Mindfulness-integrated CBT Applied Course
Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) is an evidence-based transdiagnostic approach, specifically designed to address a wide range of mental health conditions. To implement MiCBT efficiently, we believe it is essential that therapists acquire a sound understanding of the principles, theory and practice of MiCBT and develop the confidence to address complex clinical situations effectively.
IMPORTANT: Given that this is an applied course during which you are assisted in delivering the MiCBT programme to one or more people, you will need a client base with which to practice. You need to have at least 2 clients with whom you can implement MiCBT from Week 1—we recommend 3 clients, with a minimum of 2 clients, in case client dropout prevents you from continuing to implement MiCBT and actively participate in the course. Sometimes this takes a while to organise so we recommend that you are organised sufficiently in advance to be ready to start implementing the programme just after our first online class.
The aim of this comprehensive course is to teach you to implement MiCBT confidently with your individual clients and groups across a range of diagnoses, in most mental health settings, public and private, while being supervised and supported weekly by the trainer. The course involves didactic, practical and experiential means of learning, including:
- Implementing the four stages of MiCBT, including mindfulness meditation, mindfulness-based exposure and relapse prevention strategies over a 12 week period
- Master classes and group supervision (delivered online), involving role-play simulating current client attitudes and therapist responses
- General discussions on personal experience.
Successful completion of the Foundation Course is a pre-requisite for this course.
You will learn to implement the four stages of MiCBT with clients diagnosed with most mental health disorders and some health conditions, such as addiction and chronic pain. This will include learning the clinical implementation of:
- Cognitive and behavioural methods to engage your client in the treatment plan efficiently
- Basic and advanced mindfulness meditation methods
- Mindfulness-based exposure techniques
- Mindfulness-based conflict resolution
- Enhancing neuroplasticity to help prevent relapse
- Compassion training through loving-kindness meditation and the use of ethics to assist in preventing relapse.
The MiCBT Applied Course consists of 10 online sessions over a 12 week period. All sessions are conducted online, using Zoom, which allows you to use interactive documents, interact with other participants and the presenter, and review the recorded sessions if needed.
- Book: Bruno A. Cayoun, Sarah E. Francis, Alice G. Shires The Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Wiley Blackwell 2018
- Free access to over 50 videos demonstrating MiCBT skills with clients
- Free access to over 30 client handouts and therapist work forms
- Free access to Associate membership services of the MiCBT Institute
Online Teaching Platform
The online teaching platform is Zoom. It is interactive with everyone online at the same time. Zoom is accessed through your internet browser and you do not need to purchase any software - all you need is a computer with good internet connection, a headset with microphone and a webcam. Information on accessing the online classes with Zoom is available after registration.
CPD and Certificate of Attendance
20 CPD hours may be claimed, but please check eligibility with your professional body regarding other criteria, e.g. “active CPD”, specialised colleges, etc. (For Australian psychologists, this course meets criteria for 20 Active CPD hours). Certificates of Completion are issued to participants who attend and directly participate in a minimum 8 of the 10 online sessions, irrespective of whether or not the recorded lessons are watched after the sessions
Register for the Applied Course
January 31 - April 17, 2020
No online classes March 6 and April 10
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Local time Ottawa, CA
Registration Fee: CAD $1100
Early Bird Fee CAD: $1000
Book before December 31, 2019
July 25 - October 10, 2020
No online classes Aug 29 and Sept 19
9.30am - 11.30am
Local time Hobart, AU
Registration Fee: AUD $1200
Early Bird Fee AUD: $1100
Book before June 25, 2020
Join Waiting List
If the course is full, please join the waiting list and we will contact you if a place becomes available.
Training Quick Links
- MiCBT Workshops
- Foundation Course
- Applied Course
- Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
- Group Supervision
- Individual Supervision
- On-demand Masterclasses
Regina Gerlach, Clinical Psychologist, WA commented on 07-Dec-2019 01:54 AM
I strongly recommend this training for an in-depth learning and application of MiCBT.
Ana Ximena Torres, Clinical Psychologist , Master's Degree commented on 06-Dec-2019 08:53 AM
Thank you, I feel more confident in teaching mindfulness skills as part of a therapeutic framework within CBT theories and western culture. It provides a real solid foundation for taking personal practice into the therapeutic space.
Andrew Nolan A.M.H.S.W. TAS AU commented on 05-Dec-2019 07:27 PM
I have found MiCBT to be a practical and effective tool for improving the lives of my clients. The course was very well presented, the concepts were explained thoroughly and in practical easy to understand language. Bruno is a wealth of knowledge and brings a lively, intelligent energy to the training. I can happily say that during every class I learnt new ways of explaining and delivering the modality. I cannot recommend this course highly enough.
Eduardo Briseno, Psychotherapist and Neuroscientist, Guadalajara, México commented on 05-Dec-2019 07:02 AM
I fully recommend the MiCBT Institute Courses, I learned the model completely and deeply, and I´m achieving positive results with my clients.
Shane Smyth, MA, RP commented on 06-Jul-2019 06:25 AM
I highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in working on a deep level with clients as it addresses not only the presenting issue but the patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that lead to these problems. Using MiCBT it is possible for clients to change these underlying patterns and have meaningful change in their lives. The course also helped me improve my self confidence, my relationships and overall well being by supporting me to engage in regular mindfulness practice during the program. I have also been able to sustain this regular practice after the program.
Shontelle Prokipcak MSW RSW CCAC CCCS commented on 13-Jul-2018 01:22 PM
I found the course very useful both personally and professionally. It enhanced my ability to explain MiCBT to my clients and supported me in tailoring the 4 stages to the needs of my clients while maintaining true to the MiCBT stages. Client feedback is that it is effectively helping them with anxiety and moving beyond avoidance and cravings.
Merle Woods, PhD, R.Psych. commented on 11-Jul-2018 01:39 AM
I really appreciated the opportunity to participate in the applied course. I found Alia to be knowledgable, approachable, responsive and good at picking up on issues that were important to notice. Overall a great learning experience. I would absolutely recommend the course to others..
Darren Riggon Mental Health Nurse/ Psychotherapist commented on 24-May-2018 08:53 AM
This course has enhanced my clinical practice in continually expansive ways. It highlights the need for the clinician to embody the practice of MiCBT in order to engage with consumers authentically in their journey of growth, compassion and equanimity. I would highly recommend this course.
Stephanie, Psychologist, Vic commented on 21-May-2018 10:53 AM
Highly encouraged my peers to participate and gain from this great approach. I look forward to further training. Merci Bruno.
Dr. Jeremi Runyan MBBS Psychiatry Trainee RANZCP commented on 23-May-2018 09:08 PM
Amazing expansion of knowledge on bringing mindfulness to the forefront of modern psychology and clinical application for well being, professional & self care, and treatment of mental health illness.
Greg Baker MClinPsych., B. Soc. Sc. (Psych) Hons. MAPS, FCCLP Clinical Psychologist Orange NSW commented on 21-May-2018 07:33 AM
Excellent training in clinical application of MiCBT, particularly in the way experiential and theoretical components are integrated and presented.
Marg Goodman, Psychologist, NSW commented on 17-Oct-2016 01:01 PM
Provided me with additional Mindfulness tools .