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Patricia Rockman

Patricia Rockman, MD, CCFP FCFP

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Adult Education

Abbotsford campus, D218a

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Biography

Patricia Rockman MD, CCFP FCFP is a physician with a focused practice in mental health. She is the co-founder and director of education and clinical services at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies (CMS) in Toronto. She is also an associate professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine cross-appointed to Psychiatry. Patricia Rockman developed the MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program at CMS as well as numerous other workshops. She teaches locally, nationally and internationally in the area of mindfulness-based programs (MBSR, MBCT, Inquiry). She is a mentor for both MBCT and MBSR trainees. Inquiry, as it relates to practice is a passion. She is a co-author with Susan Woods and Evan Collins of a book to be released in 2019 by New Harbinger on teaching MBCT that emphasizes teaching as a practice in which inquiry is essential. She is also a trained Yoga teacher and has been teaching about stress, mindfulness, change management, and other mental health issues for over thirty-five years.

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Since participating in the Adult Education program, I have incorporated many of the skills and concepts into my everyday work. I feel strongly that my involvement in the Adult Education program has enhanced my work, and has given me the critical thinking skills needed to develop new programming and further my career.

  • – Garrison Duke
  •    Director of Employment at Abbotsford Community Services

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