Dr Bruno CayounDirector | Trainer | Researcher
Dr Bruno Cayoun is a clinical and research psychologist and principal developer of Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT). He is the founder and Director of the MiCBT Institute, a leading provider of MiCBT training and professional development to mental health services and professional associations internationally since 2003.
Bruno keeps a private practice in Hobart, Australia, undertakes mindfulness research at the MiCBT Institute, and regularly cooperates on mindfulness-based research with various universities in Australia and abroad. He has practised mindfulness meditation in the Burmese Vipassana tradition of Ledi Sayadaw, U Ba Khin and S. N. Goenka and undergone intensive training in France, Nepal, India, and Australia since 1989.
Bruno is the author of three books, including Mindfulness-integrated CBT: Principles and Practice (Wiley, 2011), Mindfulness-integrated CBT for Well-Being and Personal Growth: Four Steps to Enhance Inner Calm, Self-Confidence and Relationships (Wiley, 2015) and co-author of The Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness‐integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Wiley, 2018). His mindfulness training audio instructions are used worldwide in various languages, and he is the principal developer of validated questionnaires, including the Short Progress Assessment , the Mindfulness-based Self Efficacy Scale, and co-developer of the Equanimity Scale 16.
MiCBT Masterclass 19: The importance of teaching ethical behaviour in MiCBT
A client’s destructive behaviour towards themself or others precipitates crisis or prevents recovery. Therefore, encouraging clients to prevent harmful actions and perform helpful ones is an important aspect of good therapy. During Stage 4 of MiCBT, the relapse-prevention stage, clients are taught to prevent harmful behaviour through the “5 ethical challenges” in the context of compassion training. Although this makes much sense to most clinicians, teaching explicit ethics in therapy can be a source of discomfort and a preference to teach compassion but skip the ethics part of Stage 4.
This masterclass will provide a clear rationale for teaching ethical behaviour in the context of compassion training and dispel guilt and other difficulties that can occur during the process. It will explain why and how mindfulness skills cannot be maintained and grow without the stability of ethical intentions and actions. This masterclass will increase your confidence and competence in teaching ethical behaviour to your clients.
You will learn about:
• The nature and practice of ethics
• The relationship between mindfulness and ethics
• The important differences in teaching ethics as rules or as compassionate actions
• How ethical intention and action assist in improving one’s sense of self-worth and preventing relapse
• How to discuss ethics efficiently and confidently with clients