Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Presented by the School of Professional Psychology
in collaboration with the College of Education and Human Services,
Division of Professional Development and the Department of Social Work
Wright State University
October 20th, 2006
Presenter: Ruth A. Baer, Ph.D. is a faculty member in the doctoral program in Clinical
Psychology at the University of Kentucky. Her interest in mindfulness began in 1997, when she
completed intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and began teaching and supervising
DBT with doctoral students in Psychology. She has also participated in professional training in
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and Acceptance and
Commitment Therapy. Her current research and clinical interests include mindfulness-based
interventions, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and the conceptualization and assessment of
mindfulness. She is the developer of the Kentucky Inventory of Mindfulness Skills and editor of a
recent book entitled, “Mindfulness-Based Treatment Approaches: A Clinician’s Guide to Evidence
Base and Application.”
Workshop Description: This 6-hour workshop is designed to introduce licensed mental health
professionals and social workers to Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). MBCT was
developed by Segal, Williams, and Teasdale (2002) as a structured group intervention designed to
prevent recurrences of major depression in individuals who have suffered recurrent episodes. It
integrates Jon Kabat-Zinn’s mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program with elements of
MBCT uses a wide range of mindfulness meditation practices to teach participants to disengage from
ruminative, depressogenic thinking patterns by cultivating an observant, open, and accepting stance
toward their own internal experiences, including cognitions, emotional states, bodily sensations, and
impulses, even those that are unpleasant and unwanted. Mental health professionals and social
workers will find MBCT useful in working with clients, since it also incorporates exercises
from cognitive therapy that promote understanding of the relationships between thoughts
and feelings. Although originally designed for the prevention of depressive relapse, applications to
other problems and disorders are being explored. This workshop will emphasize experiential
learning through practice and discussion of mindfulness exercises used in MBCT. Theoretical
foundations, a review of relevant literature, and brief discussion of new applications of MBCT also will
To gain experience with several mindfulness meditation exercises used in MBCT, including the
body scan, sitting meditation, and the 3-minute breathing space.
To increase familiarity with how the MBCT course is organized.
To develop an understanding as mental health professionals and social workers of the
conceptual basis for the use of mindfulness skills in the treatment of individuals with a history of
recurrent depression, and how this conceptual basis has been applied to other populations and
To increase familiarity with outcome research supporting the efficacy of MBCT.
Following this workshop, participants will be able to:
Develop an understanding as mental health professionals and social workers of the rationale
for using mindfulness-based treatment to prevent depressive relapse and its potential
application to other problems.
Begin developing some familiarity with several of the mindfulness practices used in MBCT
through experiential exercises and group discussion.
Learn how mindfulness exercises are integrated with more traditional cognitive therapy
exercises in MBCT.
Learn about the outcome literature evaluating the efficacy of MBCT.
Become familiar with how MBCT groups are organized.
Workshop Location and Parking:
Wright State University Student Union, Multipurpose Room, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton,
OH 45435-0001. Parking will be available in gated Visitor’s Parking Lot 2 directly in front of the
Student Union. Overflow parking will be available in Lot 4. All attendees not already possessing a
WSU parking pass will receive a hanging parking permit on the day of the event and parking
validation is included in the cost of this workshop. Directions and a campus map for this event will
be sent along with workshop registration confirmation.
Workshop Schedule: October 20, 2006
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. – Registration Check-In
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. – Workshop
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. – Break
10:45 – 12:00 p.m. - Workshop
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. – Lunch (Provided at Event)
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. – Workshop
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. – Break
2:45 – 4:00 p.m. - Workshop
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. – Registration Check-Out
Please fill out and mail or fax back the attached tear-off preregistration form along with your
payment. Preregistration with payment is due by Wednesday, October 11th, 2006. This workshop
is free to SOPP interns and post-docs, core faculty (not clinical), and SOPP Academy Members,
but a completed registration form is still required. Cost is $100.00 for licensed psychologists,
counselors, and/or social workers; $20.00 for SOPP or non-SOPP students, and for non-SOPP
interns, and/or post-docs (must include copy of student ID with registration fee).
Make checks payable to Wright State University. Fax or mail to: Andréa Lambert, Counseling &
Wellness Services, Wright State University, 220 Frederick A. White Health Center, 3640 Colonel
Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001; Fax: (937) 775-3421. Call for on-site registration
availability: (937) 775-3407. Note: We cannot accept preregistration without payment. Availability
for those waiting to register until the day of the workshop cannot be guaranteed for those not
preregistered in advance. No refunds after Wednesday, October 11th, 2006.
6 CE credits for Psychologists, Counselors & Social Workers (OPA, APA & CSWMFT): CE
rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more
than 15 minutes late or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive full CE credits.
SOPP is approved by the American Psychological Association and by the OPA-MCE (Approved
Provider # 310732831) to offer CE for psychologists and maintains responsibility for the program.
The College of Education and Human Services’ Division of Professional Development is an
approved provider of CE for counselors by The Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family
Therapist Board (Approved Provider # RCX128811). Approval for licensure requirements for Social
Workers has been given by the Ohio State Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family
Therapist Board (OSCSWMFTB) through Wright State University’s Department of Social Work,
College of Liberal Arts (Approved Provider #RSX048807). This workshop does not fulfill OPA’s
continuing education ethics requirement for psychologists.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
October 20th, 2006
Checks and some charge cards accepted; Mail to: Andréa Lambert, Counseling & Wellness Services,
Wright State University, 220 Frederick A. White Health Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH
45435-0001. If paying by credit card, fax to (signature required): (937) 775-3421. Credit card receipts
will only be provided if requested in advance by October 11th, 2006.
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Please check one of the following, if your registration is free:
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Lunch Order – Please check one of the following 3 boxed lunch options:
(Note: All boxed lunches will be served with appropriate condiments, fruit cup, cookie, and soft drink.
Please note if you have dietary restrictions).
___ Veggie Mix in a Whole Wheat Wrap
___ Roast Beef Sandwich with Cheddar Cheese on a Whole Wheat Hoagie Roll
___ Turkey Sandwich with Provolone Cheese on Croissant
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