The seminal text book Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: A New Approach to Preventing Relapse (Segal, Teasdale & Williams) was first published in 2002. Since then mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) have proliferated and been applied to many conditions, sometimes well ahead of their evidence base. Maura has just returned from the Oxford Mindfulness Centre where she was based for 6 months, and will provide an update on the latest theoretical and research findings.
Upon completion participants will know:
- Latest theory and evidence base of MBIs in mental health
- Guidelines on which clients are most likely to benefit.
- Considerations around teaching and training in MBI.
About the presenter(s)
Dr Maura Kenny MBChB MRCPsych FRANZCP
Maura is a Consultant Psychiatrist and the Coordinator of the Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Programs at the Centre for the Treatment of Anxiety & Depression in Adelaide.
She specialises in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy in the areas of Stress, Mood and Anxiety disorders, has conducted research in these areas, and has used these approaches in clinical, organisational and workplace settings. Maura has a special interest in the wellbeing of medical staff and has developed an Introduction to Mindfulness course for Healthcare Professionals.
Maura is also the Convenor of the Mindfulness Research Group at the University of Adelaide, Co-Director of the Mindfulness Training Institute Australasia, Director of Mindful Self Care Programs, and an Associate Teacher-Trainer at the University of Oxford’s Mindfulness Centre.
Registrations open from 1pm. The seminar starts at 1.30pm and ends promptly at 5pm.