The MBCT practicum, accredited by The College of Family Physicians of Canada, is the fourth module of our MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program.
The MBCT Practicum will immerse those interested in teaching the 8-week MBCT program as participants, facilitators and observers. Trainees will take on a variety of roles including teaching, providing and receiving feedback and developing skills of inquiry. Readings and home practice will be an essential part of the program. Relevant background will be provided in the areas of mindfulness, clinical research and CBT.
Participants Will Learn
• Ways to deliver the 8-week MBCT program in a systematic manner
• To engage in teach-backs to help hone their skills
• How to receive feedback to enhance their guidance and inquiry skills
• The underlying intentions, attitudes and attentional training skills developed in the practices/exercises
• To hold the group using the MBCT model
Who Should Attend
This course is intended for healthcare providers and social service workers interested in developing some foundational skills to facilitate the 8-week MBCT program. It is best suited for clinicians who have experience with meditative practices and who have attended an 8-week MBCT group as a participant.
Apply Before Registering
If you have not already been accepted into one of the Centre’s Facilitation Certificate Programs, please apply here
Timing: 35 in-class hours
Fee: Varies based on location and course length
Payment, cancellation and refund policies
Continuing Education Credits
This 3-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 105 Mainpro+ credits. It is also approved for up to 37 CE Credits by the Canadian Psychological Association.
I took the MBCT practicum course just prior to co-facilitating my first MBCT program. The instruction was excellent, and the facilitator tools and scripts were invaluable. Just as important, the practicum allowed me to build relationships with a valued network of professional contacts, colleagues, and friends that continues to endure almost two years later.Rhea Plosker RSW RP