Mindful Clinical Mentoring

Alleviating burnout and stress in the student physical therapist is a priority.

Why this course?

Alleviating burnout and stress in the student physical therapist is a priority. This cutting-edge 5-hour virtual training will teach educators, ACCE’s, DCE’s, SCCE’s, and clinicians how to use mindfulness-based interventions to decrease stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary trauma commonly encountered in PT education and practice. 

Mindful clinical practice is a way of being with stress that prevents the cascade of autonomic, metabolic, and neurologic events that can harm us. Learn evidence-based practices that are simple to employ in any situation and have lasting effects on student burnout, mental health, and emotional well-being.

By the end of this course, you will walk away with a toolkit of mindfulness-based interventions that reduce burnout and build psychological resilience in today’s student physical therapist.


Course Description

MODULE 1: How to Support the Mental Wellbeing of Today’s Student Physical Therapist

Identify characteristics of today’s student learner, the stress axes of the mind-body, how stress influences the student, and the three biggest problems that students present with as they transition from student to student-clinician.

MODULE 2: Mindfulness for the Student Physical Therapist 

Explore the neuroscience and research supporting mindfulness, mindfulness-based interventions for burnout, stress, resilience, and personality styles; discover ten simple tools that can be easily-implemented in clinical trainings.

MODULE 3: Clinical Teaching and Application

Adopt a problem-based approach to understanding teaching stressors, and learn to propose solutions, including the affective domain “diagnosis,” for effective and impactful conversations with students and peers. Four case studies will be presented.

“I’ve structured the course to keep things sequential and straightforward to assimilate [Dr Joe Tatta]

#1: Define today’s student learner in the context of how they approach life, stress, and conflict.

#2: Define the three stress axes of the body and their research base.

#3: Identify the thee main types of students (within the context of stress-related teaching and learning).

#4: Define mindfulness, and to learn ten tools that take less than five minutes to employ with the student-clinician.

#5: Understand the neuroscience associated with mindfulness, including the brain regions associated with mind-wandering, default mode, and resilience.

#6: Explore the various ways that individuals experience conflict, based on personality profiles.

#7: Explore the various ways that individuals experience conflict, based on personality profiles.

Course Detail

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Module #1 - How to Support the Mental Wellbeing of Today's Student Physical Therapist

👉 Begin Here

Who Is Today’s Student?

The “Storied” Mind: Don’t believe everything you think!

Feedback Toolbox

Module 1 slides

Mindfulness: Science & Practice

Mindful Physical Therapy Practice for the Student Practitioner: Terminology & Definitions

Relation Between Resting Amygdalar Activity & Cardiovascular Events: A Longitudinal and Cohort Study

Mindfulness & Physical Disease: A Concise Review

Module 2 slides

Clinical Teaching & Application

Homework for the Student Clinician with an Effective “Diagnosis”

Module 3 slides

Multiple choice questions #1-9

Open text question #1

A Mindfulness Workshop for Health Science Graduate Students: Preliminary Evidence for Lasting Impact on Clinical Performance

Physical Therapists’ Perceptions of Mindfulness for Stress Reduction: An Exploratory Study

Failure in Clinical Education: Using Mindfulness as a Conceptual Framework to Explore the Lived Experiences of 8 Physical Therapists

Uncovering a Curricular Model of Self-Care in Pediatric Physical Therapist Education

Faculty: Meet your instructor

What Professionals Are Saying…


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Is this program approved for CEUs?

Yes! This course is approved for CEUs for PTs, PTAs OTs, and OTA’s. The Integrative Pain Science Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapist and physical therapist assistant continuing education.


Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida (Rule 64B17-9), Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming

This course is also approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

NOTE: Some states still do not require continuing education for re-licensure. In addition, some states do not perform verification of continuing education material, which means they do not approve courses for CEU credit and usually accept any material. Please check with your state physical therapy association or state PT board for more details.

For participants outside of the United States or those who do not require a formal CEU certificate, we will be happy to provide a Letter of Participation form that you may keep for your records. Upon completion of the course, please contact us at [email protected] to request the form. Please check with your industry governing body to confirm whether this is required for your continuing education.

Registration includes unlimited access. You have as long as you need to complete the program and you can come back to the training as many times as needed.

This is an on-demand program. Each week you will receive new content. The program can be accessed in real-time, anywhere, and at any time. If you fall behind you can catch up at your own pace.

This program requires approximately 1-2 hours per week to complete.

Lessons are available in a variety of formats to make learning easy and fun, including video, audio, transcripts, study guides, PDF handouts and quizzes.

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