This book focuses on the role of ethics in the application of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) and mindfulness-based programs (MBPs) in clinical practice. The book offers an overview of the role of ethics in the cultivation of mindfulness and explores the way in which ethics have been embedded in the curriculum of MBIs and MBPs. Chapters review current training processes and examines the issues around incorporating ethics into MBIs and MBPs detailed for non-secular audiences, including training clinicians, developing program curriculum, and dealing with specific client populations. Chapters also examine new, second-generation MBIs and MBPs, the result of the call for more advanced mindfulness-based practices . The book addresses the increasing popularity of mindfulness in therapeutic interventions, but stresses that it remains a new treatment methodology and in order to achieve best practice status, mindfulness interventions must offer a clear understanding of their potential and limits.
Topics featured in this book include:
• Transparency in mindfulness programs.• Teaching ethics and mindfulness to physicians and healthcare professionals. • The Mindfulness-Based Symptom Management (MBSM) program and its use in treating mental health issues.• The efficacy and ethical considerations of teaching mindfulness in businesses. • The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Program. • The application of mindfulness in the military context. Practitioner’s Guide to Mindfulness and Ethics is a must-have resource for clinical psychologists and affiliated medical, and mental health professionals, including specialists in complementary and alternative medicine and psychiatry. Social workers considering or already using mindfulness in practice will also find it highly useful.
About the Editors:
Lynette Monteiro, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and Director of Training at the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic. She is trained in CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy for veterans and active military personnel, several mindfulness-based interventions, and Buddhist chaplaincy. Her primary treatment interest is developing the ethics-based mindfulness programs offered at the OMC; she also serves as a personnel selection psychologist for police and military units. As Clinical Professor at the University of Ottawa, she is in charge of training Ph.D. clinical psychology candidates in an ethics-based mindfulness intervention. She is co-author of Mindfulness Starts Here, contributor to Buddhist Foundations of Mindfulness and several articles and presentations on contemporary mindfulness, ethics, and treatment issues.
Jane F. Compson, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington, Tacoma. Her Ph.D is in comparative religion, and she has training in MBSR and Buddhist chaplaincy. She teaches in the topics of comparative religion and applied ethics and is a member of a clinical ethics committee. Her research interests are in the application of contemplative practices, particularly those associated with Buddhist traditions, to contemporary contexts. She has published articles in the journals Contemporary Buddhism, Mindfulness, Journal of Nursing Education and Practice and Interdisciplinary Environmental Review.
R.F. (Frank) Musten, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and co-founder of the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic. In private practice, he treats persons managing stress-related disorders and relationship issues. In the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic, he has developed a Burnout Resilience program for executives, police and military personnel and conducted mindfulness programs with various military units. Working with military and police services since 1970, he has developed various programs for dealing with stress and currently is involved with clinical and predeployment assessment and postdeployment treatment of military members, including using mindfulness-informed treatments to manage PTSD. He also trains and supervises health care professionals in developing ethics-based mindfulness for clinical treatment.