PGCert Psychological Therapies Practice (Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapies and Approaches)

Programme structure

The PG Cert programme is delivered over a series of blocks. There is also an additional requirement to commit to personal study and practice. Students are expected to attend both a four/five-day retreat and a seven-day retreat at Gaia House, the cost of which is additional to the programme fee and will be set independently by Gaia House.

Compulsory modules

60 credits of compulsory modules

PYCM063 Introduction to Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapies and Approaches 30
PYCM064 Applications of Mindfulness-based Teaching in Health and Mental Health Care and Beginning to Teach 30

This programme aims to update you with the latest research and theory in MBCT/MBA particularly drawing on the work within the Mood Disorders Centre at the University of Exeter. In this programme we aim to detail the knowledge underpinning MBCT/MBA from a psychological and Buddhist perspective.

We aim to provide you with the experiential knowledge of a personal mindfulness practice and how this is fundamental to teaching MBCT/MBA. Although this year does not give you the necessary skills to begin to teach MBCT/MBA there will be opportunities to begin to lead some practices in a supportive learning environment preparing you for the Diploma.