Mindfulness Meditation in Psychotherapy: An Integrated Model for Clinicians

Mindfulness Meditation in Psychotherapy: An Integrated Model for Clinicians

by Steven A Alper


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626252752
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 436,860
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Steven A. Alper, MSW, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and mindfulness practitioner who has taught mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for twenty-four years. He established the first hospital-based MBSR programs in Southern California in 1994 at the University of California, San Diego Department of Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic, and in 1995 at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in La Jolla, CA, where he was MBSR program director and senior instructor from 1995-2005. In addition to his private practice, he has taught mindfulness nationally and internationally since 2005 to mental health and health care professionals, as well as in a range of corporate, non-profit, and professional settings.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Introduction 1

1 What Mindfulness Meditation Isn't and Is 10

2 Why Mindfulness in Psychotherapy? 19

3 How Mindfulness Heals 26

4 The Mindfulness Pyramid: An Integrated Model of Mindfulness in Psychotherapy 35

5 The Therapist's Mindfulness Practice as Foundation 51

6 Therapist's Practice: Formal Meditations 64

7 Therapist's Practice: Skills, Inner Capacities, Attitudes, and Perspectives 98

8 Therapist's Practice: Method of Inquiry and Investigation and Mode of Knowing 132

9 Therapist's Practice: Way of Being and Relating to Experience 140

10 Doing Therapy as a Mindfulness Practice 150

11 The Inter subjective Diamond: Accounting for Interbeing 162

12 The Client's Mindfulness Practice 176

Conclusion: Mindfulness in Psychotherapy, Now and in the Future 195

Appendix A Mindfulness Resources 197

Appendix B Meditation Practice Log and Mindfulness Journal 200

Bibliography 203

Other Relevant Readings 210

Index 215


Alper resides in San Diego, CA.

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