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Empowering Excellence: Introduction to Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT)

Event Details
Date: Ongoing
Venue: Online
CPD hrs: 2 hours 15 min (FPS)
CPD Category: 2 - Skills and Knowledge
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Organiser: AASW


This two hour online course on Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT), is delivered by Dr Bruno Cayoun, Clinical Psychologist and principal developer of Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT).

Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) is an evidence-based integration of mindfulness core principles (in the Burmese Vipassana tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin) with solid and well-established methods of cognitive and behavioural therapies in the West. MiCBT consists of a four-stage transdiagnostic treatment approach used to address acute and chronic conditions, and prevent relapse in various psychological disorders.

The aim of this presentation is to introduce the main therapeutic principles of MiCBT, its theoretical foundation, and its effects across conditions. It will also expand our common understanding of operant conditioning, which provides a strong neuro-behavioural basis for this approach.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn from the principal developer and senior teacher of MiCBT.

This workshop is best suited for social workers (or other allied health professionals) specialising, or wishing to specialise, in mental health practice.

Course objectives

In this introductory presentation, participants will learn about:

  • The four stages of MiCBT
  • The empirical evidence supporting the efficacy of MiCBT across a range of disorders
  • The origins, purpose and process of mindfulness
  • The co-emergence model of reinforcement as rationale for using mindfulness in therapy and theoretical foundation for MiCBT
  • The use of mindfulness as means of emotion regulation (Stage 1 of MiCBT)
  • Integrating mindfulness and CBT to reduce avoidance (Stage 2 of MiCBT)
  • Integrating mindfulness and CBT to improve interpersonal communication (Stage 3 of MiCBT)
  • Integrating mindfulness, compassion and CBT to improve well-being and prevent relapse (Stage 4 of MiCBT).

Presenter details

Dr Bruno Cayoun is a Clinical Psychologist and principal developer of Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. He is Director of the MiCBT Institute, a leading provider of MiCBT training and professional development to mental health services and professional associations internationally since 2003.

Dr Cayoun maintains a private practice in Hobart, Australia, undertakes mindfulness research at the MiCBT Institute, and co-supervises several studies in collaboration with various institutions, including Monash University, University of Tasmania, University of Technology Sydney, Massey University and Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman (Iran). He has practised mindfulness meditation (Vipassana) and undergone intensive training in France, Nepal, India and Australia since 1989.


The online workshop duration is 2 hours 15 minutes.

CPD for Credentials

This course can be claimed under Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS), Mental Health and Clinical for CPD purposes, consistent with the CPD Goals and Hours Requirements

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Method of delivery

One you have registered for this course, all online content is available to view at your convenience via the AASW SWOT training platform.
Please ensure that your email address is accurate and updated when you register.


AASW member price: $199
AASW student price: $99
Non-member price: $374

Purchase this course as part of a reduced price CBT package by clicking here

Registration details


  1. Register for this course by following the link to the right.
  2. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing all access instructions.
Alternatively, register for the reduced price CBT package here

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