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Sarah Francis is a registered psychologist trained and experienced in mindfulness theory and practice. Sarah has qualifications in both psychology and education holding degrees of M.Psych., M.A., B.Ed., as well as a Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, the Certficate lV in Training and Assessment and the Vocational Graduate Diploma in MiCBT. Sarah has worked as a teacher, human resources manager, general manager of learning and development, business consultant and psychologist and is the author of Workplace Communication: A Teacher's Guide (Pitman, 1993) and co-author of The Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behavior Therapy (Wiley, 2018).
Sarah’s mindfulness training includes training in Mindfulness integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She has conducted research into the measurement of mindfulness and the impact of mindfulness on well-being and is currently engaged in research into the effectiveness of MiCBT. Sarah regularly conducts MiCBT training courses for depression, anxiety and stress and conducts mindfulness training for health professionals, post-graduate students and corporate groups. Sarah is the convenor of the Melbourne MiCBT Interest Group and works closely with Dr. Bruno Cayoun in the Learning and Development Group at the MiCBT Institute. Having attended many courses and teachings on Buddhism over the past 25 years and undertaken meditation retreats in Australia and Nepal she is well equipped to integrate key aspects of eastern and western psychology.
Sarah works in private practice in Melbourne and her research is conducted through Monash University.