I am writing to inform you of an upcoming workshop on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 9am-4pm
entitled “Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT): Introducing MBCT in your Clinical Work” I am offering through UBC Continuing Studies.
Benefit from an introduction to the promise and challenges of using mindfulness meditation with your clients who suffer from depression and anxiety. While the practice of meditation can appear deceptively simple, a key challenge for clinicians is how to conceptualize and deliver these techniques to clients in a way that best realizes the potential benefits of mindfulness meditation.
In this interactive workshop of didactic instruction, personal practice and inquiry/group discussion, explore how to use mindfulness meditation in therapy. Learn about:
- research supporting the use of mindfulness in mood and anxiety disorders;
- how to introduce mindfulness meditation to your clients;
- core mindfulness practices;
- how to support clients in their mindfulness practice; and
- how to balance acceptance and change-based approaches.
With the ever-growing evidence base for mindfulness-based interventions in treating depression and anxiety, there is a growing clinical interest among psychologists in using mindfulness meditation with their clients. These acceptance-based approaches, such as Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, originally developed as a group-based intervention, are delivered via a mindfulness-based platform. This course offers an introduction to the platform and includes information on next steps toward MBCT teacher qualification/certification.
This workshop will be of interest to psychologists, counsellors, social workers, GPs, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals.
Mark Lau is a registered psychologist at the Vancouver CBT Centre, a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia and an MBCT Mentor, UCSD Mindfulness-based Professional Training Institute, University of California, San Diego. Dr. Lau has over 20 years experience providing MBCT and CBT to individuals and groups; conducting MBCT and CBT research; providing leadership in developing models of mental health care delivery including innovative ways of delivering MBCT & CBT; and, providing leadership in training and education including providing MBCT single and multi-day professional trainings across North America, Europe and Australia.
For additional information, please visit the website at https://cstudies.ubc.ca/courses/mindfulness-based-cognitive-therapy-introducing-mbct-your-clinical-work/lc707
Mark Lau, PhD, RPsych
Mark Lau, Ph.D., R.Psych
CACBT-ACTCC-Certified in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Vancouver CBT Centre
302-1765 West 8th Ave.