16-301-02 CBT Primer (Sept 30, 2016)

By Centre for Mindfulness Studies (other events)

Friday, September 30 2016 9:30 AM 4:30 PM EST

Enhance your understanding of MBCT by familiarizing yourself with the foundations of CBT. This the second module of our Core MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program. 

Although physicians rely primarily on pharmacotherapy to treat depression and anxiety, many patients experience only partial relief and remain vulnerable to relapse if they stop medication. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the most empirically supported psychological treatment for a wide range of disorders including depression and anxiety. It has also been shown to prevent relapse.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) combines the tools of CBT with mindfulness practices. Both modalities assist in increasing awareness of thoughts, emotions and behaviours, allowing for the development of new responses to difficulty. A solid background in CBT is an important underpinning of MBCT.

In this hands-on, skills-oriented workshop, participants will acquire a few basic CBT tools that they can integrate into their own general clinical practice. Relevance to mindfulness will be addressed.

Participants will:

  • Learn the principles and practices of CBT
  • Learn to apply the tools of CBT to their own stressors as well as to depression and anxiety
  • Acquire an introductory grounding in CBT and its relationship to MBCT

Who should attend
This program is suitable for healthcare providers interested in learning CBT on its own or as a complement to MBCT facilitation training.

This program has been accredited for 6 Mainpro-C credits.

Friday, September 30, 2016 | 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

David Denis ND RP

Registration is limited. Note that meals are not provided.

Fee: $335.

Payment, cancellation & refund policies

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