MiCBT at the IMC 2018

Monday, July 16, 2018
The International Mindfulness Conference was yet again another inspiring conference for all researchers and teachers of Mindfulness. It was a great opportunity for us to catch up. It was also an enormous honour and pleasure to have Lynette Monteiro from the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic chair our session (click image to enlarge),

Lynette MonteiroBruno CayounSarah FrancisAlice ShiresAndrea Grabovac

Melbourne MiCBT Interest Group Meeting Thursday 17 May

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Thursday 17 May 
 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 or research topic: Practice Matters - Helping Clients to Practice Skills: Specific differences in approach between Chronic and Acute Clients - discussion led by Richard Hulme. Richard will build on the material he presented in March

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

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).


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.