Bruno Cayoun, DPsych (Clin), MAPS, CCLIN
Leading Edge Seminars, Inc
Thursday, June 6, and Friday, June 7, 2013, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm • YWCA Elm Centre, 87 Elm Street, Toronto
Mindfulness-Integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) is a sophisticated integration of mindfulness and traditional CBT developed by noted Australian psychologist and international seminar leader Bruno Cayoun. Combining the compassion-enhancing and present-focused practice of mindfulness with CBT interventions, this approach induces rapid client compliance and improves the chances for sustainable long-term behavioural and cognitive change.
Bruno Cayoun will present a four-stage treatment model for working with a wide range of psychological disorders. The model will help address chronic and acute conditions, offer crisis interventions, and aid in preventing relapse. You will learn how to integrate MiCBT into your existing practice and how the trans-diagnostic approach of MiCBT helps address the problem of comorbidity.
Through a combination of lecture, videos of actual MiCBT therapy sessions, role plays, and guided meditation, you will learn specific mindfulness-based interventions to help your clients develop interpersonal skills, new exposure methods, and relapse prevention techniques. This workshop will expand your understanding of operant conditioning and provide a strong neuro-behavioural basis for integrating mindfulness training with traditional CBT. No prior knowledge of mindfulness is assumed, but basic skills in cognitive and behavioural techniques are recommended.
You will learn —
Principles and skills of mindfulness practice and the theory of mindfulness training
The four stages of MiCBT
How to engage the client in the treatment plan
How mindfulness meditation neutralizes operant conditioning and improves therapeutic efficacy
Mindfulness-based techniques for exposure and interpersonal skills
Mindfulness-based relapse prevention strategies
About the Presenter:
Bruno Cayoun, DPsych, is Director of the MiCBT Institute in Hobart, Australia, author of Mindfulness-integrated CBT: Principles and Practice, and a clinical psychologist in private practice. He has taught MiCBT to mental health professionals internationally for the past 10 years after having undergone intensive mindfulness training that began in 1989. Dr Cayoun is also a research associate at the University of Tasmania and supervises mindfulness research. His research topics include the effects of MiCBT on addiction to drugs and alcohol, differential effects of various mindfulness techniques and their role in therapy, how mindfulness impacts cognitive decline in older adults, and the effects of brief mindfulness-based exposure on pain management. For more information, please visit www.mindfulness.net.au.