North American Chapter

Saturday, September 29, 2018
MiCBT Institute North American Chapter

North American Chapter Announcement

The MiCBT Institute is pleased to announce the opening of the North American Chapter of the MiCBT Institute, directed by Dr. Alia Offman and Dr. Andrea Grabovac. The North American Chapter will be delivering two workshops in Eastern Canada in January 2019. Please see registration details below.

Dr. Andrea Grabovac, MD, FRCP(C), is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. 

Dr. Alia Offman, C. Psych, is a registered psychologist in private practice in Ontario and a Contract Instructor at Carleton University. 
The North American Chapter of the MiCBT Institute acts as a service provider under the guidance of the MiCBT Institute in Australia. The Chapter works closely with the Institute to provide consistency and continuity in its professional activities. The Chapter operates from Canada and provides a North American context for training and certification. 

The MiCBT Institute now offers Certification for clinicians wishing to further their skillful application of MiCBT.  Your international certification through the MiCBT Institute provides patients, referral sources, and employers with evidence of your demonstrated competency. The certification process includes individual mentoring sessions and strengths assessment and is flexible and self-paced.
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Coming This January

Toronto - January 18-19, 2019
Ottawa - January 25-26, 2019
Toronto - January 18-19, 2019
Ottawa - January 25-26, 2019

MiCBT Interest Group - Decentering and Related Constructs:A Critical Review and Metacognitive Processes Model

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Thursday 20 September 
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:
Practice session
Peer supervision and support
Presentation/Discussion: "Decentering and Related Constructs: A Critical Review and Metacognitive Processes Model" Bernstein et al., 2015 - Sally

Note: The security system activates out of office hours (after 6.30pm) so you will need to wait in the lobby and we will come down and greet you at 6.55 and go up in the lift together. Call 0409 669 688 if you are running late and we will come down to greet you. 

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

1-day Mindfulness Meditation for Tas Wing Chun Training Centre

Thursday, September 06, 2018
Dr Cayoun had the honour to instruct and lead a 1-day Mindfulness Meditation workshop for the Tasmanian Branch of the Global Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu Association last Sunday, 2 September in Hobart. Thanks Leigh!

MiCBT Workshop - Sydney

Tuesday, September 04, 2018
A great turn out for last week's 2-day MiCBT Workshop, which was held in Sydney AU. The Online MiCBT Foundation Course starts today - we look forward to seeing you again!

From our colleagues in Melbourne.....

Monday, September 03, 2018

Retreat Weekend-Melbourne MiCBT Interest Group 2018 

Location: Campion Retreat Centre, Kew, Victoria

Date: Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November

The Melbourne MiCBT Interest Group peer support retreat is not far away now. We invite clinicians trained in MiCBT to join this retreat at the Campion Centre, Kew, Melbourne.

The Campion Centre is an urban retreat centre that provides comfortable accommodation (single rooms and shared bathrooms) spacious rooms and pleasant gardens as well as delicious vegetarian meals. There is a large informal room for our group’s use over the weekend. Here is the proposed program:
Date: Friday 2nd November, 9am start to Sunday 5th November, 2.30pm completion.

Program: The retreat includes three components:
a) Mindful Meditation
b) MiCBT applications with clients
c) support in managing our personal practice

The majority of the time is spent in meditation practice.

Cost: $440-00 (includes all meals and morning/afternoon tea and accommodation)

The Melbourne MiCBT Interest Group is a self-funded group formed simply for the purposes of facilitating peer support for MiCBT practitioners. The retreat costs are determined by the Campion Centre charges plus the cost of a deposit.

Please let Boyd or Sally know if you would like to attend.

Sally Francis and Boyd Cowley