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AP6815: Mindfulness Based Interventions and Relationships

Credit Weighting: 15
No. of Students: Min 10, Max 40.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semester 1.
Teaching Methods: 6 x 3hr(s) Lectures; 3 x 7hr(s) Lectures; 30hr(s) Other (personal mindfulness practice, self-directed study and independent research)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Applied Psychology; Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To explore the use of Mindfulness based interventions in distinctive settings.
Module Content: The use of acceptance and commitment training in mindfulness practice. The use of compassion in mindfulness based interventions. Mindfulness and wellbeing. Mindfulness in relationships.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Integrate the use of ACT into mindfulness practice and teaching.
  • Reflect on the importance of employing compassion in practice and in teaching mindfulness based interventions.
  • Analyse and critique the concept of wellbeing.
  • Demonstrate the role mindfulness can play in achieving wellbeing.
  • Connect mindfulness to forming and developing the relationship in diverse settings.
Assessment: Total Marks 300: Continuous Assessment 300 marks (1 x 4,000 word assignment, 200 marks; 1 x oral presentation, 100 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% All elements of continuous assessment must be passed individually.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Module Coordinator).

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