™ courses, and will cover most of the mentoring costs.
For information about the NNC Training and Certification_2018 please click the link
FACILITATOR TRAINING CANCELLATION POLICY:
University of Toronto: Please visit https://help.learn.utoronto.ca/hc/en-us/articles/235045408-How-do-I-withdraw-from-a-course-