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Mindfulness-Based Therapy

Edward R. Canda and Sherry Warren

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

Published by NASW Press and Oxford University Press


Published online November 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199975839 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.988

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This entry provides an introduction to mindfulness as a therapeutic practice applied within social work, including in mental health and health settings. It describes and critiques mindfulness-based practices regarding definitions, history, current practices, best practices research, and ethical issues related to using evidence-based practices, acquiring competence, addressing social justice, and respecting diversity.

Keywords: Buddhism; ethics; health; mental health; mindfulness; religion; spirituality; stress

Article.  7428 words. 

Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work ; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work ; Race and Ethnicity ; Sociology of Religion

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