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 1: Adapting the MiCBT Model to Improve Outcomes
Although the four-stage model of MiCBT is backed by a strong rationale and neuroscientific research tends to support its structure, some situations require a degree of adaptation to either engage clients in the treatment or improve its outcome. However, one of the traps of over-adapting the model is the loss of efficacy and long-term reliability in the desired skills, such as emotion-regulation, preventing unhelpful avoidance, interpersonal effectiveness, etc.
This master class will address these issues and provide several examples of model adaptation at various levels of the model. Examples of adaptation between and within the four stages for various disorders or cases will be provided.
You will learn:
- How and when to delay the standard steps
- How (and why) to insert intermediate steps
- How to modify the approach
- When not to use mindfulness in MiCBT and for how long