Mindfulness Approach for School Counselors

Practitioner Track Series: Mindfulness

School Counseling Mindfulness

Mindfulness practices enhances social emotional, development and improvement self-regulation, health and wellness, and academic performance of K-12 students. Loyola University Maryland School Counseling Program's practitioner track on Mindfulness includes  3, three- credit classes on a related topic, technique or treatment. With the increased focus on the mental health needs of K-12 students, school counselors need to be prepared to have the knowledge and skills to think strategically about their counseling interventions and treatment planning in order to help students with mental health concerns meet academic expectations.We have prepared a practitioner track series on mindfulness, introducing yoga as a mindfulness practice and strategic intervention to aid in the social emotional development of children and adolescents. There is growing research that mindfulness practices can enhance social emotional development and improve self-regulation, health and wellness, and academic performance (Butzer, Bury, Telles & Khalsa, 2016). These series of courses are focused on promoting wellness practices within school counselors, mindfulness classroom instruction, and creative mindfulness interventions for counseling.

Spring 2019

GC825.601 Mindfulness- Based Treatment Approaches for Trauma and Self Regulation (3 credits)

Mindfulness Approach to Intervention: This course introduces school counseling practitioners to mindfulness techniques and strategies to promote social emotional development, including self-regulation, as well as overall health and wellness. Attention will be given to integrating mindfulness counseling approaches and treatment into individual and small group counseling services. Special attention is given to working with students who have experienced trauma. This course introduces evidence-based practices, while highlighting practical application in K-12 educational settings.

Meeting Dates:
In person: Fridays, January 18- March 1, 2019

Location: Loyola Timonium Graduate Center

Cost: $1,830 ($610 per credit) plus $25 registration fee. 

How To apply:

  1. Complete the online application form. Participants should apply to either the Master's Plus program (18 credits) or the Certificate of Advance Study (30 credits)
  2. Nonrefundable $60 application fee.
  3. Essay/personal statement
  4. Official transcripts from all postsecondary colleges or universities attended. This includes transcripts from part-time study, study abroad, coursework taken in high school, and from institutions that have awarded the applicant a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree or an advanced certificate. Admitted students who fail to submit a final degree-posted transcript will not be permitted to register. Applicants who hold degrees or have earned credits from non-U.S. institutions (excluding study abroad programs) must have a course-by-course evaluation and translation of their academic records done by a NACES approved evaluation services agency before they can be considered for admission to a degree program. The evaluation must establish that the applicant has earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Loyola recommends the WES:ICAP from World Education Services, Inc. (www.wes.org)


Please direct all questions to education@loyola.edu