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CPD Workshop: Introduction to MBCT for OCD

March 20, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - March 27, 2024 @ 9:00 pm GMT


Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an innovative, standardized, and manualized treatment program designed to create significant clinical and life improvement in people who suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Based on the research and clinical experience of Dr Fabrizio Didonna and documented in his handbook Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for OCD (New York, Guilford Press, 2020) the program integrates the most effective tools of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with the clinical application of mindfulness and self-compassion practices.

This therapeutic model is the culmination of twenty-five years of the founder’s work with hundreds of people affected by OCD, and more than two decades of practicing and teaching meditation, especially MBCT.

The Workshop

Led by senior clinical psychologist, mindfulness teacher and retreat leader Fabrizio Didonna, Psy. D., this workshop analyzes the particular features of OCD patient’s relationship with their private experience, using a mindfulness-based perspective, and help to understand how this rapport might play an important activating and maintaining role in obsessive problem. Through mindfulness exercises and videos of MBCT for OCD sessions, this workshop explores the actual application of mindfulness and compassion practices in working with OCD patients. Furthermore, it explains the rationale, the agenda and contents of the therapeutic model and some practices of the program will be shared with participants.

The curriculum integrates didactic and experiential learning and includes some static meditations as well as active meditations.

2 x 3 hour workshop sessions Workshop 20 and 27 March 2024

Event Details

March 20, 2024 @ 6:00 pm GMT
March 27, 2024 @ 9:00 pm GMT
Event Category:
Mode of Attendance:
Specific Audience:
The workshop is open to those who work (or wish to work) with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and in particular mental health professionals psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, clinical social workers, and licensed mental health counsellors including trained MBCT teachers, and university students in clinical psychology or psychiatry.
Event Mindfulness Approach:
Mindfulness for life (MBCT-L)
This event will be taught by:
Fabrizio Didonna

Partner Profile

Oxford Mindfulness Foundation

Oxford Mindfulness Foundation

Registered Jun 2020
Training Partner


The Oxford Mindfulness Foundation is internationally recognised for mindfulness teaching and training. We collaborate with a number of international organisations to achieve our vision of a world in which there is universal access to mindfulness and a greater understanding and acceptability of the impact of mindful behaviour.




Oxford, United Kingdom