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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Chronic Pain

Monday, January 29th, 2018 at 4:00 pm PT, 7:00 pm ET
Recorded in January 2018



Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an innovative treatment approach that has been successfully applied to a number of conditions, including chronic pain. A step-by-step overview for delivering the 8-session MBCT program will be provided. Mindfulness meditation will be interactively taught via didactic and experiential exercises for both clinical application, and as a tool for therapist self-care and to optimise quality of life. Recently completed, on-going, and future research directions associated with MBCT for chronic pain will be discussed.

You will learn:
  • The basic tenants of MBCT for chronic pain theory;
  • An overview of the MBCT for chronic pain efficacy and mechanism evidence;
  • The basics of how to administer a group-based MBCT intervention for people with chronic pain; and,
  • How to use mindfulness as a self-care tool.

Melissa Day, Ph.D.

NHMRC Early Career Fellow, School of Psychology, The University of Queensland, Australia
Dr. Day completed her MA(Clin) and PhD at the University of Alabama, followed by her Clinical Psychology residency at the University of Washington. Dr. Day then undertook a post-doctoral research fellowship in pain psychology, also at the University of Washington. She is now an endorsed Clinical Psychologist in Australia and most recently, was awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Fellowship, which she is completing within the School of Psychology at The University of Queensland. Dr. Day's program of research has focused on implementing randomized controlled trials to evaluate the efficacy and mechanisms of cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based interventions for chronic pain conditions. She recently published a sole authored book with Wiley titled, "Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Chronic Pain: A Clinical Manual and Guide".​

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