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.
Masterclass 9: Case Conceptualisation with MiCBT
Psychological conditions can be understood from different theoretical perspectives, psychodynamic, behavioural, narrative, etc., each of which operates through their respective skill sets. Case conceptualisation helps us understand a pattern of behaviour within the theoretical framework that underpins our chosen intervention. Without it, we can become overly eclectic and operate without the support of an established theory, resulting in an intervention that lacks structure and precision. Conceptualising the mechanisms of our clients’ attitudes and reactivity within the MiCBT theoretical framework assists in treatment planning and adaptation. It can also serve as a rationale for using a mindfulness-based intervention and as a means of psychoeducation for clients.
This masterclass will describe the applications of transdiagnostic case-conceptualisation typically used in MiCBT across a range of cases and disorders. It will focus mainly on using the co-emergence model of reinforcement framework in conjunction with our standard understanding of protective, precipitating, contributing, reinforcing, and maintaining factors of maladaptive behaviour. Examples of treatment adaptation based on case-conceptualisation will also be discussed.
You will learn:
- How to case-conceptualise mental health conditions in a transdiagnostic manner with the co-emergence model of reinforcement
- How to case-conceptualise a specific maladaptive behaviour using the co-emergence model of reinforcement
- How to use case-conceptualisation to adapt the order and duration of treatment stages