Post Graduate Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Approaches and Third Wave Interventions (one year advanced training) 45 hours training: Dublin and Cork
Responding to the growing interest of psychotherapists, this one year Post Graduate Certificate offers experienced clinicians and mental health professionals a unique opportunity to develop in-depth specialist skills in Mindfulness–Based Approaches (MBAs), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and the application of Third Wave Clinical Interventions for use in one-to-one counselling and psychotherapy.
This advanced programme in Mindfulness will integrate elements of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Compassion and Wisdom approaches and how mindfulness interfaces with third wave approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy and Schema Therapy. We will explore cognitive humanistic approaches and the attitudinal qualities of mindful-based therapy, including aspects of cognitive therapy, embodied cognition, metacognitive awareness, neuroscience and Buddhist psychology.
This training will guide participants in developing their own regular mindfulness practice whilst integrating it with their therapeutic and clinical work. The process of a mindfulness-based approach to psychotherapy is facilitated through mindfulness practice, lectures and skills within the context of personal, interpersonal and group enquiry. The training group learns to cultivate and deepen awareness as a primary psychotherapeutic and transformative tool. This programme will explore the theory, research and essential skills, especially mindfulness and self-compassion for deliberately cultivating wisdom and compassion in psychotherapy.
Practice Meditation, class practice (body scan, mindful movement, sitting meditation) and home practice
Process Inquiry, guided discovery, journaling, interpersonal dynamics and creative process using art and clay
Reflection Reflective supervision on personal practice, case work, discussion
Seminar Interactive, experiential, group focused and collaborative learning
Research Reading, reflection and discussion on current research and clinical integration of mindfulness into various practice settings
Seminar and Workshops will include:
- Historical overview of mindfulness in psychotherapy and the essentials of Buddhist psychology
- Exploring Mindfulness-Based Approaches in Psychotherapy and integrating these skills in clinical practice and when not to use these skills
- Mindfulness, neuroscience, research and evidence
- Mindfulness-Based Approaches and interventions for stress reduction, pain and chronic illness, anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, eating disorders, treatment resistant clients and other mental and physical health issues
- Core skills of mindfulness and Key concepts from ACT, DBT and Schema Therapy and the application of these skills in one-to-one settings
- Death and dying, end of life care, mindfulness and grieving
- Mindfulness and Relationships includes Mindfulness and attachment, Mindfulness with Children, Mindfulness in the Therapeutic Relationship and relationships
- Relationship of mindfulness to compassion – Compassion Mind Training, Mindful Self-Compassion and Compassionate Presence
- Gratitude and Wise Attention
- Emotion Regulation in Psychotherapy
- Mindfulness and Cognitive Therapy, formulation, behaviour activation, home practice
- Guided imagery, guided discovery, reflective supervision
Dublin and Cork: IMPORTANT: participants on this training must be accredited members of a professional counselling and psychotherapy body and completed an eight-week course in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy or Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
Facilitator: Gerry Cunningham, MIAHIP, The Mindfulness Clinic, 19 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2.
Further information available from: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 087-7989301
Feedback from 2014 Course:
I want to express my sincere gratitude for the excellent presentation and content provided. I have attended many, many, many workshops over the years and this was one of the best presentations I have ever attended. You were incredibly generous with your time, commitment and hand-outs. Counselling Psychologist, November, 2014
I just wanted to say how much I receive from participating in the group, and from experiencing you as facilitator. I find the experience very nourishing, I slow down, and I connect with myself; Words fail to really describe the Experience. I want to thank you again for your integrity in what you do, for you wonderful presence, and for really embodying what mindfulness means. Psychotherapist December, 2014