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

Overview

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

Morning:
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

Afternoon:
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

Prerequisites

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

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Testimonials

Sheri Van Dijk, Psychotherapist, Ontario, Canada, commented on 11-Jun-2013 08:58 PM5 out of 5 stars
This workshop provided an excellent foundation to teach clinicians how to integrate mindfulness into psychotherapy practice. Bruno is motivating and inspiring, and I will certainly be making changes in my own practice, as well as in the way I work with clients, as a result of the new knowledge I gained through attending the workshop.
Lynndal Daniels, Registered MFT Intern, San Francisco, CA USA,  commented on 11-Jun-2013 04:34 PM5 out of 5 stars
Mindfulness, a practice thousands of years old, has become an increasingly popular topic in psychotherapy. But how does a therapist incorporate it into their practice with clients. The MiCBT workshop provided an introduction to the clearest, deepest and most structured integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy I've ever seen. If mindfulness interests you, this is a must-do workshop.
Dr Kirk Beck-Registered Psychologist, Counselling Services, The University Of British Columbia Canada,  commented on 30-May-20135 out of 5 stars
Dear Dr. Cayoun, I am grateful to have attended your workshop in Vancouver this week. Your MiCBT model, I find, is both revolutionary and evolutionary-evolutionary in the humanistic foundations of regard for all people, non-pathologizing, and attention to experiential awareness (not symptoms), all intended to lesson human suffering. The MiCBT model integrates decades of understanding of psychology, hundreds of years of meditation & mindfulness, and current neuroscience. Your presentation was wonderfully organized and beautifully presented. You interacted with our audience in the most congruent manner of your model.
Suzanne Peyton, Registered Nurse and Mindfulness Trainer, Vic  commented on 20-May-2013 09:12 AM5 out of 5 stars
Thanks for an invaluable weekend of learning. The content was comprehensive and Sally responded with calmness and flexibility to the varied needs of our group.