- Is there an age limit for attending a class?
Our MAPs classes are adult classes open to ages 16 and older.
- How do I set-up for the online classes?
To sign into the online classes, you will need a UCLA Logon ID. If you do not already have a UCLA Logon ID, you will need to create one at logon.ucla.edu. You will be able to use this ID for a variety of UCLA online services, in addition to gaining access to MAPs course on CCLE, class materials and more.
- I have some experience with meditation, what class should I take/start with?
Mindfulness is different than other meditations so we recommend that you start with MAPs I for Daily Living. You will learn mindfulness meditation practices including sitting, walking meditations, and how to work with difficult thoughts and emotions. These practices develop greater mind-body awareness and reduce stress. You will learn how to incorporate mindful awareness in to your daily life.
Our second level classes deepen an already existing practice and involve longer meditations. If you have taken a MAPs I for Daily Living class with us, you are welcome to join the advanced level classes.
If are an experienced meditation practitioner or have your own mindful practice, an advanced level class may be suitable for you even if you have not taken MAPs I. Please email [email protected] to explain your equivalent experience and be approved to skip a MAPs I prerequisite.
How do I find out about classes? Schedule? Cost?
General class information can be found here, and the current schedule of classes can be found here. Our class schedule page us updated every two months or so, and classes run for six consecutive weeks. If you want to be informed when class registration opens, please join our mailing list for up-to-date information on our classes and other events.
Where are classes held?
Our Mindful Awareness Practice (MAPs) classes are held all across Los Angeles county in addition to the UCLA campus. For a list of where our current classes are being offered, visit our current class schedule page. For more UCLA campus parking and directions, click here.
What kind of credits do you offer with your classes and workshops?
The Semel Institute at UCLA is an accredited provider for Continuing Education Credits (BBS) for LCSWs and MFCCs/MFTs, (CME) for Physicians and Psychologists (provider # PCE 378), and Registered Nursing (RN). The MAPs I course meets the qualifications for 20 hours of continuing education credit as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Registered Nurse (RN)
The cost for the CEUs is $50 (in addition to the MAPs class fee) and covers up to 18 units for MAPs I attendance, as well as 2 additional units for the optional "7th class." The 7th class is titled "Clinical Applications of Mindful Awareness" (2hrs) and is offered each summer. Please email [email protected] if you would like to be informed when this 7th class is scheduled.
CME: This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Institute for Medical Quality and the California Medical Association's CME Accreditation Standards (IMQ/CMA) through The Semel Institute at UCLA. The Semel Institute is accredited by IMQ/ CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Semel Institute takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity. The Semel Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(tm). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
LCSWs and MFCCs/MFTs: The Semel Institute at UCLA is an accredited provider for continuing education credits for LCSWs and MFCCs/MFTs (provider number PCE 378). This course meets the qualifications for up to 20 hour of continuing education credit for LCSWs and MFCCs/MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Registered Nurse (RN): The Semel Institute at UCLA is an accredited provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider number CEP 381). Registered nurses attending this course may report up to 20 hours.
Are MAPs for Educator program CEUs available for clinical psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs?
At this time, we do not offer Educator program CEUs. We hope to have this available in the future. If you have interest in CEUs for future MAPs for Educator programs, please let us know, [email protected]. We currently offer CEUs in our MAPs classes and in many of our other workshops.