MiCBT Foundation Course

Overview

Mindfulness-integrated CBT is an established mindfulness-based therapy specifically designed to address a wide range of clinical and subclinical conditions. For mental health therapists to successfully implement mindfulness-based therapies, such as MiCBT, it is essential that they first develop their own skills before learning to implement them with their clients/patients. During the Foundation course, you will develop a sound understanding of MiCBT principles, theory and practice. Following this course, you may then enroll in the Applied Course and learn under supervision to implement Mindfulness-integrated CBT with your clients/patients. 

This foundational course will involve didactic, practical and experiential means of learning, including: 

  • mindfulness meditation (as traditionally taught in the Burmese Vipassana method) 
  • implementing the four stages of MiCBT, including mindfulness-based exposure and relapse prevention strategies 
  • masterclasses delivered online 
  • real case demonstrations on video and in a master class format

Prerequisites

Completion of MiCBT Workshop for Chronic Conditions, Crisis Intervention & Relapse Prevention required.

Learning Objectives

You will learn:

  • core and advanced mindfulness meditation skills 
  • theoretical underpinnings and fundamentals of mindfulness practice to understand the complex foundations of behaviour maintenance and change 
  • understand the complex foundations of behaviour maintenance and change 
  • how to engage the client in the treatment plan 
  • the transdiagnostic use of the four stages of MiCBT 
  • mindfulness-based relapse prevention strategies

Schedule

Nine 2-hour sessions.  

 The Online Teaching Platform

The online teaching of the Foundation Course is done through 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.


Course Materials

  • Book: Cayoun, B. A. (2015). Mindfulness-integrated CBT for Wellbeing and Personal Growth: four steps to enhance inner calm, self-confidence and relationships. Chichester, UK: Wiley.
  • CDs: Two professionally recorded 80-minute CDs for the full implementation of mindfulness training (also available in MP3 format).
  • free access to over 30 client handouts and therapist work forms
  • free Associate membership to the MiCBT Institute

CPD and Certificate of Attendance

18 CPD hours may be claimed, but please check eligibility with your professional body regarding other criteria, e.g.. active, special college, etc. (For Australian psychologists, this course meets APS criteria for 18 Active CPD hours). Certificates of Attendance are issued to participants who attend a minimum 7 of the 9 online sessions, irrespective of whether or not the recorded lessons are watched. 

Register for the Foundation Course

 Trainer:Dr Alia Offman
 Wednesdays
January 31
Feb 7, 14, 21
March 7, 14, 28
April 4, 18
  9:00am - 11:0am (PST)
   Online (Zoom)
  18 CE
  Registration Fee $1185
 Trainer:Dr Andrea Grabovac
 Saturdays
September: 1,  8, 15,  22
October: 6, 13, 20, 27
November: 10
  9:30am - 11:30am (AEST)
   Online (Zoom)
  18 CPD
  Registration Fee $1070
  Early Bird Fee: $1020
(book before July 4 2018)

Join Waiting List

If this course is full, please join the waiting list and we will contact you if a place becomes available or if we open a second class (subject to numbers).

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Testimonials

Linda Kenmar, Social worker / family therapist, VIC commented on 9-Apr-2014 10:22 AM4 out of 5 stars
The experiential component of the course was challenging but ultimately beneficial for learning and integrating knowledge re MiCBT
Kim (Student) QLD commented on 8-Apr-2014 2:30 PM5 out of 5 stars
The open forum provided an opportunity to hear from other students and share similar experiences throughout our eight week practice, providing motivation to continue.
Theresa Moo Chin Woon, provisional psychologist, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia commented on 8-Apr-2014 1:25 PM5 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed this course very much! Thank you!
Marc de Bruin, Counsellor, Sippy Downs, QLD commented on 8-Apr-2014 12:53 PM5 out of 5 stars
To be able to integrate "East" and "West" in such a powerful fashion is a great thing. I loved CBT already; the integration with Mindfulness adds a major turbo-charger on the whole process. Looking forward to the next module!
Helen Rowe, Brisbane commented on 8-Apr-2014 12:40 PM4 out of 5 stars
The course required considerable commitment, effort and energy. I believe I grew personally & professionally.
June Menzies, Counsellor, Brisbane QLD commented on 16-Dec-2013 12:39 PM5 out of 5 stars
I really enjoyed the course.
I feel it was very beneficial for my practice and I can see how it can be applied to my clients and also personally.
I would recommend this course to other professionals not only as a therapeutic intervention technique but also as a philosophy of living.
Amanda, Clinical Psychologist, WA commented on 11-Dec-2013 12:38 PM5 out of 5 stars
I found this course both personally and professionally helpful. So much so that I have moved my practice from being "eclectically" based to being MiCBT based. This is due to the usefulness of this technique in treating most (if not all) psychological distress. I have seen an enormous positive change in the way I deal with both distressing situations and interpersonal relationships. In addition, all clients involved in following this treatment begin to see benefits within one or two session of starting the techniques.
Sharley, social worker, Toowoomba QLD  11-Dec-2013 3:13 PM4 out of 5 stars

Michelle Chirgwin, Mental Health Professional, Broome WA commented on 11-Dec-2013 2:31 PM5 out of 5 stars
The structure and delivery mode for this course is great - accessible to remote people like me - and also the time span allows integration of concepts so much better than a single isolated workshop
Terry Fehr, Institutional Psychologist, Correctional Service Canada  1-Nov-2013 1:44 AM4 out of 5 stars

Lynette Monteiro, Psychologist, Ottawa ON commented on 28-Oct-2013 3:39 AM5 out of 5 stars
This course was challenging on a personal and professional level. It was terrific to be reminded of the benefits of practice and to have the opportunity to revisit early concepts in a fresh and vibrant way. The approach is applicable at many levels and my patients have benefitted from them. 
Julie McFadden : UK commented on 22-Aug-2013 1:22 AM5 out of 5 stars
The Foundation Course for me was the opening of a door both personally and professionally. The re-introduction to meditation to the level attained and gaining knowledge of being truly mindful was an experiential journey that took me through a vast degree of emotions and growth.. there is a continuation to that learning each day with a greater awareness and calmness. 
Meditation is now my breakfast and my supper...a time of day for absolute peace and revitalisation. 
The learning, support and understanding from Bruno throughout the course and the knowledge imparted was invaluable and transformational.
I look forward to the next stage of learning with the Applied Course.
Marilyn Vaccaro,Mental Health Therapist, Fergus,Ontario Canada, commented on 20-Aug-2013 10:14 AM5 out of 5 stars
The Foundation Course is a unique opportunity for experiential learning at its best. I found it to be transformative personally and professionally.
Marlene Harper, Registered Psychologist, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada commented on 20-Aug-2013 5:40 AM5 out of 5 stars
I was extremely satisfied with the course. It was personally and professionally thought-provoking and motivating. Bruno provided valuable educational information and experiential skill development in the integration of Mindfulness Meditation and CBT. I feel much more confident in both my practice of MM and in applying MiCBT with clients. Bruno is an exceptionally talented and insightful teacher. The time was well spent and I am thankful for the opportunity.
Dave O'Brien, post-secondary counsellor, Victoria, BC, Canada, commented on 16-Aug-2013 3:27 AM5 out of 5 stars
The Foundation course has helped me engage with mindfulness practice and CBT tools in a more profound, truly integrated manner, and has been empowering both personally and professionally.