Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy :: Jan 8

November 25, 2009

image - FSGV logo - from fsgv.ca … link to fsgv.caFamily Services of Greater Vancouver invites you to a

MINDFULNESS-BASED COGNITIVE THERAPY WORKSHOP by Dr. Mark Lau – Winner of the Scientist-Practitioner Award [link]

Friday, January 8 :: 9:30am to 12:30pm :: at the
Unitarian Church :: 949 West 49th Avenue

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a group intervention integrating cognitive behaviour therapy for depression with mindfulness meditation to teach formerly depressed patients new skills in order to help prevent relapse. Key themes include experiential learning and the development of an open and acceptant mode of response. Increased mindfulness allows early detection of patterns of negative thinking, feelings, and body sensations, allowing them to be “nipped in the bud” at an early stage. Formulation of specific prevention strategies are included in the later stages of treatment. In this workshop you will learn: the link between the development of MBCT and a model of cognitive vulnerability to depression outcomes from randomized trials of MBCT for the prevention of depressive relapse using the MBCT protocol.

Mark Lau, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, Research Scientist and Director, British Columbia Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Network, BC Mental Health and Addiction Services and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at U.B.C. Prior to moving to Vancouver in 2006, Dr. Lau was Deputy Head of the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Unit at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. He has recently been awarded the Scientist-Practitioner Award from the British Columbia Psychological Association and the Excellence in Continuing Mental Health Education Award from the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto.

Session Fee: $55

Registration: Please call 604 638.3390 x.3166 or email hkim [at] fsgv [dot] ca [link]

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