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Mindful Parenting

A Guide for Mental Health Practitioners

  • Susan Bögels
  • Kathleen Restifo

Part of the Mindfulness in Behavioral Health book series (MIBH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Theoretical and Empirical Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Susan Bögels, Kathleen Restifo
      Pages 3-14
    3. Susan Bögels, Kathleen Restifo
      Pages 15-39
    4. Susan Bögels, Kathleen Restifo
      Pages 41-48
  3. Mindful Parenting: A Guide to the 8 Week Program

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Susan Bögels, Kathleen Restifo
      Pages 51-79
    3. Susan Bögels, Kathleen Restifo
      Pages 81-108
    4. Susan Bögels, Kathleen Restifo
      Pages 109-139
    5. Susan Bögels, Kathleen Restifo
      Pages 141-174
    6. Susan Bögels, Kathleen Restifo
      Pages 175-203
    7. Susan Bögels, Kathleen Restifo
      Pages 205-228
    8. Susan Bögels, Kathleen Restifo
      Pages 229-246
    9. Susan Bögels, Kathleen Restifo
      Pages 247-285
    10. Susan Bögels, Kathleen Restifo
      Pages 287-300
    11. Susan Bögels, Kathleen Restifo
      Pages 301-308
    12. Susan Bögels, Kathleen Restifo
      Pages 309-313
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 315-328

About this book

Introduction

Despite its inherent joys, the challenges of parenting can produce considerable stress. These challenges multiply—and the quality of parenting suffers—when a parent or child has mental health issues, or when parents are in conflict. Even under optimal circumstances, the constant changes as children develop can tax parents' inner resources, often undoing the best intentions and parenting courses.

Mindful Parenting: A Guide for Mental Health Practitioners offers an evidence-based, eight week structured mindfulness training program for parents with lasting benefits for parents and their children. Designed for use in mental health contexts, its methods are effective whether parents or children have behavioral or emotional issues. The program's eight sessions focus on mindfulness-oriented skills for parents, such as responding to (as opposed to reacting to) parenting stress, handling conflict with children or partners, fostering empathy, and setting limits. The book dovetails with other clinical mindfulness approaches, and is written clearly and accessibly so that professionals can learn the material easily and impart it to clients.

Featured in the text: 

  • Detailed theoretical, clinical, and empirical foundations of the program.
  • The complete Mindful Parenting manual with guidelines for eight sessions and a follow-up.
  • Handouts and assignments for each session.
  • Findings from clinical trials of the Mindful Parenting program.
  • Perspectives from parents who have finished the course.

Its clinical focus and empirical support make Mindful Parenting an invaluable tool for practitioners and clinicians in child, school, and family psychology, psychotherapy/counseling, psychiatry, social work, and developmental psychology.

Keywords

Acceptance and commitment Children and mindfulness Developmental psychopathology and parenting Meditation, breathing, and yoga practices Mental health and stress Mindful parenting Mindfulness interventions Parent-child interaction Psychopathology and development Stress and parenting Therapist qualifications and training Transmission of parenting

Authors and affiliations

  • Susan Bögels
    • 1
  • Kathleen Restifo
    • 2
  1. 1.Virenze, Academisch Behandelcentrum voorUvAAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Maastricht UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7406-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-7405-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-7406-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-9579
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-9587
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