June 13, 2018

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an 8-week educational and experiential group program, combining mindfulness with cognitive-behavioral therapy to prevent relapses of depression.

MBCT is an empirically-validated program based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Depression affects millions of Americans. Even for those who have been treated, depression may tend to recur. People who have had depression can often fall into patterns of negative thoughts and behaviors. The goal of MBCT is to help you change your response to these thoughts and difficult situations, making them easier to handle, breaking the cycle that too often leads to unhappiness and depression.

In this program, you will learn to:

  • Become aware of, and relate differently to, negative thoughts and difficult feelings.
  • Disengage from habitual or “automatic” thoughts and mood patterns that contribute to depression.
  • Approach, rather than avoid, difficulties.
  • Lessen self-critical thoughts and judgments.
  • Increase a sense of self-mastery.
  • Increase peace and contentment.

The 8-week program begins September 27th, 2018 at 5:30 pm, meeting 2 hours each week for a fee of $575.

Group facilitators

Susan Stevens, PsyD and Randall Herman, PsyD

An individual discussion with course leaders is required prior to enrollment. This interview will provide additional information about the course and assess if MBCT is an appropriate option.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact us today.