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 2: Skillful Use of Socratic Dialogue in MiCBT
One of the core skills of CBT is the ability to use what is known as the Socratic dialogue, which is a way of communicating that increases the probability of cognitive reappraisal in the client. Although Aaron T. Beck used the term “Socratic questioning” in his Cognitive Therapy approach, this communication style is also known to have been used by the Buddha 25 centuries ago. Socratic dialogue is used in MiCBT in a way that goes beyond the disputation of “irrational thoughts”. However, skilful Socratic dialogue is complex and formal training is necessary.
This masterclass will provide guidance to navigate through difficult situations with clients, using several examples of Socratic dialoguing.
You will learn:
- The nature of Socratic questioning and the rationale for using it
- How to use Socratic dialogue
- When to use Socratic questioning
- How to use Socratic questioning for motivational purposes
- When not to use Socratic questioning