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 16: Therapy Contracting in MiCBT
MiCBT begins with an important contractual agreement between the therapist and client. Although the use of a therapy contract is common in standard CBT, it is constructed and presented differently in MiCBT in a way that motivates and prepares clients for an ongoing commitment to daily meditation practice. The MiCBT therapy contract is also used at various stages of therapy to help clients re-engage in daily practice if their motivation decreases over time. It is also used to assess the client’s progress at mid- and post-treatment.
This masterclass will provide you with helpful guidance for the implementation of the therapy contract in three contexts:
- using standard pen and paper,
- using the 2015 (blue) self-help MiCBT book, and
- using the MiCBT app.
It will also contribute to your decision-making process and focus on the tasks to be implemented in Stages 2 and 3 and the home practice to suggest.
You will learn: