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Practitioner's Guide to Ethics and Mindfulness-Based Interventions

Monday, October 30, 2017

Newly Published - We can't recommend this highly enough!

Practitioner’s Guide to Mindfulness and Ethics is a must-have resource for clinical psychologists and affiliated medical, and mental health professionals, including specialists in complementary and alternative medicine and psychiatry. Social workers considering or already using mindfulness in practice will also find it highly useful.

This book focuses on the role of ethics in the application of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) and mindfulness-based programs (MBPs) in clinical practice. The book offers an overview of the role of ethics in the cultivation of mindfulness and explores the way in which ethics have been embedded in the curriculum of MBIs and MBPs. Chapters review current training processes and examines the issues around incorporating ethics into MBIs and MBPs detailed for non-secular audiences, including training clinicians, developing program curriculum, and dealing with specific client populations. Chapters also examine new, second-generation MBIs and MBPs, the result of the call for more advanced mindfulness-based practices . The book addresses the increasing popularity of mindfulness in therapeutic interventions, but stresses that it remains a new treatment methodology and in order to achieve best practice status, mindfulness interventions must offer a clear understanding of their potential and limits.

Topics featured in this book include:

  • Transparency in mindfulness program  
  • Teaching ethics and mindfulness to physicians and healthcare professionals.
  • The Mindfulness-Based Symptom Management (MBSM) program and its use in treating mental health issues.
  • The efficacy and ethical considerations of teaching mindfulness in businesses.
  • The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Program.
  • The application of mindfulness in the military context. 

Of special interest to MiCBT therapists will be the chapter by Dr Cayoun: The Purpose, Mechanisms, and Benefits of Cultivating Ethics in Mindfulness-Integrated Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Super Summit 2017

Monday, October 02, 2017

Join over 3,000 mental health professionals and 20 industry experts from around the world… in the most innovative CPD event of the year!

Over 18 days from Thursday 5th October until Sunday 22nd October 2017, Australia’s leading mental health professional development provider in collaboration with the Act for Kids charity is hosting the 2017 Mental Health Super Summit.

The Summit will be delivered via 20 live webinar sessions from Thursday 5th October to Sunday 8th October, and will continue as an on-demand event (i.e. you can watch recorded versions of the live sessions) until Sunday 22nd October.

It’s a truly unique event that you don’t want to miss.

Dr Cayoun presents Day 3 - October 7 

Register Now!

MiCBT Workshop - Vancouver January 19-20, 2018

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Early Bird Registration now open!!

MiCBT Interest Group - Melbourne and Online

Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Melbourne MiCBT Interest Group has been meeting monthly since 2009. We usually do some meditation practice, have a peer support session and discuss a topic or research of interest to the group. 

We have recently started to use Zoom to enable members to attend who are unable to attend in person. This means that we can open the meeting to people from further afield. 

If you are interested in attending any of the meetings (3rd Thursday of each month from 7-9pm), please get in touch

Sarah Francis (Sally) and Boyd Cowley

MiCBT in Japan

Thursday, July 20, 2017

MiCBT Trainer Mikako Naito with a group of registrants from last weekend's MiCBT Workshop which was held in Tokyo, Japan. Mikako is the cofounder of the Japanese Chapter of the MiCBT Institute - see their new website here: http://mindfulness-micbt.com