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Ethics, Assessment and Orientation in MBCT

1 Day Workshop

with Ruth Baer
Location Online
Date 11/03/2023
Time 09:00 - 17:00 GMT


This workshop explores ethical issues and related practical skills in mindfulness-based programmes (MBPs). It explores principles of professional ethics, research on harm and adverse events in MBPs, and ethical communication about mindfulness. It also considers two sets of skills with important ethical foundations: orienting potential participants to MBCT and assessing whether the course is suitable for them. Both orientation and assessment are essential to avoid harm to participants and for adherence to the ethical principles of informed consent and practicing within the one’s scope of competence.

IMPORTANT: You do not need to complete this workshop if you are currently on the OMF 12-month cohort training route.

This training is part of a mindfulness teacher training programme. Please do not sign up for this training if your only experience with MBCT is as a course participant, as your application will not be approved, and you may be charged an administration fee when we refund your payment.

The OMF provides Confirmation of Attendance letters to all participants who attend our training events. Certificates are issued only after completion of the teacher training pathway, through a formal application process not linked to this event.

What will I do on this course?

You will explore the principles of professional ethics, research on harm and adverse events in MBPs. You will also participate in discussions to further develop your understanding of the role of assessment and orientation when delivering mindfulness-based programmes:

    Learning Outcomes

    This workshop offers you the opportunity to:
    • Explore ways of providing information to potential participants about the courses you offer
    • Consider what information to request from potential participants, why this information is needed, and ways of gathering it
    • Understand the ethical principles underlying the importance of orientation and assessment
    • Learn about the research on harm and adverse events in MBPs
    • Broaden your understanding of professional ethics for MBP teachers

    About the Teacher

    Ruth Baer

    I’m a clinical psychologist and a mindfulness researcher, teacher, trainer, supervisor, and practitioner. Before moving to Oxford in 2019, I was a Professor of Psychology at the University of Kentucky, where I conducted research on mindfulness and taught and supervised several mindfulness-based programmes in a doctoral programme in clinical psychology. Read more here

    Ethics, Assessment and Orientation in MBCT

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    Applications closing: 05/03/2023
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