Mindfulness Courses & Training

The Mindfulness Clinic is committed to the promotion of wellbeing through the integration of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and the practice of Mindfulness. Our mission is to embody, guide and nurture mindful and compassionate living. We teach eight-week Mindfulness courses MBSR, MBCT and one-day workshops to individuals, mental health professionals, voluntary and community groups.

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Overview

Saturday, 9 March 2024 from 9.30am to 4.30pm in Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork. Cost: €95 includes notes, resources and 6 hours CPD.

In this 6-hour skills training, qualified supervisors will discuss, reflect, and learn how to enhance clinical supervision through a skills-based model in clinical excellence and supervisory competencies.

The Master Class parallels the common factors in psychotherapy with a strong focus on interpersonal, experiential and relational skills, including the working alliance, empathy, and responsiveness. The core learning develops competent communities through peer support via “live supervision”, reflective practice, collaborative inquiry, and self-management.

Multiple themes will be explored, including the supervisory relationship, supervisee needs, personal values, learning preferences, core training, biases, boundaries, ethical and legal issues.

Supervision in this approach focuses on the same fundamental principles as psychotherapy through developing the working alliance (relationship, approach, goals) with specific supervisory tasks. Common issues in clinical management will be addressed, including ambiguity about roles, misunderstandings related to cultural background, skill deficits, countertransference, risks, legal and ethical issues. The training will include best practices for establishing an online clinical supervision presence and working with students, pre-accredited therapists, and experienced therapists.

The Supervision Masterclass is for experienced, post-graduate clinical supervisors interested in reflecting and learning about the advantages and disadvantages of different models of supervision. Throughout the Masterclass workshop, you will learn about supervisory processes and determine the model or interventions that best suits you to facilitate competent clinical supervision. Experiential role plays, deliberate practice via rehearsal, bilateral feedback brings this supervision format “to life” as a crucible to enhance personal and professional growth.

The course aims:

  • Exploring the dynamics of supervision and the role of the supervisor.
  • Reflecting on your supervisory experiences as a supervisee or supervisor by utilising “live” supervision and feedback.
  • To familiarise you with different supervision models to help integrate interventions for better results.
  • Develop creative and experiential approaches to expand your repertoire as a supervisor and enhance supervisee engagement.
  • Exploring legal, ethical, institutional and administrative responsibilities including mandatory reporting and the Child Abuse Substantiation Procedure (CASP).
  • Develop a therapeutic audit, taxonomy and a framework that encourages reflection in practice to improve clinical standards, reduce clinician burnout, enhance client care and quality control.

Dates & Details

Saturday, 9 March 2024 from 9.30am to 4.30pm in Rochestown Park, Cork.
Cost: €95 includes notes, resources and 6 hours CPD.

Booking, further information: T: 087-7989 301 | E: info@mindfulnessclinic.ie | mindfulnessclinic.ie

Prerequisite

Participants on this course are required to be accredited supervisors with a recognised accreditation body in Ireland.

Facilitator

Gerry Cunningham has a private practice at The Mindfulness Clinic. His approach to supervision is cutting-edge and creative with a central focus on the therapeutic relationship, client outcome, and collaborative communities. He is currently pursuing research interests at the University of Oxford and training at The International Centre for Clinical Excellence.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Mindfulness Training, or Mindfulness Courses, may not be considered suitable at this time for those affected with acute depression, active or recent substance alcohol or drug addictions (recommendation two years full sobriety for Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention), PTSD, Bi-polar disorder, current or past psychosis, significant long standing interpersonal difficulties, recent trauma or significant recent or unresolved loss.

The Mindfulness Clinic recommends organising a one-to-one consultation to see if this training is suitable for you at this time.

Mindfulness is not the answer for all life’s problems. Rather it is that all life’s problems can be seen more clearly through the lens of a clear mind”. Jon Kabat-Zinn, pp. 25-26, 1991.

Acknowledgements for exclusion criteria: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): Standards of Practice, edited by Saki F. Santorelli, Centre for Mindfulness University of Massachusetts, Director of Stress Reduction Program, February, 2014.