Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Approaches and CBT in Adolescent Counselling and Classroom Applications
Ten-day programme, one Friday per month throughout the academic year. The Mindfulness Clinic, 10 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.
60 contact hours €595
Join a group of mental health professionals, guidance counsellors, and educators to explore and learn proven and practical CBT and mindfulness interventions tailored specifically to treat the most frequently occurring emotional and behavioural problems with adolescents and young people.
Complete this ten-day training and help to teach teenagers how to shift their thinking away from impulsive, thoughtless, and judgemental ways of reacting and teach them to build on the resources they already have. Provide more balanced approaches to responding to life and helping shift the way teenagers perceive and apprise situations as stressful. The programme includes one-to-one interventions for therapists and a ten-session teaching programme Mindfulness in Transition for secondary schools. This programme draws on the themes of compassion, justice, values, and psychological flexibility.
Each session will include seminar, workshops, teach-back, reflection, interactive learning. The learning style will take the form of lectures, video, case presentations, small group and dyad activities as well as experiential activities and ample time for questions and answers and discussion with colleagues.
Participants on this programme must hold a professional qualification in counselling, mental health, education/teaching or youth work.
Adapting CBT and Mindfulness for adolescents and teenagers. How CBT and mindfulness differs adult interventions. Mindfulness tools for adolescents, enhance emotional regulation skills and utilising attention skills as a resource.
Mindfulness in Transition – a ten-week programme for use in classroom, group-based or one-to-one intervention with transition year students and adolescents. Yoga and mindfulness, brain and body tools for teenagers.
Best treatment strategies for teenagers. Using a comprehensive cognitive behavioural framework, you will learn which interventions work best with different types of anxiety based on the adolescent’s developmental level.
Understanding youth mental health issues, developing psychoeducational teaching methods., DBT skills and working with emotional and behavioural problems.
Interventions and approaches for working with oppositional defiant, and disruptive adolescents.
Developing tools and techniques for working with procrastination, exam stress and study techniques.
Assessment, psychoeducation, behavioural interventions, cognitive restructuring methods, rational analysis, performance interventions, and behavioural activation.
Third-wave interventions including the keys skills from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialetical Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Self-Compassion. Learn to teach social skills training, relaxation and somatic management techniques.
Meditation, group learning, role play, and group presentations, practicum and retreat.
Inquiry, guided discovery, journaling, interpersonal dynamics, and creative processes using art, clay, puppets, sand tray, metaphor and story.
Reflective supervision on personal practice, case work, discussion, interactive seminar, experiential, group focused and collaborative learning. All resources provided.
Dublin: Fridays, 15 September, 13 October, 10 November, 8 December, 2017 and
19 January, 9 February, 9 March, 20 April, 11 May and 14 June 2018.
Total hours: 60: 10am to 5pm.
Application: Participants on this programme must hold a professional qualification in counselling, mental health, education/teaching or youth work. Please telephone 087-7989 301 or email; firstname.lastname@example.org w: mindfulnessclinic.ie
Facilitator/Trainer: Gerry Cunningham has been extensively trained in Mindfulness-Based Approaches and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. He studied for three years at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford (Masters in MCBT and PG Diploma in CBT). He has trained in psychotherapy (Dublin City University) and Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Cambridge, PG Diploma, M. Ed). He has a Masters in Spirituality, BA in Philosophy, BSc in Reflective Practice and Diploma in Clinical Supervision.
The Mindfulness Clinic, 10 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Feedback from previous course
PG Cert in Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Guidance Counsellors and Therapists working with Adolescents: September 2016 to May 2017
What a wonderful experience. Theory, sharing, learning, and experiential. True learning, deep integration and rich understanding with invaluable insights into the how, why, when, who and what type of interventions to use with young people. A superb and deeply nourishing course of reflection on prior learning and linking theories with practices which will enrich my personal and professional life. Many thanks to the facilitator for his kindness, understanding, care, interest and gentleness. What a privilege to attend this outstanding course.
Very thorough, well prepared, generously resourced. Containment very strong. Good balance of thinking and experiential work.
What a wonderful course. Thank you. I highly recommend this training to others. I have hugely benefitted from the facilitators calm presence and the experiential aspect of the course. A deeply self-caring educational experience.
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