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Mindfulness and Acceptance in Behavioral Medicine: Current Theory and Practice (Mindfulness & Acceptance Practica)by Lance Mccracken
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Clinicians and researchers working in the field of behavioral medicine are in a unique position to help patients access a range of mindfulness and acceptance-based treatment methods for preventing disease, managing symptoms, and promoting overall health. Evidence-based mindfulness approaches such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) can form a critical component of treatment, helping patients become active partners in improving or maintaining their health and daily functioning.
An essential resource every psychologist, psychiatrist, primary care physician, health care provider, and health educator should own, Mindfulness and Acceptance in Behavioral Medicine presents a series of chapters that feature the latest findings on the efficacy of ACT and other mindfulness therapies for specific conditions and populations and guidance for introducing these therapies to patients. The book also includes information on integrating ACT with other therapeutic approaches and offers mindfulness and self-care principles health care professionals can use themselves to avoid burnout and improve patient outcomes.
As mindfulness and acceptance-based therapies gain momentum in the field of mental health, it is increasingly important for professionals to understand the full range of their applications. To keep up with the growing demand for authoritative resources on these treatments, The Mindfulness and Acceptance Practica Series was created. These edited books cover a range of evidence-based treatments, such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) therapy. Incorporating new research in the field of psychology, these books are powerful tools for mental health clinicians, researchers, advanced students, and anyone interested in the growth of mindfulness and acceptance strategies.
In Mindfulness and Acceptance in Behavioral Medicine, Lance McCracken collects articles that apply acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and other mindfulness-based approaches to behavioral medicine, adapting these methods for use in specialty care clinics. The book includes articles by JoAnne Dahl, Tobias Lundgren, and other leading ACT professionals.
Both social work and psychology stress the importance of understanding and addressing the contextual forces which contribute to human problems. Now, in Mindfulness and Acceptance in Social Work, a clinical social worker brings together the top voices in social work and mindfulness-based treatments in one volume. The book offers social workers an introduction to evidence-based mindfulness concepts and discusses how they can be applied to their profession. It also includes brief interventions that can bring mindfulness and acceptance into daily practice.
Social work focuses on serving the most vulnerable members of society, and social workers must often address the contextual forces that contribute to human problems. Mindfulness and acceptance are powerful tools for this practice. By offering interventions like dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), social workers can help their clients become more aware and take effective action.
In Mindfulness and Acceptance in Social Work, editor and social worker Matthew S. Boone brings together contributions from emerging voices in social work, such as Elana Rosenbaum, Yuk-Lin Renita Wong, and Diana Coholic, along with ACT pioneers Kirk Strosahl, Patricia Robinson, and others. This book focuses not only on mindfulness-based interventions for direct practice, but also on the intersection of mindfulness and social work education, cultural diversity, and macro social work. It includes a framework for moving past culturally-informed biases, and for how to best utilize mindfulness interventions for both individuals and the community at large.
About the Author
Editor Lance M. McCracken, PhD, is a consultant, clinical psychologist, and clinical lead of the Centre for Pain Services at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath, UK. He is also a senior lecturer in the School for Health and a senior visiting fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath. He has more than twenty years of clinical and research experience in chronic pain management and behavioral medicine.
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