MBCT TTI: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Teacher Training Intensive

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Mark A. Lau PhD, R Psych and Andrea Grabovac, MD, FRCPC
This training will be offered online.



Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Teacher Training Intensive (MBCT TTI) is an innovative, empirically validated treatment program designed to prevent relapse in people who have recovered from unipolar depression and has shown promise in the treatment of mood disorders more generally. Self-knowledge grounded in sustained meditative awareness is its central tenet. Based on the research of Drs. Zindel Segal, Mark Williams, and John Teasdale and documented in their book Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, the program integrates 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 mood disorders while simultaneously inviting them to develop a new relationship to these modes. Patients learn to view thoughts as events in the mind, independent of their content and emotional charge. They need not be disputed, fixed or changed but are held in a more spacious awareness, large enough to contain aspects of the self deemed both broken and whole.

Registration will be limited for this intensive workshop/retreat in order to cultivate an intimate, personal and highly interactive training environment. Led by senior therapists, mindfulness teachers Mark Lau, Ph.D. and Andrea Grabovac, MD, FRCPC, this training emphasizes the importance of the clinician’s own meditation practice and self-inquiry. Through role-play, simulated classroom and patient-practitioner encounters, it explores the actual application of mindfulness practices in working with clients. The curriculum integrates didactic, experiential and small group learning and includes daily meditations, yoga/mindful movement, and periods of silence. Learn More about the training. 

Tentative Schedule:

3/24: Orientation & Welcome 3:30pm-6:30pm (PDT)
3/25&26, 2022: TBA 
3/31-April 2, 2022: TBA

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March 24-26 & March 31-April 2, 2022 • Online
$200 “Early-Bird Discount” if you register and pay in full on or before January 24, 2022 Early-Bird Rate
On or Before January 24, 2022
On or After
January 25, 2022
Registration $1450 $1650
UC San Diego Faculty/ Staff $1250 $1450
  1. A service charge will be added to all payment transactions.
  2. Upon submission of your registration you will be asked to complete an online application form.
  3. Continuing education credits for participation in this program are available for an additional fee.