Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Depression and Anxiety

This activity is designed for: Psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFTs, physicians, and nurses.


Course: Intermediate to Advanced

Publication date: 12/29/2023

What Will You Learn in This Course?

In this clinical case, Tina Runyan, Ph.D., explores a real clinical case journey through mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) for recurrent depression. Through the case of Susan, a 55-year-old physician, our faculty member explores what MBCT is and its therapeutic impact on mental health. Susan’s experience sheds light on the complex nature of depression, the role of mindfulness, and the therapeutic potential of awareness and compassion for individuals and clinicians alike.

Online Training You Can Immediately Apply to Your Practice

Our on-demand, self-paced, online trainings are led by expert clinicians, providing you with the latest psychotherapy concepts and strategies. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of evidence-based psychotherapies, and learn how to apply effective approaches and techniques for different conditions.

Sample Video:

All our sections are concise and clinically relevant; none of them lasts more than 12 minutes. That's our rule.

Meet Your Instructor: Christine Runyan, Ph.D.

Christine Runyan, Ph.D., is a clinical health psychologist, co-founder of Tend Health, and a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School. After starting her career as a psychologist in the US Air Force, she focused her research, clinical service, and teaching on behavioral science in family medicine, as well as promoting models of integrated primary care.
Dr. Runyan is also a mindfulness teacher at the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness. At the height of the pandemic, recognizing the undeniable need for expert mental health services for healthcare professionals, she launched Tend Health. Tend Health provides specialized, private, and accessible mental health care and education to healthcare professionals, and consultation to healthcare organizations willing to invest in their most precious resource.

Accreditation Information


This course is co-sponsored by Medical Academy, LLC, and Psychotherapy Academy. Medical Academy, LLC, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Medical Academy, LLC, maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Medical Academy, LLC, and the Psychotherapy Academy. Medical Academy, LLC, is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Medical Academy, LLC, designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Psychotherapy Academy, #1851, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit.  ACE provider approval period: 4/7/2024–4/7/2027.   Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 continuing education credits.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Depression and Anxiety

Date of Release: Jan 1, 2024

Date of Expiration: Jan 1, 2027

Location: Online

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the key principles and components of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) for recurrent depression.
2. Discuss the practical techniques and exercises involved in MBCT, such as the three-minute breathing space and the raisin exercise, and their application in clinical practice.
3. Summarize the importance of self-awareness, self-compassion, and mindfulness in managing and mitigating the effects of depression and anxiety.

Acknowledgment of Financial Commercial Support
No financial commercial support was received for this educational activity.

Acknowledgment of In-Kind Commercial Support
No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted above. Follow these steps to earn your CE credits.
1- Watch each video self-directed and participate in the entire activity, as partial credit is unavailable.
2- Pass the post-test with a score of 75% or higher.
3- Complete the evaluation form.
4- Download the certificate.
If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed above, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

Relevant Financial Disclosures
None of the faculty, planners, and reviewers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose during the last 24 months with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Contact Information
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These activities have been planned and implemented by Medical Academy, LLC, and Psychotherapy Academy.

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Course Interaction & System Requirements

This video based online course is self-paced/noninteractive. Course questions can be directed to Psychotherapy Academy by email: [email protected]

System Requirements

• Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 10.11 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
• Internet browser: Google Chrome 49.0 or higher, Firefox 40.0 or higher, Safari 10.1 or higher, Edge 14.0 or higher
• Broadband internet connection: Any medium that is internet accessible
• Media viewing requirements: None

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Practical Info
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