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
July 25 - October 10, 2020
No online classes Aug 29 and Sept 19
1.30pm - 3.30pm
Local time Hobart, AU
Registration Fee: AUD $1200
Early Bird Fee AUD: $1100
Book before June 25, 2020
February 4 - April 22 2021
No online classes March 11 and April 15
1.00pm - 3.00pm EST
Local time, Ottawa, CA
Registration Fee: CAD $1100
Early Bird Fee CAD: $1000
Book before Jan 4, 2021
(Fees are subject to 13% HST)
July 31 - October 16, 2021
No online classes Sept 4 and Sept 25
9.30am - 11.30am
Local time Hobart, AU
Registration Fee: AUD $1200
Early Bird Fee AUD: $1100
Book before June 30, 2021
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
Sharla Harries, Mental Health Clinician, Whitehorse, Yukon Canada commented on 19-Aug-2016 9:04AM
Al Kassam, Provisional Psychologist, Calgary, AB, CANADA commented on 12-Aug-2016 02:07 AM
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 AM
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 PM
wonderful, doesn't get any better!
Cinny Bubber, Psychologist, BC Canada commented on 09-Aug-2016 03:14 AM
Jennifer Lomonico, Psychotherapist, Canada commented on 09-Aug-2016 01:20 AM
I found the course relevant to my client base and the process and structure of the program was beneficial to both my personal and professional development and growth. Thank You!
Ryan James, Calgary Alberta, Counsellor commented on 08-Aug-2016 11:20 PM
A lot of growth can happen here, if you do the work
Rachel Kane, Psychologist, Victoria commented on 3-Jul-2016 11:16 AM
Erin Fisher, Mental Health Social Worker commented on 22-05-May-2016 06:37 PM
It was hugely beneficial and I have been using the techniques in my professional practice. Alice was an amazing teacher..
Timothy A. G. Osachuk, Ph.D., C.Psych, Clinical Psychologist commented on 24-Dec-2015 04:26 AM
The Applied Course was very helpful in guidance/supervision in realistically implementing MiCBT with clients. Highly Recommended!
Kathryn Ritchot, Ph.D., C. Psych., Winnipeg, Canada commented on 28-Nov-2015 01:03 AM
This is a really wonderful course! I feel great gratitude for this opportunity!.
Paul, Social Worker, Ontario, Canada commented on 27-Nov-2015 10:08 AM
Very worthwhile. It has positively changed the way I work with clients. Three words to describe the course would include challenging, effective and efficient..