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Monday, September 03, 2018

Retreat Weekend-Melbourne MiCBT Interest Group 2018 

Location: Campion Retreat Centre, Kew, Victoria

Date: Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November

The Melbourne MiCBT Interest Group peer support retreat is not far away now. We invite clinicians trained in MiCBT to join this retreat at the Campion Centre, Kew, Melbourne.

The Campion Centre is an urban retreat centre that provides comfortable accommodation (single rooms and shared bathrooms) spacious rooms and pleasant gardens as well as delicious vegetarian meals. There is a large informal room for our group’s use over the weekend. Here is the proposed program:
Date: Friday 2nd November, 9am start to Sunday 5th November, 2.30pm completion.

Program: The retreat includes three components:
a) Mindful Meditation
b) MiCBT applications with clients
c) support in managing our personal practice

The majority of the time is spent in meditation practice.

Cost: $440-00 (includes all meals and morning/afternoon tea and accommodation)

The Melbourne MiCBT Interest Group is a self-funded group formed simply for the purposes of facilitating peer support for MiCBT practitioners. The retreat costs are determined by the Campion Centre charges plus the cost of a deposit.

Please let Boyd or Sally know if you would like to attend.

Sally Francis and Boyd Cowley

MiCBT Interest Group: Working with Children and Adolescents with MiCBT

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Thursday 16 August 
7pm- 9pm (following the open 6pm practice session)
Level 3, Suite 314, 530 Little Collins Street Melbourne AND Online (Zoom)

To attend remotely on ZOOM - contact Sarah (Sally) for details: contact@melbournemindfulness.com
 
AGENDA FORMAT:
Practice session
Peer supervision and support
Presentation/Discussion: Working with Children and Adolescents with MiCBT


Part of the Melbourne MiCBT Interest Group Meetings held monthly on the third Thursday of the month - remote access by ZOOM available


MiCBT at the IMC 2018

Monday, July 16, 2018
The International Mindfulness Conference was yet again another inspiring conference for all researchers and teachers of Mindfulness. It was a great opportunity for us to catch up. It was also an enormous honour and pleasure to have Lynette Monteiro from the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic chair our session (click image to enlarge),

Lynette MonteiroBruno CayounSarah FrancisAlice ShiresAndrea Grabovac

Melbourne MiCBT Interest Group Meeting Thursday 17 May

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Thursday 17 May 
 7pm- 9pm (following the open 6pm practice session)
  Level 3, Suite 314, 530 Little Collins Street Melbourne AND Online (Zoom) 

To attend remotely on ZOOM - contact Sarah (Sally) for details: contact@melbournemindfulness.com

AGENDA FORMAT:

  • - Practice session
  • - Peer supervision and support
  • - Presentation or research topic: Practice Matters - Helping Clients to Practice Skills: Specific differences in approach between Chronic and Acute Clients - discussion led by Richard Hulme. Richard will build on the material he presented in March

Part of the Melbourne MiCBT Interest Group Meetings held monthly on the third Thursday of the month - remote access by ZOOM available

Mindfulness-Integrated CBT (MiCBT) for Reducing Distress in Parents of Children with Intellectual Disability (ID): a Case Series

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Osborn, R., Girgis, M., Morse, S. et al. J Dev Phys Disabil (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10882-018-9602-4

ABSTRACT

Caring for a child with an intellectual disability (ID) is associated with significant psychological distress. Interventions include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Mindfulness-integrated CBT (MiCBT) may offer a balance between CBT’s change focus and MBSR’s acceptance focus for these parents. Five participants were recruited and provided one to one MiCBT tailored to parental carers of children with ID. Four participants completed the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales 21 (DASS-21) pre-treatment and post-treatment. Reliable change analysis was used to identify clinically reliable change. One participant dropped out after four sessions, four completed eight of the available eight sessions. Two participants reported reductions in depressive and stress symptoms, and one of these, additionally reported a reduction in anxiety symptoms. All four participants who completed treatment rated the treatment as acceptable. MiCBT shows promise as an intervention to assist parental carers of children with ID.


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