MSc Mindfulness Based Interventions
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
This course will be taught, part-time, over two years, and is organised in two residential training events and teaching blocks throughout the two years of the programme. It will involve a community of adult learners, where students will be supported and nurtured so as to meet the highest standards as teachers of Mindfulness Based Interventions. Delivered by UCD School of Psychology and St Vincent's University Hospital
Residential training retreat in Year 1 and Year 2
Students deliver an 8-week course to a group in professional setting
Vision and Values Statement
The purpose of the MSc in Mindfulness Based Interventions in UCD is to train mindfulness teachers to deliver Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to the highest standards. Students are supported to do this through experiential learning where the development of the students personal mindfulness practice is central. This is combined with small group didactic learning where emphasis is placed on acquisition of critical, reflective thinking skills and integration of theory and practice. Knowledge is developed through studying core areas considered essential to teaching mindfulness based interventions; beginning with the core foundations of mindfulness based interventions and progressing through philosophical, psychological, theoretical, ethical and experiential aspects of becoming a mindfulness teacher. Assessments are based on a diversity of methods and learning culminates through demonstrating an ability to deliver a standard MBCT/MBSR 8 week course in year 2.
Commence teaching MBCT/MBSR training programmes to the highest standards.
Embody the principles and pratices of mindfulness in their daily personal and professional lives.
Demonstrate that they have integrated a range of skills necessary to teach MBCT/MBSR (as detailed in the MBI-Teaching Assessment Criteria).
Demonstrate the integration of a coherent understanding of the history and evolution of mindfulness based interventions.
Teach mindfulness based intervention in the students existing domain of professional practice such as education, organisational, or clinical.
The development of enhanced reflective and interpersonal skills and the development of critical thinking skills.