Professional Certificate in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy Teacher Training
Category：Education, Training & Practice
Form：Courses leading to formal academic award or other types of courses
Qualification to be Awarded：QF Level 6 Professional Certificate Programme
Name of Organizer：JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK
Period：2023年4月2日 - 2024年5月4日
This programme is jointly organised by The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The University of Oxford Mindfulness Foundation.
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is now recommended in the UK National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for the treatment of recurrent depression, and is becoming more widely applied to a range of other health conditions. More recent work has led to major breakthroughs in understanding how mindfulness can reduce suicidality in depression, emotional turbulence in bipolar disorder, serious health anxiety and latterly in building resilience in young people.
The new curricula, Mindfulness for Life (sometimes known as MBCT-L) are designed for diverse groups of people in a wide range of settings, such as workplaces, education, and the general population. After completing the programme, students can take a first step to teach MBCT, workshop on Finding Peace in the Frantic World and MBCT-Depression if eligible.
This programme spans over an academic year.
Course 1: Learning to Teach Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy Practices and Exercises
Course 2: Origins of Mindfulness and Retreat
Course 3: Teaching a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy Curriculum in a Group
After completion of the certificate programme, graduates will have been trained to teach Mindfulness for Life (MBCT-L), Finding Peace in a Frantic World and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression depending on their intended setting of teaching (e.g. MBCT-Depression for clinical settings). The completion of this certificate will fulfill the first step requirement in teaching mindfulness in the respective settings.