Jean Haley, MLS, MS, MSW, LICSW

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MLS, Simmons College

MS, Psychological Services in Education, University of Pennsylvania

MSW, College of St. Catherine/University of St. Thomas

BA in Political Science, Tufts University

MBSR Teacher Training, Center for Mindfulness; Teacher Training, Center for Mindful Self-Compassion; Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute Training for the Treatment of Trauma; Community Dharma Leaders Training

Licensures and Certifications

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

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Jean Haley is a retired clinical social worker who teaches mindfulness in a variety of settings. She has been a consultant to several local organizations on mindfulness and stress reduction as well as the use of mindfulness as an adjunct to psychotherapy. She has also designed and facilitated mind/body groups for persons suffering from symptoms of anxiety and depression as part of her private psychotherapy practice. Before becoming a social worker, Jean worked for many years in higher education administration. Her most recent position in this capacity was Vice President for Information Services and Technology at the University of St. Thomas where she was responsible for the libraries and information technology services.

A long-time meditator, Jean began her formal training in MBSR with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli in 2003. In 2015 she completed the teacher training program from the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. She participates in intensive meditation retreats to continue to deepen her own practice of mindfulness. She is also a student of yoga and completed a 200-hour teacher training program in viniyoga.

Jean has completed the MBSR Teaching Online program offered by Brown University’s Center for Mindfulness, supporting instructors in offering the 8-week MBSR program live online, with skill, ease and interactivity.


Mindfulness and Psychotherapy


Mindfulness and Stress Reduction


Research Summary/Interests

Mindfulness and stress reduction, mindfulness and psychotherapy, the use of mindfulness as an adjunct to psychotherapy for survivors of sexual abuse. Mindfulness with traumatic brain injury. Mindfulness for persons with Alzheimers and their care-partners.