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


Michelle Chirgwin, Mental Health Professional, Broome WA commented on 11-Dec-2013 2:31 PM5 out of 5 stars
The structure and delivery mode for this course is great - accessible to remote people like me - and also the time span allows integration of concepts so much better than a single isolated workshop
Terry Fehr, Institutional Psychologist, Correctional Service Canada  1-Nov-2013 1:44 AM4 out of 5 stars

Lynette Monteiro, Psychologist, Ottawa ON commented on 28-Oct-2013 3:39 AM5 out of 5 stars
This course was challenging on a personal and professional level. It was terrific to be reminded of the benefits of practice and to have the opportunity to revisit early concepts in a fresh and vibrant way. The approach is applicable at many levels and my patients have benefitted from them. 
Julie McFadden : UK commented on 22-Aug-2013 1:22 AM5 out of 5 stars
The Foundation Course for me was the opening of a door both personally and professionally. The re-introduction to meditation to the level attained and gaining knowledge of being truly mindful was an experiential journey that took me through a vast degree of emotions and growth.. there is a continuation to that learning each day with a greater awareness and calmness. 
Meditation is now my breakfast and my supper...a time of day for absolute peace and revitalisation. 
The learning, support and understanding from Bruno throughout the course and the knowledge imparted was invaluable and transformational.
I look forward to the next stage of learning with the Applied Course.
Marilyn Vaccaro,Mental Health Therapist, Fergus,Ontario Canada, commented on 20-Aug-2013 10:14 AM5 out of 5 stars
The Foundation Course is a unique opportunity for experiential learning at its best. I found it to be transformative personally and professionally.
Marlene Harper, Registered Psychologist, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada commented on 20-Aug-2013 5:40 AM5 out of 5 stars
I was extremely satisfied with the course. It was personally and professionally thought-provoking and motivating. Bruno provided valuable educational information and experiential skill development in the integration of Mindfulness Meditation and CBT. I feel much more confident in both my practice of MM and in applying MiCBT with clients. Bruno is an exceptionally talented and insightful teacher. The time was well spent and I am thankful for the opportunity.
Dave O'Brien, post-secondary counsellor, Victoria, BC, Canada, commented on 16-Aug-2013 3:27 AM5 out of 5 stars
The Foundation course has helped me engage with mindfulness practice and CBT tools in a more profound, truly integrated manner, and has been empowering both personally and professionally.
Sue Ryan, Psychiatric Nurse, Mental Health Counsellor in Primary Care, Canada, commented on 14-Aug-2013 7:10 AM5 out of 5 stars
I am grateful that Dr. Cayoun was able to come to Canada and introduce MiCBT and that he had designed a method to allow those of us, far from Tasmania, to receive further training in the model. I am excited about participating in the Applied Course and to begin treating patients using the program. As a Vipassana student and practitioner it was heartwarming to have the traditional Theravada framework given its due, and it was evident that Dr. Cayoun is not only a gifted clinician but also an experienced meditator with a depth of knowledge who models the results of a deep practice.
Dr. François Rousseau, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Ottawa, Canada commented on 6-Aug-2013 12:03 PM5 out of 5 stars
The Foundation Course was the best post-graduate training opportunity I have received. It was challenging but very rewarding. It deepened my understanding of MiCBT and the strategies involved to effect change, and helped me experience MiCBT from a client's point of view. As a result, I feel much more confident in using MiCBT in my clinical practice.
Sarah Cockell, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Vancouver, BC, Canada commented on 4-Aug-2013 01:46 PM5 out of 5 stars
This course is primarily experiential and for this reason it is both challenging and meaningful. The mindfulness practice was difficult to fit into my busy life with work, family, friends and parenting a toddler, but it actually created some much needed quiet time. I learned to value the practice, and look forward to it. The theoretical framework is well thought out, and easy to apply. The initial emphasis is on internal skills, and then the focus is on applying these skills to personal and interpersonal areas of distress. I've always been self aware but this course refined this skill and added a new dimension. I learned how to be less attached to my thoughts and reactivity, and to do the same for others. This sounds easy but in fact it's hard, and having gone through the training I have a genuine empathy for clients who are learning to do the same. Bruno is an exceptional instructor. He listens attentively and genuinely cares about his student's progress. He also has a great sense of humor, which keeps the training light and refreshing. I highly recommend this course to anyone who finds that CBT alone isn't helping their clients adequately. The mindfulness component is key to self regulation issues!
Geoff Simmons, Mental Health Social Worker, Victoria commented on 23-Jul-2013 01:49 PM5 out of 5 stars
This has been a wonderful, hands-on training for me. Highly recommended. Thank you so much.
Sally McCrae, Victoria commented on 21-Jul-2013 21:13 PM5 out of 5 stars
Enjoyed the course - looking forward to next section. Many thanks to Sally and Alice for their time, relaxed manner,energy and commitment. The Webex proved somewhat of a challenge initially, but got there. Looking forward to implementing this with clients.
Faye Evans, Psychologist, MAPS, Melbourne commented on 16-Jul-2013 8:57 PM5 out of 5 stars
Introspective, structured & dynamic.
David Patton, Psychologist, Sydney commented on 17-Apr-2013 04:05 PM4 out of 5 stars
One of the most experientially demanding courses I have attended - but also one of the most beneficial. Thank you Alice and Bruno.
Tony Schumacher Jones, Behaviour Consultant, Canberra. commented on 15-Apr-2013 03:51 PM5 out of 5 stars
Mindfulness is a therapeutic strategy but it is more than this. To get the most out of it you have to live it as well. Or at least try. It is not simply something you do with your clients.