Mindfulness provides the key linking theme within both skills training in DBT and all Third Wave CBT approaches – representing both a state of being as well as a technique. This two day course provides the delegates with practice opportunities of different types of mindfulness, as well as outlines a context within which different third wave approaches incorporate and conceptualise mindfulness: from Compassionate Mindfulness, through Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy to developing mindfulness as an alternative skill to emotional avoidance.
During the course of the two days, delegates will not only understand and practice different types of mindfulness exercises that they can incorporate into their work with clients but also address a range of practical questions and problems that inevitably arise when using this approach with clients. Questions include: Managing resistant clients, handling client concerns about mindfulness, the use of mindfulness with different client groups, dispelling mindfulness myths, the practicalities of running mindfulness groups, the degree to which the practitioner needs to be skilled in mindfulness practice themselves before teaching others.
This course is part of the training programme that enables you to complete one or two the BPS Approved Certificates: Certificate in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Certificate in Third Wave CBT. You can build up gradually your training portfolio by attending all the courses within the programme at the pace that suits you. All your training hours will be calculated, recorded in an individual validated log and accumulated towards your full Certificate.
BPS Approved Certificate in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy:
Module 1: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Two-Day Introductory Course
Module 2: DBT Skills Training Groups (STG):
- DBT STG on Emotional Regulation
- DBT STG on Distress Tolerance
- Mindfulness: How to use it with your clients (2 days)
- DBT STG on Interpersonal Effectiveness
Module 3: Assessed casebook assignment, consult group attendance, reports and test
Prof Nuno Ferreira
PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS, Associate Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Dr Nuno Ferreira is an Associate Professor of Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Nicosia. He holds a Licenciature in Clinical Psychology from ISPA, Portugal, and a PhD in Clinical and Health Psychology from the University of Edinburgh.
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