This book is designed to serve as a core text for advanced and graduate students and researchers alike. Each chapter reviews the literature and current research related to its topic as well as providing suggestions for practice for psychoeducational, counseling, and therapy groups based on the review. Major topics in the field of groups are included: history, best practices, settings, groups across the lifespan, special topics, multicultural groups, as well as critical issues and emerging themes in group counseling and psychotherapy. Key features include: • Integration of current research and practice • Includes psychoeducational, counseling, and therapy groups for all topics New to this edition: 2-3 new chapters on cutting edge themes Thoroughly updated research more pedagogical elements (discussion questions, activities, resources, case examples, key terms, etc.) Reorganization based on reviews Test bank and powerpoints.

Chapter 37: Mindfulness and Group: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Mindfulness and Group: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Mindfulness and group: Mindfulness-based stress reduction and dialectical behavior therapy
Chaunce R. WindleSandy NewsomeMichael WaldoEve M. Adams


Mindfulness is emerging as an important experiential group intervention. Mindfulness entails paying attention to the present moment with awareness and without judgment (Kabat-Zinn, 1990). This increased awareness allows one to relate to personal experiences more effectively, increasing emotional awareness, improving self-regulation (Shapiro, Carlson, Astin, & Freedman, 2006) and enhancing relational connectedness (Langmuir, Kirsh, & Classen, 2012). Mindfulness has been incorporated in therapeutic interventions as a secular practice for improving the lives of individuals struggling with various mental and medical health ailments, such as depression (Felder, Dimidjian, & Segal, 2012), social anxiety (Goldin & Gross, 2010), binge eating (Kristeller & ...

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