Given the rapid expansion of clinical applications of mindfulness training, formally recognised quality training (theoretically and empirically-based) has become an important matter for mental health therapists. An increasing number of referral agents and insurance companies expect clinicians to be certified in the method they use.
Our certification program is designed to enable you to become a specialist in the integration of mindfulness training with cognitive and behavioural therapies, expressed by the four-stage model of Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT). You will be able to offer this service with more confidence and skill to clients as individuals or in groups, in most health settings, public and private.
MiCBT was developed in Australia by Dr Bruno Cayoun, Clinical Psychologist and researcher, between 2001 and 2004, and has been continually assessed and improved since. It is an evidence-based sophisticated integration of mindfulness core principles and traditional Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. MiCBT consists of a four-stage model of treatment applicable to a wide range of conditions and ages. It is based on the combination of mindfulness training from the traditional Theravada Buddhist teachings (Burmese Vipassana tradition) with empirically demonstrated and well-established principles of cognitive and behavioural therapies from Western psychology.
Although training in MiCBT can be undertaken without applying for certification, we recommend certification to clinicians wishing to improve their skills and clinical outcomes, and demark themselves from the increasingly large number of professionals with limited formal training who offer mindfulness-based programs. Your international certification through the MiCBT Institute provides patients, referrers, employers and stake holders with reasurance and evidence of your demonstrated competency.
MiCBT Certification will further your skilful application of MiCBT. It will provide the confidence you need to apply MiCBT in multiple contexts and with a wide range of complex clinical conditions, including in the presence of high comorbidity. You will benefit from individual mentoring sessions and strengths assessment. Supervisors/Mentors are Institute-accredited MiCBT trainers who are also highly qualified practising mental health clinicians. The certification process is flexible and self-paced.
Eligible to apply after Introductory MiCBT Training (Level 1) Certification achieved.
Eligible to apply after a minimum of 1 year of clinical practice at Level 2 completed.
The mindfulness knowledge and skills required to successfully practice MiCBT are developed during the course of training within the Certification Process, but basic skills in cognitive and behavioural techniques are required. MiCBT is a mindfulness-based therapy specifically designed to address clinical and subclinical conditions. As such, only registered and currently practising mental health clinicians may obtain Certification.
Only registered and currently practising psychologists, psychiatrists, general practitioners (mental health - level 2), mental health social workers, mental health occupational therapists, mental health nurses and ACA-registered (Level 4) or PACFA-registered (Clinical Member) counsellors and psychotherapists may apply. Proof of membership from registering body required.
Only registered and currently practising psychologists, psychiatrists, general practitioners (mental health), mental health social workers, mental health occupational therapists, mental health nurses, counsellors and psychotherapists may apply. Proof of membership from registering body required.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to be emailed an application package when registration opens.