What will I learn?

In a world filled with uncertainty, mindfulness is an essential tool.

As a treatment, mindfulness is increasingly sought after, but it’s important to ensure its practice is evidence-based.

This Melbourne MicroCert will equip you with the skills and confidence to offer clinical mindfulness practices to your clients or patients, and ensure your knowledge is backed by the latest research.

You will be guided by leading practitioners from the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences to cover essential clinical mindfulness theory, explore the efficacy of various techniques, and put your knowledge into practice.

You will learn how to prepare and run interventions to support people who struggle with stress or mental health problems. Learning is applicable to a range of settings, including allied, clinical and educational.

Fully online delivery presents a convenient way to develop your skillset, from a location that suits you.

Who is it for?

This Melbourne MicroCert is ideal for psychologists, medical and allied health workers looking to expand the breadth of their practice. You may be a psychologist, school counsellor, social worker, medical practitioner, nurse, or allied health professional. You do not have to be a clinician to undertake this Melbourne MicroCert. The principles covered in this course are valuable in both personal and professional contexts.

Key topics

Introduction to mindfulness and clinical mindfulness.
When to use mindfulness as an intervention to support mental health based on research.
Clinical mindfulness techniques and applications.
Clinical mindfulness relating to self-knowledge, behaviour change and wellbeing.
Maintaining, supporting and expanding opportunities for clinical mindfulness, such as via professional resources and networks.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this Melbourne MicroCert, you will be able to:

Integrate and understand theoretical and practical aspects of mindfulness, its benefits, appropriate applications and relationship to research evidence.
Integrate and understand how clinical mindfulness relates to client self-knowledge, wellbeing and behaviour change.
Select and apply clinical mindfulness techniques based on underlying theory and appropriate applications for conducting mindfulness activities with clients.

Learning experience

Throughout this Melbourne MicroCert, you will undertake a series of linked online modules to build your knowledge of clinical mindfulness. You will utilise an interactive online workbook which links to supporting videos, readings, your eJournal and a discussion board.

You will also have the opportunity to attend an interactive Q&A session on using clinical mindfulness in different contexts. The discussion board is optional and will be used to clarify questions and build a community of practitioners, which will be continued after the course.

Workload

Mindfulness in Clinical Practice is delivered over three modules, with assessment integrated throughout. Although this Melbourne MicroCert can be completed in approximately 40 hours, we recommend it be paced over the course of two to six weeks.

Pathways to further study

Mindfulness in Clinical Practice can be taken as a standalone Melbourne MicroCert, or you can complement it with any other Melbourne MicroCert in the Reality Psychology series.

Study options

Online/Distance (3 weeks)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Application deadline

24 October 2021

Start date

11 October 2021, 21 November 2021

Entry requirements

For international students

To undertake this Melbourne MicroCert, you should hold a bachelors degree in any discipline, but there are no other specific eligibility requirements. You do not need to be a clinician or have access to clients.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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