University College Dublin: Mindfulness Based Interventions
|Institution||University College Dublin View institution profile|
|Department||School of Psychology|
|Telephone||00353 1716 4043|
This course is organised in 2 residential training events and teaching blocks throughout 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. The 1st year of the course is designed to develop student’s knowledge of theory, research, and clinical applications of mindfulness based interventions. The 2nd year of the course is designed to further develop the student’s knowledge of theory, research, and clinical applications of mindfulness based interventions.
|Level||NFQ Level 9|
Year 1 will centre on: Developing a personal mindfulness meditation practice; the Buddhist background to clinical mindfulness based interventions; the history and evolution of psychological interventions for emotional and psychiatric disorders; the emerging field of third wave psychological interventions and positive psychology; the research underpinning mindfulness based interventions: understanding and critically evaluation of the research; the neuroscience and physiology of mindfulness. The primary academic focus of year 2 will be: How to guide mindfulness meditations; how to conduct mindfulness inquiry; integrating personal mindfulness practice with teaching a class; understanding the centrality of self-compassion in teaching mindfulness; self-care and the mindfulness teacher; assessing participant suitability; how to plan for and accommodate particular populations; understanding the theory and practice of group process; mindfulness in organizational settings: the challenges and opportunities; mindfulness and leadership.
|Location||University College Dublin|
University College Dublin
University College Dublin is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities. Ranked in the top 1% of institutions worldwide, in the overall 2019 QS World University Rankings, UCD was placed 185 in the world.
UCD, Ireland’s Global University, is Ireland’s largest university. Established in 1854, the university has a student body of over 34,000 students with some 8,000+ international students drawn from 139 countries. UCD is Ireland's leader in graduate education with over 9,000 graduate students; almost a quarter of whom are graduate research students.
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