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 7: Using and Interpreting MiCBT-specific Forms
The MiCBT approach includes using unique tools that enable the measurement of active mechanisms and theoretical constructs specific to MiCBT. For example, interoceptive awareness and equanimity are two active mechanisms associated with behaviour change. Accordingly, therapists use the Interoceptive Awareness Indicator and the Mindfulness-based Interoceptive Signature Scale to track progress. However, in contrast with usual questionnaires, measures of immediate experience can be difficult to interpret.
This masterclass will provide helpful guidance for the implementation of these tools and the interpretation of the data. It will help you understand your clients’ difficulties and progress and contribute to your decisions about the programme’s pace, the homework to suggest, or the need for adapting the programme content.
You will learn:
- A rationale for using MiCBT-specific measures
- How to understand the measures used in MiCBT
- How to better understand the data revealed by these tools
- How to adapt the pace and content of MiCBT steps according to these tools