MiCBT 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.
Successful completion of the Foundation Course is a pre-requisite for this course.
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
Register for the Applied Course
Join Waiting List
If the course is full, please join the waiting list and we will contact you if a place becomes available.
Training Quick Links
- MiCBT Workshops
- Foundation Course
- Applied Course
- Intensive Mindfulness Retreat
- Residential Retreat
- Group Supervision
- Individual Supervision
Theresa Moo, Educator, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia commented on 17-Oct-2014 01:21 PM
An integrated model of Mindfulness and CBT.
Bron Moth, Clinical Psychologist, Brisbane commented on 17-Oct-2014 12:00 PM
I found the opportunity to interact and learn from other students and to get guidance from a very experienced teacher to have been priceless.
Marc de Bruin, Counsellor, Sunshine Coast Queensland commented on 14-Oct-2014 09:04 AM
I love the fact that this is pretty much the only Australian qualification in CBT (albeit integrated with Mindfulness). As such, it is a gem for counsellors and psychologists alike.
Amanda Cole, Clinical Psychologist, Perth WA commented on 13-Oct-2014 02:43 PM
Not only has this course allowed me to assist clients in reducing their own subjective distress and improve their interpersonal relationships, it has taught me to be a better practitioner by improving my ability to be truly present with clients. In addition, I have also been able to find more peace and enjoyment by learning the principles of and applying equanimity in my own life.
John Law , family doctor, Courtenay , BC Canada 25-Jul-2014 02:20 PM
Sarah Cockell, Pyschologist, Vancouver BC 09-May-2014 08:40 PM
Josette Cattan, Social Worker/psychotherapist, Ottawa, ON, Canada commented on 26-Apr-2014 03:04 AM
This was an excellent course with a great teacher. You gain so much knowledge and skills from this training, which is useful professionally and personally. MiCBT is an effective approach and I look forward to more training to enhance my skills and Knowledge. Thank you Bruno for your guidance and support!
Marilyn Vaccaro, Mental Health Therapist, Guelph, Ontario, Canada commented on 23-Apr-2014 08:14 AM
Participating in the Applied Course was an excellent way to build confidence in delivering MiCBT. Thank you Bruno!
Sue Ryan RN, Psychiatric Nurse, Mental Health Counsellor in Primary Care, Canada commented on 14-Apr-2014 10:54 PM
I would highly recommend the Applied Course to anyone wanting to implement MiCBT. I feel competent to treat patients with the model and am seeing good results. I have very much appreciated this opportunity.
Lynndal Daniels, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, San Francisco, CA commented on 8-Apr-2014 3:11 PM
The Applied Course, following the Foundation Course, was one of the best trainings I've had the pleasure of participating in. It taught the theoretical basis as well as the tools, techniques and methodology for implementing MICBT with clients. Highly recommended.
Dr. François Rousseau, Ottawa, Canada commented on 8-Apr-2014 10:23 AM
Excellent course! This was a wonderful opportunity to push my understanding of MiCBT and my competencies in working within this therapeutic framework further. The use of role play was especially useful to clarify/illustrate various points discussed (I would suggest that this teaching strategy be used even more frequently). Dr. Bruno Cayoun is a wonderful teacher; he is compassionate and understanding, and adapts his explanations to match students' level of experience.
Dave O'Brien, Social Worker/University Counsellor, Victoria, BC Canada commented on 8-Apr-2014 09:16 AM
MiCBT is a true and profound integration of its two core components and participating in the Foundation and Applied programs has significantly deepened my own understanding, practice and capabilities with clients.