Mindfulness meditation is increasingly incorporated into mental health interventions, and theoretical concepts associated with it have influenced basic research on psychopathology. In this review, applications of mindfulness meditation to specific domains of psychopathology including depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and substance abuse, as well as emerging efforts related to attention disorders, traumatic stress, dysregulated eating, and serious mental illness will be addressed. Priorities for future research include pinpointing mechanisms, refining methodology, and improving implementation of mindfulness meditation.
This course is based on the article, Mindfulness Meditation and Psychopathology created by Joseph Wielgosz, et al. on May 7, 2019.
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Joseph was a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program. His research focus is on integrative models of emotional and mental health, with a particular focus on embodied and somatic factors in emotion regulation. He has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals.
Simon B. Goldberg, PhD
Simon Goldberg is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology and affiliate faculty at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on psychotherapy, the clinical application of mindfulness and meditation, and veteran mental health. He has published more than 70 articles in peer reviewed journals.
Tammi R. A. Kral, PhD
Tammi Kral is a postdoctoral research associate who has examined brain-behavior relationships and plasticity following training in mindfulness meditation, and the impact of an empathy training video game in adolescents.
Paul Pawlicki, PsyD, received his degree in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL, in 2005. From 2004-2006, he taught courses in general psychology, abnormal psychology, and human sexuality at Collin College in Plano, TX. He currently practices individual therapy at the Department of Sexual Medicine at Park Nicollet Health Health Services near Minneapolis, MN.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This content is at an intermediate level.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Describe the general psychological mechanisms involved in mindfulness meditation
Identify current research reviewing effective use of mindfulness meditation for specific psychological diagnostic presentations
List areas of future research and future improvements on clinical use of mindfulness meditation in psychology/medicine
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