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Clinical (and personal) applications of Buddhist Psychology 2 day Workshop

Event number: 18882
12 CPD hours
Presenter(s): Mr Malcolm Huxter

The two-day workshop will be in a format where participants can attend both days or one of either of the two days. The first day will focus on mindfulness and the second day will focus on mindful compassion (involving loving kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity).

On the first day the presenter will clarify a Buddhist approach to Mindfulness outlining both theory and practice. This will include descriptions of the four applications of mindfulness, calm and insight meditation and the eight-fold path inclusive of their clinical relevance. Though a theoretical framework will be presented, the emphasis of this workshop will demonstrate how the Buddhist approach to mindfulness can augment existing frameworks, protocols and practices based on contemporary third wave therapies.

The second day will outline the practices of the four relationship qualities linking them to the theoretical framework and mindfilness practices of the previous day. The second day will include opportunities to practise one or more of these qualities as meditation practices. It will also make significant reference to some new generation third wave therapies and programmes such as : Mindful Self Compassion (MSC, Germer and Neff), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT, Paul Gilbert) and Positive Neuroplasticity Training (PNT, Rick Hanson). Participants will be given the opportunity to experience first hand some strategies and exercises from these approaches. 

Learning Outcomes

Day One:
- Understand the Buddhist four foundations of mindfulness
- Understand the therapeutic applications of the Buddha's framework of the eight-fold path
- Understand the differences between calm and insight meditation practices and how to apply them with clinical populations
- Learn from first-hand experience the personal and clinical utility of cultivating three levels of mindfulness: mechanistic, informed and holistic

Day Two:
- Understand the distinguishing features of each of the relationship qualities
- Understand how the cultivation of the four relationship qualities work as antidotes to destructive relationships with oneself and the other
- Experience and understand helpful therapeutic strategies CFT, MSC and PNT
- Learn from first hand experience the personal and clinical utility of cultivating one or more of the relationship qualities of loving kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity.

One Day Registrants

If you are unable to attend both days of the workshop, you can register for one day only here

About the presenter(s)

Mal Huxter is a Meditation Teacher, Clinical Psychologist and Mindfulness and Compassion Consultant. He has taught and written extensively on the clinical and personal applications of Buddhist psychology. His work is based on many years of clinical experience and meditation practice, which includes having lived as a Buddhist monk in Thailand in the late 1970s. Mal is an experienced and engaging presenter who provides a balance of theory and experiential exercises. He teaches practical ways to integrate holistic mindfulness, compassion and Buddhist wisdom into the contemporary psychology setting.


Workshop will include pre-reading, role plays and activities.

9 am Registration, 9.15 am Commencement, 4.30 pm Close

Online registration


The Salon Room, Abbortsford Convent
Abbortsford Convent
1 Helier Street
Collingwood, VIC 3066
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 1/9/2017
End date: 2/9/2017
Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm


CCLP member $220
CCLP student member $150
APS member: $320
APS student member: $200
Non APS member: $430


APS - College of Clinical Psychologists - VIC
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