Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness

  • Fabrizio Didonna

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Introduction: Where New and Old Paths to Dealing with Suffering Meet

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Theory, Conceptualization, and Phenomenology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Ronald D Siegel, Christopher K. Germer, Andrew Olendzki
      Pages 17-35
    3. Andrew Olendzki
      Pages 37-44
    4. Michael T. Treadway, Sara W. Lazar
      Pages 45-57
  4. Clinical Applications: General Issues, Rationale, and Phenomenology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Nancy L. Kocovski, Zindel V. Segal, Susan R. Battista
      Pages 85-98
    3. Paul Gilbert, Dennis Tirch
      Pages 99-110
    4. Alethea A Varra, Claudia Drossel, Steven C Hayes
      Pages 111-123
    5. Fabrizio Didonna, Yolanda Rosillo Gonzalez
      Pages 125-151
    6. Ruth A Baer, Erin Walsh, Emily L B Lykins
      Pages 153-168
  5. Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Specific Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Thorsten Barnhofer, Catherine Crane
      Pages 221-243
    3. Shireen L. Rizvi, Stacy Shaw Welch, Sona Dimidjian
      Pages 245-257
    4. Ruth Q. Wolever, Jennifer L. Best
      Pages 259-287
    5. Victoria M. Follette, Aditi Vijay
      Pages 299-317
    6. L. Zylowska, S.L. Smalley, J.M. Schwartz
      Pages 319-338
    7. Antonio Pinto
      Pages 339-368
    8. Linda E. Carlson, Laura E. Labelle, Sheila N. Garland, Marion L. Hutchins, Kathryn Birnie
      Pages 383-404
  6. Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Specific Settings and Populations

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 477-525

About this book


Over the last two decades, Eastern psychology has provided fertile ground for therapists, as a cornerstone, a component, or an adjunct of their work. In particular, research studies are identifying the Buddhist practice of mindfulness—a non-judgmental self-observation that promotes personal awareness—as a basis for effective interventions for a variety of disorders.

The Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness is a clearly written, theory-to-practice guide to this powerful therapeutic approach (and related concepts in meditation, acceptance, and compassion) and its potential for treating a range of frequently encountered psychological problems.

Key features of the Handbook:

  • A neurobiological review of how mindfulness works.
  • Strategies for engaging patients in practicing mindfulness.
  • Tools and techniques for assessing mindfulness.
  • Interventions for high-profile conditions, including depression, anxiety, trauma
  • Special chapters on using mindfulness in oncology and chronic pain.
  • Interventions specific to children and elders,
  • Unique applications to inpatient settings.
  • Issues in professional training.
  • Appendix of exercises.

The Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness includes the contributions of some of the most important authors and researchers in the field of mindfulness-based interventions. It will have wide appeal among clinicians, researchers, and scholars in mental health, and its potential for application makes it an excellent reference for students and trainees.


Anxiety Disorders CBT Depression Emotion Encounter Intervention Management PTSD Training attention attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) hyperactivity meditation psychology therapeutic relationship

Editors and affiliations

  • Fabrizio Didonna
    • 1
  1. 1.Coord. Unit for Mood & Anxiety Disorders Department of PsychiatryCasa di Cura Villa MargheritaArcugnanoItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-09592-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-09593-6
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