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MBCT Teacher Training Intensive

Train to facilitate MBCT programs with guidance from Zindel Segal, one of its co-developers. This is the third module of our MBCT Facilitation Certificate Program.

Current treatments for depression provide relief for many people, yet they face significant challenges maintaining the benefits of treatment. This innovative 5-day intensive training and retreat will lead you through the program designed to prevent depressive relapse among people with a history of depression.

Based on the research of Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale and documented in their book Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, this program combines the tools of cognitive therapy with the practice and clinical application of mindfulness meditation.

The heart of MBCT lies in acquainting patients with the modes of mind that often characterize depression while simultaneously inviting them to develop a new relationship to these modes. Using your personal mindfulness practice to inform your psychotherapy is a crucial part of this process.

Who Should Attend
Enrolment is open to healthcare professionals and social service workers who have a clinical background and a mindfulness meditation practice. Prerequisites for the intensive training include participation in an 8-week MBCT program, formal mindfulness training equivalent to MBCT Basics and CBT Primer, and a regular mindfulness meditation practice.

Apply Before Registering If you have not already been accepted into one of The Centre’s Facilitation Certificate Programs, please apply here

Timing: 45 in-class hours

Fee: Varies based on retreat location and your choice of single or double accommodation.
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

What To Expect
This teacher training intensive will combine elements of a clinical training workshop and a meditation retreat. You can expect to spend some periods in silence and others in active discussion and interaction. The course will follow a concentrated schedule, starting at 6:30 am and ending at 8 pm each day. Registrants will not be provided with a detailed agenda beforehand; instead, the schedule and time breakdown will be addressed at the opening session of the retreat.

Continuing Education Credits
This 3-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) for up to 135 Mainpro+ credits. It is also approved for up to 51 CE Credits by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and up to 45 CE Credits by the Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ).

The 5-day MBCT Teacher Training Intensive has been life changing for me personally and professionally in an unexpected but positive way. The program is intensive and well paced, the Nature surroundings are breath-taking and provide the perfect environment for this kind of deep work. You will be embraced and taught by highly compassionate, patient and experienced teachers. Their sheer presence and your own experience during this time will echo in your being long after the retreat. I also keep in touch and collaborate with many of the participants, whom I never knew before the retreat. Strongly recommended.
Tatiana Dimov MD

Upcoming Courses

MBCT Teacher Training Intensive in Québec 19-304-01

Start: Sunday, March 17, 2019
Facilitator(s): Zindel Segal PhD & Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Andréanne Elie MD

MBCT Teacher Training Intensive in Ontario 20-304-01

Start: Sunday, October 20, 2019
Facilitator(s): Zindel Segal PhD & Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP