IICP College: Professional Certificate in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness

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Professional Certificate in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness

June and October 2019 intakes

IICP College are now taking enrolments for our June and October 2019 Professional Certificate in Therapeutic use of Mindfulness. This course is intended for therapists, mental health practitioners and for those professionals who would like to add mindfulness to the range of clinical interventions available to them. Additionally, it is ideal for those who would like to use mindfulness in their own lives. Participants will gain a rewarding life skill and a valuable tool for intervention.

Introduction

  • The value of mindfulness in therapy has been espoused by such figures as Dr Tony Bates, former principal clinical psychologist at St James’s Hospital and Dr Jon Kabat Zinn, founder and director of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre.
  • Mindfulness is increasingly recognised as a valuable intervention in counselling internationally.
  • In the field of medicine, more Irish doctors now recommend mindfulness to patients.
  • Millions of people around the world practice mindfulness to enhance their experience of living. Put simply, mindfulness involves continually returning your awareness to your present-moment stream of experience in a non-judgmental way.
  • This very simple approach, though at odds with our normal way of thinking, can be very helpful to people suffering loss, anxiety, stress, depression and other aspects of the human condition

Programme Objectives:

  • This course is intended for therapists, mental health practitioners and for those professionals who wish to add mindfulness to their range of clinical interventions. Additionally, it is ideal for those who want to use mindfulness in their own lives.

Course Structure:

The core ethos of IICP is to provide a student centred, warm and supportive learning environment. The programme is highly interactive, experiential and taught through lectures, small group work and role-plays.

Module Descriptors:

  • Definitions and purpose of mindfulness
  • Exploration of the use of mindfulness with clients and/or in your own life
  • Consideration of the scope and limitations of mindfulness as a therapeutic tool
  • Opportunities to practice mindfulness during the course days and guidelines for practice and usage at other times
  • An introduction to the basics of Buddhist psychology from which mindfulness emerged
  • Understanding how Buddhist psychology ‘fits’ with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and other Western approaches

Award:

  • IICP Professional Certificate in Therapeutic use of Mindfulness
  • CPD: 18 hours

Dates:

June Intake:

Commences: Friday June 07th and runs until Friday June 21st, 2019.

The course runs over:

– Fri 07 June 2019
– Fri 14 June 2019
– Fri 21 June 2019
10:00am – 4:00pm

October Intake:

Commences: Monday October 07th and runs until Monday October 21st, 2019.

The course runs over:

– Mon 07 Oct 2019
– Mon 14 Oct 2019
– Mon 21 Oct 2019
10:00am – 4:00pm

Fees: €295 (costs are inclusive of training, materials and a free Mindfulness CD).

For more details or to book on line, please visit our website: www.iicp.ie

Or contact:

IICP Office
01 466 4205
Triona Kearns
Dean of Academic Affairs/Registrar: 086 049 9154 or triona@iicp.ie

Region: 

Dublin 24

Expiry date: 

23/06/19

Date Entered/Updated: 

23/04/19