Sarah Francis

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Dr. Sarah Francis

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Registered Psychologist
M.Psych., M.A., B.Ed., Dip Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Sarah Francis (Sally) is a registered psychologist trained and experienced in mindfulness theory and practice.

Sarah has qualifications in both psychology and education holding degrees of M.Psych., M.A., B.Ed., as well as a Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, the Certificate lV in Training and Assessment and the Vocational Graduate Diploma of MiCBT.

Sarah's specialist psychology training includes training in Mindfulness integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Sarah is a registered psychologist trained and experienced in mindfulness theory and practice. Sarah has worked as a teacher, human resources manager, general manager of learning and development, business consultant and is the author of “Workplace Communication: A Teacher’s Guide” (Pitman, 1993) and “The Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behavior Therapy”, Cayoun, Francis and Shires, Wiley, 2018.

Sarah has trained in a variety of mindfulness-based approaches and prefers to work with MiCBT’s integration of traditional mindfulness skills with contemporary cognitive and behaviour therapies. She regularly delivers the training in MiCBT for professionals as part of the MiCBT Institute. She has conducted research into the measurement of mindfulness and is actively engaged in research on MiCBT. Sarah uses MiCBT in her therapy with individuals as well as regularly conducting group MiCBT training programs for depression, anxiety and stress, and well-being. She also conducts mindfulness training and supervision for health professionals, post-graduate students and corporate groups. Sarah is the convenor of the Melbourne MiCBT Interest Group. Having attended many Buddhist courses, teachings and retreats for over 20 years, Sarah is skilled in integrating key aspects of eastern and western psychology.


Foundation, Applied, Retreat, Vocational Graduate Diploma of MiCBT

Certification Level (ADMIN USE ONLY)


Adults, Groups, Couples


Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Relationship Problems, Anger, Life Transitions, Work and Career, Self Esteem, Trauma, Pain Management