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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)-How to Overcome Depression, Re-Inhabit Your Body, and Reclaim Your Life

November 3, 2017 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Social workers, psychologists, therapists, counselors and other mental health professionals, nurses and health care workers are invited to attend as well as the community.

OVERVIEW: Many are surprised to learn that depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, with an estimated 300 million people affected globally by the illness (World Health Organization). Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is one of the “3rd Wave” Cognitive Behavior therapies, and is specifically designed to help people who suffer chronic, relapsing depression (Major Depressive Disorder). MBCT combines concepts of cognitive-behavioral therapy with the meditative practice of Mindfulness. In clinical trials, MBCT has been shown to reduce rates of relapse by 50% among those who suffer from recurrent depression, and to be as or more effective than anti-depressant treatment alone. Whether you are looking to enhance your clinical or personal life – or both – this fun, informative, and participatory workshop will provide you with an overview of the core MBCT concepts.  There will also be a brief review of DSM 5 diagnostic criteria for Major Depressive Disorder; hence, the workshop will count as BSRD “diagnosis and treatment” hours.

OBJECTIVES: In this workshop you will be invited to learn to:

  • Pay attention and attend to the present moment, without judging or evaluating;
  • Develop a different relationship to sadness, pain and discomfort;
  • Recognize rumination, “autopilot,” and avoidance as cardinal components of the downward spiral of depression;
  • “Re-inhabit” the body and see it as your ally and barometer;
  • Cultivate acceptance, curiosity and willingness;
  • “De-center” from your thoughts, looking at them rather than viewing life from them; and
  • Recognize your own autopilot and doing mode – and learn to choose Mindful awareness and “being mode” as alternatives ways to live your life, if you so desire.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Mental Health America of the Heartland is a pre-approved provider for social workers through the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) Provider Number 17-007. This continuing education provider is approved 3.0 hours for social workers and accepted for psychologists, professional counselors, masters prepared psychologists, marriage and family therapists and addiction counselors. For licensed professionals, please bring license # to the workshop to receive your CEU Certificate of Attendance. A Certificate of Attendance of 3.0 CEU’s will be awarded to each participant.

Please complete and return a registration form with payment by October 30, 2017.

Jim LeCluyse is a licensed clinical social worker in both Kansas and Missouri, as well as a Master Addiction Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor. He has worked in the substance abuse and mental health fields since 1998. In his private practice his focus is on helping clients who struggle with chronic anxiety, depression and substance abuse using Mindfulness-based interventions (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, DBT, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy). He is happily married and has two lovely teenage daughters. 



November 3, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Stacy Davis
(913) 281-2221 (ext. 112)


Evangel Church
1414 E 103rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64131 United States
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(816) 942-1414