Mindfulness-integrated CBT: A Four Stage Transdiagnostic Treatment Approach (Workskhop)
Mindfulness involves paying attention to what is being experienced in the present moment, with a non-judgmental and non-reactive attitude. Careful research has led to the recognition among CBT researchers and clinicians that integrating mindfulness training with cognitive and behavioural interventions is a potent contribution to the treatment of a wide range of disorders. There is also evidence that the practice of mindfulness by therapists decreases their mental fatigue and the frequency of burnout, and increases therapist effectiveness. Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) is an evidence-based sophisticated integration of mindfulness core principles and traditional CBT. MiCBT consists of a four-stage transdiagnostic treatment approach, i.e., it is applicable with a wide range of conditions and ages. It is based on the integration of traditional establishment of mindfulness (Burmese Vipassana tradition of Ledi Sayadaw and U Ba Khin) with solid and well-established principles of cognitive and behavioural traditions in the West.
The aim of this workshop is to introduce MiCBT to improve our way of addressing acute and chronic conditions, and assisting in preventing relapse in a wide range of psychological disorders. It will describe the important theoretical framework underlying MiCBT and introduce participants to the use of these skills across a wide range of chronic and acute conditions.
This workshop will expand our common understanding of operant conditioning and provide a strong neuro-behavioural basis for integrating mindfulness training with traditional CBT.
No prior knowledge of mindfulness is assumed, but basic skills in cognitive and behavioural techniques are required. MiCBT is a mindfulness-based therapy specifically designed to address clinical and subclinical conditions.
Only registered and currently practising psychologists, psychiatrists, general practitioners (mental health - level 2), mental health social workers, mental health occupational therapists, mental health nurses and ACA-registered (Level 3) or PACFA-registered (Clinical Member) counsellors and psychotherapists may apply. Proof of membership from registering body required.
Therapists outside Australia: Only registered and currently practising psychologists, psychiatrists, general practitioners (mental health), mental health social workers, mental health occupational therapists, mental health nurses, counsellors and psychotherapists may apply. Proof of membership from registering body required.
Workshop content will involve practical and experiential components. You will learn:
- Principles and skills in mindfulness practice
- Theoretical fundamentals of mindfulness training
- The use of mindfulness meditation to neutralise operant conditioning and improve therapeutic efficacy
- How to engage the client in the treatment plan
- The four stages of MiCBT
- The use of mindfulness-based exposure skills
- The use of mindfulness-based interpersonal skills
- The use of mindfulness-based relapse prevention strategies.
The workshop will involve learning material through various modalities, including:
- Lecture sections with power-point
- Guided practice of mindfulness meditation
- Group discussions
- Video demonstrations of MiCBT skills with clients during real-life therapy sessions
CPD Hours / CE Credit Hours
14 CPD hours may be claimed.
Other professionals, please check eligibility with your professional body regarding other criteria, e.g.. active, special college, etc. (For Psychologists, this course meets criteria for 14 Active CPD hours). This event is AASW Endorsed CPD.
The North American Chapter MiCBT is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists (12 CE Credit Hours).The North American Chapter MiCBT maintains responsibility for the program.
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Deborah Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., C.Psych. commented on 30-Jan-2019 04:26 AM
I really enjoyed and benefited from this Introduction to MiCBT. I would certainly not put this workshop in the category of psychotherapy workshops that are watered down for more general consumption.... a fact which I love. The integration of mindfulness (including on-site practice), neuroscience, ample research references, and CBT foundations was superbly done, at this level of MiCBT.
Deb McGuire RSW, MSW commented on 28-Jan-2019 10:38 PM
This was an excellent workshop. I am a clinical Social Worker working with a complex population. I appreciated several aspects of this training. The facilitators were excellent and their different approaches complimented one another. They created a safe environment that allowed for questions and dialogue. their pacing was also excellent and the work never felt rushed or prolonged. The material was relatable - marrying aspects of the modalities that I use; the externalizing/de-personalizing work of Narrative Therapy, the Acceptance approaches in ACT and the Interpersonal Skills of DBT. The skill building of mindfulness practices throughout the training held a great deal of meaning for me and was grounding. I also loved the idea that we teach clients to focus on the co-emerging sensations. This is valuable for me as a Counsellor, as many of the folks I work with do not yet possess the skills required to begin traditional CBT work in a meaningful way. They all can, however, describe a sensation in their bodies - a much more accessible starting point. Thank You!
Dr Lyne Prudhomme C Psych commented on 28-Jan-2019 10:09 PM
Lynn S. Lavery MSW. RSW, Pembroke, ON, Canada commented on 28-Jan-2019 02:21 AM
Both presenters were well informed and comfortable with the material. They very easily moved between theory and practice. Each clearly had a passion for the approach and its efficacy. Questions were welcomed and answered respectfully. The presenters also held true to their daily format/structure. Very well done. Kudos to both Andrea and Alia
Andrea Khalid MA, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) commented on 28-Jan-2019 01:14 AM
Evan King MSW&RSW(SK), commented on 25-Jan-2019 06:04 AM
Dr. Joanne Cummings, Ph.D. C.Psych commented on 23-Jan-2019 07:58 AM
David Howard, M.A., C.Psych. Stratford, Ontario commented on 22-Jan-2019 12:18 PM
An effective and eclectic bringing together of mindfulness practice, traditional exposure and desensitization, DBT, and compassion treatment platforms. With neuroplasticity in ascendance, the clinical approaches / rationales are well-supported and grounded in research. A very viable treatment option to MBSR, MBCT.
Marie Louise Lergesner (MPsych) Clinical Psychologist Queensland commented on 29-Aug-2018 07:58 PM
Deborah Vanzoelen, MAPS, Sunshine Coast commented on 28-Aug-2018 12:02 PM
This course is highly recommended to learn new skills/tools that can be applied to a variety of clients that present in our clinics Looking forward to be able to attend the foundation course next
Liat katz Elyashar, clinical psychologist commented on 28-Aug-2018 09:56 AM
The course gives you very good basic understanding of MiCBT.
Tom Heah, M.Sc. (OT) commented on 27-Jan-2018 06:20 PM
Andrea and Alia were excellent teachers, and delivered a very user-friendly MiCBT workshop. They were passionate, organized and knowledgeable, and presented a good balance of theory and practice.
Sandra Atkins RSW Victoria BC commented on 25-Jan-2018 07:42 AM
Erin Burrell, MD, FRCPC commented on 23-Jan-2018 01:12 PM
This workshop was an excellent overview of MiCBT, with an enjoyable combination of didactic teaching, theory and neurological mechanisms, and practice elements. It helped me appreciate how truly "integrative" MiCBT really is, and whet my appetite for learning more. I enjoyed the presenters and the collegial atmosphere of learning.
Diane, Social Worker commented on 23 Jan-2018 11:39 AM
Andrea & Allia bring their experience of mindfulness practice into their teachings. It was inspirational to witness how they blended science with mindfulness practice, I left our brief time together wanting to learn more. Thank you for inspiring me .