Short workshop on MiCBT for Therapists this Friday, 8th July, by Dr Bruno Cayoun
The Australian Psychological Association’s Buddhism and Psychology Interest Group has invited Dr Bruno Cayoun to present a 2-hour workshop this Friday (details below) on the Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) approach for therapists. MiCBT is an evidence-based integration of mindfulness core principles (in the Burmese Vipassana tradition of the S. N. Goenka Lineage) with useful and well-established methods of cognitive and behavioural therapies in the West.
The aim of this short workshop is to introduce the main principles of MiCBT and demonstrate some of its effects in clients with severe conditions. It will also describe the important theoretical framework underlying MiCBT and expand our common understanding of operant conditioning, providing a strong neurobehavioural basis for this approach.
This is a great opportunity to learn from Dr Bruno Cayoun, the principal developer and senior teacher of MiCBT.
This workshop is best suited for trained clinicians and includes didactic teaching and video demonstrations, however students are also welcome.
Participants will gain:
- Skills in case-conceptualising distress as a rationale for using mindfulness practice in therapy
- An understanding of a mindfulness-based immediate distress-reduction technique
- An ability to extend current understanding of learning theory, especially operant conditioning
- Means of self-implementing the four stages of MiCBT and suggestions for future training