Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and CBT Essential Skills for Mental Health Professionals, One-Day Workshop

Saturday, 4 July, 10am to 5pm, Dunboyne

Castle Hotel, Co. Meath

Cost: €50 euro includes notes, e-resources, current research and certificate for CPD.

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) offers a unique blend of two solid therapeutic approaches. These two therapies are on the cutting-edge of evidence-based psychotherapy today.

During the workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn about common problems that often complicate interventions for depression and anxiety such as avoidance, rumination, self-criticism and intrusive emotional memories. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on how best to integrate a range of interventions and techniques to support patients presenting anxiety and depression. The UK National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) has endorsed MBCT as an effective treatment for prevention of relapse. Research indicates that MBCT may be as “effective” as anti-depressants for preventing relapse in recurrent depression (University of Oxford in Lancet Journal, 21 April, 2015).

This workshop will be presented with a combination of seminar, discussion, meditation, visual presentation, and reflection within a skills-based learning environment.

The following themes will be explored:

  • Mindfulness and Cognitive Therapy: an experiential focus highlighting clinical applications, evidence and neuroscience.
  • Attention, Awareness and the Attitudinal qualities of Mindfulness
  • Senses, cognition and experience
  • Metacognition and Self-regulation, Mindfulness and Mood Disorders

Apply the principles of the CBT model and understand the development of depression and anxiety, case formulation and plan and implement treatment interventions for working through depression and anxiety. Help clients establish clear goals and objectives including the importance of behavioural activation and psycho-education. MBCT was developed to help by teaching clients skills to recognise and respond constructively to thoughts and feelings associated with relapse, aiming to prevent a downward spiral into depression. MBCT combines the problem-solving approach of CBT with mindfulness techniques and practice. These skills are designed to focus awareness on …read more

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