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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Professional Training: Nova Scotia

When: Nov. 2-7, 2014
Where: Tatamagouche Centre, NS

Mr. Mark Lau and Ms Susan Woods are internationally recognised Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) teachers who will be leading a 5 day MBCT Retreat in Tatamagouche Centre in Nova Scotia from the 2nd to 7th of November 2014. The course is open to health professionals who wish to develop an MBCT clinical practice. It follows the programme outlined in the book 'Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression'. MBCT has an expanding range of clinical applications. 

Tatamagouche is an idyllic town and the Tata Centre is a beautiful environment for a retreat and learning experience. It can be accessed through Halifax Stanfield airport or Greater Moncton airport. Carpooling from the airports could also be organised. The course is reasonably priced at $1000.00 (board and lodging extra) for 5 days.

Integrated and Experiential CBT for OCD

When: Nov. 29, 2014
Where: Dalhousie Student Union Building

This step by step workshop will cover an integrated and updated protocol for the treatment of OCD with behavioural, cognitive and experiential techniques. Learning will be through brief presentations, demonstrations, group exercises and role plays.  Common pitfalls and tips for success will be covered. Appropriate theoretical underpinnings (e.g uncertainty, inflated responsibility) will be highlighted. The information will also be useful in treating related conditions like Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Trichotillomania.

The workshop is presented by Dr Sanjay Rao, Associate Professor of Psychiatry Dalhousie University. 

Workshop Fees: $235 until Nov. 10 2014, then $285.

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