Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Teacher Training Intensive

September 21-26, 2021 | Live Online

Offered through Harvard Medical School’s (HMS) Department of Postgraduate Medical Education in collaboration with the CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion and the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto.

 

September 21-26, 2021 | Live Online

Offered through Harvard Medical School’s (HMS) Department of Postgraduate Medical Education in collaboration with the CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion and the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto.

Description

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an 8-week, empirically-validated and insurance-reimbursable therapeutic mindfulness intervention shown to be effective for prevention of depression relapse with increasing evidence for treating symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress. Based on the research of Drs. Zindel Segal, John Teasdale, and Mark Williams, and documented in their book “Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression”, this professional training combines the practice and clinical application of mindfulness meditation with the tools of cognitive therapy.

The MBCT Teacher Training Intensive (TTI) is a foundational step in the MBCT Teacher Training Pathway and is equally applicable to therapists interested in incorporating elements of mindfulness practice into their clinical work. It is designed to cycle through the 8- week MBCT curriculum in two ways: First, participants are led through the program by the instructors and then, using “teach backs,” participants are supervised as they guide each other through the cardinal mindfulness practices and cognitive therapy exercises that comprise MBCT.

Throughout this training, didactics, experiential practice, and small group process —including daily meditations, yoga, and periods of silence—are relied upon to consolidate the participants’ learning of basic mindfulness group leading skills for clinical settings. A continuous theme emphasized in this training is the importance of the clinician’s own meditation practice, especially how self-knowledge gained through practice can be used in helping clients in emotional distress. These rigorous trainings are appropriate for professionals in the health care, community health, education, mindfulness research, mindfulness intervention, and leadership fields.

Please note: This 5-day training is part of the MBCT professional certificate training at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies (CMS). This course is the equivalent of the 5-Day MBCT Teacher Training at CMS.  To learn more about MBCT, visit AccessMBCT.