29th SEPTEMBER 2019
Research and Evaluation
With Ruth Baer
The first part of this day Ruth Baer will provide an informative summary of the evidence base for MBCT, the second half of this day will focus on how to evaluate the courses you teach.
WHAT IS THE MASTERCLASS ABOUT?
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an evidence-based program. Even if you are not a researcher, it’s important to understand the published research on MBCT so that you can communicate about it in a way that is accurate and informative for people who may be interested in taking an MBCT course or just want to know more about it. If you teach MBCT courses, it can also be helpful and interesting to collect data from your participants, even if you have no intention of publishing it. This helps us know if we are having the effects we intend, and, as importantly, can ensure we are doing no harm. Simple questionnaires or survey questions can provide important information about how participants are doing.
Half of this day will provide an informative summary of the evidence base for MBCT. Topics include: How effective is MBCT? For whom is it helpful? How does it work? Does it matter how much people practice? Are self-help and online programs effective? Can we measure people’s mindfulness skills? What are the effects of mindfulness training on compassion and kindness? Ruth will also implicitly communicate the important lesson of how we as MBCT teachers can communicate the evidence base in an effective and balanced way.
The second half of this day will focus on how to evaluate the courses you teach. Cultivating an attitude of curiosity about how your participants are doing is an important foundation for thinking more specifically about what you want to know. We’ll start with framing good evaluation questions. For example, did participants experience a decrease in their stress or other symptoms? Has their quality of life improved? Did they become more mindful and compassionate? How satisfied were they with the course? Did they have any difficulties, and if so, how did they manage them? This part of the day will help you think about what you want to know about the effects of your courses and how to invite your participants to provide you with answers. It will review a range of approaches to evaluation and resource you with the skills and tools to evaluate your work.
WHO IS IT FOR?
You are eligible for this training day if:
- You are actively working on the OMC’s MBCT teacher training pathway and have completed any of the modules, for example: an MBCT course as a participant, a silent retreat, or training days devoted to practice teaching in pairs or groups.
- You are a mindfulness teacher who is already teaching mindfulness-based interventions and you wish to increase your knowledge of these topics.
Who am I?
I’m a clinical psychologist, recently retired from a career as a professor of psychology at the University of Kentucky and very pleased to be working at the OMC. My interests in mindfulness include research, teaching, training, supervision, and practice. I enjoy taking a broad perspective, and so I’ve studied a wide range of mindfulness-based interventions, including MBCT and MBSR as well as DBT, ACT, and MBRP. Much of my work focuses on the conceptualization and assessment of mindfulness, effects of mindfulness-based programs, mechanisms of change, and professional training and ethics in the mindfulness field.
What do I do?
At the OMC I work with the MBCT teacher training pathway and collaborate on manuscripts based on the data coming in from the MYRIAD project. I also teach mindfulness courses and work with competency assessment.
Why I love working at the OMC
The OMC is an international leader in mindfulness research, teaching, and training, and is at the forefront of discussions that are critical to the development of the field. I had the great good fortune to spend academic year 2015-16 on sabbatical at the OMC and fell in love with the warm and welcoming community of friends and colleagues doing fascinating and important work. For someone with my interests, it’s the ideal place to be.
The masterclass will be taught in English with no translation into Portuguese.
Ser Integral: Portuguese Center for Mindfulness
Rua Álvares Cabral, 50
One Day: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Tuition: 140€ + VAT (23%) = 172,20€
Lunch & refreshments: informations will be provided when you register.
Note: If you wish to register in all 6 Masterclasses the total amount to be paid is 1131,60 Euros (VAT Incl).
The number of places is limited, so we advise you register as soon as possible. Please support us by booking early to help us understand the demands and viability.
To register for the masterclass:
- Make the payment of the value of the masterclass: 172,20€ (fully refunded if we cancel or change the date).
- Payment can be completed bank transference using the:
IBAN: PT50 0035 0158 00018441030 71
BIC SWIFT: CGDIPTPL
BANK: CAIXA GERAL DE DEPÓSITOS (CGD)
(for international bank transferences you may need extra information than that provided above. Please get in touch with us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain this information. Thank you.
- Complete the Application Form available here
- Send an email to email@example.com with the name and date of the event you want to register, the completed registration form, the bank statement proof of payment and your certifcates showing your professional training in MBCT, MBSR or another mindfulness-based intervention program and your contact number to include in your registration.
On the first day you will have to pay lunch and refreshments directly at the venue of the masterclass for a total cost of 30,75€.
After receiving your email we will send you a reply confirming your place with information relating to the event. If you don't receive our reply please contact us.
- If you cancel up to the 1st August 2019 you will receive a full reimbursement of the retreat minus an administration fee of 50 euros plus fee for the international bank transference.
- After 1st August 2019 there will be no reimbursements for cancellations
- If the event is cancelled due to an unexpected reason, Ser Integral: Centro Português de Mindfulness, will provide a reimbursement of 100% of the value paid for the masterclass, however we will not be responsible for any other costs (i.e., travelling and accommodation) associated with your participation in the retreat.
- We recommend that flights are booked after confirmation that we have reached the minimum number of registrations to open the masterclass which will be on 1st August 2019 (until then we reserve the right to cancel or postpone if the course does not reach minimum numbers).
Ser Integral: Portuguese Center for Mindfulness established a collaboration with the group HF Hotels in Porto that will be offering 10% discount on the best available rate at the time of your reservation. You will have 4 hotels available to make your reservation - HP Ipanema Park, HP Ipanema Porto, HP Tuela Porto and HP Fénix Porto. To get access to this discount please book your room using the link: https://foundationmasterclasses.hfhotels.com/