Mindfulness-integrated CBT Applied Course

Overview

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.

Pre-requisite

Successful completion of the Foundation Course is a pre-requisite for this course. 

Learning Objectives

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.

Schedule

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.


Course Materials

  • 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

 25-Jul-2020: MiCBT Applied Course (AC250720) - ONLINE Places Full
 Trainer: Dr Bruno Cayoun
 Saturdays
July 25 - October 10, 2020 
No online classes Aug 29 and Sept 19
  1.30pm - 3.30pm
Local time Hobart, AU
   Online (Zoom)
  20 CPD
  Registration Fee: AUD $1200
 Early Bird Fee AUD: $1100 
Book before June 25, 2020
 04-Feb-2021: MiCBT Applied Course (AC040221) - ONLINE Places Available
 Trainer: Dr Alia Offman
 Thursdays
February 4 - April 22 2021
No online classes March 11 and April 15
  1.00pm - 3.00pm EST
Local time, Ottawa, CA
   Online (Zoom)
  20 CPD
  Registration Fee: CAD $1100
 Early Bird Fee CAD: $1000 
Book before Jan 4, 2021
(Fees are subject to 13% HST)
 31-Jul-2021: MiCBT Applied Course (AC310721) - ONLINE Places Available
 Trainer: Dr Bruno Cayoun
 Saturdays
July 31 - October 16, 2021 
No online classes Sept 4 and Sept 25
  9.30am - 11.30am
Local time Hobart, AU
   Online (Zoom)
  20 CPD
  Registration Fee: AUD $1200
 Early Bird Fee AUD: $1100 
Book before June 30, 2021

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If the course is full, please join the waiting list and we will contact you if a place becomes available.

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Testimonials

Virginia Lien, Doctor & Psychotherapist, Singapore commented on 15-Oct-2016 08:14 PM5 out of 5 stars
Kate Caldwell, Psychologist, Melbourne commented on 14-Oct-2016 02:22 PM5 out of 5 stars
Steve Gray, Counsellor, Cairns commented on 13-Oct-2016 02:44 PM5 out of 5 stars
Jacqui Thomas, Psychologist, Melbourne commented on 13-Oct-2016 2:12 PM4 out of 5 stars
Jessica Elberg, Mental Health Social Worker, Victoria commented on 27-Sep-2016 3:50 PM5 out of 5 stars
Lisa Kunde, Psychologist, Brisbane commented on 21-Sep-2016 10:27 PM5 out of 5 stars
Valued this learning experience on both a personal and professional level. I plan to continue with my practise.
Barry Sheehan, Psychologist, Toowoomba, Dalby, Oakey, Jandowae, Qld commented on 20-Sep-2016 6:51 PM4 out of 5 stars
Excellent and enjoyed and learned
Sharla Harries, Mental Health Clinician, Whitehorse, Yukon Canada commented on 19-Aug-2016 9:04AM4 out of 5 stars
Al Kassam, Provisional Psychologist, Calgary, AB, CANADA commented on 12-Aug-2016 02:07 AM5 out of 5 stars
This outstanding course exceeded my expectations of the results in my personal and professional life. The explanations of scientific basis of the practice and the way each practice builds emotional readiness for the next stage are just a few of many benefits of this training. I highly recommend this course. 
Barbara Woods, Ph.D., CCC, Psychotherapist, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba,  Canada  commented on 10-Aug-2016 12:05 AM5 out of 5 stars
MiCBT is a very powerful evidence based program that is useful across a variety of clinical conditions. The manner in which the course is instructed with the therapist going through the stages of program in the Applied Course while in supervision is what sets this program apart from other mindfulness interventions. After completing the course, the therapist has experienced the same interventions as the client. As a result there is a greater degree of personal and professional knowledge that the therapist can draw from. In addition, the CBT foundation that includes operant and respondent conditioning principles as well as cognitive principles sets it far above just the inclusion of cognitive principles. This course has provided the foundation to combine highly structured interventions associated with CBT and mindfulness in a manner that creates significant change in a short duration of time. I feel truly blessed as a clinician to have found this approach. It has created lasting change in my personal life, as well as my clients. 
Sig Taylor, Marriage & Family Therapist; Calgary, AB Canada  commented on 09-Aug-2016 03:59 PM5 out of 5 stars
wonderful, doesn't get any better!
Cinny Bubber, Psychologist, BC Canada  commented on 09-Aug-2016 03:14 AM5 out of 5 stars