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Mindfulness and the Therapeutic Relationship

by Steven F Hick (ed.), Thomas Bien (ed.)

A number of books have explored the ways psychotherapy clients can benefit from learning and practicing mindfulness. This is the first volume to focus specifically on how mindfulness can deepen the therapeutic relationship. Grounded in research, chapters demonstrate how therapists' own mindfulness practice can help them to listen more attentively and be more fully present. Leading proponents of different treatment approaches-including behavioral, psychodynamic, and family systems perspectives-illustrate a variety of ways that mindfulness principles can complement standard techniques and improve outcomes by strengthening the connection between therapist and client. Also presented are practical strategies for integrating mindfulness into clinical training.

I. Theory and Practice
1. Cultivating Therapeutic Relationships: The Role of Mindfulness, Steven F. Hick

2. The Therapeutic Relationship: Central and Essential in Psychotherapy Outcome, Michael J. Lambert and Witold Simon

II. Therapeutic Presence

3. The Four Immeasurable Minds: Preparing to Be Present in Psychotherapy, Thomas Bien

4. Anatta: Self, Non-Self, and the Therapist, Paul R. Fulton

5. Mindfulness and Empathy: A Hermeneutic Circle, Russell A. Walsh

III. Therapeutic Presence in Different Types of Treatment

6. Mindfulness, Values, and Therapeutic Relationship in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Kelly G. Wilson and Emily K. Sandoz

7. Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Substance Abusers: Therapist Training and Therapeutic Relationships, G. Alan Marlatt, Sarah Bowen, Neha Chawla, and Katie Witkiewitz

8. Mindfulness, Metacommunication, and Affect Regulation in Psychoanalytic Treatment, Jeremy D. Safran and Romy Reading

9. Relational Mindfulness and Dialogic Space in Family Therapy, Mishka Lysack

IV. Teaching and Listening

10. Meditation: A Universal Tool for Cultivating Empathy, Shauna L. Shapiro and Christin D. Izett

11. Inviting Therapeutic Presence: A Mindfulness-Based Approach, Diane Gehart and Eric E. McCollum

12. Cultivating Mindfulness in Relationship: Insight Dialogue and the Interpersonal Mindfulness Program, Gregory Kramer, Florence Meleo-Meyer, and Martha Turner

13. Mindful Listening for Better Outcomes, Rebecca Shafir

Epilogue, Steven F. Hick and Thomas Bien

Mindfulness and the Therapeutic Relationship

ISBN / Product Code: 9781593858209

Format: Hardback

Availability: To order

Price: $A 68.95

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