The Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behavior Therapy
offers therapists working in clinical settings a practical set of evidence-based techniques derived from mindfulness (vipassana) training and the principles of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. The increasing popularity of Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behavior Therapy (MiCBT) is principally attributed to its transdiagnostic applications. It offers novel tools that address a broad range of psychological disorders both acute and chronic, including those with complex comorbidities, and helps prevent relapse.
The authoritative guide to this unique approach includes:
A clear explanation of MiCBT’s origins and development, structure and content, scientific underpinnings and supporting empirical evidence
A comprehensive guide to the 10-session MiCBT program for groups and individual clients that includes worksheets and handouts for each session and suggestions to overcome common difficulties.
A presentation of the research and practical experience of the authors, noted experts in the field of MiCBT
Written for mental health therapists working with groups and individual clients, The Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behavior Therapy offers an effective guide for implementing the principles of MiCBT within their professional practice.
Mindfulness-integrated CBT has made a unique contribution to evidence-based approaches in health care – centrally relevant for those interested in teaching or learning mindfulness and those who practice Cognitive Therapy. The evidence shows that it helps people with some of the most serious physical and emotional difficulties, as well as working well to enhance flourishing and well-being. This manual for therapists and teachers is a very welcome step forward to make MiCBT even more available across the world.
Professor Mark Williams, PhD
Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford
Co-author of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression
MiCBT integrates the principal evidence-based methods of traditional CBT with mindfulness meditation with seamless grace and an ability to preserve the important elements of both. I highly recommend this comprehensive and helpful clinical handbook to mental health professionals.
Shauna Shapiro, PhD
Professor of counseling psychology, Santa Clara University
Author of The art and science of mindfulness and Mindful Discipline
This important work is a masterful integration of mindfulness meditation training and clinical science for individual and group therapy. It fills a gap in the literature by linking the essence of mindfulness practice—equanimity—with carefully articulated behavioral change strategies. The authors explain the theoretical foundation of MiCBT, followed by generous, session-by-session instructions for every aspect of treatment. Almost 2 decades in the making, MiCBT is an innovative, transdiagnostic approach to clinical care that will surely inspire and inform clinicians for years to come.
Christopher Germer, PhD
Lecturer (part-time), Harvard Medical School
Author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion and Co-editor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy
Bruno Cayoun developed a concise and effective mindfulness program in Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Now, Dr. Cayoun and his colleagues have offered a valuable companion book for clinicians and clients that brings compassionate care into the lives of therapists and their clients as co-participants in mindfulness. It is a privilege for me to have known Dr. Cayoun as friend and colleague and to appreciate deeply the precision of his thinking and practice. This clinical handbook reflects not only his talent and insights, it highlights his dedication to colleagues who can join him in providing an important level of ethical and effective therapeutic care to others.
Lynette M. Monteiro PhD,
Psychologist, Director of Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic
Co-author of Mindfulness Starts Here and co-editor of Practitioner’s Guide to Ethics and Mindfulness-based Interventions.
Dr. Bruno Cayoun and his colleagues Dr.'s Francis and Shires have written the most comprehensive book to date integrating mindfulness and CBT in a framework successfully designed to give therapists practical guidance to foster well-being in clients with an array of difficulties. Highly recommended.
Arthur P. Ciaramicoli, Ed.D.,Ph.D.,
Author of The Stress Solution: Using Empathy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Anxiety and Develop Resilience.
It is an investment when you buy a book (both time and money). I recommend that you invest in the best authors. There is none better for MiCBT than Cayoun, Francis and Shires.
Professor Bruce A. Stevens, PhD
Clinical psychologist, Wicking Chair of Ageing and Practical Theology, Charles Sturt University Canberra.
Author of Happy ever after? A Practical guide to relationship counselling for clinical psychologists.