Mindfulness-integrated CBT Foundation Course


Mindfulness-integrated CBT is an established mindfulness-based therapy specifically designed to address a wide range of clinical and subclinical conditions. For mental health therapists to successfully implement mindfulness-based therapies, such as MiCBT, it is essential that they first develop their own skills before learning to implement them with their clients/patients. During the Foundation course, you will develop a sound understanding of MiCBT principles, theory and practice. Following this course, you may then enroll in the Applied Course and learn under supervision to implement Mindfulness-integrated CBT with your clients/patients. 

This foundational course will involve didactic, practical and experiential means of learning, including: 

  • mindfulness meditation (as traditionally taught in the Burmese Vipassana method) 
  • implementing the four stages of MiCBT, including mindfulness-based exposure and relapse prevention strategies 
  • masterclasses delivered online 
  • real case demonstrations on video and in a master class format


Completion of the 2-day workshop required.

Learning Objectives

You will learn:

  • core and advanced mindfulness meditation skills 
  • theoretical underpinnings and fundamentals of mindfulness practice to understand the complex foundations of behaviour maintenance and change 
  • understand the complex foundations of behaviour maintenance and change 
  • how to engage the client in the treatment plan 
  • the transdiagnostic use of the four stages of MiCBT 
  • mindfulness-based relapse prevention strategies


Nine 2-hour sessions.  

 The Online Teaching Platform

The online teaching of the Foundation Course is done through 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.

Course Materials

  • Book: Cayoun, B. A. (2015). Mindfulness-integrated CBT for Wellbeing and Personal Growth: four steps to enhance inner calm, self-confidence and relationships. Chichester, UK: Wiley.
  • CDs: Two professionally recorded 80-minute CDs for the full implementation of mindfulness training (also available in MP3 format).
  • free access to over 30 client handouts and therapist work forms
  • free Associate membership to the MiCBT Institute

CPD and Certificate of Attendance

18 CPD hours may be claimed, but please check eligibility with your professional body regarding other criteria, e.g.. active, special college, etc. (For Australian psychologists, this course meets criteria for 18 Active CPD hours). Certificates of Completion are issued to participants who attend a minimum 7 of the 9 online sessions, irrespective of whether or not the recorded lessons are watched. 

 02-Oct-2019: MiCBT Foundation Course (FC021019) - ONLINE Places Available
 Trainer:Dr Alia Offman
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30  
November 13, 20, 27
December 1
  1pm - 3pm EST (North America)
   Online (Zoom)
  18 CPD
  Registration Fee: CAD $1185
 Early Bird Fee CAD: $1085 

Join Waiting List

If this course is full, please join the waiting list and we will contact you if a place becomes available or if we open a second class (subject to numbers).

Training Quick Links


Angela Anthonysamy, Psychologist QLD 29-Nov-2014 10:18 AM4 out of 5 stars
Elsa Herbst; Clinical Psychologist; Gold Coast, QLD commented on 14-Nov-2014 06:25 AM5 out of 5 stars
The course was a positive and meaningful personal experience, as well as an opportunity to develop new therapeutic skills and gaining relevant knowledge to treat and help clients. Thank you.
Sharon Snowdon, Clinical Psychologist, Victoria commented on 14-Nov-2014 04:28 AM5 out of 5 stars
This course taught me skills that I have benefited from personally, and so I am confident that MiCBT will also be of benefit to my clients.
Jannel Gatlabayan - Cleto, Consultation - Liaison Psychiatrist, Philippines commented on 02-Jul-2014 03:21 PM5 out of 5 stars
Participating in the Foundation Course helped me integrate mindfulness in my daily living and experience CBT firsthand. Before I begin to think of helping others with MiCBT, I need to focus on myself. Going through the course gave me that opportunity which I may hopefully translate to my practice as a psychiatrist when I am ready to make the next step. Our trainer/therapist, Sarah, was great and the module was very well constructed. MiCBT is revolutionary and I am very glad to have taken it.
Amelie Tee, Psychological Consultant, Singapore commented on 02-Jul-2014 01:08 PM5 out of 5 stars
The weekly training was particularly effective to sustain the new skill acquired, and learning from peers. Definitely helpful for my personal development and integrating it into my services.
Garry Dillon,Physiotherapist, New Zealand commented on 02-Jul-2014 10:27am5 out of 5 stars
The MiCBT program promotes a true evolution in how we practice and learn how to help and support ourselves and our clients. The focus on experiental learning cannot be under-estimated and definitely helps promote a greater wellness within the professional as well as the client. 
I would highly recommend this program to all health professionals interested in evolving their understanding of mental wellness practice.
Kylie, Occupational Therapist, Queensland commented on 19-Apr-2014 08:14 AM5 out of 5 stars
A really worthwhile introduction to utilising Mindfulness along with CBT. The eight week structured course, which included online discussion with other course participants and a teacher, was a great learning opportunity.
Linda Kenmar, Social worker / family therapist, VIC commented on 9-Apr-2014 10:22 AM4 out of 5 stars
The experiential component of the course was challenging but ultimately beneficial for learning and integrating knowledge re MiCBT
Kim (Student) QLD commented on 8-Apr-2014 2:30 PM5 out of 5 stars
The open forum provided an opportunity to hear from other students and share similar experiences throughout our eight week practice, providing motivation to continue.
Theresa Moo Chin Woon, provisional psychologist, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia commented on 8-Apr-2014 1:25 PM5 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed this course very much! Thank you!
Marc de Bruin, Counsellor, Sippy Downs, QLD commented on 8-Apr-2014 12:53 PM5 out of 5 stars
To be able to integrate "East" and "West" in such a powerful fashion is a great thing. I loved CBT already; the integration with Mindfulness adds a major turbo-charger on the whole process. Looking forward to the next module!
Helen Rowe, Brisbane commented on 8-Apr-2014 12:40 PM4 out of 5 stars
The course required considerable commitment, effort and energy. I believe I grew personally & professionally.
June Menzies, Counsellor, Brisbane QLD commented on 16-Dec-2013 12:39 PM5 out of 5 stars
I really enjoyed the course.
I feel it was very beneficial for my practice and I can see how it can be applied to my clients and also personally.
I would recommend this course to other professionals not only as a therapeutic intervention technique but also as a philosophy of living.
Amanda, Clinical Psychologist, WA commented on 11-Dec-2013 12:38 PM5 out of 5 stars
I found this course both personally and professionally helpful. So much so that I have moved my practice from being "eclectically" based to being MiCBT based. This is due to the usefulness of this technique in treating most (if not all) psychological distress. I have seen an enormous positive change in the way I deal with both distressing situations and interpersonal relationships. In addition, all clients involved in following this treatment begin to see benefits within one or two session of starting the techniques.
Sharley, social worker, Toowoomba QLD  11-Dec-2013 3:13 PM4 out of 5 stars