Becoming Mindful: Integrating Mindfulness Into Your Psychiatric Practice by Erin ZerboBecoming Mindful: Integrating Mindfulness Into Your Psychiatric Practice by Erin Zerbo

Becoming Mindful: Integrating Mindfulness Into Your Psychiatric Practice

byErin Zerbo, Alan Schlechter, Seema Desai

Paperback | October 4, 2016

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According to a 2012 National Institutes of Health survey, 18 million adults in the United States—8% of the adult population—practice some type of meditation. What are the possible applications of meditation—and mindfulness in particular—in psychotherapy and psychiatry?Becoming Mindful: Integrating Mindfulness Into Your Psychiatric Practicetackles this issue in a down-to-earth manner designed for immediate applicability. Whereas most other books on the topic focus on the benefits of mindfulness either for the clinician or for the patient,Becoming Mindfuloffers chapters on both, providing advice on how clinicians can establish a personal mindfulness practice and encourage their patients to do the same, both during sessions and at home. For clinician and patient alike, the handbook discusses the practical aspects of mindfulness, from the most effective postures to specific practices, and offers solutions for overcoming common obstacles, including restlessness and boredom, sleepiness, and sensory craving.

Several chapters feature embedded exercises and guided meditations, and an appendix with audio guided meditations and a resource list provides psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric residents, social workers, counselors, and nurse practitioners, among others, with readily accessible tools to use in sessions with patients.

Key takeaways summarize each chapter's content, making it easy for busy clinicians to quickly reference the information they need to most effectively treat patients, even those in special populations, including children and adolescents; patients battling substance addiction; and patients suffering from such disorders as depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. With additional sections on mindful eating, mindfulness and technology, and the growing field of positive psychiatry, this book introduces readers to the full scope of benefits that mindfulness has to offer.

Erin Zerbo, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey.Alan Schlechter, M.D., is Director of the Bellevue Child and Adolescent Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic and Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine in New York,...
Title:Becoming Mindful: Integrating Mindfulness Into Your Psychiatric PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:209 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 4, 2016Publisher:American Psychiatric Press Inc.Language:English

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Table of Contents

Contributors. Preface. What is Mindfulness? A History of Mindfulness and Meditation. Plasticity and Integration: The Neuroscience of Mindfulness. The Practice of Mindfulness. Practice What You Preach: The Mindful Clinician. Mindfulness in Practice: Incorporating Mindfulness Inside and Outside of Sessions. Mindfulness as an Intervention in the Treatment of Psychopathology. Finding Wellness through Mindfulness and Meditation: The Growing Fields of Positive Psychology and Psychiatry. Promoting Mindfulness in Children and Adolescents. Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Substance Use Disorder Treatment. Mindful Eating. Mindfulness and Technology. Appendix A: Audio Guided Meditations. Appendix B: Mindfulness Resources.