Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Group – Fall 2021

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The University Psychological Clinic is offering a virtual Fall 2021 session for the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) group.

The eight-week MBCT group is scheduled for 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, starting on Sept. 29 and ending Nov. 17, 2021. Please contact the University Psychological Clinic at (734) 615-7853 to learn more and to secure a spot in the group. Groups run at an ongoing basis, so if this session does not fit your schedule, please contact us to find out about alternatives or other potential meeting times.

Participants meet in an online group setting to learn techniques and mindfulness exercises designed to increase compassionate awareness of the present moment. The techniques taught in this class have been shown to reduce distress related to depression, anxiety, pain, and other mental health conditions. While the chemical and physical aspects of depression and other mental health disorders are far more complex than just feeling down, current research supports a cognitive approach as a way to change patterns of brain functioning and build resilience in people struggling with chronic depression.

What to Expect

The MBCT group will meet online via Zoom on Wednesdays from 5-6:30 pm, from Sep. 29 to Nov. 17, 2021. Some insurances are accepted.

This program uses a combination of cognitive therapy and mindfulness to help participants form new, healthier modes of thought. MBCT initiates a cognitive change that helps clients prevent or move past events that have the potential to trigger a relapse. Participants learn how to view their thoughts without judgment.

How to Register Yourself or Refer a Client

Prospective participants should call the Psych Clinic at (734) 764-3471 to schedule a virtual individual screening visit. This preliminary screening will allow you to work with a clinician to ensure that the group is right for you.

If you would like to refer a client, please complete our secure digital referral form (HIPAA-compliant): Make a Referral. If you prefer to fax (734) 764-8128, please provide a brief treatment summary or evaluation report addressed to the Psychological Clinic. 

MBCT Fall 2021 Details

  • When: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sep. 29 to Nov. 17, 2021 (8 weeks).
  • Where: Virtual group meeting via Zoom.
  • Who: Anyone interested in treating depression, PTSD, anxiety and other mental wellness challenges. A screening is required before registering. Referrals are welcome and encouraged!
  • Cost: Varies, depending on insurance coverage. If not covered, generally $40 per meeting out-of-pocket.

About the Psychological Clinic

The University Psychological Clinic is committed to helping people ages 18 and older assess, address, and treat mental health through testing and assessments, individual therapy, group and couples therapy and workshops.  The Psych Clinic is part of the Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI) at the University of Michigan. MARI provides high-quality, individualized mental health, neuropsychological testing, and language and literacy services to the community through its service centers, including the Psych Clinic, as well as the University Center for Language and Literacy (UCLL) and the University Center for the Child and Family (UCCF).