Advertisement

Foundational Mindfulness- and Acceptance- Informed Interventions and Practices

  • Diane R. Gehart
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter introduces therapists to mindfulness and acceptance intervention practices and principles that can be used in a wide range of therapy contexts. The intervention practices are divided into three groups: (a) philosophy-in-action, which includes befriending problems, embracing what is, and cultivating wisdom and compassion; (b) practices for cultivating empathy, which includes not-knowing expertise and planting the seeds of equanimity in good times, difficult times, and in-between times; and (c) in-dialogue mindful-experiencing, which includes mindful experiencing of thoughts and emotions, mindful awareness of relational patterns, and mindful enactments.

Keywords

Family Therapy Interaction Pattern Religious Tradition Mindfulness Practice Relational Pattern 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

References

  1. Andersen, T. (2007). Human participating. In H. Anderson & D. Gehart (Eds.), Collaborative therapy (pp. 81–98). New York: Routledge.Google Scholar
  2. Anderson, H. (1997). Conversation, language and possibility. New York: Basic.Google Scholar
  3. Anderson, H., & Goolishian, H. (1992). The client is the expert: A not-knowing approach to therapy. In S. McNamee & K. J. Gergen (Eds.), Therapy as social construction (pp. 25–39). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.Google Scholar
  4. Chödrön, P. (1997). When things fall apart: Heart advice for difficult times. Boston: Shambala.Google Scholar
  5. Freedman, J., & Combs, G. (1996). Narrative therapy: The social construction of preferred realities. New York: Norton.Google Scholar
  6. Gehart, D. (2010). Mastering competencies in family therapy: A practical approach to theory and clinical case documentation. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.Google Scholar
  7. Gehart, D., & McCollum, E. (2007). Engaging suffering: Towards a mindful re-visioning of marriage and family therapy practice. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 33, 214–226.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Gottman, J. M. (1999). The marriage clinic: A scientifically based marital therapy. New York: Norton.Google Scholar
  9. Hahn, T. N. (1998). The heart of Buddha’s teaching: Transforming suffering into peace, joy & liberation. Berkeley, CA: Parallax.Google Scholar
  10. Haley, J. (1987). Problem-solving therapy (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.Google Scholar
  11. Henggeler, S. W. (1998). Multisystemic therapy. Charleston, NC: Targeted Publications Group. Retrieved from www.addictionrecov.org/paradigm/P_PR_W99/mutisys_therapy.html
  12. Johnson, S. M. (2004). The practice of emotionally focused marital therapy: Creating connection (2nd ed.). New York: Brunner-Routledge.Google Scholar
  13. Monk, G., & Gehart, D. R. (2003). Conversational partner or socio-political activist: Distinguishing the position of the therapist in collaborative and narrative therapies. Family Process, 42, 19–30.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Schwartz, R. C. (1995). Internal family systems therapy. New York, NY: Guilford Press.Google Scholar
  15. Segal, L. (1991). Brief therapy: The MRI approach. In A. S. Gurman & D. P. Kniskern (Eds.), Handbook of family therapy (pp. 171–199). New York: Brunner/Mazel.Google Scholar
  16. Seligman, M. E. P. (2002). Authentic happiness. New York: Free Press.Google Scholar
  17. Selvini Palazzoli, M., Cecchin, G., Prata, G., & Boscolo, L. (1978). Paradox and counterparadox: A new model in the therapy of the family in schizophrenic transaction. New York: Jason Aronson.Google Scholar
  18. Siegel, D. J. (2010b). The mindful therapist: A clinician’s guide to mindsight and neural integration. New York, NY: Norton.Google Scholar
  19. Sprenkle, D. H., Davis, S. D., & Lebow, J. L. (2009). Common factors in couple and family therapy: The overlooked foundation for effective practice. New York: Guilford.Google Scholar
  20. Szapocznik, J., & Williams, R. A. (2000). Brief Strategic Family Therapy: Twenty-five years of interplay among theory, research and practice in adolescent behavior problems and drug abuse. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 3(2), 117–134.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. Watzlawick, P., Weakland, J., & Fisch, R. (1974). Change: Principles of problem formation and problem resolution. New York: Norton.Google Scholar
  22. White, M. (2007). Maps of narrative practice. New York: Norton.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Diane R. Gehart
    • 1
  1. 1.California State UniversityNorthridgeUSA

Personalised recommendations