Assessing Mindfulness and Acceptance Processes in Clients: Illuminating the Theory and Practice of Change (Google eBook)

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Ruth Baer
New Harbinger Publications, May 1, 2010 - Psychology - 320 pages
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How does mindfulness work? Thousands of therapists utilize mindfulness-based treatments and have witnessed firsthand the effectiveness of these approaches on clients suffering from anxiety, depression, and other common mental health issues. But for many clinicians, the psychological processes and brain functions that explain these changes remain a mystery, and effective methodologies for measuring each client's progress are elusive.

In Assessing Mindfulness and Acceptance Processes in Clients, Ruth Baer presents a collection of articles by some of the most respected mindfulness researchers and therapists practicing today. Each contribution assesses the variables that represent potential processes of change, such as mindfulness, acceptance, self-compassion, spirituality, and focus on values, and determines the importance of each of these processes to enhanced psychological functioning and quality of life. Clinicians learn to accurately measure each process in individual clients, an invaluable skill for any practicing therapist. A seminal contribution to the existing professional literature on mindfulness-based treatments, this book is also an essential resource for any mental health professional seeking to illuminate the processes at work behind any mindfulness and acceptance-based therapy.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part 1
23
Chapter 1
25
Chapter 2
51
Chapter 3
77
Chapter 4
107
Chapter 5
135
Chapter 6
155
Chapter 7
185
Chapter 8
207
Part 2
223
Chapter 9
225
Chapter 10
251
Chapter 11
281
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About the author (2010)

Ruth A. Baer, PhD, is professor of psychology at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. She conducts research on mindfulness and related processes and teaches and supervises mindfulness- and acceptance-based interventions.

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