Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
August 2017
Zindel Segal

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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 13, 2017 – August 18, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Zindel Segal, Susan Woods
Materials Fee:
Plus accommodations
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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, and 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

The training begins Sunday at 7:00 p.m. CE and CME are available and included in tuition.

Continuing Education
  • ACCME - Physicians (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education)
  • APA - Psychologists (American Psychological Association)
  • BRN/ANCC - Nurses
  • SW - Social Workers
  • SW-NYS - Social Workers of New York State
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Enrollment, by application only, is limited to 50 (apply early), and requires a $10 nonrefundable application fee (payable to Omega).

CE and CME are available and included in the tuition. However, you must register for CE/CMEs to receive them. If you have not already done so, you may register for your CE/CMEs with Omega registration at 877.944.2002 before your arrival or at check-in. It is required that you attend all sessions for CE/CME certification.

To Apply, Please Submit:

  • 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.
  • 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. Explain why you want to attend this training.
  • 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.

In addition to submitting the documentation mentioned above, there is required reading for this course:

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (2nd Edition) by Zindel Segal, John Teasdale, and Mark Williams

Lastly, on our website you will find MBCT Reference Materials for the course. Faculty asks that you print out the six documents and bring them with you to the workshop. Some of the documents will be used during the course of experiential learning.


Please note this course begins Sunday at 7:00 p.m. and has a special schedule with extensive hours. It is required that you attend all sessions for CE/CME certification.

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Workshop
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Workshop
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Workshop
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Workshop
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Workshop
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

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

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

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

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, 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