Research and Evaluation in MBCT
1 Day Workshop
Scientific theory and research are important underpinnings of MBCT. Effective teachers need to understand the evidence base in order to communicate with potential participants and other interested people about research evidence and the limitations of current knowledge. The first part of this workshop provides an informative summary of research on mindfulness and MBCT that will help teachers respond to questions from their participants and others. The second part of the workshop develops knowledge and skills for evaluating MBCT courses to determine whether participants are experiencing benefits.
IMPORTANT: You do not need to complete this workshop if you are currently on the OMF 12-month cohort training route
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 hear the latest research relating to MBCT and receive guidance on the importance of evaluating your mindfulness-based programmes
Learning OutcomesThis workshop offers you the opportunity to:
- Appreciate the importance of a scientific attitude
- Understand the research evidence for the effectiveness of mindfulness-based programmes and how they work
- Explore research on the effects of mindfulness on kindness, compassion, and other aspects of healthy psychological functioning
- Learn ways of assessing changes in your course participants, including questionnaires to use and how to score them
About the Teacher
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