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Event Name

Mindfulness-Integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Training: For Crisis Intervention & Relapse Prevention
Course/Workshop
Intended Audience: General Public, Professionals
Provided by: Jack Hirose & Associates

Date and Time

Thu May 5 to Fri May 6, 2016 (This event is over)
9:00 - 4:00pm

Location

250 St Margarets Bay Road, Halifax, NS, B3N 1J4

Event Description

Speaker: Bruno Cayoun, Psy.D.

Mindfulness involves paying attention to what is being experienced in the present moment, with a non-judgmental and non-reactive attitude.

Over a decade of careful research has led to the recognition among CBT researchers and clinicians that integrating mindfulness training with cognitive and behavioural interventions is a potent contribution to the treatment of a wide range of disorders. There is also evidence that the practice of mindfulness by therapists decreases their mental fatigue and the frequency of burnout and increases therapist effectiveness.

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 treatment model applicable for a wide range of conditions and ages. It is based on the combination of traditional establishment of mindfulness (Burmese Vipassana tradition) with solid and well-established principles of cognitive and behavioural traditions in the West.

The aim of this workshop is to introduce the integration of mindfulness training with core principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to improve our way of addressing chronic conditions, crisis and prevention 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.

This workshop will expand our common understanding of operant conditioning and provide a strong neuro-behavioural basis for integrating mindfulness training with traditional CBT. It is also an opportunity to learn from the principal developer of MiCBT. No prior knowledge of mindfulness is assumed, but basic skills in cognitive and behavioural techniques are an advantage.

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This event is listed under these topics

Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)
Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Behaviour and Conduct Problems
Developmental, Intellectual Delay and Disabilities
Eating Disorders including Anorexia and Bulimia
Fetal Alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
Learning Disorders
Social Skills and Life Skills
Parents, Families & Caregivers
Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders
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