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Master Clinician Series

The Master Clinician Series (MCS) offers a variety of monthly web based workshops focusing on clinical interventions for a range of serious mental health problems. The MCS is designed for clinicians with experience of working with individuals with complex mental health needs (including psychosis and bipolar disorder) who are interested in learning skills to advance their clinical practice. 

Voices of Experience Series

The “voices of experience” series is a series of workshops covering a broad range of topics related to supporting individuals with an experience that can be called psychosis, unusual beliefs, and extreme states all grounded in a lived experience perspective. Presenters will draw upon their own lived experience and integrate this with groundbreaking work as it relates to clinical intervention, systems practice, and theoretical and critical thinking.

Cue-Centered Therapy 

Cue-Centered Therapy (CCT) is an empirically-validated treatment modality for youth who have experienced chronic traumatic events and/or adversity. The CCT On-Line Training is composed of 8 modules. Each module has lessons addressing; education, coping mechanisms, exposure, narrative work and other approaches. Visual icons, illustrations and case studies are used throughout for clarity and engagement. Lastly, quizzes test gain of knowledge as the course progresses.

Child Development: Behavior and Mental Health

SOM-XCHE0023, Stanford Online

The Child Development: Behavior and Mental Health online short course from the Stanford Center for Health Education (SCHE), part of Stanford Medicine, shows how adults, including healthcare providers, teachers, and caregivers, must capitalize on each child’s individual interests to create the context for optimal learning and positive interactions. Guided by child development and behavior experts, you’ll gain practical approaches and science-based strategies for optimizing a child’s happiness and their innate motivation to learn.

Positive Psychology and Well-Being: The Psychological, Biological, and Social Aspects of Happiness


What’s the secret to happiness? It’s a question that’s confounded thinkers and inspired artists for generations. And it’s one for which there is no single, simple answer. That said, today you can draw from a wide range of fields to better understand the science and theory behind well-being, and learn how to make meaningful life changes by applying these principles to your personal and professional life.  

In the Positive Psychology and Well-Being online short course, you’ll discover a multidisciplinary approach to maximizing happiness from a psychological, biological, and social perspective. Over six weeks, you’ll be introduced to the fundamentals of positive psychology, well-being theory, and the neuroscience of emotion, and explore how these translate into real-world strategies for success. You’ll also examine how techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, and finding ‘flow’ can boost well-being, and assess the role that spirituality, religion, group dynamics, and relationships play in providing meaning. Guided by Dr. Daryn Reicherter, an international expert in trauma psychiatry, you’ll learn how your approach to adversity can impact your well-being, and craft your ‘personal economics of happiness’ blueprint for building your future resilience. There’s far more to happiness than transient positive emotion — gain the tools to reclaim agency over your long-term well-being.

SHIP CBT-I Training for Licensed Providers

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is the first line nonpharmacological treatment for insomnia. The Stanford Sleep Health and Insomnia Program (SHIP) offers comprehensive CBT-I training for licensed practitioners and agencies.

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) Workshops

Derived from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) techniques, PRT is a play-based method that targets improving pivotal development areas for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). PRT is empirically supported and recognized by the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder and the National Autism Center’s National Standards Project .

A-STEP, the Accredited Sleep Technologist Education Program

This program provides education and training to individuals whom are interested in becoming sleep technologists.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis (CBTp)

Training and ongoing consultation is available for agencies who want to train staff in formulation driven CBTp, CBTp informed skills, or a combination of the two approaches. Training modules can be tailored to the needs of the agency.

Psychology of Addiction and Recovery

SOM-XCHE0005, Stanford Online

Over the course of six weeks, you’ll gain practical tools for screening and early intervention, and explore evidence for theories of recovery. Guided by Academic Director, Dr. Anna Lembke, you’ll evaluate new medical interventions for addiction treatment, approaches to psychotherapy, technological interventions, and peer support recovery. Finally, you’ll learn how scientific evidence can be used to establish innovative addiction treatments.

Virtual Compassion Focused Therapy for Distressing Voice-Hearing and Beliefs in Psychosis Training

This July 2022 workshop will outline Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) psychoeducation and how evolution has set humans up with a tricky brain that has a natural threat bias that can incline towards dissociating, problematic attention, and over-estimating threat, using ‘better safe than sorry’ algorithms. It will guide participants through the CFT formulation of voice-hearing and delusions, which focuses on their (protective) function for people, particularly in the context of interpersonal threat and trauma.

YogaX 200hr Teacher Training Program

The 200hr YogaX teacher training registered with Yoga Alliance at Stanford Psychiatry integrates yoga philosophy, yoga psychology, modern psychological research, evidence-based practices, neuroscience, and social science. The curriculum is taught by well-versed teachers with many years of teaching experience, qualified and experienced to teach teachers and clinicians, and registered with the Yoga Alliance.

YogaX 300hr Teacher Training Program

The YogaX advanced Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) at Stanford Psychiatry is registered with Yoga Alliance and dedicated to training yoga teachers to bring yoga into healthcare settings. The program integrates yoga philosophy, yoga psychology, modern psychological research, evidence-based practices, neuroscience, and social science.

The YogaX YTT300 is based in a deeply scientific, as well culturally and historically appreciative curriculum that covers the breadth and depth of yoga history and psychology, anatomy and physiology, ethics and professional practice, and up-to-date teaching methodologies and pedagogy. It draws on traditional and modern yoga philosophy, ancient yoga psychologies, modern psychological research and principles, evidence-based practices, neuroscience, and social science. The curriculum is taught by well-versed teachers with many years of yoga teaching experience, qualified and experienced to teach yoga teachers and clinicians, and registered with Yoga Alliance. All teachers have advanced credentials as related to teaching yoga (i.e., a minimum of E-RYT500); all teachers are also experienced healthcare or mental healthcare providers with doctoral degrees.

Employee Wellness and Stress Management

SOM-XCHE0022, Stanford Online

The Employee Wellness and Stress Management online short course focuses on the impact you can have when you take the steps to improve your own, as well as others, health. Developed by Dr. Grace Gengoux from the Stanford Center for Health Education, you’ll gain strategies to support the self-care of the teams you lead and colleagues you influence, while also focusing on your own well-being and personal resilience. With this dual approach, you’ll explore the reciprocal relationship between a ‘healthy you’ and ‘healthy teams’ as you unpack the science and practical examples of self-care. With an understanding of how essential physical health practices are for stress and energy management, you’ll gain the tools and techniques to encourage well-being of self and others. The course uses self-reflection, goal setting, and global case studies to guide you as you define your wellness priorities, and build resilience for a fast-paced and complex working world.