Training to use the MBI:TAC
The MBI:TAC has two broad applications:
- A mapping of the territory of mindfulness-based teaching. This has a range of uses including enabling:
- individual teachers to reflect on their development/areas of strength/areas of learning need
- a language and framework for feedback on teaching practice
- reflective conversations during supervision/mentoring
- training programmes to be clear about the skills they are cultivating which helps the design of the programme, and helps trainees to understand the territory they are building skills within
- An assessment tool (for research, and teacher training programme graduation)
Given this range of uses of the MBI:TAC, we have designed a 3 layer training process which enables practitioners to progressively deepen their learning, and develop specific skills in areas of application of the tool. Practitioners can then access the level(s) of training which support their intended use of the tool. The mindfulness centres at Bangor, Brown and Oxford Universities are working together to develop and make this training available internationally.
Levels 1 & 2 are available regularly and can be commissioned. Level 3 will be available from 2023. If you are interested in taking these trainings please visit the Mindfulness Network calendar to see available dates and book: https://booking.mindfulness-network.org/
Meanwhile, the most effective way of building level 2 assessment skills is via an apprentice model – i.e. to work alongside an assessor who has been trained to assess in line with recognised benchmarks.
Summary of training pathway to learn to use the MBI:TAC
- learning to use the MBI:TAC to support reflective development
- building the foundation for using it in supervision, training and as an assessment tool
- learning to use the MBI:TAC to assess MB teaching
- developing skills in using it in supervision and training
- developing skills in giving skillful feedback on teaching
Join a peer group to reflect on your development as an MBI:TAC assessor
A volunteer led group called SITT (Support for Integrity in Teaching and Training) facilitates an international community of mindfulness teachers, trainers, trainees and assessors that acknowledge one another’s experience and expertise and support each other to meet ongoing good practice guidelines. All SITT affiliated activities, including in person and online group meetings, community days and retreats, are run and led by the participants on a co-operative basis and are therefore described as “peer-led”. This approach, conducted mindfully and in an atmosphere of mutual care and co-operation, means the meetings are a form of practice in and of themselves.
SiTT now includes specific groups for those of you using the MBI:TAC to assess. The sessions are held by zoom enabling international participation.
For more information click here.