The Diploma in Mindfulness-based Experiential Therapy is designed to enable learners who have demonstrated the capacity to work at level 4 in therapeutic counselling, to progress onto a
higher level requiring the acquisition of more specific knowledge, skills and understanding.
The course provides training in mindfulness-based experiential therapy at a level appropriate for safe, ethical and effective practice when working one-to-one with adults presenting with a
range of psychological / emotional issues.
The qualification is accredited by the CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body).
Candidates must have completed the MBET Fast-Track foundation level training in counselling and psychotherapy course, or the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling or their equivalent.
Applicants will be required to produce a reference from their counselling supervisor and/or course tutor commenting on their suitability for undertaking the MBET training at level 6.
The programme is designed to accommodate those with relevant training undertaken elsewhere covering theory and skills to a level that will enable then to start seeing clients in an agency setting. They will also need to demonstrate that they have the capacity to cope with the academic and emotional aspects of the training and adhere to the MBET approach.
Prospective candidates will be informed if additional pre-course assessment procedures will be necessary.
Direct access onto stage 2 is not possible. Recent MBET graduates who have successfully completed the CPCAB level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling will gain exemption from parts of Stage 1 of the course.
There is no consensus on definitions of Mindfulness – various accounts are presented in both secular and Buddhist contexts. The MBET approach to meditation / mindfulness is multifaceted. It does not separate particular meditation techniques from their context of origin.
The MBET approach integrates the insights and methods of both East and West.
The underlying philosophy of mindfulness practice is based on Eastern Wisdom traditions which articulate a methodology for engaging in a process of inner exploration that focuses on the relationship between awareness and objects of awareness, hence relational mindfulness.
Relational mindfulness involves the in vivo practice of mindful awareness while interacting with the client. Clients and therapists cultivate a curiosity towards the inner processes and how they influence and are influenced by one another.
It is not possible to conceive of mindfulness as an ‘add-on’, or for the counselling process to be seen as solely a set of techniques and skills which can be learned. Rather, the ‘way of being’ which emerges through sustained engagement with the practice gets embodied.
The MBET approach brings together 3 key areas in the field of psychotherapy, namely attachment theory, mentalization theory and research, and mindfulness studies, all of which play central roles in the training of MBET therapists and in informing their work with clients.
Stage 1: £2360 + £239 CPCAB registration.
Stage 2: £3510 + £125 Final assessment fee.
Date(s) / Times: Tuesdays and Wednesdays (18.00 – 21.00)
Stage 1 starts January 2021
Stage 1 ends July 2021
Stage 2 starts 15 September 2021
Stage 2 ends 30 June 2022
Class size: Maximum 12
Stage 1: 5x3 hours Mindfulness Training
Stage 1: 2x3 hours Assessment of Theory and Skills
Stage 2: 5x3 hours Mindfulness Training
Stage 2 :2x5 hours Final Assessment
Total GLH (Stage 1): 165
Total GLH (Stage 2): 235
Total hours: 400