Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)


Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Sunday, Feb 17, 2013, 5:00 PM –
Friday, Feb 22, 2013, 1:00 PM (All times are local to the event.)

Zindel Segal, PhD, Steven Hickman, PsyD, Sarah Bowen, PhD
EarthRise at IONS
101 San Antonio Rd
Petaluma CA 94952
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This 5-day intensive workshop is intended for mental health professionals wishing to expand their practice to include MBCT and mindfulness-related practices. Those in attendance should be either licensed clinicians in a mental health field, clinicians-in-training, or interested professionals who do not intend to deliver the intervention directly but have other professional interests in the topic (e.g., researchers, administrators).

Registration will be limited for this intensive workshop/retreat in order to cultivate an intimate, personal, and highly interactive training environment. Led by senior therapists, mindfulness teachers and retreat leaders Zindel Segal, PhD, Steven Hickman, PsyD, and Sarah Bowen, PhD, this training emphasizes the importance of the clinician’s own meditation practice and self-inquiry. Through role-play, simulated classroom, and patient-practitioner encounters, it explores the actual application of mindfulness practices in working with clients. The curriculum integrates didactic, experiential, and small group learning and includes daily meditations, yoga/mindful movement, and periods of silence.

The curriculum explores our ability to clearly experience, in the midst of our everyday lives, the interplay of thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations–the experiential phenomena known to cause relapse–and how awareness of these domains accurately informs or distorts our capacity to understand ourselves and work with others. The content and curriculum of each MBCT class session is explored in detail, and descriptions of session themes, curricula, and samples of client handouts are provided. (The workshop format requires that participants be housed and fed on-site.)


On or after December 18, 2012
Registration: $1225
UC San Diego Faculty / Staff: $1025
Room and Board Single Occupancy: $925
Room and Board Double Occupancy: $675

Sunday, February 17, 2013 – Friday, February 22, 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013
Registration: 1:00–5:00 pm

Dinner: 5:30–6:30 pm

First Session: 6:45–8:45 pm

Friday, February 22, 2013
Session Ends: 1:00 pm

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