Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) | Omega
August 2015
Zindel SegalSusan Woods

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

A 5-Day Professional Training for the Prevention of Depression Relapse

This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.

August 09, 2015 – August 14, 2015
Rhinebeck, NY
Zindel Segal, Susan Woods
Materials Fee:

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an innovative group 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 week, we explore the importance of the clinician’s own meditation practice and self-inquiry, especially how to bring the self-knowledge gained through sustained meditative practice to bear on helping clients in emotional distress.

The heart of this work lies in encountering modes of mind that often characterize mood disorders, while simultaneously learning to develop a new relationship to these modes. This rigorous course blends didactic, experiential, and small group learning, and includes daily meditations, yoga, and periods of silence.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be better able to:

  • Discuss the importance of meditation practice and self-inquiry through the application of mindfulness practices
  • Define the role of sustained meditative practice in facilitating emotion regulation and increasing the quality of patient outcomes
  • Demonstrate how the therapist/instructor's self-knowledge contributes to the integration of awareness practices within a psychotherapy frame
  • Describe the origins and rationale behind MBCT 

*Application: To apply, please send a resume of no more than two pages and a cover letter that details any personal development, educational, or career experience you would like the instructors to know about. Please include information about your experience with and practice of cognitive therapy and meditation, including years of practice, regularity of practice, as well as the tradition in which you practice. Also explain why you want to attend this training. Include your name, address, day and evening phone numbers, and email. Submit your information via email to classapplications@eOmega.org, with the subject line SEGAL APPLICATION. Only emailed applications will be accepted.

Continuing Education
  • ACCME - Physicians
  • NAADAC - Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
  • BRN/ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • SW/MFT - Social Workers and Counselors
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The training begins Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Enrollment is by application only, is limited to 50, and requires a $10 nonrefundable fee (payable to Omega upon registration).

Required reading: Segal, Teasdale, and Williams, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (2nd Edition).

Additional required reading can be downloaded in PDF format from the link below:

CE and CME are available and included in the tuition.

7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Workshop
6:30 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Workshop
6:30 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Workshop
6:30 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Workshop
6:30 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Workshop
6:30 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

Zindel Segal

Zindel Segal, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Mood Disorders at the University of Toronto Scarborough and a pioneer in the use of mindfulness meditation for promoting wellness in the area of mood disorders. mbct.com

Susan Woods

Susan Woods, MSW, LICSW, is a psychotherapist who has been practicing yoga and meditation since 1981. She teaches MBCT professional training programs, leads mindfulness-based professional training retreats, is a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor, and provides consultation in mindfulness-based approaches. slwoods.com