Christopher Menard, Psy.D., co-directs the Psychology Department’s mindfulness services and instructor training with Heidemarie Laurent, Ph.D. In addition to teaching undergraduate Service Learning classes (PSYC-340 and PSYC-341) and graduate-level mindfulness-based interventions (PSYC-546), he has also provided neuropsychological diagnostic assessment training & supervision to U of I Clinical Psychology graduate students. Dr. Menard was a board member of the local Mindful Teacher Foundation from 2013 – 2017 and helped develop the training curriculum for the Mindful Teacher Mindful Kids program. He has led Mindfulness Training classes (e.g., MBCT) since 2011 for numerous C-U groups including U of I Staff/Faculty/Graduate Students, Champaign-Urbana k – 12 school teachers, University High School students, Prairie Center & Rosecrance addiction recovery clients, & Champaign County Jail inmates. He has received a Campus Award for Excellence in Public Engagement. Also, in the U of I ICES list of teachers ranked as excellent by their students, he has been ranked as an outstanding instructor. Dr. Menard also works with adult clients in his private practice in Urbana. He brings his understanding of healing and emotional growth from psychotherapy and from secular and Buddhist mindfulness practices to enrich his teaching.
Psychology Building Office# 733
Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Psy.D. 2007)