Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Scientific Rating:
Well-Supported by Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5

Additional Implementation Resources

Since this program Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) was highly rated on the Scientific Rating Scale, program representatives were asked to provide additional implementation information.

Pre-Implementation Materials

There are pre-implementation materials to measure organizational or provider readiness for Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) as listed below:

The implementation guide contains a tool for conducting a local analysis of readiness for MBCT. It is available at https://mindfulnessteachers.org.uk/.

Formal Support for Implementation

There is formal support available for implementation of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) as listed below:

Courses and Masterclasses are offered at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, Oxford, UK. See http://www.oxfordmindfulness.org.

Fidelity Measures

There are fidelity measures for Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) as listed below:

The Mindfulness-based Intervention – Teacher Assessment of Competence (MBI-TAC) assesses the application of skills in the six domains relevant to mindfulness teaching. Each of six domains (e.g. coverage and pacing of curriculum and guiding mindfulness practices) is rated on a six- point scale, anchored with behavioral descriptors for assessors to use as criteria (1 = Incompetent, 2 = Beginner, 3 = Advanced Beginner, 4 = Competent, 5 = Proficient, 6 = Advanced). The MBI-TAC is available at https://mindfulnessteachers.org.uk/.; follow links to Teaching Assessment Criteria where there is a PDF of the Assessment Scale.

Implementation Guides or Manuals

There are implementation guides or manuals for Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) as listed below:

A detailed implementation guide is available at https://bamba.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/MBCTImplementationResources.pdf

Research on How to Implement the Program

Research has been conducted on how to implement Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) as listed below:

Crane, R. S., Kuyken, W. (2013). The implementation of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Learning from the UK Health Service experience. Mindfulness, 4, 246–254. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-012-0121-6