MiCBT for Chronic Conditions, Crisis Intervention and Relapse Prevention Workshop

MiCBT for Chronic Conditions, Crisis Intervention and Relapse Prevention Workshop

Overview

Mindfulness involves paying attention to what is being experienced in the present moment, with a non-judgmental and non-reactive attitude.  Over a decade of 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 treatment model applicable for a wide range of conditions and ages. It is based on the combination of traditional establishment of mindfulness (Burmese Vipassana tradition) with solid and well-established principles of cognitive and behavioural traditions in the West. 

The aim of this workshop is to introduce the integration of mindfulness training with core principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to improve our way of addressing chronic conditions, crisis and prevent 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. 

Prerequisites

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. As such, 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 professionally qualified counsellors and psychotherapists may apply.

Learning Objectives

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.

Teaching Approach

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

  • Lecture sections with power-point
  • Guided practice of mindfulness meditation
  • Role-play
  • Group discussions
  • Video demonstrations of MiCBT skills with clients during real-life therapy sessions

CPD Hours

14 CPD hours may be claimed.
*This activity is AASW Endorsed CPD and an FPS Relevant Activity*
Other professionals,  please check eligibility with your professional body regarding other criteria, e.g.. active, special college,  etc. (For Psychologists, this course meets APS criteria for 14 Active CPD hours.)

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Testimonials

Shaz Hyland AOD Case Facilitator Launceston Tasmania  commented on 18-Jul-2016 12:10 PM5 out of 5 stars
Maria Ganci, Social Worker, Victoria  commented on 15-Jul-2016 08:06 PM5 out of 5 stars
Glynis Thorp Credentialed Mental Health Nurse Broken Hill NSW commented on 12-Jul-2016 9:21 AM5 out of 5 stars
Thoroughly recommend this workshop. Bruno is a very skilled peaceful and serene presenter who practices what he preaches..
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.