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Steven Hickman, PsyD Founding director of the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness

Steven Hickman is a licensed clinical psychologist and an associate clinical professor in the UC San Diego departments of psychiatry and family medicine and public health. As executive director of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (CMSC), Dr. Hickman's role is to provide oversight, vision, direction, and focus for the development and expansion of CMSC around the world.

Dr. Hickman is also the director of professional training, overseeing the training of teachers from start to finish and assuring the highest quality standards and the best possible resources for teaching.

He is the founder and executive director of the UCSD Center for Mindfulness, a program of community building, clinical care, professional training and research. He has taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for 15 years and has trained teachers of MBSR, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). He is also an MSC Teacher Trainer. Dr. Hickman leads MSC intensives and workshops around the world.

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