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

Learning and teaching

A range of teaching and learning methods are employed during the PGDip 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;
  • tutorials;
  • supervised practice;
  • formative and summative assessment, including a mixture of reflective diaries, essays, reports of teaching MBCT/MBA classes and direct observation of teaching MBCT/MBA classes.
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions -Teacher Assessment Criteria

Assessment on the PGDip

  • One written proposal (2,500 words) for an audit/evaluation of an 8-week MBSR or MBCT course in a clinical, educational, or public setting;
  • Live observation of your delivery of several key elements of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapies and Approaches, together with accompanying 1,500 word commentary;
  • Ratings by your supervisor and clinical tutors of adherence and competence in teaching Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapies and Approaches;
  • 4,000 word written report of Mindfulness-Based Group.