Cost, Payment Policy & CE Credits
The cost of our eight-week mindfulness-based stress management program is $549. This includes 27 hours of formal class time (including one full-day session), a textbook, study manual, and a series of MP3 recordings which can be downloaded by current program participants. Class participants can also purchase back-up CDs of all audio recordings at a cost of $5 per CD ($25 for the CD set). 24.5 CE credits are available for an additional charge (see below). Costs for other programs are listed on each web event listing.
Continuing Education Programs — The Penn Program for Mindfulness is partnered with HealthForumOnline, the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Nursing Development and Education to provide continuing education credits for select programs. Cost for CEs: 24.5 CE Credits available at additional charge: APA- and PA State Nursing-approved credits: $145, PA-Social Work approved credits: $75.
HealthForumOnline is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. HealthForumOnline maintains responsibility for these programs and their content. The Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors allows APAapproved programs to be used as CE credits for these professionals. View our Current Programs to view what CE programs are currently available.
The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice is a pre-approved provider of continuing education credits for Pennsylvania licensed Social Workers. Participants who attend the entire program will receive (24.5) PA Social Work Continuing Education Units. Social Workers from states other than Pennsylvania should contact their licensing board to determine whether CEU's granted by the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice are accepted for licensure renewal.
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Nursing Development and Education is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Learning Objectives for CE credits for our Mindfulness-based Stress Management Programs:
- Describe the experience of a stress reaction.
- Distinguish the cognitive, emotional and somatic components of stress reactivity.
- Be introduced to and practice mindfulness-based stress management techniques, including formal mindfulness meditation techniques and informal ongoing awareness practices.
- Understand how to integrate these techniques into one's life, including their use:
- To manage professional stress
- To improve listening and communication
- To connect more directly with patients
The Penn Program for Mindfulness (PPM) has implemented the following policies to make tuition/class payment understandable and fair. PPM expects participants in its programs to respect and adhere to these policies.Payment Methods
You may pay by check, money order or credit card (VISA, MC, AmEx, Discover accepted). Please note: paying by check could delay your enrollment process. Snail mail can take up to 3 weeks to get to our office. If we do not receive your form by the registration deadline (even if it is postmarked before this date), or if classes fill up in the meanwhile, we may not be able to register you in to the program. Payment Arrangements
PPM may make payment arrangements with registrants if they demonstrate ample evidence of need. Contact us to discuss how we can accommodate your payment needs. Reimbursement for Program Charges
With proper substantiation, some employers consider the program cost a medically related expense. If you subscribe to a flexible spending benefit through your workplace, you may be eligible to receive reimbursement through your workplace for the program cost. Check with your employer directly to find out if they offer this reimbursement.
If you would like to submit to your health insurance carrier for reimbursement we will be happy to provide you with an invoice; however, most insurers do not cover these services.Refund Policy
Deposit checks or credit card charges are refundable up until 48 hours prior to commencement of the program. Please note that once classes have begun the program fee is non-refundable. No exceptions. Questions?
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