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Mindfulness-Integrated CBT (MiCBT) for Reducing Distress in Parents of Children with Intellectual Disability (ID): a Case Series

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Osborn, R., Girgis, M., Morse, S. et al. J Dev Phys Disabil (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10882-018-9602-4

ABSTRACT

Caring for a child with an intellectual disability (ID) is associated with significant psychological distress. Interventions include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Mindfulness-integrated CBT (MiCBT) may offer a balance between CBT’s change focus and MBSR’s acceptance focus for these parents. Five participants were recruited and provided one to one MiCBT tailored to parental carers of children with ID. Four participants completed the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales 21 (DASS-21) pre-treatment and post-treatment. Reliable change analysis was used to identify clinically reliable change. One participant dropped out after four sessions, four completed eight of the available eight sessions. Two participants reported reductions in depressive and stress symptoms, and one of these, additionally reported a reduction in anxiety symptoms. All four participants who completed treatment rated the treatment as acceptable. MiCBT shows promise as an intervention to assist parental carers of children with ID.

Equanimity: Scale Development and Validation

Monday, May 14, 2018

Intensive Mindfulness retreat

Sunday, May 13, 2018

The Intensive Mindfulness Retreat for MiCBT Therapists was recently held in the beautiful surrounds of Rocklyn Ashram, VIC. 

The next retreat is scheduled for February 15th-20th - mark it in your diaries! Registration open soon.


Using MiCBT with Chronic vs Acute Conditions

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Thursday 15 March
7pm- 9pm (following the open 6pm practice session)
Level 3, Suite 314, 530 Little Collins Street Melbourne AND Online (Zoom)

To attend remotely on ZOOM - contact Sarah (Sally) for details: contact@melbournemindfulness.com
 
AGENDA FORMAT:
Practice session
Peer supervision and support
Presentation or research topic


Part of the Melbourne MiCBT Interest Group Meetings held monthly on the third Thursday of the month - remote access by ZOOM available


International Conference on Mindfulness (ICM) 2018

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Science from Within - Amsterdam July 10 - 13 2018

International Conference of Mindfulness (ICM) 2018 will be held July 10-13 in the historic city of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, under the scientific lead of professors Susan Bögels and Anne Speckens of the University of Amsterdam and the Radboud University Nijmegen. In less than 30 years, mindfulness has developed into a booming area of scientific research, starting with a handful of scientific publications in the early 90’s followed by an exponential increase up to 1450 publications in 2016. The field has been enriched by an international scientific journal called Mindfulness which first impact factor (2014) was as high as 3.7. Research on mindfulness as a way of life, as an intervention, as prevention, as experimental manipulation, and from a psychometric, conceptual, philosophical and dharma perspective will further our understanding on how mindfulness can contribute to wellbeing and relieve suffering.

Symposium - Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: A Transdiagnostic Approach 

Wednesday 11th July 2018 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Presenter 1 Bruno Cayoun - Understanding and Integrating Mindfulness with CBT through the Co-emergence Model of Reinforcement. A Rationale for Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 

Presenter 2 Alice Shires - A comparison of the efficacy of mindfulness-based interoceptive exposure and distraction in the management of chronic pain.

Presenter 3 Sarah Francis - Effectiveness of Mindfulness-integrated cognitive behaviour therapy for reducing symptoms of common mental health conditions: a randomized controlled trial; preliminary findings. 

Presenter 4 Andrea Grabovac - Therapeutic rationale for teaching explicit ethics in Mindfulness- integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 

Chair: Lynette Monteiro 


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