U of I ACADA Keynote Speaker
About Jamie Derrick
Jamie Derrick is a clinical full professor at the University of Idaho in the Department of Psychology and Communication Studies. Derrick is a licensed psychologist who has developed training and workshops using somatic awareness and mindfulness, expressive art, and digital storytelling to promote wellness and build community. She founded the UI Mind Mindfulness Program after receiving certification as a meditation teacher from UCLA, Mindful Awareness Research Center. She offers free drop-in and internet-based guided meditation and semester-long classes on mindfulness to faculty, staff and students on the U of I campus. Derrick is a single parent with two children, two cats and a dog who loves family life. Derrick maintains balance in life with good friends, yoga, art, and a profound love of reading.