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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Richard W. Sears, Kathleen M. Chard, Zindel V. Segal (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-1-118-69145-8

May 2016, Wiley-Blackwell

208 pages

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$119.95

Description

MBCT for PTSD provides solid principles, practical tools, and numerous case examples for integrating mindfulness into PTSD treatment. Based on the authors’ experience in the first randomized controlled clinical trial, this pioneering book expands the range of potential treatment options.
  • MBCT has been growing in popularity, and has solid research support, but this is the first text to apply it to trauma survivors
  • This pioneering text is based on the authors’ experience in using MBCT for PTSD in the first randomized controlled clinical trial
  • Containing numerous case examples, it expands the range of potential treatment options and lends new hope for trauma survivors to lead more fulfilling lives
  • The authors combined have a unique set of expert skills; Dr Chard is a well-known expert on PTSD, and Dr Sears is an expert on mindfulness and MBCT

Notes on Authors ix

Foreword xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Notes on Audio Resources xv

1 Introduction 1

2 Trauma, PTSD, and Current Treatments 7

Diagnostic Criteria for PTSD 7

Biology of PTSD 10

Who develops PTSD? 12

Current Evidence]Based Treatments for PTSD 13

3 Mindfulness 22

Mindfulness Defined 22

Mechanisms of Action 34

How Mindfulness is Different 51

Treatments Utilizing Mindfulness 53

4 Overview of MBCT for PTSD 58

Outline of MBCT Sessions 59

Basic CBT Principles Used in MBCT 66

MBCT Mindfulness Exercises 75

Mindful Inquiry 92

5 Delivery of MBCT for PTSD 98

Which Delivery Format is Best to Use and When? 98

MBCT for PTSD Delivered in an Individual Format 99

MBCT for PTSD Delivered in a Group Format 124

Practicalities for Conducting MBCT Sessions for PTSD 131

Future Directions 135

6 Developing Personal and Professional Competence 140

The Importance of the Therapist’s Own Practice 140

Mindfulness and Therapist Self]Care 142

Developing Competence in MBCT for PTSD 143

Resources 148

References 156

Index 182