TOPIC: IS HAPPINESS A MATTER OF SURVIVAL?
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
TIX $10 & $5 (CONC) AT DOOR OR BOOKINGS
For more info: Phone Kickstart Arts 03 62280611
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.
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