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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

University of Oxford

24 months
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15165 GBP/year
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About

This two-year part-time Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy course at the University of Oxford offers experienced professionals from a range of backgrounds a unique opportunity to develop in-depth specialist knowledge and skills in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Preference will be given to applicants with clinical experience. www.conted.ox.ac.uk/mst-in-mindfulness-based-cognitive-therapy

Overview

About this Master's

The Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy course at the University of Oxford is offered by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre at the Department of Psychiatry, in collaboration with the Department for Continuing Education.

The course offers an opportunity for in-depth learning and aims to foster a community of practitioners with the expertise to deliver high-quality MBCT in clinical and other appropriate healthcare and educational settings, and who will contribute to the development and dissemination of MBCT.

The course is organised in nine three- or four-day teaching blocks (held in Oxford) and three residential training retreats. In addition to the taught component, you will need to set aside six to seven hours per week for private study, personal practice related to MBCT, and completion of written assignments. The teaching is mostly highly interactive and experiential, and weaves together personal practice, theory/research and clinical applications.

www.conted.ox.ac.uk/mst-in-mindfulness-based-cognitive-therapy

Programme Structure

The course covers four main topic areas:

  • theory, including relevant cognitive science (eg attention, memory, judgement, metacognition, executive function), clinical theory (eg cognitive theories of the development and maintenance of emotional disorder and the principles underlying MBCT), and relevant aspects of Buddhist psychology and philosophy and their contribution to MBCT;
  • research related to the ongoing development of MBCT, and investigating the areas of theory outlined above;
  • clinical applications in a range of problem areas, for example, depression, pain and psychosis; and
  • practice including the development of personal experience of mindfulness meditation through exploring the MBCT course experientially as a participant and building on this, the capacity to relate this experience to theory and research, and the skills needed to instruct patients/clients in MBCT, drawing on relevant theory, research and clinical literature.

Audience

Applicants will normally be expected to have a professional qualification in mental healthcare, behavioural medicine, or another appropriate field (eg social work, counselling, psychotherapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy or education).

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

As a minimum, applicants should hold or be predicted to achieve the equivalent of the following UK qualifications:

  • a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in any relevant subject.

Applicants will normally be expected to have a professional qualification in mental healthcare, behavioural medicine, or another appropriate field (eg social work, counselling, psychotherapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy or education).

Your background should have equipped you to:

  • read theoretical and scientific literature relevant to MBCT
  • work with individuals in ways which require relational skills.
  • If your degree is not from the UK or another country specified above, visit our International Qualifications page for guidance on the qualifications and grades that would usually be considered to meet the University’s minimum entry requirements.

    Tuition Fee

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      15165 GBP/year
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    • National

      12715 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 12715 GBP per year during 24 months.

    Living costs for Oxford

    939 - 1530 GBP /month
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