The Applied Course
Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) is an evidence-based transdiagnostic approach, specifically designed to address a wide range of mental health conditions. To implement MiCBT efficiently, we believe it is essential that therapists acquire a sound understanding of the principles, theory and practice of MiCBT and develop the confidence to address complex clinical situations effectively.
IMPORTANT: Given that this is an applied course during which you are assisted in delivering the MiCBT programme to one or more people, you will need a client base with which to practice. You need to have at least 2 clients with whom you can implement MiCBT from Week 2—we recommend 3 clients, with a minimum of 2 clients, in case client dropout prevents you from continuing to implement MiCBT and actively participate in the course. Sometimes this takes a while to organise so we recommend that you are organised sufficiently in advance to be ready to start implementing the programme just after our first online class.
The aim of this comprehensive course is to teach you to implement MiCBT confidently with your individual clients and groups across a range of diagnoses, in most mental health settings, public and private, while being supervised and supported weekly by the trainer. The course involves didactic, practical and experiential means of learning, including:
- Implementing the four stages of MiCBT, including mindfulness meditation, mindfulness-based exposure and relapse prevention strategies in 10 classes over a 3-month period
- Master classes and group supervision (delivered online), involving role-play simulating current client attitudes and therapist responses
- General discussions on personal experience.
Having successfully completed the Foundation Course is a pre-requisite for this course. Given that MiCBT is primarily designed to address clinical and subclinical conditions, only registered and currently practising psychologists, psychiatrists, general practitioners (mental health - level 2 in Australia), mental health social workers, mental health occupational therapists, mental health nurses and professionally qualified and registered counsellors and psychotherapists may apply.
You will learn to implement the four stages of MiCBT with clients diagnosed with most mental health disorders and some health conditions, such as addiction and chronic pain. This will include learning the clinical implementation of:
- Cognitive and behavioural methods to engage your client in the treatment plan efficiently
- Basic and advanced mindfulness meditation methods
- Mindfulness-based exposure techniques
- Mindfulness-based conflict resolution
- Enhancing neuroplasticity to help prevent relapse
- Compassion training through loving-kindness meditation and the use of ethics to assist in preventing relapse.
The MiCBT Applied Course consists of 10 online sessions over a 12 week period. All sessions are conducted online, using Zoom, which allows you to use interactive documents, interact with other participants and the presenter, and review the recorded sessions if needed.
- Book (pdf): Cayoun, B. A. (2011). Mindfulness-integrated CBT: Principles and practice. Chichester, UK: Wiley.
- Free access to over 50 videos demonstrating MiCBT skills with clients
- Free access to over 30 client handouts and therapist work forms
- Free access to Associate membership services of the MiCBT Institute
Online Teaching Platform
The online teaching platform is Zoom. It is interactive with everyone online at the same time. Zoom is accessed through your internet browser and you do not need to purchase any software - all you need is a computer with good internet connection, a headset with microphone and a webcam. Information on accessing the online classes with Zoom is available after registration.
CPD and Certificate of Attendance
20 CPD hours may be claimed, but please check eligibility with your professional body regarding other criteria, e.g. “active CPD”, specialised colleges, etc. (For Australian psychologists, this course meets APS criteria for 20 Active CPD hours). Certificates of Attendance are issued to participants who attend and directly participate in a minimum 8 of the 10 online sessions, irrespective of whether or not the recorded lessons are watched after the sessions
On successful completion of the course, you will receive MiCBT Practitioner Certification from the Institute. This formal certification increases your credentials for potential client referrals and gives you free access to the Institute’s Find a Therapist page, where referrers, colleagues and future clients can find you easily.
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Marg Goodman, Psychologist, NSW commented on 17-Oct-2016 01:01 PM
Provided me with additional Mindfulness tools .
Virginia Lien, Doctor & Psychotherapist, Singapore commented on 15-Oct-2016 08:14 PM
Kate Caldwell, Psychologist, Melbourne commented on 14-Oct-2016 02:22 PM
Steve Gray, Counsellor, Cairns commented on 13-Oct-2016 02:44 PM
Jacqui Thomas, Psychologist, Melbourne commented on 13-Oct-2016 2:12 PM
Jessica Elberg, Mental Health Social Worker, Victoria commented on 27-Sep-2016 3:50 PM
Lisa Kunde, Psychologist, Brisbane commented on 21-Sep-2016 10:27 PM
Valued this learning experience on both a personal and professional level. I plan to continue with my practise.
Barry Sheehan, Psychologist, Toowoomba, Dalby, Oakey, Jandowae, Qld commented on 20-Sep-2016 6:51 PM
Excellent and enjoyed and learned
Sharla Harries, Mental Health Clinician, Whitehorse, Yukon Canada commented on 19-Aug-2016 9:04AM
Al Kassam, Provisional Psychologist, Calgary, AB, CANADA commented on 12-Aug-2016 02:07 AM
This outstanding course exceeded my expectations of the results in my personal and professional life. The explanations of scientific basis of the practice and the way each practice builds emotional readiness for the next stage are just a few of many benefits of this training. I highly recommend this course.
Barbara Woods, Ph.D., CCC, Psychotherapist, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada commented on 10-Aug-2016 12:05 AM
MiCBT is a very powerful evidence based program that is useful across a variety of clinical conditions. The manner in which the course is instructed with the therapist going through the stages of program in the Applied Course while in supervision is what sets this program apart from other mindfulness interventions. After completing the course, the therapist has experienced the same interventions as the client. As a result there is a greater degree of personal and professional knowledge that the therapist can draw from. In addition, the CBT foundation that includes operant and respondent conditioning principles as well as cognitive principles sets it far above just the inclusion of cognitive principles. This course has provided the foundation to combine highly structured interventions associated with CBT and mindfulness in a manner that creates significant change in a short duration of time. I feel truly blessed as a clinician to have found this approach. It has created lasting change in my personal life, as well as my clients.
Sig Taylor, Marriage & Family Therapist; Calgary, AB Canada commented on 09-Aug-2016 03:59 PM
wonderful, doesn't get any better!