Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: An Introduction and Overview

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CE Credit: 7

Length: 420 minutes

This INTRODUCTORY workshop presents an overview of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), an 8-week, evidence-based program that combines mindfulness and cognitive therapy techniques for the prevention of depressive relapse. Through lecture, discussion, and experiential exercises, this workshop covers the characteristics and components of mindfulness, the structure and the delivery of the MBCT program, and the content of the eight MBCT sessions and explores the role of mindfulness for the clinician.

Learning Objective 1
Identify the cognitive and emotional triggers of relapse in depression.

Learning Objective 2
Describe the role that rumination has in perpetuating negative thoughts and behaviors.

Learning Objective 3
Define mindfulness as it is used in clinical practice.

Learning Objective 4
Explain the structure of the MBCT program.

Learning Objective 5
Practice mindfulness-based techniques to help clients de-center from the narrative of negative thoughts and emotions.

Learning Objective 6
Explain the differences in group process in MBCT vs. CBT groups.

Learning Objective 7
Discuss the role of a personal mindfulness practice for the therapist.

Richard W. Sears, PsyD, Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, OH

Supplementary Materials

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Sears - References MBCT
  • Sears Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Sears - References (1)