BMS420 Mindfulness and Acceptance in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (8)

Mindfulness approaches, arising from Eastern practices, have been recognised as a third-wave of psychotherapy in Western societies because of its ability to improve psychological functioning and to reduce emotional issue across a wide range of illness. Mindfulness-based therapies consist of a wide range of techniques suitable to the needs of individuals, similar to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This subject explores the core elements of mindfulness a variety of mindfulness techniques and the relationship between mindfulness and de-automatisation.

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Biomedical Sciences
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to reflect on the alignment between Mindfulness-based therapies and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Be able to describe, critique and reflect on the core elements of mindfulness approach
  • Be able to assess the relationship between mindfulness and de-automatisation
  • Be able to review and reflect on some of the body of evidence reporting a relationship between mindfulness approaches and behavioural and emotional disorders
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • A brief history of cognitive therapy
  • The role of cognition-behaviour-emotion
  • Four elements of mindfulness
  • Mindfulness and De-automatisation
  • Meditation approach on aggression, inappropriate sexual behaviour, obesity and smoking
  • A critical review of some of the clinical psychology literature on mindfulness
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.