Liza Mermelstein, PhD will be offering an online Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy course starting fall of 2020. MBCT is an empirically supported 8-week course that combines aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy with the cultivation of mindfulness skills and attitudes through meditative practices. Throughout this course, you will gain awareness of the mood states, patterns of thoughts, and behavior patterns associated with anxiety and depression and develop a new way of relating to challenging feelings and patterns of behavior.
Who should participate? Anyone who wants to learn basic mindfulness techniques and how to use mindfulness to deal with life stress or difficult emotions.
If you would like to learn more about MBCT, check out this Ted talk:
The tentative start date for this Online Group is Monday, September 28th at 5:30 pm. The program consists of 8-weekly, 1.5-hour classes and one half-day retreat.
Classes will meet via Zoom: 10/19; 10/26; 11/2; 11/9; 11/16; 11/30; 12/7 and 12/14. Note that there is no class on November, 23rd, the week of Thanksgiving. The half-day retreat will also be via Zoom on Saturday, December 5th.
Class size is limited to 12 participants and there are no refunds or makeup dates for missed classes.
Payment in full is due before the start of classes. The cost of this online program is $400 (includes GRT), an early bird discount of 5% is available for those who register by Monday, October 5th. Access to reliable internet service and device which allows for a video connection is necessary. Partial scholarship/sliding scale & discounts for first responders and educators are available.
A pre-course interview, offered at no cost to participants, is provided to make sure MBCT is a good fit for each candidate.
E-mail Dr. Mermelstein to schedule a pre-course interview and register: Liza.Mermelstein@behaviortherapy.com
Dr. Liza Mermelstein is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders for adolescents and adults. She is also a long-time meditator and has attended, and greatly benefited from, several week long and 10-day meditation retreats. Her professional training in mindfulness techniques includes participation in a residential intensive training course in MBCT taught by Dr. Zindel Segal at the Omega Institute in upstate New York.