workshop Rhinebeck, NY

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Foundational Training and Peer Support for Teacher Development


Oct 6–11, 2024


Member: $565.00

Standard: $630.00

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In this professional training, gain experience in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) practices and access a community of peers teaching MBCT.

Many mental health conditions wax and wane throughout life as a function of stress and negative emotions. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and interventions (MBIs) grounded in both have been shown to reduce risk of relapse by integrating scientific knowledge about how mind and body interact with ancient wisdom traditions.

To teach MBIs competently, a personal practice that supports mindful relating is essential. This supports both professional and client in developing a compassionate relationship with difficult inner experiences that arise in the face of difficulties. Experiential participation in MBCT is the first step of training for mental health professionals wishing to integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) tools with ancient wisdom practices to reduce suffering transdiagnostically.

Decades of scientific inquiry reveal that MBCT, and its adaptations, reduce the risk of relapse in chronic mental health conditions when extreme levels of negative emotions are present. MBCT is a trans-therapeutic intervention of benefit to those with a range of emotional disorders including, but not limited to, unipolar and bipolar depression, PTSD, OCD, GAD, other anxiety, substance misuse, interpersonal difficulties, and related conditions.

The path for ethically teaching MBCT to those with emotional disorders includes, but is not limited to, participation in the traditional MBCT program in the role of participant-practitioner with qualified and experienced clinician-teachers. As well, peer consultation in community is essential for ongoing development as an MBI clinician and teacher.

This retreat offers professionals a foundational training, lifelong practices to support ongoing MBI teacher development, and ongoing access to a community of peers teaching MBCT and its adaptations. On the first two days of this retreat, immerse yourself in the MBCT curriculum in the role of a student. Then, practice in small groups, receiving feedback grounded in Relational Mindfulness Practice that can also be used for mindful case consultation about challenges in implementing MBIs.

Please note: This workshop is for licensed professionals and those in training. Dr. Molnar is independently offering continuing education credits. See the Continuing Education for more information.

More Information

Training begins Sunday at 7:00 p.m.

Recommended Reading:

Continuing Education

For a full list of CE objectives and the training pathway for developing competence as an MBCT teacher visit:

Or read this article by MBCT co-developer Dr. Segal at about Home - Access MBCT

Workshop Rhinebeck, NY

Oct 6–11, 2024

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    Chris Molnar, PhD, a licensed psychologist and clinical investigator, founded Mindful Exposure...

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    Richard W. Sears

    Richard W. Sears, PsyD, PhD, MBA, is a licensed psychologist and author of more than a dozen books.