Mindfulness-integrated CBT: A Four Stage Transdiagnostic Treatment Approach
9:00pm – 5:00pm
Granville Island Hotel, Vancouver
Mindfulness involves paying attention to what is being experienced in the present moment, with a non-judgmental, unbiased and non-reactive attitude. Careful research continues to show that integrating mindfulness training with cognitive and behavioural interventions is a potent contribution to the treatment of a wide range of disorders.
Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) is an evidence-based sophisticated integration of mindfulness core principles and traditional CBT. MiCBT consists of a four-stage transdiagnostic treatment approach, i.e., it is applicable with a wide range of conditions and ages. It is based on the integration of traditional establishment of mindfulness (Burmese Vipassana tradition of Ledi Sayadaw and U Ba Khin) with well-established principles and methods from cognitive and behavioural traditions.
The aim of this workshop is to introduce you to MiCBT to assist your work with acute and chronic conditions, and improve the prevention of relapse in a wide range of psychological disorders. It will describe the important theoretical framework underlying MiCBT and introduce participants to the use of these skills across a wide range of chronic and acute conditions.
Importantly, this workshop will expand your common understanding of operant conditioning and provide a strong neurobehavioural basis for integrating mindfulness training with traditional CBT.
Workshop content will involve practical and experiential components. You will learn:
- Principles and skills in mindfulness practice (Stage 1 of MiCBT)
- Theoretical fundamentals of mindfulness training
- The use of mindfulness meditation to neutralise operant conditioning and improve therapeutic efficacy
- How to engage the client in the treatment plan
- The rationale for integrating mindfulness with CBT in MiCBT
- The principles of mindfulness-based exposure (Stage 2)
- The principles of mindfulness-based interpersonal skills (Stage 3)
- The principles of mindfulness-based relapse prevention strategies (Stage 4).