The University Psychological Clinic is offering a virtual Spring 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 May 5, 2021. Participants will 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
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, c/o Michelle Van Etten Lee.
MBCT Spring 2021 Details
- When: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 5 to June 23, 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.