CS190114: MiCBT Applied (12 weeks) Online CANADA

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When: The Applied course consists of 10 sessions spread over 12 weeks: (Sundays, 1pm-3pm PST | 4pm-6pm (EST)

19, 26, January, 2014

2, 9, 16 February, 2014

        2, 9, 23, 30 March

6 April 2014

Where: Online
Fee: $890 (AUD)

Places: Full (limited to 12 participants)

Trainer: Bruno Cayoun

Schedule


SESSION 1: Personal Stage

Sunday 19 January 2014

This week’s class will guide therapists to prepare important bases for a successful programme. They will learn to set a therapy contract with clients, describe the MiCBT model to them and teach them a pre-mindfulness relaxation method. 
  • Introduction of each participant 
  • Planning implementation of the program, setting goals and discussing professional and ethical matters 
  • Explaining the four stages of MiCBT to clients
  • Setting a therapy contract Setting and explaining this week’s homework for therapists and clients (Stage 1: Progressive Muscle Relaxation)

SESSION 2: Personal Stage 

Sunday 26 January 2014

This week’s class will guide therapists to address their clients’ difficulty adhering to a regular practice schedule for homework assignments and provide them with a rationale for the practice of Mindfulness of Breath.
  • Feedback from each participant
  • Using Socratic methods to assist clients with time management and practice commitment
  • Rationale for Mindfulness of Breath
  • Setting and explaining this week’s homework for therapists and clients (Stage 1: rationale for Mindfulness of Breath)

SESSION 3: Personal Stage

Sunday 2 February 2014

This week’s class will guide therapists to deliver the rationale for integrating mindfulness of body sensations in therapy experientially and teach their client(s) unilateral body-scanning (Burmese method) 

  • Feedback from each participant 
  • The Co-emergence model of reinforcement 
  • The role of equanimity in the extinguishment of learned responses
  • Setting and explaining this week’s homework for therapists and clients (Stage 1: Implementing the rationale for unilateral body-scanning)

SESSION 4: Personal Stage

Sunday 9 February 2014

This week’s class will guide therapists to emphasise the role and practice of equanimity in mindfulness meditation as an exposure (to sensory stimuli and memories) and response prevention method, teach clients to recognise the deeper and subconscious elements of experiences, and transfer the skills to everyday experiences  

  • Practice feedback from each participant 
  • The 4 characteristics of body sensations
  • Importance of skill transfer 
  • Preparing for Stage 2: Introduction to SUDS
  • Setting and explaining this week’s homework for therapists and clients (Stage 1 and 2: rationale for unilateral body-scanning without instructions, monitoring applied practice, fill in SUDS form) 

SESSION 5: Exposure Stage

Sunday 16 February 2014

This week’s class will guide therapists to implement mindfulness-based exposure methods using skills acquired in preceding weeks and teach the first advanced scanning method to their client(s) 

  • Feedback from each participant 
  • Stage 2: bi-polar and in-vivo exposure methods
  • Rationale for advanced scanning techniques (rapid detection of early distress cues and prevention of relapse) 
  • Setting and explaining this week’s homework for therapists and clients (Stage 2: bi-polar and in-vivo exposure methods, symmetrical scanning)

SESSION 6: Exposure Stage

Sunday 2 March 2014

This week’s class will guide therapists to address clients’ potential difficulties with exposure methods with most avoided situations and teach them to practise a more advanced body-scanning method 

  • Feedback from each participant 
  • Advanced body-scanning: Partial sweeping
  • Stage 2: continuing bi-polar and in-vivo exposure with more distressing and avoided situations 
  • Rationale for the Interpersonal stage 
  • Setting and explaining next week’s homework for therapists and clients (bi-polar and in-vivo exposure with more distressing SUDS items, implementing partial sweeping technique)

SESSION 7: Interpersonal Stage

Sunday 9 March 2014

This week’s class will guide therapists to teach clients mindfulness-based interpersonal skills and advanced body scanning that enable deep perception of early onset of emotional processing 

  • Practice feedback from each participant
  • Advanced body scanning: Sweeping en masse
  • Stage 3 (Parts 1 and 2): The Experiential Ownership methods and Integrating mindfulness with assertiveness training
  • Setting and explaining next week’s homework for therapists and clients (rationale for stage 3, Experiential Ownership, assertive communication, implementing sweeping en masse technique)

SESSION 8: Empathic Stage

Sunday 23 March 2014

This week’s class will guide therapists to implement empathic training grounded in thoughts, emotions and daily actions, and teach Loving-Kindness meditation to their clients  

  • Practice feedback from each participant 
  • Advanced body-scanning: Transversal Scanning
  • Stage 4: Grounded Empathy (compassion training)
  • Loving-Kindness as a counter-conditioning context 
  • Five ethical challenges (as “behavioural experiments”) 
  • Setting and explaining next week’s homework for therapists and clients (rationale for Grounded Empathy training with ethical behaviour, implementing transversal scanning and Loving-Kindness techniques)

SESSION 9: Empathic Stage

Sunday 30 March 2014

This week’s class will reinforce therapists’ skills in teaching empathic skills and help clients to link mindfulness of ethical intentions and actions with the ability to create and maintain a sense of being connected to others, thereby preventing relapse 
  • Practice feedback from each participant 
  • Stage 4: continuing Grounded Empathy training 
  • Setting and explaining next week’s homework for therapists and clients (refine applications of ethical behaviour, combined scanning approach: MOB and transversal scanning)

SESSION 10: Empathic Stage

Sunday 6 April 2014

This week’s class will summarise the course and review participants’ outcomes and possible future training and interest groups will be discussed.
  • Practice feedback from each participant 
  • Course revision and summary 
  • Evaluating learning outcomes 
  • Further training and planning professional support

 

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