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 3: Gaining Efficacy in Delivering the Rationale Experientially
Providing a sound rationale to clients is an essential feature of all CBT-related programmes because of the need to engage clients in active participation. However, discomfort, reactivity, drowsiness, doubts, misunderstandings, and practice avoidance are all typical and expected challenges new clients encounter in the early stages of MiCBT. Accordingly, it is important to provide clients with evidence of their existing strengths and self-efficacy to increase their engagement in the programme and decrease the probability of dropping out.
To this end, delivering the rationale experientially is a great asset, as it immediately demonstrates to clients that they have the potential to decrease suffering if they learn to be equanimous. Nonetheless, this experiential delivery is an exposure method that requires guidance and skills that often take years to mature fully. This masterclass will highlight the typical traps that clinicians encounter and provide detailed guidance for successful implementation.
You will learn:
- How to deliver the rationale experientially and how often to do so
- How to schedule the experiential rationale
- Variations in delivery according to client presentation
- Alternative delivery types and their appropriateness