Health Care & Counseling

Healthcare & Counseling

We offer training and continuing education credit for health professionals; courses on mental health; stress, anger management, and self-esteem development courses; and disaster preparedness. We recently added a Certificate in Health Care Management and Leadership, described here, that teaches the managerial and leadership skills so in demand in health care.

For Nursing Professionals:
• RN First Assistant Program
For information, call (310) 825-8423; email, or visit the website.

Alcohol/Drug Abuse Studies and Counseling
We also offer courses and certificate programs for alcohol and drug abuse counseling with instructors who are experienced professionals from UCLA and the community. For more information, call (310) 825-7093; email; or visit the website.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling Certificate

UCLA Extension is proud to offer a professional development program in the challenging and rewarding field of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling. This program is designed for aspiring addiction counselors. Addiction counselors assist individuals in recov. . .

Patient Advocacy Certificate

The UCLA Extension Patient Advocacy Certificate Program will provide the knowledge, skills and competencies professionals need to successfully prepare for this emerging career. The curriculum covers the following topics: the fundamentals of the U.S. heal. . .

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Happiness 2.0: Rethinking Mindfulness and the Science of Psychological Well-Being

Psychology 857.6

0.65 CEU


Fall 2015



Rick Hanson

In the last decade, we've seen an unprecedented integration of mindfulness in our culture and the field of mental health. While mindfulness is profoundly useful, ... More

Don't Believe Everything You Think! The Power of Applying Mindfulness to Your Thoughts and Beliefs

Psychology 719.5


Summer 2015



Jeffrey Hutter

Mindfulness training allows us to cultivate our capacity for greeting life more fearlessly, with a calm, clear, open mind. Learning how to unblock our natural ... More

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling Certificate Orientation Session

Community Health Sciences UL 731


Summer 2015



Uninstructed Lab

Participate in our orientation session to learn more about how UCLA Extension's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling Certificate can help you reach your career goals ... More

Retrain Your Anxious Mind

Psychology 718.5


Summer 2015



John Tsilimparis

This experiential workshop explores how the "anxious mind" is simply reacting to negative beliefs and automatic distorted thoughts that have been learned over many years. ... More

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