Mindfulness-integrated CBT: A Four Stage Transdiagnostic Treatment Approach (Workskhop)


Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) is a sophisticated integration of evidence-based core principles of mindfulness and CBT. MiCBT consists of a four-stage transdiagnostic treatment approach, and is applicable with a wide range of mental health conditions and ages. It is based on the integration of traditional methods of mindfulness training (Burmese Vipassana tradition of Ledi Sayadaw and U Ba Khin) with well-established principles and methods from cognitive and behavioural traditions. 

This workshop describes the theoretical framework underlying MiCBT and will expand your common understanding of operant conditioning, as well as provide a strong neurobehavioural basis for integrating mindfulness training with traditional CBT. 

Join clinicians from around the world in this unique opportunity to learn more about MiCBT and to explore whether training in this empirically-validated intervention would benefit both your clinical practice and personal mindfulness practice.

Learning Objectives

Workshop content will involve practical and experiential components. You will learn:

  • The theoretical fundamentals of mindfulness training 
  • The use of mindfulness meditation to neutralize operant conditioning and improve therapeutic efficacy 
  • The four stages of MiCBT, including; the principles of mindfulness-based exposure (Stage 2); interpersonal skills (Stage 3); and relapse prevention strategies (Stage 4)
  • Applied practices to train equanimity (e.g., Mindfulness-based Interoceptive Exposure Task) 
  • The role of ethics in compassion training

Teaching Approach

The workshop will involve learning material through various modalities, including: 

  • Guided practices of mindfulness meditation 
  • Role-play within break-out rooms 
  • Group discussions 
  • Video demonstrations of MiCBT skills with a client during real-life therapy sessions 
  • Didactic: Power-point presentations 

Workshop Outline

Overview of the 4 stages of MiCBT
The Co-emergence Model of Reinforcement
Stage 1 - Role of interoception in self-regulation
Rapid distress reduction techniques
Neuroplasticity and mindfulness

Stage 2 - Mindfulness-based exposure skills
Stage 3 - Mindfulness-based interpersonal skills
Case conceptualization in MiCBT
Stage 4 - Compassion and relapse prevention
Training in MiCBT

What’s Included  

  • Hard copy of the MiCBT patient manual 
  • Access to on-line pre-workshop content 
  • 30 days access to the recorded workshop 
  • All workshop materials mailed in advance* 
  • Membership to the North American Chapter of the MiCBT Institute 
  • 6 CE credits for Canadian Psychological Association members 
* Hard-copy of materials will be mailed when registration and payment are complete. We can guarantee delivery of materials in time for the workshop date if registration is completed by February 28, 2021


For the workshop, no prior knowledge of mindfulness is assumed, but basic skills in cognitive and behavioural techniques are helpful.  

Note that attending the workshop is NOT a prerequisite for registration in the Foundation Course (which is the first step in training in MiCBT delivery). Although the Foundation Course is primarily experiential, and clinicians are guided through self-implementation of MiCBT, all material covered in the workshop is presented and discussed in the Foundation course. 

As MiCBT is a mental health treatment specifically designed to address acute and chronic mental health conditions, professional mental health qualifications or enrolment in a professional training program is required.  

Australian Therapists: 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, and students in these professions. 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, and students in these professions. Proof of membership from registering body required.

CPD Hours / CE Credit Hours

Australia: 6 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 6 Active CPD hours).

Canada: The North American Chapter MiCBT is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists (6 CE Credit Hours).The North American Chapter MiCBT maintains responsibility for the program.

Register for Workshop

  Trainer: Dr Alia Offman and Dr Andrea Grabovac
  29 March 2021
  10am - 5pm EST (local time Ottawa CA)
   Online - interactive
  Regular Fee CAD: $235
  Student Fee CAD: $185 
  6 CE

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To facilitate interactivity and the experiential component of the workshop, number of attendees will be limited. Please register early and join the waitlist if workshop has reached capacity

Training Quick Links


Peter Procailo, BSc(Hons) Psychologist, Sydney NSW 23-Mar-2016 08:04 AM5 out of 5 stars
Michael Wai, MPsych, Psychologist, Sydney 18-Feb-2015 11:49 PM4 out of 5 stars
Inderjit Kaur (Indi), Dpsych, Clin Psych, Sydney 18-Feb-2015 08:10 AM5 out of 5 stars
Virve Mujunen (BPsych Hons), Psychologist, QLD 17-Feb-2015 09:16 AM4 out of 5 stars
Mary Venables BA/BSw Mental Health Social Worker 17-Feb-2015 01:49 PM5 out of 5 stars
Dr Mike Beckoff Rural Generalist Aldgate SA  commented on 16-Sept-2014 06:48 PM5 out of 5 stars
Very relevant and practical workshop
Larissa Visco Social Worker QLD commented on 13-May-2014 03:00 PM5 out of 5 stars
Very impressed!
Loranie Leas, Psychologist, Sydney 07-May-2014 09:10 PM4 out of 5 stars
Angele Sliuzas, Counsellor, Vic 07-May-2014 09:54 AM5 out of 5 stars
Judy Denson, Social Worker commented on 19-Feb-2014 3:37 PM5 out of 5 stars
Very interesting and made me enthusiastic to make some changes in my own life and to offer some ideas to clients although I don't have sufficient work/client time to personally offer the 8 week course.
Haid Barbara, Psychotherapist, Austria 27-Oct-2013 10:59 AM5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Peter MacLean, Psychologist, Ottawa, Canada commented on 22-Jun-2013 11:27 AM5 out of 5 stars
Dr. Bruno Cayoun’s MiCBT model represents one of the best applications of the quintessentially important concept of balance. MiCBT brilliantly integrates the heart of Western psychology, CBT, with the 2500-year tradition of Eastern mindfulness. This theoretical integration is, in my opinion, among the best thinking in the field today. If sufficient research is carried out to support this integration, the result could contribute to a revolution in the field of mental health.
Dr. François Rousseau, Psychologist, Ottawa, Canada commented on 20-Jun-2013 11:06 PM5 out of 5 stars
This 2-day workshop was a very rewarding professional experience. The presentation was clear and gave a very good overview of MiCBT. In addition, the use of role plays and videos helped illustrate several important aspects of the model. Dr. Cayoun’s work in developing MiCBT appears to have filled an important gap by offering a full integration of mindfulness and CBT, and the importance this approach places on bodily sensations, as well as the specific strategies it suggests to work with these sensations will likely be of interest to many therapists. MiCBT offers exciting clinical opportunities and I look forward to learning more about this approach..
Dr Kate Partridge, Psychologist, London, Ontario, Canada commented on 13-Jun-2013 12:07 AM5 out of 5 stars
An excellent workshop: clearly presented, well structured, practical, useful video clips of actual therapy, founded on well-thought-through logical base and empirical information. Very valuable.
Susan Irwin, MSW RSW, Toronto, Canada commented on 12-Jun-2013 12:11 AM5 out of 5 stars
This 2 day workshop was the beginning of what I hope is a valuable training experience in MiCBT. I so admire the presenter's dedication to ensuring that people practice with the proper training. We all need to be so mindful of the ethics in our practice and how what we do affects our clients. Looking forward to the foundation course immensely. Thank you Bruno.