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Category: Mindfulness

Integrating Mindfulness into CBT

Integrating Mindfulness into CBT By Robert Hindman, Ph.D.Beck Institute Faculty A recently published journal article reviewed the empirical support for mindfulness-based interventions for common psychiatric disorders (Hedman-Lagerlof, Hedman-Lagerlof, & Ost, 2018). The authors concluded that the evidence base for using mindfulness-based interventions in the treatment of psychiatric disorders was weak. While other studies have found mindfulness-based interventions to be promising (e.g., Hofmann, Sawyer, Witt, & Oh, 2010), the conclusion of the review article…

CBT and Mindfulness for Depression

CBT and Mindfulness for Depression by Robert Hindman, PhD Clinical Psychologist at Beck Institute Mindfulness-based interventions have been becoming more popular in psychotherapy. One such treatment, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), has specifically been developed to prevent relapse in clients who have experienced recurrent major depressive episodes (Segal, Williams, & Teasdale, 2001).  We have incorporated mindfulness strategies into our work at the Beck Institute. Instead of thinking about mindfulness-based interventions as…

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy compared with maintenance antidepressant treatment in the prevention of depressive relapse or recurrence (prevent): A randomised controlled trial

Abstract: Background: Individuals with a history of recurrent depression have a high risk of repeated depressive relapse or recurrence. Maintenance antidepressants for at least 2 years is the current recommended treatment, but many individuals are interested in alternatives to medication. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) has been shown to reduce risk of relapse or recurrence compared with usual care, but has not yet been compared with maintenance antidepressant treatment in a…

Disrupting The Downward Spiral of Chronic Pain and Opioid Addiction With Mindfulness-oriented Recovery Enhancement: A Review of Clinical Outcomes and Neurocognitive Targets

Abstract Prescription opioid misuse and addiction among chronic pain patients are problems of growing medical and social significance. Chronic pain patients often require intervention to improve their well-being and functioning, and yet, the most commonly available form of pharmacotherapy for chronic pain is centered on opioid analgesics--drugs that have high abuse liability. Consequently, health care and legal systems are often stymied in their attempts to intervene with individuals who suffer…

Validation for Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder

During a recent Beck Institute Workshop, Dr. Aaron Beck explains that in recent years eastern philosophies and religions have had an increased influence on CBT and which have been incorporated into mindfulness based cognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectic behavior therapy. In discussing DBT, he emphasizes the importance of validation with borderline personality disorder patients. For CBT resources, visit our website.