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Mindfulness-Based Treatment Approaches

Clinician's Guide to Evidence Base and Applications

Eastern spiritual traditions have long maintained that mindfulness meditation can improve well-being. More recently, mindfulness-based treatment approaches have been successfully utilized to treat anxiety, depressive relapse, eating disorders, psychosis, and borderline personality disorder. This book discusses the conceptual foundation, implementation, and evidence base for the four best-researched mindfulness treatments: mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). All chapters were written by researchers with extensive clinical experience. Each chapter includes the conceptual rationale for using a mindfulness-based treatment and a review of the relevant evidence base. A detailed case study illustrates how the intervention is implemented in "real life," exploring the clinical and practical issues that may arise and how they can be managed. This book will be of use to clinicians and researchers interested in understanding and implementing mindfulness based treatments.

Audience
Mental health clinicians in a wide range of settings, including psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, and mental health nurses as well as researchers, teachers, and academicians interested in mental health treatment.

Paperback, 448 Pages

Published: December 2005

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-088519-0

Reviews

  • "...a valuable addition to the library of clinicians and researchers interested in mindfulness-based treatments for a wide variety of disorders and populations." -PsycCRITIQUES

Contents


  • List of Contributors

    Preface

    Part I Introduction

    1 Overview of Mindfulness- and Acceptance-Based Treatment Approaches

    Introduction

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

    Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

    Mindfulness Skills in Dialectical Behavior Therapy

    Mindfulness and Related Skills in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

    Conclusion

    References

    Part II Applications for Psychological Disorders in Adults

    2 Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Prevention of Depressive Relapse

    Introduction: Depression and Relapse

    Theoretical and Conceptual Background of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

    Empirical Support

    Case Study

    Practical Issues

    Summary

    Acknowledgments

    References

    3 Incorporating Mindfulness- and Acceptance- Based Strategies in the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

    Brief Description of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

    Theoretical and Conceptual Rationale for a Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Approach to Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder

    Brief Overview of the Treatment

    Case Study

    Empirical Support to Date

    Practical Considerations

    Directions for Future Research

    Acknowledgments

    References

    4 Mindfulness-Based Approaches to Eating Disorders

    Introduction: Characteristics and Prevalence of Eating Disorders

    Mindfulness-Based Treatments for Eating Disorders

    Empirical Support for Mindfulness-Based Approaches to Eating Disorders

    Case Study

    Practical and Conceptual Issues in Using Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Eating Disordered Populations

    Concluding Comments

    References

    5 Acceptance, Mindfulness, Values, and Psychosis: Applying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to the Chronically Mentally Ill

    Theoretical and Conceptual Rationale

    Case Study

    Adaptations for Shorter Inpatient Stays

    Review of Empirical Support

    Practical Issues

    Conclusions

    References

    6 Mindfulness in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Borderline Personality Disorder

    Introduction

    Overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

    Empirical Support for the Efficacy of Mindfulness in DBT

    Case Example

    Common Reactions and Problems

    Concluding Comments

    References

    Part III Applications for Psychological Disorders in Children, Adolescents, and Older Adults

    7 Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Children

    Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Children

    Theory and Concepts

    Empirical Support for Mindfulness as a Clinical Approach

    The Twelve-Session Program

    Practical Issues in Working with Children

    In Closing

    References

    8 Mindfulness in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Adolescents

    Introduction

    Mindfulness in Adolescent DBT: Laying the Foundation

    Core Mindfulness Skills in Adolescent DBT

    Case Study

    Empirical Support for DBT

    Practical Issues and Challenges

    References

    9 "Like Waking Up from a Dream": Mindfulness Training for Older People with Anxiety and Depression

    Introduction

    Why Offer Mindfulness Training to Older People?

    Treatments Delivered

    Case Study: Melissa-"I feel a different person"

    Other Support for Efficacy of Mindfulness Training for Older People

    Different Etiologies of Emotional Disorders in Older People

    Practical Issues

    Conclusions and Future Directions: Mindfulness Training is Ideal for Older People

    Acknowledgments

    References

    10 Mindfulness and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): Application with Depressed Older Adults with Personality Disorders

    Introduction

    The Topography of Mindfulness in DBT

    DBT and Wise Mind: Links to Empirical Data

    Hypothesized Mechanisms of Change for Mindfulness in DBT

    Application of DBT with Depressed Older Adults with Comorbid Personality Disorders

    Case Study

    Empirical Support

    Practical Issues

    Summary and Conclusions

    Acknowledgments

    References

    Part IV Applications with Medical Populations

    11 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as an Intervention for Cancer Patients Theoretical and Conceptual Rationale

    Case Study

    Review of Empirical Support

    Practical Issues

    References

    12 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Spanish- and English-Speaking Inner-City Medical Patients

    Introduction

    Case Study

    Conceptual Framework

    Literature Review

    Practical Issues

    Conclusion

    Acknowledgments

    References

    13 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in the Treatment of Chronic Pain

    Introduction: Pain and Suffering

    Overview of ACT for Chronic Pain

    Case Study

    Empirical Support for ACT with Chronic Pain

    Implementing Mindfulness with the Treatment Team

    References

    Part V Applications for Interpersonal Relationships

    14 Mindfulness-Based Relationship Enhancement (MBRE) in Couples

    Introduction: Stress, Relationships, and Mindfulness

    Intervention Description

    Empirical Support

    An Illustrative Case Study

    Practical Issues in Offering Mindfulness to Couples

    References

    15 Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): A Mindfulness-Based Treatment for Intimate Partner Violence

    Introduction

    Theoretical and Conceptual Rationale

    Case Study: Mr. C

    Empirical Support for DBT for Intimate Partner Violence

    Practical Implementation of DBT for Intimate Partner Violence

    Acknowledgments

    References

    Part VI Applications for Stress Reduction in the Workplace

    16 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in a Worksite Wellness Program

    Theoretical and Conceptual Rationale

    Case Study

    Empirical Support for MBSR in Worksite Programs

    Practical Issues in Implementing MBSR in Workplace Settings

    References

    17 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in the Workplace

    Introduction

    Theoretical and Conceptual Background

    ACT in the Workplace: Implementation and Case Study

    Practical Issues

    Research on ACT in the Workplace

    Conclusion

    References

    Author Index

    Subject Index


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