Education and Training

Bridge to Learning


Exploring the Social and Emotional Foundations of Teaching and Learning

Bridge to Learning is a project of the Early Life Stress and Resilience Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. The purpose of the project is to promote student-centered teaching and learning that supports personally meaningful achievement and well-being for all students.

Mini-Course Information

This self-paced mini-course, designed for K-12 teachers, administrators, and teacher educators, explores the cognitive, affective, and behavioral dimensions of adolescent development, motivation in educational contexts, and student-centered teaching and learning.

Course content:

  • Draws from a broad range of concepts, from both scientific literature and clinical practice, with a developmental view that addresses the ways in which students and educators think, feel, and act; and
  • Focuses not only on individuals but on the reciprocal relationships between individuals and the family, community, cultural, and political contexts in which they develop, including perspectives that acknowledge and affirm the positive contributions of students’ family and cultural values, experiences, and practices. 

Tipping Point Program

The Tipping Point Program delivers innovative and evidence-based trainings focused on mindfulness, yoga, and compassion that are holistic, culturally responsive, and trauma-sensitive. We train in the community, at schools, non-profits, conferences, and on campus. Our audience includes researchers, educators, clinicians, school administrators, physicians, non-profit staff members, and community members. Our program brings the values of love, care, acceptance, compassion, community and wisdom to those we train and collaborate with. We value community engagement, listening and learning from our partners. We aim to create a more kind and caring society that embraces each other and the planet.  

Mindfulness Theory and Practice

Mindfulness is the practice of concentrated present-moment awareness that is free from judgments or preconceptions, infused with compassion, and full of wisdom. The purpose of this seminar is to bring our research and clinical team together once monthly to experience and learn cutting edge mindfulness practices and to receive state of the field research updates.

Mindfulness Values We Aim to Embody

Our program strives to support our partners with wellness initiatives to incorporate best practices of mindfulness and yoga. We believe the inclusion of wellness strategies in schools and organization creates more happiness, vitality, curiosity, and inspiration for all members of the community.

To learn more about daily practices, please visit our SoundCloud Virtual Library below


Virtual Meditation Library

To learn more about the presenters please see their bio here.

link to meditation recordings click here>>

To learn more about the Mindfulness Program  please email our Senior Wellness Consultant,  Veronica Alvarez, LCSW

Stress and Resilience Intervention Training


THE PROBLEM Our State is undergoing health and social crises that can negatively impact the mental health of our clients and staff. Work force is significantly scarce, adding to the mental health access difficulties we face. Behavioral health providers may not feel prepared to address broad and numerous needs of individuals within their communities of care.

THE PROPOSED SOLUTION Address early and preventively by encouraging; 1) knowledge dissemination, 2) accessibility to coping mechanisms and 3) the identification of reliable resources. Community members may benefit from behavioral health services that effectively identify relevant resources, provide strategies for adaptive coping, and increase sense of support and connection within their communities. There are existing interventions for responding to acute and chronic crises that can be deployed to these ends. Behavioral health providers should be supported and empowered in flexibly delivering such interventions, based on the specific needs and circumstances of their communities.


  • 1. 2-hour training session* with Q & A on content and delivery of a crisis support intervention based on Psychological First Aid (PFA), Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) and Cue-Centered Approaches (CCA)**. Both the training and the intervention can be delivered through electronic platforms. 
  • 2. Feedback on how the training improved the wellbeing and competence of your staff. 
  • 3. Feedback on how intervention improved the wellbeing and satisfaction of your clients. 
  • 4. Guided focus groups on the training and intervention experiences. 
  • 5. No Cost Training: We are providing a free service to California Counties.


For More Information, please email our ELSRP Lab Manager, Emily Wu, M.S.


Research, Internships, and Fellowships

ELSRP welcomes students, trainees, and national and international colleagues to join us for research and service internships. Past internship experiences have led to exciting opportunities for training and co-learning. Research interns have the opportunity to be involved in ELSRP projects, attend ELSRP lectures, and work with ELSRP partners and collaborators; additional educational and training experiences are also offered on an individual basis. Research internship opportunities are based on program need and timing.

If you are interested in participating in a research internship with ELSRP, please complete our application.

Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships in Clinical Psychiatry and Psychology