This course provides an overview of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), a therapeutic approach that has demonstrated efficacy for the prevention of relapse in recurrent depression.
About this course
Given the high psychological as well as social and economic burden associated with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), the prevention of relapse must be a high priority for health systems. But, if a person has already experienced anti-depressant medication and possibly regular therapy as well, what options might work to stop the sad cycle of relapse? Would you know how to treat a client who is experiencing repeated bouts of major depression? One therapeutic response which has demonstrated efficacy for the prevention of relapse in recurrent depression is that of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. This course will give you an overview of it. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to: Cite the basic notions of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, how it developed, and what typical MBCT courses contain; Explain at least five ways in which MBCT is different from CBT; Name at least five clinical applications/situations in which MBCT has proved to be effective; Explain the mechanism by which MBCT works; Relate the experiences of participants in MBCT courses, suggesting what components they found most useful and how they integrated the learnings into their lives and relationships.
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