CBT Intensive (Part 2): CBT and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Depression

with Peter Bieling, PhD

Note: Participants are welcome to register for both Parts 1 and Part 2 together or for either part independently.

Depression and symptoms of depression form the most significant mental health issue worldwide, with both prevalence and incidence continuing to rise. The scope of the problem is enormous, and the breadth of clinical presentations of depression, just as challenging for many clinicians. Over two days, you will learn to customize a treatment strategy based on two of the most effective approaches: CBT and mindfulness-and-acceptance-based strategies. To match the wide variety of presentations in depression, a variety of specific interventions will be discussed, ranging from simple self-monitoring and bibliotherapy, to behavioural approaches, to more fulsome treatment protocols for acute depression, as well as maintenance treatments and relapse prevention. Video and case vignettes will be used to demonstrate techniques throughout the workshop.

Please click here for Part 1: Evidence-Based Treatment of Anxiety and Related Disorders

Fees and Registration

Wednesday, May 30, and Thursday, May 31, 2018
Multi-Faith Centre/Koffler House

Regular Rate (After April 5, 2018) – $465 +HST

You will learn —

  • How to use a simple approach to assess severity and chronicity of depression in order to match the best intervention to the person’s needs
  • The basics of behavioural activation strategies
  • How to teach cognitive monitoring and thought disputation
  • How to create acceptance and more adaptive core beliefs and assumptions
  • About maintaining wellness and better functioning through mindfulness

This workshop may be eligible for Continuing Education Credits/Units (CECs/CEUs) by professional organizations in Canada/Ontario serving mental health professionals. Please click here for more information.

Agenda – Day 1 (May 30)
• Overview of depression and important differential diagnoses
• “Staging” the diagnosis with course and severity indicators
• Overview of treatment strategies matched to stages
• Bibliotherapy and self-management approaches
• Behavioural activation: A core strategy
• CBT overview: The effective psychotherapies for depression

Agenda – Day 2 (May 31)
• CBT for depression: A primer on cognitive therapy skills
• Relationship of thoughts to emotions
• Thought monitoring and disputation skills
• Core belief work
• Special strategies in chronic and refractory patients
• When to use mindfulness-and-acceptance-based strategies
• How to teach MBCT and acceptance


About the Speakers

Peter Bieling, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University and Director in the Mental Health and Addiction Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario. His work is concentrated in the areas of CBT and MBCT for mood disorders, the effectiveness of cognitive therapy, emerging treatments and treatment models, and quality of mental health services delivery. He is co-author of Ending the Depression Cycle, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy in Groups, and Depression and Your Thyroid. Learn more http://psychiatry.mcmaster.ca/faculty/bio/peter-bieling

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