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 in 10 classes over a 3-month 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
September 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 26
November 2, 16, 23, 30
Online - Zoom
September 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 26
November 2, 16, 23, 30
Online - Zoom
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
- MiCBT Residential Retreat
- Group Supervision
- Individual Supervision
- On-demand Masterclasses
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..
Caroline Croft, Clinical Psychologist, Armidale NSW commented on 29-Oct-2015 11:33 AM
I am an experienced clinical psychologist who often finds training useful for review. This training did more than provide a review. It honed my skills and increased my sense of competence in my current knowledge as well as extend my knowledge, skills and self care. I intend to continue and I now use MiCBT every day with most people. My CBT delivery has also improved, as has my equanimity and my ability to stay resilient whilst working a busy practice. I have had some amazing results with eating disorder issues and we have barely touched on eating issues directly.
Megan Willing, physiotherapist, Hobart commented on 22-Oct-2015 05:03 PM
This was a very useful course - both for learning more about MiCBT and for exposure to the ways other professionals practice. I look forward to using MiCBT further with my patients
Garry Dillon, Physiotherapist, Tauranga, New Zealand commented on 21-Oct-2015 12:53 PM
This module brought further depth and enlightenment in my understanding of the MiCBT concepts and has given me greater confidence to implement the MiCBT program with future clients. A very rewarding experience, which has added further layers of experiential learning to the skills and knowledge I have acquired through Module 1 and Module 3.
Kylie, Occupational Therapist, Cairns commented on 19-Oct-2014 07:37 PM
I really learned a huge amount from participation in this course. The Foundation course was an introduction, the Applied course a fantastic grounding in rolling out MiCBT with a diverse range of clients. Highly recommended.
Theresa Moo, Educator, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia commented on 17-Oct-2014 01:21 PM
An integrated model of Mindfulness and CBT.
Bron Moth, Clinical Psychologist, Brisbane commented on 17-Oct-2014 12:00 PM
I found the opportunity to interact and learn from other students and to get guidance from a very experienced teacher to have been priceless.
Marc de Bruin, Counsellor, Sunshine Coast Queensland commented on 14-Oct-2014 09:04 AM
I love the fact that this is pretty much the only Australian qualification in CBT (albeit integrated with Mindfulness). As such, it is a gem for counsellors and psychologists alike.
Amanda Cole, Clinical Psychologist, Perth WA commented on 13-Oct-2014 02:43 PM
Not only has this course allowed me to assist clients in reducing their own subjective distress and improve their interpersonal relationships, it has taught me to be a better practitioner by improving my ability to be truly present with clients. In addition, I have also been able to find more peace and enjoyment by learning the principles of and applying equanimity in my own life.
John Law , family doctor, Courtenay , BC Canada 25-Jul-2014 02:20 PM
Sarah Cockell, Pyschologist, Vancouver BC 09-May-2014 08:40 PM