2019 MBCT Professional Training

September 26-29, 2019

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
(MBCT) Professional Training

Instructor: Susan Woods, MSW, LICSW

Location: CHA Center for Mindfulness & Compassion
Suite 21A Community Space, 1035 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA

 Thursday September 26, Friday September 27, Saturday September 28, Sunday September 29 from 8:30 – 4:30 pm


Cost: Early Bird Rate through Friday, August 9, 2019 : $1,190 
 $1,390 Saturday, August 10, 2019 through September 25

26 CE Credit Hours pending for Social Workers, Nurses and Psychologists.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) uses mindfulness meditation and cognitive therapy to break the cycle of depression. MBCT is an innovative program designed to prevent relapse in people who have recovered from unipolar depression. 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. Through role-playing, simulated classroom, and patient-practitioner encounters, we learn to apply mindfulness practices in teaching MBCT to clients. Throughout the training, the importance of the clinician’s own meditation practice and self-inquiry will be explored, especially around how to bring the self-knowledge gained through sustained meditative practice to bear on helping clients in emotional distress.

Please note: This 4-day training is part of the MBCT professional certificate training at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies (CMS) - https://www.mindfulnessstudies.com/pro-dev/mbct-cert/  -This course is the equivalent of the 5-Day MBCT Teacher Training at CMS.  To learn more about MBCT, visit mbct.com.

Training Participant Requirements:

  1. Those attending this training should be either licensed clinicians in a mental health field, clinicians-in-training, or interested professionals who do not intend to deliver the intervention directly but have other professional interests in the topic (i.e. researchers, administrators, etc.).
  2. All participants should have at least a modest regular meditation practice and an established practice is preferred.
  3. As a requirement for enrolling in this the training, we ask that all participants complete a participant background form - there will be an email sent with a link to the background form. You may register and complete payment for the course understanding that the background form is an additional step that must be completed for enrollment. We will contact you regarding the form only if there is a concern. Otherwise, course payment and completion of the form confirms registration for the training.
  4. Prior to the Course training, we ask participants to read the 2nd edition of the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression book by Zindel Segal, J. Mark Williams and John Teasdale.

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Refund policy: There is a $75 registration fee if cancelling at least 8 days before the workshop. 50% refund can be between 7 days and 24 hours before the workshop.No Refund is available if cancellation is within 24 hours of workshop start time. 

For online registration, we only accept credit card payments. If you would like to pay by check, we ask that you deliver the check in-person. Please contact us at cmc@challiance.org if you would like to register and pay by check.