SDS Seminars Online

Mindfulness with Prof Nuno Ferreira



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):

Module 3: Assessed casebook assignment, consult group attendance, reports and test

Course tutor

Prof Nuno Ferreira
PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS, Associate Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Catherine Parker completed her intensive DBT training in 2001. She was a founder member of the Derbyshire DBT Service, delivering full programme DBT for over 15 years. Throughout her career as a psychotherapist, she has delivered DBT workshops within her NHS Trust and at local universities, sharing her practical experience of using DBT principles to treat a variety of diagnoses in both Talking Therapies and Community Mental Health settings. She has been the Chair of the DBT Special Interest Group of the BABCP since 2013, and has participated in a number of symposia and other events featuring DBT at the BABCP national conferences.

Course structure

  • Full Course Video
  • Full course materials as a PDF (downloadable)
  • Personalised Certificate for 14 CPD Hours