Mindfulness-integrated CBT Applied Course

Overview

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 1—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 over a 12 week period 
  • Master classes and group supervision (delivered online), involving role-play simulating current client attitudes and therapist responses 
  • General discussions on personal experience.

Pre-requisite

Successful completion of the Foundation Course is a pre-requisite for this course. 

Learning Objectives

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.

Schedule

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.


Course Materials

  • Book: Bruno A. Cayoun, Sarah E. Francis, Alice G. Shires The Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Wiley Blackwell 2018
  • 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 criteria for 20 Active CPD hours). Certificates of Completion 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

 25-Jul-2020: MiCBT Applied Course (AC250720) - ONLINE Places Full
 Trainer: Dr Bruno Cayoun
 Saturdays
July 25 - October 10, 2020 
No online classes Aug 29 and Sept 19
  1.30pm - 3.30pm
Local time Hobart, AU
   Online (Zoom)
  20 CPD
  Registration Fee: AUD $1200
 Early Bird Fee AUD: $1100 
Book before June 25, 2020
 04-Feb-2021: MiCBT Applied Course (AC040221) - ONLINE Places Available
 Trainer: Dr Alia Offman
 Thursdays
February 4 - April 22 2021
No online classes March 11 and April 15
  1.00pm - 3.00pm EST
Local time, Ottawa, CA
   Online (Zoom)
  20 CPD
  Registration Fee: CAD $1100
 Early Bird Fee CAD: $1000 
Book before Jan 4, 2021
(Fees are subject to 13% HST)
 31-Jul-2021: MiCBT Applied Course (AC310721) - ONLINE Places Available
 Trainer: Dr Bruno Cayoun
 Saturdays
July 31 - October 16, 2021 
No online classes Sept 4 and Sept 25
  9.30am - 11.30am
Local time Hobart, AU
   Online (Zoom)
  20 CPD
  Registration Fee: AUD $1200
 Early Bird Fee AUD: $1100 
Book before June 30, 2021

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If the course is full, please join the waiting list and we will contact you if a place becomes available.

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Testimonials

Makiko Kurita, Clinical Psychologist, Counselor at the Counseling Center of the Kyoto City Board of Education and high schools. Lecturer at a vocational school, Kyoto, Japan  commented on 13-Oct-2020 08:51 AM5 out of 5 stars
The most valuable experience of this course was that all participants were able to receive practical and detailed consultation from the teacher, Dr Cayoun about our client's problems and progress. I learned a lot not only from the teacher's consultation with myself, but also from the consultation with other participants. I was also impressed that the entire course was provided with everything we needed. In addition to the books, the course website indicate what participants learn each time, handouts for clients, mindfulness meditation audio instructions, recorded videos of each class, and even a video of Dr. Cayoun's therapies which were really helpful. Participating in the applied course conducted in English was a big challenge for me , and although it took a long time to actually translate the handouts each time, it was a fulfilling course that was fully rewarded. I would like to continue to understand MiCBT more deeply and refine the skills I have learned to help clients.
Liz Elleson (B. Comms, GradDip Counselling & Psychotherapy), Counsellor and AOD Specialist, Sydney, Australia.  commented on 12-Oct-2020 03:08 PM5 out of 5 stars
What an amazing course! I found it so enriching, both personally AND professionally. I really feel as though everything I learned in the Foundation course was solidified in the Applied course, and I'm feeling much more confident in my ability to use MiCBT with my clients.
Rami A. Alnefaie, Clinical Psychologist, KAMCJ, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia commented on 11-Oct-2020 08:06 AM5 out of 5 stars
The experience of the Applied Course was rich, informative & enlightening; the feedback session by session gave me the perspective & wisdom that used to take years to achieve. It is an essential experience in my career development, and it will influence everything I do after. Connection with the doctor is different in many ways.
Santwana Mani(Research Scholar), Amity University, Noida, India commented on 11-Oct-2020 03:45 AM5 out of 5 stars
The Course was amazing. It's wonderful how Dr. Bruno makes everything so easy to understand. The flexibility of the course is just amazing.
Patricia Snider, MA Cons, CCC. commented on 12-Dec-2019 10:21 PM5 out of 5 stars
I thoroughly enjoyed this course! MiCBT contributed to my knowledge, skill, and well-being. My clients also report their experience of applied MiCBT is linked to many benefits, such as being more present and aware, less distracted, happier and less fearful, more patient and accepting, calmer, able to regulate emotions. I would like to express my gratitude to Bruno- master teacher, who models genuineness, positive regard, compassion and loving kindness- for developing this "cutting-edge" therapy, in which neuroscience meets Buddhism.
Regina Gerlach, Clinical Psychologist, WA commented on 07-Dec-2019 01:54 AM5 out of 5 stars
I strongly recommend this training for an in-depth learning and application of MiCBT.
Ana Ximena Torres, Clinical Psychologist , Master's Degree  commented on 06-Dec-2019 08:53 AM5 out of 5 stars
Thank you, I feel more confident in teaching mindfulness skills as part of a therapeutic framework within CBT theories and western culture. It provides a real solid foundation for taking personal practice into the therapeutic space.
Andrew Nolan A.M.H.S.W. TAS AU  commented on 05-Dec-2019 07:27 PM5 out of 5 stars
I have found MiCBT to be a practical and effective tool for improving the lives of my clients. The course was very well presented, the concepts were explained thoroughly and in practical easy to understand language. Bruno is a wealth of knowledge and brings a lively, intelligent energy to the training. I can happily say that during every class I learnt new ways of explaining and delivering the modality. I cannot recommend this course highly enough.
Eduardo Briseno, Psychotherapist and Neuroscientist, Guadalajara, México  commented on 05-Dec-2019 07:02 AM5 out of 5 stars
I fully recommend the MiCBT Institute Courses, I learned the model completely and deeply, and I´m achieving positive results with my clients.
Shane Smyth, MA, RP  commented on 06-Jul-2019 06:25 AM5 out of 5 stars
I highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in working on a deep level with clients as it addresses not only the presenting issue but the patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that lead to these problems. Using MiCBT it is possible for clients to change these underlying patterns and have meaningful change in their lives. The course also helped me improve my self confidence, my relationships and overall well being by supporting me to engage in regular mindfulness practice during the program. I have also been able to sustain this regular practice after the program.
Shontelle Prokipcak MSW RSW CCAC CCCS commented on 13-Jul-2018 01:22 PM5 out of 5 stars
I found the course very useful both personally and professionally. It enhanced my ability to explain MiCBT to my clients and supported me in tailoring the 4 stages to the needs of my clients while maintaining true to the MiCBT stages. Client feedback is that it is effectively helping them with anxiety and moving beyond avoidance and cravings.
Merle Woods, PhD, R.Psych. commented on 11-Jul-2018 01:39 AM5 out of 5 stars
I really appreciated the opportunity to participate in the applied course. I found Alia to be knowledgable, approachable, responsive and good at picking up on issues that were important to notice. Overall a great learning experience. I would absolutely recommend the course to others..