Dr Sarah FrancisTrainer | Researcher
Dr Sarah Francis is a registered psychologist trained and experienced in mindfulness theory and practice. Sarah has qualifications in both psychology and education holding degrees of M.Psych., M.A., B.Ed., as well as a Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Sarah has worked as a teacher, human resources manager, general manager of learning and development, business consultant and psychologist. She is the author of Workplace Communication: A Teacher’s Guide (Pitman, 1993) and co-author of The Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness‐integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Wiley, 2018).
Sarah’s mindfulness training includes training in Mindfulness integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She has researched the measurement of mindfulness and completed her PhD researching the impact of mindfulness on well-being and the effectiveness of group-based MiCBT as a transdiagnostic intervention.
Sarah regularly conducts MiCBT training courses for depression, anxiety and stress and conducts mindfulness training for health professionals, post-graduate students and corporate groups. Sarah is the Melbourne MiCBT Interest Group’s convenor and works closely with Dr Bruno Cayoun and the researcher and trainer group at the MiCBT Institute. Having attended many courses and teachings on Buddhism over the past 25 years and undertaken meditation retreats in Australia and Nepal, she is well equipped to integrate key aspects of eastern and western psychology.
Sarah works in private practice in Melbourne.