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

Learning and teaching

A range of teaching and learning methods are employed during the PGCert including:

  • personal practice supported by regular practice periods on teaching days;
  • retreats at Gaia House to help support and deepen personal practice;
  • guided reading of relevant books, articles and papers;
  • lectures and workshops led by the programme team, experienced Buddhist practitioners, Mood Disorder Centre and CEDAR staff and external speakers;
  • peer presentations;
  • tutorials;

 

Assessment on the PGCert

  • 3,000 word essay on a question selected from a supplied list, relating to the fundamentals of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapies and Approaches theory and practice;
  • 3,000 word essay on a topic of your choice (within the domains of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapies and Approaches theory and research and approved in advance by the Programme Leads);
  • 2,500 word written proposal for an audit/evaluation of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapies and Approaches in a clinical setting.