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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: What every clinician should know
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: What every clinician should know
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: What every clinician should know

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: What every clinician should know

Dr. Willem Kuyken

Professionals: $60.00 CAD +tax
Students: $48.00 CAD +tax


On June 14th, 2023, Dr. Willem Kuyken delivered a 90-minute webinar on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and its importance as a psychological approach for the treatment of depression. This on-demand workshop is a recording of that presentation.

Workshop Outline

Depression will affect over 1 billion of the world’s population at some point in their lifetime, and we need a range of approaches to address treatment and prevention. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) was developed to support people with a history of depression in learning skills to recover and stay well. In over twenty years an enormous amount of progress has been made in MBCT research, practice, and implementation. This webinar will provide an overview of that progress and show how MBCT, alongside other approaches, can move us towards a vision of the world without the devastating effects of depression.


This webinar will outline why mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) (Segal et al., 2013) is an important psychological approach for depression, and how it sits alongside other evidence-based treatments. An explanation of what both mindfulness and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy entails will be provided. In addition, the theoretical premise for MBCT (Feldman & Kuyken, 2019) will be reviewed, as well as the latest research on mechanisms of change.
The evidence on MBCT’s effectiveness (Kuyken et al., 2016), cost-effectiveness and implementation (Rycroft-Malone et al., 2019) will also be reviewed. Finally, the value of mindfulness practice for therapists, managers and others associated with the health care system will be discussed (Strauss et al., 2021).

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will learn: 

  • What mindfulness and MBCT is, and just as importantly, what it is not.

  • The main evidence base for MBCT in terms of theory, clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness

  • How MBCT is being implemented in health care systems

  • How mindfulness practice can support clinicians

About the Presenter

Dr. Willem Kuyken is Professor of Mindfulness and Psychological Science at the University of Oxford, UK through the Sir John Ritblat Family Foundation, and Director of the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre. His work has focused on depression across the translational pathway from theory, through treatment, and implementation. His research examines how cognitive therapy and mindfulness-based programs can prevent depression, promote mental health, and enhance well-being across the lifespan. Dr. Kuyken has published more than 150 journal articles. He was named by Web of Science as in the top 1% of the most cited scientists in the world in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. Together with Christina Feldman, he wrote Mindfulness – Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Psychology, and with Christine Padesky and Rob Dudley, he co-authored Collaborative Case Conceptualization. He is currently writing a mindfulness for life workbook and teacher manual to be published in 2023 and 2024 respectively, with Guilford Press.

Training Modalities

This webinar will include teaching, dialogue, and mindfulness practices and exercises. A resource pack will be made available to all participants.

Who should attend

This webinar is most suitable for practitioners experienced in CBT as well as graduate students keen to learn about mindfulness based cognitive therapy across settings.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

Bespoke Mental Health Canada is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Bespoke Mental Health Canada maintains responsibility for the program. 
After viewing this workshop, participants have the option to complete an evaluation form and a workshop knowledge quiz in order to be eligible to receive a certificate confirming the number of credits awarded. This certificate will be sent via email.
Participants who complete this workshop, submit a completed evaluation form, and score a minimum of 8/10 on a content-related quiz are eligible to receive 1.5 CE credits


Professionals: $60 CAD + tax
Students*: $48 CAD + tax

* Proof of student status may be required in order to qualify for a student rate.

Key References

Feldman, C., & Kuyken, W. (2019). Mindfulness: Ancient wisdom meets modern psychology. Guilford.

Kuyken, W., Warren, F. C., Taylor, R. S., Whalley, B., Crane, C., Bondolfi, G., . . . Dalgleish, T. (2016). Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in Prevention of Depressive Relapse An Individual Patient Data Meta-analysis From Randomized Trials [Article]. Jama Psychiatry, 73(6), 565-574.

Rycroft-Malone, J., Gradinger, F., Griffiths, H. O., Anderson, R., Crane, R. S., Gibson, A., . . . Kuyken, W. (2019). 'Mind the gaps': the accessibility and implementation of an effective depression relapse prevention programme in UK NHS services: learning from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy through a mixed-methods study. BMJ Open, 9 (9).

Segal, Z. V., Williams, J. M. G., & Teasdale, J. D. (2013). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression (Second edition). Guilford Press.

Strauss, C., Gu, J., Montero-Marin, J., Whittington, A., Chapman, C., & Kuyken, W. (2021). Reducing stress and promoting well-being in healthcare workers using mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for life. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 21(2).

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