MiCBT Applied Course - Osaka, Japan

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Our colleague Mikako Naito will soon be running an MiCBT Applied Course in Osaka, Japan. 

It is scheduled to start on 4 December, following the 2-day workshop on 19 and 20 November. For further information, download this flyer.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

The Happiness Project Public Forum

Wednesday, July 06, 2016


What can we do as individuals and as a community to bring about positive change in mental health? The forum brings together speakers from the education, sociology, public policy, psychology, philosophy, the arts and community development sectors to investigate what could lead to positive change.

CHAIRPERSON: Dave Noonan Radio presenter on Heart 1073
SPEAKERS: Dr Sonam Thakchoe Senior Philosophy Lecturer UTAS
Dr Bruno Cayoun Clinical Psychologist & principal developer of MiCBT
Deborah Mills Arts & Cultural Policy Advocate
Dr Nicholas Hookway Lecturer in sociology, School of Social Sciences, UTAS
Jami Bladel Artistic Director & CEO of Kickstart Arts
Justin Robinson Director, Institute of Positive Education, Geelong Grammar School

For more info: Phone Kickstart Arts 03 62280611

24 July at 14:00–15:45
Peacock Theatre Salamanca Arts Centre Hobart, Tasmania 7000

MiCBT for Therapists - 2 Hr Workshop

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Short workshop on MiCBT for Therapists this Friday, 8th July, by Dr Bruno Cayoun 

The Australian Psychological Association’s Buddhism and Psychology Interest Group has invited Dr Bruno Cayoun to present a 2-hour workshop this Friday (details below) on the Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) approach for therapists. MiCBT is an evidence-based integration of mindfulness core principles (in the Burmese Vipassana tradition of the S. N. Goenka Lineage) with useful and well-established methods of cognitive and behavioural therapies in the West.

The aim of this short workshop is to introduce the main principles of MiCBT and demonstrate some of its effects in clients with severe conditions. It will also describe the important theoretical framework underlying MiCBT and expand our common understanding of operant conditioning, providing a strong neurobehavioural basis for this approach.

This is a great opportunity to learn from Dr Bruno Cayoun, the principal developer and senior teacher of MiCBT.

This workshop is best suited for trained clinicians and includes didactic teaching and video demonstrations, however students are also welcome.

Learning outcomes

Participants will gain:

  • Skills in case-conceptualising distress as a rationale for using mindfulness practice in therapy

  • An understanding of a mindfulness-based immediate distress-reduction technique

  • An ability to extend current understanding of learning theory, especially operant conditioning

  • Means of self-implementing the four stages of MiCBT and suggestions for future training


Wellspring Centre, Resource Room

10-12 Y Street

Ashburton, VIC 3147


Venue is wheelchair accessible 

8/7/2016   Time: 6-8PM 


BPIG Members: $35
BPIG student members: $25
APS Members (not BPIG): $50
APS students (not BPIG): $40
Non APS members: $60


APS - Buddhism and Psychology Interest Group - National Committee 
The APS Buddhism and Psychology Interest Group was formed to foster an exploration of the therapeutic possibilities that Buddhism offers. Therapists and students working in the counselling field are invited to participate in regular workshops to learn, share and enhance their therapeutic work.

Contact Penny Fenner 
(m) 0411 554 00

2nd International Conference on Mindfulness, Rome.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Bruno Cayoun, Alice Shires and Sally Francis travelled to Rome for the 2nd International Conference on Mindfulness (May 11-15, 2016). Bruno and Alice both presented papers on MiCBT and pain. 

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